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Kuster, Burns debate Covid funds, drug treatment, abortion

Oct. 28, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and Republican challenger Robert Burns frequently took jabs and interrupted one another over COVID funding, drug addiction treatment, and abortion rights during their first debate Friday for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District seat. ...

After rocky start, hopes up in Oregon drug decriminalization

Sep. 25, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two years after Oregon residents voted to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds. When voters passed the state's pioneering Drug...

Candy, cash, gifts: How rewards help recovery from addiction

Sep. 07, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

Harold Lewis has been fighting drug addiction for years, but only recently started thinking recovery could be fun. The 59-year-old former cook earned small prizes — candy, gum, gift cards, sunglasses and headphones — for attending meetings and staying in treatment for opioid...