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Monday, September 11, 2017
CT: Drug treatment provider settles false claims allegations »
The operator of nine  substance abuse treatment  clinics in Connecticut has agreed to pay more than $600,000 t...
Monday, September 11, 2017
CA: 'Granny flats' rules, sober-living permits are up for review by Costa Mesa's Planning Commission »
Proposed new rules regarding the development of secondary housing units — so-called “granny flats” — will go before the Co...
Monday, September 11, 2017
OH: Dayton a pilot city for DEA ‘360-Degree Strategy’ to fight opioid epidemic »
Dayton has been selected as a pilot city for the "DEA 360-Degree Strategy" to fight the opioid epidemic. Read More
Monday, September 11, 2017
Ohio's Opioid Suit Should Be Thrown Out, Purdue Pharma Argues »
The state of Ohio’s lawsuit against opioid maker  Purdue Pharma  should be thrown out because it runs afoul of...
Monday, September 11, 2017
WI: Doctors and counselors call for more medication-assisted addiction treatment in Rock County »
People started shuffling through the doors before sunrise. Read More
Monday, September 11, 2017
North Dakota first lady takes on addiction as platform »
Kathryn Helgaas Burgum could have picked any number of important issues for her platform as North Dakota's first lady. She...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Ohio jail adjusts review of inmates in light of drug abuse »
An Ohio jail is adjusting how it processes in-coming inmates because of the state's ongoing addictions epidemic. Read More
Friday, September 8, 2017
IL: Williamson County State's Attorney fights to solve opioid epidemic »
Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti has tried to become something of a problem solver in facing the opioid...
Friday, September 8, 2017
PA: Drug court offers support for offenders battling addiction »
Although Jay Strang walked into one of Franklin County's largest courtrooms Thursday, in front of attorneys, his prob...
Friday, September 8, 2017
Meth, Coke And Oil: A Drug Boom In The Texas Shale Patch »
When Joe Forsythe returned to the West Texas oilfields last year after a stint in a drug rehab facility, he figured he had...
Friday, September 8, 2017
California Expands Drug Rehab Treatment For Low-Income Residents »
California recently started a five-year pilot project that broadens treatment options for Medi-Cal recipients who are addi...
Friday, September 8, 2017
More opioid prescriptions than people in some California counties »
Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people. Read More
Thursday, September 7, 2017
NY: State opens $25M drug treatment center on Wards Island as it battles opioid epidemic »
State efforts to combat heroin and opioid addiction got a boost Wednesday with the opening of a $25.6 million residential...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
MD: Rising costs reflect failure of drug policy and treatment »
Focusing on costs ignores the real issue: the increased need for treatment and the failed policy of criminalizing the dise...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Kentucky Jail Hopeful About Substance Abuse Program »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Kentucky among the three states with the highest rates of death due t...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
MI: Planning commission tables recovery home rules »
Port Huron planning commissioners want more time to mull over the city's proposed rules for recovery homes. Read More
Thursday, September 7, 2017
AZ: Residents rally against unregulated Paradise Valley sober-living facility »
A collection of residents are raising concerns regarding an alleged sober-living facility operating outside of established...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
MA: Quincy ordinance would regulate sober homes »
Ward 4 councilor Brian Palmucci said that five sober homes have opened up in the past five months in the area he represent...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
IN: Fresh Start program helps moms battling drug addiction »
There are 142 women struggling with addiction that are waiting for a bed to open at Fresh Start Recovery Center in downtow...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Massachusetts halts admissions at drug addiction treatment center »
On August 25, the State of Massachusetts shut down new admissions at Recovery Centers of America’s inpatient addiction tre...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
MA: University campus provides free Narcan to students »
Bridgewater State University is now the first campus in the country to offer public access to Narcan, a medical product th...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
IN: Drug Treatment Center Planned For Bartholomew County Jail »
Part of a southern Indiana jail could be converted into a drug treatment center for inmates. Read More
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
MA: After sprinkler lawsuit, Brockton sober house pushes for certification »
When a grease fire badly burned the arm of a resident frying fish at his sober house in Brockton, Bill Berneburg was eight...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
W.Va. drug czar wants rising death toll stopped »
The director of West Virginia’s new Office of Drug Control Policy starts his job Tuesday, and he wants to get out into com...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
PA: Recovered drug user opens two recovery homes for women »
A Dauphin County man spent 24 years battling his addiction to drugs. Richard Wright used everything from heroin to cocaine...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
KY: Detox recovery program offers help, hope for addiction »
Addiction is a nationwide issue, but Eastern Kentucky is one of the worst-impacted areas. Read More
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
VA: Drug ring brought at least $250K worth of heroin to Richmond area, Henrico prosecutors say »
A half-dozen members of a heroin distribution network learned in recent weeks that they’ll each spend years behind bars....
Friday, September 1, 2017
MA: Lowell opioid event raises hope, awareness »
If you walked past JFK Plaza Thursday night, you would have seen thousands of small purple flags planted in the lawn and b...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Execution in Nevada to use powerful opioid fentanyl »
At a time when the United States is grappling with an  epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths , one state is tu...
Friday, September 1, 2017
CT: Waterbury Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Seven Communities Expected To Join Suit »
Claiming that pharmaceutical manufacturers triggered a deadly nationwide epidemic by deliberately misrepresenting the risk...
Friday, September 1, 2017
Opioid czar: Former pill abuser now battles drug epidemic in Tennessee »
He woke up hazy, face plastered against a long aluminum bench, looking up at two campus policemen staring back at him. Re...
Friday, September 1, 2017
GA: Drug overdoses in Beaufort County nearly triple in last year »
Beaufort County is just one of many across the US rattled by the opioid epidemic. As part of national opioid awareness, co...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
PA: Casey discusses how opioid crisis impacts rural areas »
 The opioid crisis gripping the nation is hitting rural regions like Wyoming County particularly hard. Read More
Thursday, August 31, 2017
CT: Gov. Malloy to sign opioid legislation on International Overdose Awareness Day »
Governor Dannel Malloy  is expected to sign a final passage of  opioid   legislation as part of Internati...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Connecticut Communities Look To Sue Drug Makers Over Opioid Crisis »
The city and as many as 24 other Connecticut communities will announce Thursday that they are suing major pharmaceutical c...

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