Thousands of parents have lost sons and daughters across the country to an epidemic of accidental drug overdoses. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Loved One Dies Of Overdose, What Happens To The Family?
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Heroin sold in the U.S., like this dose confiscated in Alabama last fall, is often cut with other drugs. Tamika Moore/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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Illicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier
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Tina Wolf demonstrates the use of naloxone to community members in Lindenhurst, N.Y., during an overdose prevention training. Georgia Dolan-Reilly (left) of the Suffolk County Prevention Resource Center helped with the training. Kevin Hagen for NPR hide caption

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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose
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Several states distribute Naloxone hydrochloride, also called Narcan, to treat opium-based drug overdoses. But only one company manufactures the drug, and the price has spiked in recent years. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise
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