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WI: ER Effort To Reduce Drug Overdoses Aims To Go Statewide »
A pilot program started in Madison which helps overdose victims get drug treatment after they’re brought to the emergency...
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IL: Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago’s Opioid Addiction Treatment Expansion »
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced progress and investments in the City’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and impr...
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Opioid crisis a threat to all Alabamians »
What do a construction worker injured on the job, a teenager having his wisdom teeth removed, and a new mother recovering...
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AZ: Neighbors furious after rehab group home opens next door »
Neighbors in a Phoenix community are furious after learning recovering addicts just moved into a house on their block. Re...
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Rehab Or A Racket? Sober Living Houses in Florida »
Sober living houses operate across Florida and are unregulated by the state. The idea is to provide addicts with an enviro...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
IL: As Deaths From Overdoses Rise 97 Percent, City Steps Up Drug Treatment »
As the number of opioid-related deaths soar in Chicago, city officials announced Thursday they would fund drug treatment f...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
NY: Crouse gets $16.3M grant to expand drug treatment program »
Crouse Hospital has received a $16.3 million state grant to expand its substance abuse treatment program. Read More
Thursday, July 20, 2017
WA: Owner of drug treatment chain charged with unprofessional conduct »
State regulators have charged the owner of a chain of Pierce County drug and alcohol treatment clinics with “unprofessiona...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
OH: Drug addict recovery group’s plan for church irks Miamisburg residents »
The pending sale of a Miamisburg church to a group helping recovering drug addicts has nearby residents worried the move w...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
CA: Costa Mesa sober-living home will be allowed to continue its operations »
COSTA MESA A sober-living home will be allowed to continue its operations after it was granted an exemption from a distanc...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
FL: Delray will sue Big Pharma for ‘scourge of opioid addiction’ »
The opioid epidemic has caused financial and emotional strain on the people of Delray Beach, and its leaders  want a...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
FL: Powerful opioid suspected in 10-year-old Miami boy's death »
A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
WI: Gov. Scott Walker Signs 11 Bills Investing Millions In Drug Treatment Programs »
Wisconsin lawmakers took major steps addressing its opioid crisis Monday, as Republican Gov. Scott walker traveled the sta...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CT Man, 27, Dies Of 'Devastating Drug Addiction'; Family Uses Obituary To Raise Awareness »
Sadly, drug addiction has claimed the life of another young man. Ryan Joseph O’Connor, 27, of Cheshire, died suddenly on S...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NY: Yorktown Town Board Revokes Permit of Sober Home »
In a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the town board revoked the special use permit that allowed for the operation of a sober...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
MD: Baltimore mayor: The Sun got it wrong; I am not 'undermining' drug treatment »
In a recent editorial, The Baltimore Sun said I was undermining drug treatment in our city and took out of context what I...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
FL: Orange County Jail aims to expand anti-addiction treatment for inmates »
The Orange County Jail staff - and most Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies - carry Narcan, a life-saving drug that al...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
GA: Unknown synthetic street drugs increase overdoses in Georgia »
The Georgia Department of Public Health (Georgia DPH) has issued a statement warning citizens about a potentially deadly s...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A 'sober home' overdose death sheds light on the shady side of Florida's drug rehab industry »
Group homes for recovering drug addicts called sober homes are popping up all over Southwest Florida, but a lack of regula...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
IL: Operator of proposed sober-living home to seek city approval despite alderman's opposition »
A request for city approval to operate a sober-living facility in the Buena Park neighborhood for men recovering from addi...
Monday, July 17, 2017
NY: 'Sober House' advocates need to find another site »
The proposal to establish a “Sober Living House” at 2 East St. has fallen through, but the Rev. Steve VanDixhorn, pastor o...
Monday, July 17, 2017
IL: Sober Living Facility Will Not Get Alderman's Approval, Cappleman Says »
After tallying up votes from neighbors, Ald, James Cappleman (46th) has decided not to support a sober living facility hop...
Monday, July 17, 2017
‘Safe Houses’ For Drug Use Gains Support In California »
California lawmakers are pushing a harm reduction bill that would bring safe injection facilities to the state.  Rea...
Monday, July 17, 2017
Changes Planned In NJ Mental Health And Drug Addiction Programs »
New Jersey state legislators are pouring over a proposed reorganization of how mental health programs are administered in...
Monday, July 17, 2017
MA: Worse than jail: Addicts civilly committed say DOC abused them and failed to treat them »
Iraida Hernandez was desperate to find help for her son, a developmentally disabled 26-year-old long addicted to heroin....
Monday, July 17, 2017
FL: Doctor pleads guilty to health care fraud at notorious drug treatment center »
A doctor who was the last remaining defendant in the notorious drug abuse treatment fraud operated by Kenneth Chatman plea...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Drug deaths in Mich. increase 18% »
Drug overdose deaths increased 18 percent in Michigan from 2015 to 2016, according to provisional data released Thursday b...
Friday, July 14, 2017
WVU research aims to increase addiction treatment effectiveness »
Up to 20 percent of people with opioid use disorder may not respond to standard treatment. A new study at  West Virg...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Pennsylvania told to improve addiction program evaluation »
The state government isn't doing enough to measure the effectiveness of its addiction treatment programs that can be helpf...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Federal opioid crackdown has only 1 treatment-related case in Florida »
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it the largest opioid-related fraud bust in U.S. history. Read More  
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ohio: Police, treatment centers warn about fentanyl drug additives »
While numbers concerning heroin use and opioid deaths in Ohio continue to rise, a new trend is beginning to surface where...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Doctor Accused in Deaths of at Least 7 in Oklahoma, Texas »
A Texas doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seve...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
IL: Some neighbors oppose sober-living home proposed in Uptown's Buena Park »
A proposal to bring a sober-living home for men recovering from addiction to the Buena Park neighborhood is facing opposit...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Two accused in $58M sober home fraud, FBI says »
Even the urine testing at a  Delray Beach  sober home and addiction treatment center became a way to squeeze p...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
TX: Baker Institute gets $3 million for drug policy research »
Katharine Neill Harris thinks the conversation about the nation's current drug crisis is being framed all wrong. Instead o...

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