New Data Shows Over 100,000 Overdose Deaths In US In One YearIt's a record and a 28.5% increase from the year before. Overdose deaths from opioids climbed past 75,000.
International Overdose Awareness Day Aims To Break Stigma And Back SurvivorsExperts say overdoses are linked to social isolation, financial anxieties and mental health challenges caused by the pandemic.
Westchester Police Departments Partner With Nonprofit Hope Not Handcuffs To Offer Substance Abuse Treatment1.8 million New Yorkers are suffering with substance abuse. Police in Westchester County want to make sure they can get the help they need.
'Operation Helping Hand' Mobile Unit Provides Outreach, Support To Those With Substance Abuse Issues In Somerset CountyCBS2's Meg Baker spoke to a heartbroken father about how it could have supported his son.
Families Impacted By Opioids Call On New York To Reallocate Funds Received In Settlements For New TreatmentsStates across the nation are beginning to see the first of millions of dollars of opioid settlement funds come in. But treatment experts in New York are not happy with how some of that money is being spent.
Coronavirus Update: Those Struggling With Addiction Can Find Many Chats, Apps To Replace In-Person MeetingsPeople struggling with addiction are feeling more isolated and alone than ever, but they don’t have to be. Many are turning to social media for help.
'It’s Really Refreshing And Relaxing': College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their LivesThey survived! Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones!
'Life With Layla' Documentary Shows Opioid Crisis Through Eyes Of Little GirlAfter losing her aunt to a fatal heroin overdose, Layla and her family try to stop her uncle from going down the same path.
Experts Warn On Deadly Addiction Risks Of Opioids Given After Wisdom Teeth RemovalThere's a new warning out about painkiller addiction and how it can start after a common surgery.
Lawmaker Wants Regulation Of Social Media, Saying Users Are AddictedThe lawmaker wants federal agencies to draw up rules banning certain features, such as "Snapstreak" on Snapchat and endless scrolling with no stopping point.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Study: Too Much Internet Use Prone To Addiction-Like WithdrawalA new study appears to show the affects internet addiction has on your body and how it relates to alcohol or drug withdrawl.
Suffolk, Nassau Lawmakers To Team Up To Fight Heroin Addiction In Pregnant WomenWith the number of expectant moms addicted to the drug on the rise, Suffolk County Legislative Presiding Officer Duwayne Gregory said more needs to be done.
Suffolk Lawmakers Look To Combat Heroin Addiction In Moms And Their NewbornsSuffolk lawmakers say they're alarmed by new statistics showing that last year, 171 babies were born addicted to drugs in the county.
Seen At 11: Drinking, Drug Problems Plague Secret Lives Of Some Suburban WivesOne Long Island woman opens up on the lesser-known suburban adult party culture, and her fight against heroin addiction.