Stories tagged: "overdose"

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‘I Instantly Knew He Was Dead’: Drug Overdoses Surge During Pandemic, Piling Tragedy Upon Tragedy

At least 87,000 people died of a drug overdose from September 2019-2020—the most deaths in a single year. It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in...

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Arizona Congressional Candidate Drops Out After Heroin Overdose

Safford City Councilman Chris Taylor said he had been drug-free for years before he relapsed and overdosed on heroin last week.