Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug

( The Bridge, a medical device worn behind the ear, delivers electronic pulses to ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption The Bridge, a medical device worn behind the ear,

( PORTLAND, OR – Over the past few years, a hospital in Portland, Oregon has dramatically shifted its approach to treating patients with substance use disorders, including opioid addiction. And since then, the hospital has

( YORK, ME — It doesn’t happen here. We don’t have people addicted to heroin, no people who can’t get off oxycodone. York Hospital substance treatment counselor Sally Keck has heard it all. “Underlying this

( Denny Sercu talks about his life recovering from opioid addiction at his home in Boonville on April 12. Sercu hopes his story will encourage other addicts to change their lives. Millie Lovett spends a

( LOS ANGELES, CA – As the opioid epidemic increases in California, more and more fake facilities are preying on desperate patients. These so-called rehab centers are taking advantage of patients while bilking insurance companies. Former