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In this March 6, 2020 photo, Charlie Campbell, right, walks with his mother, Dorothy Campbell, to visit his father, Gene, who was staying at the time at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Charlie Campbell is nearly 13 years sober, but said he has been feeling tested due to stress from having his father now recovering from the new coronavirus in a hospital, and several other sources of worry and stress in his life. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom, who has dementia, lives in a facility that now bars visitors because of the virus. A good friend recently killed...

Tennessee gets $476K grant for tornado victim mental health

Mar. 27, 2020 2:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has landed a $476,000 federal grant to support the mental health needs of victims of deadly tornadoes earlier this month. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says the grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis...

A woman walks past a methadone treatment center in Estonia's capital Tallinn on Friday, June 28, 2019. The tiny Baltic state has battled nearly two decades a fentanyl epidemic so severe its overdose death rate was almost six times the European average. Although police won the war on fentanyl the market shifted further towards synthetic drugs. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

Mar. 26, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. “I’ve never tried anything better in my life,” he said. “It’s natural,...