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Friday, April 21, 2017
FL Anthony Westbury: Port St. Lucie man battling sober homes on his street | Video »
Louis Houston knows about drug addiction; his sister died from heroin use at the age of 32 in New York. Read More
Friday, April 21, 2017
WA Lawmaker Seeks to Prioritize Sober Living Homeless Housing Over Low Barrier Shelters »
State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, is pushing to eliminate the prioritization of low barrier homeless shelters over other t...
Friday, April 21, 2017
West Virginia gets $5.9M to help fight drug addiction »
West Virginia will receive $5.9 million from the federal government to help fight drug addiction. Read More
Friday, April 21, 2017
IL County Sues Abbott Laboratories for Drug Addiction »
A county in Southern Illinois beset by drug addiction is suing Chicago-area Abbott Laboratories for its alleged role in th...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Md. fire departments to offer 'safe stations' to help drug addicts »
They couldn't have asked for more immediate interest. Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017
CA: Rehab advocates seek repeal of San Clemente ordinances »
Protesters outside San Clemente’s April 18 City Council meeting called on the city to repeal local ordinances on shor...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PA: Nether Prov weighs ruling on ‘sober-living’ house’s zoning »
Neighbors hoping for a decision on a controversial “sober-living” facility for men will have to wait until the township zo...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
CA: Another Sober Living Entity Sues City »
Sober Network Properties (SNP), which owns and operates seven sober living facilities in San Clemente, filed a lawsuit aga...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Indiana bill could force overdose victims into drug treatment »
An Indiana bill that passed through the house and senate with unanimous support would require overdose victims to enroll i...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Massachusetts: Markey, Hoye call for more funding of drug treatment programs »
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye are drawing attention to a drug that’s even deadlier than...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ohio expands program to help kids hurt by parents’ drug abuse »
Four more southern Ohio counties are joining an effort to provide specialized services to families whose children have bee...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Florida: Personal, drug-test information for thousands revealed by St. Lucie staff »
The personal information, including drug-test results, of about 4,000 participants in the drug-court program in St. Lucie...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Maine: $1.5 Million in Grants to Go Toward Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment »
Ten community organizations around the state will share $1.5 million in grants from the Maine Health Access Foundation to...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Ohio: Addiction drug Suboxone is popular prison contraband »
Behind prison walls in Ohio, inmates regularly are abusing an opioid normally used to wean people off drugs. Read More
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bill calls for requiring Maine doctors to tell patients about opioid risks »
A bill pending in the Maine Legislature that has the backing of the LePage administration would require medical profession...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Washington: Walsh move would help sober living homeless shelters »
In an apparent response to the Love Overwhelming homeless shelter controversy, a local legislator wants to put “sober livi...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Massachusetts: Proposed bill, ordinance take aim at sober houses »
Of the 14 to 20 sober houses believed located in the city only one is certified, according to Rep. Carole Fiola. Read More
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What Constitutes a 'Clean, Sober and Safe' House in Idaho? »
The questions about "safe and sober" housing in Idaho are simple: Clean? Sober? Safe? The answers don't come easily—partic...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
CA: Babies on drugs: Another sad chapter in the opioid saga »
Ever so quietly, a California health agency recently uploaded an alarming  chart  on its website. Read More
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NC Opioid epidemic: Millions of opioid pills prescribed each year in our counties »
GREENVILLE, Pitt County - 10.6 million, 10.8 million, 9.6 million, 5 million - these are just some of the numbers for east...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Vt. Looks to Attract Substance Abuse Treatment Workers »
Melinda Lussier had been through treatment for opioid addiction three times, and arrested four times, before her sobriety...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Police in Pa. armed with opioid antidote, still no penalty for users »
Law enforcement in Mercer County has started carrying naloxone — the opioid overdose reversal drug. Hermitage police finis...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Alaska to try program aimed at easing inmate opioid addiction »
Alaska has been named one of eight states selected for a national project to offer drug treatment for inmates battling add...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Massachusetts: Malden Overcoming Addiction leads the fight against opioid addiction »
Malden Overcoming Addiction is a recovery program run by those who were affected by heroin and opioid addiction. Read More
Monday, April 17, 2017
California: Costa Mesa City Council to weigh changes for group homes and sober-living homes »
Costa Mesa City Council members are slated Tuesday to discuss a slew of proposed changes to the city's rules regarding gro...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Indiana Pilot Programs Would Expand Involuntary Treatment For Drug Users »
Indiana lawmakers are proposing a pilot program that looks to expand mental health treatment for opioid-addicted Hoosiers....
Monday, April 17, 2017
New Jersey: Camden residents worry about a drug clinic moving to their neighborhood »
Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle fought hard to stop a drug-treatment clinic from coming to his city. He and his constitu...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Maryland, Alaska Have Declared Opioid Epidemic Emergency »
“We need to treat this crisis the exact same way we would treat any other state emergency,” said Maryland Governor Larry H...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Indiana: Pilot Programs Would Expand Involuntary Treatment For Drug Users »
Indiana lawmakers are proposing a pilot program that looks to expand mental health treatment for opioid-addicted Hoosiers....
Friday, April 14, 2017
Maine’s addiction task force needs to act fast, emphasize treatment »
Maine doesn’t need another task force to study the addiction crisis facing the state and claiming more than one life a day...
Friday, April 14, 2017
California: Business notices less loitering since drug treatment clinic opened »
Redding's new opiate treatment clinic has been open for one week, and some neighboring businesses said they are seeing les...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Massachusetts: Safety issues force closure of Fall River sober house »
Sixteen residents living in a sober house were displaced on Wednesday after city building and fire inspectors found there...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
NY Editorial: Drug treatment clinic should not be in a residential area »
The deadly opioid epidemic has ravaged America’s suburbs and rural areas, places once thought immune to such serious drug...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
WV: Law Makers Look to Increase Drug Inpatient Treatment Beds »
West Virginia law makers have voted to spend more than $24 million from recent court settlements from opioid distributors...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
California mulls allowing safe spaces for IV drug users »
A bill in Sacramento would make California the first state in the country where drug users could be provided with a place...

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