April 14, 2021

CDC urges doctors to back off opioid painkiller prescriptions

Source: CBS News Doctors have new, first-ever guidelines for prescribing powerful opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants doctors to back off giving the highly-addictive drugs to patients with chronic pain. The director said over-prescribing these medications is a “key driver” of the country’s drug overdose epidemic. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS […]

April 14, 2021

CDC cracking down on opioid prescriptions

Source: CBS News The CDC released new guidelines Tuesday for prescribing opioids for pain. The move comes as officials try to curtail a heroin epidemic that’s been spurred by painkiller addictions. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Read Full Article

April 14, 2021

From student athlete to heroin addict

Source: CBS News Young athletes may be at risk of addiction to painkillers after an injury, and in some cases it leads to a downward spiral. CBS News’ Kenneth Craig reports on two former athletes trying to get their lives back on track. Read Full Article

April 11, 2021

Is the Internet making us addicted to distractions?

Source: CBS News A recent survey shows the average worker spends about six hours a day checking email. According to The Energy Project CEO Tony Schwartz, too much Internet is making it hard for us to focus. In a New York Times story, he says the web “has arguably replaced work itself as our most […]

April 10, 2021

Drug addiction becomes major issue in 2016 campaign

Source: CBS News Drug addiction has become a key issue in the 2016 presidential campaign with several candidates sharing personal stories. CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes has analysis for CBSN. Read Full Article

April 9, 2021

Young heroin addict films her own detox

Source: CBS News In the past decade heroin use has more than doubled amongst young adults. CBS News’ Anna Werner spent time with a woman fighting to keep clean. Read Full Article

April 8, 2021

Patrick Kennedy shares secret family struggles in “A Common Struggle”

Source: CBS News Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy writes of his own mental illness and addictions, but he also looks at his parents’ problems with alcohol and his mother’s depression. Kennedy believes his father, Ted, suffered from post-traumatic stress after two of his brothers were assassinated. Kennedy joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why […]

April 7, 2021

Heroin epidemic puts more newborns at risk

Source: CBS News Children born to heroin-addicted mothers can face a range of problems, leaving families and health officials struggling to help. CBS News’ Kenneth Craig reports. Read Full Article

April 7, 2021

The new face of heroin addiction

Source: CBS News Families are opening up about the impact of heroin abuse, which has more than doubled among young people, including women, in recent years. CBS News’ Kenneth Craig reports from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Read Full Article