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New Mexico counties fight to keep drugs out of jails

May. 24, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Ashley N. Fernandez approached the nondescript door on the back of the courthouse early in the morning. She moved quickly, and everything went as planned. She hurried back to a car parked on Morrison Street and drove away, headed toward National Avenue. The transport van arrived...

Police chiefs raise awareness for treatments amid overdoses

May. 14, 2020 5:33 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Two police chiefs in Virginia are encouraging residents who suffer from drug addiction to get treatment after as their city and county experienced an uptick in deaths from overdoses this year. According to the Roanoke Times, 18 people have died from a drug overdose in the city of...

Woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing boyfriend near UMN

May. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her boyfriend at their Minneapolis apartment. Zara Jo Case, 36, entered the plea Friday in Hennepin County District Court to second-degree murder in the Feb. 15 death of 39-year-old Joesph “Moochie” McRunnel at their home near...

Connecticut working on plans for COVID-19 contact tracing

Apr. 22, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are working on a plan for anonymous contact tracing of COVID-19, a key component of the state's eventual efforts to slowly reopen without risking flareups of the coronavirus that causes the disease. Josh Geballe, chief executive officer for Democratic Gov. Ned...

Coronavirus outbreak affects those battling drug addiction

Apr. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — More addiction-treatment medicine is being sent home with heroin addicts than ever before after state and federal regulators eased restrictions amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Authorities had limited take-home medicine to ensure it isn’t abused or sold on the streets. But...

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...