About every five hours, a Michigan resident dies by suicide. Fatal drug overdoses happen even more frequently.
The number of overdose deaths in Michigan has climbed since 2012.
Combatting opioid abuse is a battle that must be fought on a number of fronts, including the household medicine cabinet.
The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.
Organs from people who died from opioid overdoses have helped fuel an increase in organ donations in Michigan, mirroring a national trend over the last few years, according to groups that oversee transplants.
Ottawa County isn’t immune to this epidemic, as was pointed out by County Administrator Al Vanderberg in his recently released 2018 State of the County report.
The controversial and expensive treatment aims to prevent opioid use relapses.
LANSING — Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation that won final approval Wednesday, the latest attempt to combat Michigan's deadly opioid epidemic.
Opioid-related deaths have accounted for more than 75 percent of all drug-related deaths in Ingham and Eaton counties for at least the last three years.
WASHINGTON — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump has pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.
Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way.
The meeting runs 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave.
There are 29 active national emergencies in place today in the United States. The latest is the one that President Donald Trump declared on Aug. 10.
Jonathan LaMaire is on the front-line of fighting opioid overdoses.
Painkilling medication can often be a fertile ground for addiction for young athletes.