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Redford court awarded grants for non-traditional programs

Nov. 28, 2021 09:17 AM EST

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 17th District Court in Redford Township has been awarded $48,500 in grants for its Veterans Treatment Court and for planning for a new hybrid DWI/drug court. The funding from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative...

Former youth corrections campus eyed for homeless center

Nov. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EST

WATKINS, Colo. (AP) — On the treeless flatlands east of Denver, in a field of yellow-brown weeds that feels like the middle of nowhere, sits an empty campus with seven dormitories, 500 beds, a cafeteria, a gym and a football field. Gov. Jared Polis has big plans for...

Ducks GM Murray resigns, plans to enter treatment program

Nov. 10, 2021 21:03 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray resigned a day after he was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into his workplace conduct. Murray plans to enter a treatment program for alcohol abuse, the team and Murray said in a...

A longtime addict, Yankton mother graduates from drug court

Nov. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — As a drug addict for nine years, Keri Curtis chose to keep away from her children rather than have them see how far she had fallen. She lived on the streets, moving from place to place. She became trapped in abusive relationships and toxic people,...

Maryland seeks consultant for new Baltimore treatment center

Oct. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials have taken a step toward building a new mental illness and substance abuse treatment center for nonviolent offenders in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Department of General Services has issued a request for...

California governor vetoes bill to pay people to stay sober

Oct. 08, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state to pay people to stay sober. But just because Newsom vetoed the bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener on Friday does not mean the drug treatment program won't...

Now in power, Taliban set sights on Afghan drug underworld

Oct. 07, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. At nightfall, the battle-hardened fighters-turned-policemen scour the capital’s drug-ravaged...

Louisiana opioid settlement money to go to local governments

Oct. 06, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to divvy up the $325 million it expects to receive from a national settlement of opioid epidemic lawsuits to parish sheriffs and local governments to provide addiction treatment, response and recovery services, Attorney General Jeff Landry said...

2 charged with preying on those struggling with addiction

Oct. 01, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two men who authorities say took advantage of people struggling with opioid addiction by signing them up for false insurance policies and sending them to dubious out-of-state treatment facilities have been indicted on multiple charges, the Massachusetts attorney general's...

North Carolina prisons rename locales over racist histories

Sep. 30, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C (AP) — Four North Carolina state prisons and a drug addiction treatment facility for probationers are getting their names changed because of histories connected to racism or slavery, the Department of Public Safety announced Thursday. The renamings, which...