drug overdose

New hope, new help for addiction

As drug and alcohol abuse rates soar, treatment options expand.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Spring-clean your medicine cabinet

Follow these tips for proper storage and disposal to help safeguard your kids.

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Prince’s painkiller spotlights danger of synthetic drugs

Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addictive.

Forensic pathology unshrouded

15 fascinating forensic facts you've always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

Why Americans have shorter lifespans

Shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy.

Ex-NFL star talks painkillers

'Every day 44 people die from prescription opioids because they are not taking their medications safely.'