Recent articles have highlighted various ways that heroin has impacted addicts, family members and community services.
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Experts have met at nine opioid summits around the state since July. Fentanyl deaths keep rising.
One teen's journey from cutting to chemical addition to recovery.
Fentanyl proving lethal against Narcan that most St. Louis County police officers carry
Efforts are paired with training so local doctors can prescribe medication in emergency rooms to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid abuse is everywhere, and deaths are soaring. Statistics show that 45 percent of patients treated at a hospital for opioid abuse were be…
Critics say there isn’t a standardized method of care for the growing opioid crisis. There's still confusion about what treatment even is and how long it should last.
The St. Charles County Ambulance District is partnering with other agencies to help connect addicts to rehab progams and the parents of a young addict who died of an overdose are planning drug awareness events.
Missouri's opioid epidemic is sending children at an alarming rate to state foster care system.
About 10 percent of the 750 women who show up at the Catholic Charities agency's doorstep are pregnant and addicted to heroin.
The Post-Dispatch on Feb. 19 ran a large and jarring photo in the print edition showing two addicts, one pregnant, using the drug that claimed…
Addition of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has made illicit drug use more lethal. Death toll from opioids has quietly surpassed homicides.
Suburban teenagers around the United States are are battling opioid addiction. CNN visits Kirkwood High school to take a look at the problem
New clinics, processes aim to help moms and babies get clean, keep families intact.
Every 24 minutes in the U.S., a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Tamara Collins used heroin for years. She was using when she fo…