According to the Centers for Disease Control, opiate pain reliever deaths among women jumped between 1999 and 2010, during which time nearly 48,000 women died from prescription pain killers. NBC's Tom Costello reports.
Tuesday on "Nightly News" NBC's Tom Costello reported on opiate overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed among women. Below, find resources for those coping with addiction, such as this substance abuse treatment locator.
The Phoenix House, a provider of substance abuse services that appeared on "Nightly News" tonight, has posted answers to frequently asked questions about drug addiction, such as, "Why do some people become addicted while others do not?"
Narcotics Anonymous, a program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, first emerged in the 1950s. In group meetings, NA members share their experiences recovering from drug addiction.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine represents thousands of doctors who are dedicated to improving the quality of addiction treatment.
Founded by a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence offers information and guidance to those seeking recovery from alcohol and drug abuse as well as their families.
Suzette Laufer discusses her addiction to pills and describes the moment she decided to get treatment.