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Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

Apr. 16, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's a rare instance in which Trump isn't trying to dismantle Obama administration...

Ex-Raider Aldon Smith transferred to inpatient rehab center

Apr. 13, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say Aldon Smith is being transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center as he awaits his next court date. The former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers linebacker was booked into jail a week ago for violating a condition of his electric monitoring while...

Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

Apr. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An expanded program to treat prisoners for opioid addiction helped lower the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island in 2017 after years of steady increases, state health officials said. The roughly 4 percent decrease in accidental overdose deaths represents a...

Murphy wants new opioid spending but not for commercials

Apr. 3, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he wants $100 million in new spending to address New Jersey's opioid crisis while shutting down the prospect of any Chris Christie-style public service announcements to promote substance abuse treatment. Murphy, a Democrat, outlined the budget proposal...

Cooking classes aim to restore health after addiction

Apr. 1, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — At Boston Medical Center, patients recovering from addiction are getting healthier one slab, stick and cube at a time. For years, the hospital has offered cooking classes tailored to specific medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and it runs a food pantry for low-income...

Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probe

Mar. 31, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man viewed as a local superhero with a matching car collection and a penchant for completing daring feats for charity is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar Medicaid fraud scheme at his two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers. A forfeiture...

Lawmakers OK bill to steer more pregnant inmates into rehab

Mar. 29, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Faced with a fast-growing incarceration rate, Kentucky is moving forward with a plan to keep some pregnant women out of jail for nonviolent offenses. The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow women facing low-level drug or similar charges to get into rehabilitation as they wait...

Senate OKs bill to steer more pregnant inmates into rehab

Mar. 5, 2018 9:11 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday evening aimed at steering pregnant inmates into rehabilitation centers to treat their drug addiction. Senators voted 33-4 to send the measure to the House. The bill is a response to Kentucky's surging incarceration rate among...

Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center

Mar. 2, 2018 7:46 AM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 25 people have been killed in a fire at a residential drug treatment center in the country's capital. Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the fire broke out at 6 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Friday in Baku and took three...

People can get drug abuse help at state police posts

Mar. 2, 2018 5:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — People seeking drug abuse treatment will be able to get help from state police under a program now available across Kentucky. News outlets report state police Commissioner Rick Sanders, Gov. Matt Bevin and state Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley announced the Angel...