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Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying per day, according to a report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
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Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people.

CFCC to launch Human Services Technology Substance Abuse degree program

Cape Fear Community College will launch a Human Services Technology Substance Abuse Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program starting this school year.

Demi Lovato breaks silence after reported overdose

Pop star Demi Lovato addressed fans on Instagram for the first time since her apparent drug overdose last month.
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Details emerge on hours leading up to Demi’s alleged overdose

New details are emerging about what happened before singer Demi Lovato's apparent overdose on Tuesday.

Horry County Police: 22 lives saved with Narcan

Officers for the Horry County Police Department have administered Narcan 23 times, saving 22 lives since getting the medicine in July 2017.
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Firefighter pulls up to crash, realizes his family was hit by suspected overdosing driver

High Point firefighter Dustin Reid responded to a call he would never forget, describing it as a "total nightmare."

One dead after overdose in Wilmington motel

A woman was found dead in a Wilmington motel late Monday night, according to Wilmington Police.

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