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Louisiana lawmaker gets treatment for alcoholism

Sep. 27, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Rep. Stuart Bishop has entered a 30-day treatment program for alcoholism. The Republican, representing Lafayette, said in a statement that he has challenges to overcome “for the betterment of myself, my family and the great state of...

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...

Recovering addicts work to help others in 'Project Recover'

Sep. 17, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word “PEER,” Joy Bogese approaches people struggling with drug addiction the way a teacher might approach a reluctant student — gently, calmly and armed with experience in a subject that has stymied each of them. ...

Jury awards $77M in suit against addiction treatment center

Sep. 07, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Carusillo died when he was hit by multiple vehicles on a Georgia interstate, just days after he was abruptly discharged from an addiction treatment center. Now his parents hope a substantial jury verdict in their favor will prompt change that helps others suffering from mental...

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...

Lafayette Mayor-President completes 21-day rehab program

Aug. 13, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a southwestern Louisiana city and parish is back after a 21-day stint from an in-person rehab program where he was getting treatment for alcohol addiction and post traumatic stress disorder. The Lafayette City Council and Parish Council were...

Black farmers feel left out of medical marijuana system

Aug. 07, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Nearly six years ago, the Florida Legislature set aside a medical marijuana license for a Black farmer like John Allen to join the burgeoning industry. But the license still has not been issued by the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the...

Louisiana mayor enters rehab, citing alcohol dependency

Jul. 25, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor said Monday that he has checked himself into a rehab facility for treatment of alcohol addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory said in a news release that he will be in an in-patient facility for...

6 dead in shooting attack on Mexico drug rehab center

Jul. 25, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen shot to death five men and one woman at a privately-run drug rehabilitation center in wester Mexico, authorities said Monday. The prosecutors’ office in the western state of Jalisco said the attack occurred around midnight in Tlaquepaque, a suburb of...

Relaxed methadone rules appear safe, researchers find

Jul. 13, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

As the coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation in March of 2020, the U.S. government told methadone clinics they could allow stable patients with opioid addiction to take their medicine at home unsupervised. Methadone, an opioid itself, can be dangerous in large amounts and most...