Resources & Education

January 19th, 2019

Facts About Rx Painkillers

The fact is prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. Read more
November 10th, 2018

Opioid Epidemic and Treatment Options

The opioid epidemic refers the widespread use of extremely powerful prescription painkillers. Typically prescribed for extreme pain due to chronic medical conditions or post operative pain, opioids can be helpful in the short term to treat pain. Read more
September 1st, 2018

Opioid Epidemic Update: What’s Happening in Our Community?

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids such as prescription painkillers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Read more
May 30th, 2018

Opiate Addiction FAQs. Your Questions, Answered.

Opiate addiction is a topic at the forefront of our nation’s collective conscious. Read more
March 6th, 2018

WARNING: Grey Death: Powerful and Deadly Opioid

What is Gray Death? Gray Death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. Read more
August 20th, 2017

National Opioid Crisis Update

Across the nation, overdoses are the leading cause of death of people under 50, claiming 142 lives a day. Read more
April 4th, 2017

Painkillers Kill Campaign Changes Name but Does Not Lose Focus

The Painkillers Kill More than Pain awareness campaign was an initiative started by Julie and Avi Isreal’s organization, Save the Michaels of the World, following the untimely death of their son Michael. Read more
March 21st, 2017

BlueCross BlueShield Audiocast: Combating opioid abuse from a health plan’s perspective

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lives of 91 Americans every day. Read more
January 15th, 2016

Deaths from opiate overdoses double in Erie County

If you’re still not convinced that heroin is a huge problem in Western New York, just look at the following numbers from Erie County which were recently released: In 2014, a total of 128 people died from opiate overdose. Read more
August 18th, 2015

Is state legislation having an impact on the opiate epidemic?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states are having a positive impact in reducing the over-prescribing of opioid painkillers. Read more

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