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The opioid epidemic keeps forcing an Ohio coroner to rent extra room for dead bodies »
A coroner in Ohio keeps running out of room for dead bodies as more and more people   die in the  opioid epid...
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Ohio: Sen. Portman: Communities Vital to Stop Opioid Epidemic »
Senators will discuss legislation this week that is hoped to stem the use of the postal system to ship illegal drugs, but...
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CA: Local attorney accused of massive fraud vows to fight charges »
Philip Ganong appeared in his downtown office Wednesday to defend himself and his family. Read More
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Ohio: Bill may allow Erie County Health Department to treat more drug addicts »
 A new bill in Congress could allow the Erie County Health Department to treat more drug addicts for substance abuse....
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PA: Drug addiction counselors overdose at treatment facility »
Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Maine’s drug treatment centers struggle to attract workers. Here’s how the state can help. »
For every one person we lose to an overdose, we have at least four other people grieving this loss. This is truly a crisis...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A brain hijacked: The story of addiction and the prescription drug abuse epidemic in Tennessee »
The grasp of opioid addiction is far-reaching and unbiased. It preys upon people of every socioeconomic status and race. R...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wisconsin seeks to be first state to drug test Medicaid applicants »
Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
MN: Maplewood woman found guilty in overdose death of Chanhassen man »
A Maplewood woman charged in the heroin overdose deaths of five men was found guilty Tuesday of third-degree murder in one...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
NH: Francestown sober home gets the OK to operate »
After eight months of hearings, discussions and application denials, the Francestown select board gave up its fight agains...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Florida: We first exposed Kenny Chatman. He tried to sue us for it. »
When The Palm Beach Post  first wrote about corrupt drug treatment center owner Kenny Chatman  – a year before...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
PA: 2 addiction counselors die of opioid overdoses at halfway house in West Brandywine »
Drugs found in a baggie with a Superman logo are actually more like “a monster that is slowly consuming our population,” a...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Delaware: With 85 dead from drug overdose, state website tackles heroin addiction »
Addiction has many faces and many names. Last year, it claimed the lives of 308 Delawareans. So far this year, 85 people h...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Michigan Bills would require plans for drug-exposed babies »
Efforts are underway in Lansing to legislate care for babies born with drugs in their system. Read More
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
NJ: Assembly will not support Christie plan to raid Horizon reserves for drug treatment »
State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Tuesday "there is no appetite" in his House to pass a bill Gov. Chris Christie...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction »
The legislative pushback on opioid abuse in Colorado got lost in the shuffle of winners and losers at the end of the sessi...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
California: O.C. DA charges family, doctors with insurance fraud related to sober living homes, u »
The owners of a string of Southern California sober living homes and two medical doctors are facing insurance fraud charge...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
NY: Many Sober Homes Make a Difference, Despite Lack of Regulations »
A recent I-Team report looked at the lack of regulation around sober living homes — a factor some experts believe is drivi...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
ND Gov. Burgum donates salary to addiction recovery, treatment initiatives »
Gov. Doug Burgum was adamant on the campaign trail that he was not going to take a salary if elected.  Read More
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NY I-Team: Unregulated Sober Homes Fuel Uptick in Overdose Deaths, Some Experts Say »
Sober homes are supposed to have strict rules and a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol, but the I-Team has found that's...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Colorado advances measures to step up battle against opioid addiction »
The legislative pushback on opioid abuse in Colorado got lost in the shuffle of winners and losers at the end of the sessi...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Some Southern California rehabs use loopholes to abuse the health insurance system. Here’s how. »
Lax regulation and systemic loopholes have allowed  unscrupulous operators to create a Wild, Wild West  in the...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
FL Delray: Protecting residents of sober homes means protecting their neighbors, too »
Daniel Lauber gets right to the point: “In more than 40 years of working on zoning for community residences for people wit...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Kentucky: Lexington Drug Treatment Program For Veterans Shutting Down »
A drug treatment program for homeless veterans in Lexington is closing next month. Read More
Monday, May 22, 2017
Nebraska Programs for Addiction, Mental Health Facing Cuts »
Groups that treat people with addictions, mental health problems and developmental disabilities are bracing for state budg...
Monday, May 22, 2017
PA: Philadelphia to mull safe injection sites in opioid fight »
A task force charged with outlining ways for Philadelphia to combat its opioid epidemic has recommended the city consider...
Monday, May 22, 2017
PA: Opioid Epidemic Task Force Releases First Findings »
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s “Opioid Epidemic Task Force” released its findings on Friday, which featured 18 recommenda...
Monday, May 22, 2017
NC governor working to combat opioid epidemic »
In the trunk of Jesse Bennett’s car, he has everything ready for when he gets a call. Read More
Friday, May 19, 2017
Indiana Drug Task Force Lays Out Strategic Plan To Combat Opioid Epidemic »
Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Thursday laid out a strategic plan to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
NC: Fighting the Opioid Crisis - Exclusive inside the state crime lab »
Overdose deaths in North Carolina related to fentanyl increased by 93 percent last year. Read More
Friday, May 19, 2017
NC: Cooper says Senate is making opioid crisis a ‘political football,’ announces grant »
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that North Carolina has received a $31 million federal grant to help address the opioid...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Louisiana: North Shore drug court promotes treatment rather than incarceration »
In the face of the growing drug epidemic -- especially opioids -- a North Shore court is using treatment rather than priso...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Florida: "Leading doctor in drug addiction" arrested on drug charges »
A man arrested in Franklin County for having dozens of oxycodone pills is a prominent addiction treatment doctor at a reco...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
FL: Moms Unleash Anger on Corrupt Rehab Owner Sentenced to 27 Years »
One by one, the five mothers confronted the man they hold responsible for the death of their children, young people recrui...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
With No Oversight, How Sober is 'Sober Living' in New Hampshire? »
When recovering from an opioid addiction, one important step is finding safe, drug-free housing.  Read More

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