After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.
The program has come under attack, however, with critics saying it will encourage people to do drugs.
A drug that saves lives will soon be available for free across the state.
Virginia will receive money to report overdoses more quickly and share that data.
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper b…
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports at least 2 million Americans have an opioid use disorder.
In Chesterfield County, heroin overdoses are rising at an alarming rate. It’s why officials there are hoping to raise awareness through a po…
Virginia’s attorney general and the top attorneys in other states are investigating whether opioid manufacturers have used unlawful marketin…
Melissa Jones is on a mission to break doctors of their habit, and in the process try to turn the tide of the painkiller epidemic that has e…
It can look like a chunk of concrete or a powdery cement mix, and just one dose can be lethal.
At the Bayview Physicians Group clinic in Chesapeake, Dr. Jeff Forman looks over electronic health records with new software: NarxCare.
It encourages people to “bounce back” from addiction.
Richmond Adult Drug Court is a weapon in the fight against opioid addiction.
Just as hospitals see babies born into addiction, children are also left behind when a loved one overdoses.
In the event that an EMT is exposed to something dangerous, Richmond Ambulance Authority says it has a thorough occupational health assessme…
In 2016, more than 600 Virginians died from drugs laced with fentanyl — a tenfold increase since 2011.