What I wish my parents had known about their medicine cabinet

Special series: Community voices on overdose prevention Thursday, August 31, is International Overdose Prevention Day. This week, we are sharing community perspectives on preventing overdose and addiction. We start with a conversation with Maya, an 18-year-old who started abusing prescription drugs at the age of 13. Now, she’s in recovery and shares her insight with us. […]

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Community conversation: Heroin and prescription opiate overdose and addiction

In early March, Dr. Jeff Duchin wrote about the “unprecedented epidemic of drug addiction and overdose caused by prescription pain medications and heroin” in King County. He explained that a public health approach to this serious problem would require two components: 1) helping people who are already addicted and 2) preventing people from becoming addicted […]

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