Latest Drug abuse News

Teens with substance abuse disorder get $1M boost from state

May. 13, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three organizations across the state are sharing nearly $1 million in grants to help teenagers either struggling with or at risk of developing substance abuse disorder, officials announced Thursday. The grants announced by the state Executive Office of...

Tribal leader says pandemic has increased drug abuse

May. 12, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Native Americans in Wisconsin are struggling to overcome increased drug abuse related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a tribal leader said in the annual State of the Tribes address. Speaking to Assembly lawmakers at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon, Lac du...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 9, 2021. Editorial: $20 million can’t reduce Akron’s gun violence without innovation, clear plan Guns remain at the heart of America’s political divide. On the streets of Akron and most large...

Tragedies pile up with drug overdoses surging amid pandemic

May. 08, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in south Tucson picking out a pillow...

Vermont gets $12M in COVID relief for drug abuse programs

May. 06, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is getting $12 million in COVID-19 relief funds so communities can strengthen substance abuse programs, officials announced Thursday. In announcing the funds on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 30, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Plattsburgh Press-Republican. April 28, 2021. Editorial: New York to lose congressional seat New York again will lose a representative in the House of Representatives. It’s not like we weren’t expecting it. ...

South Dakota receives $33,000 in pharmaceutical settlement

Apr. 28, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will receive roughly $33,000 as part of a settlement with the pharmaceutical distributor Indivior over allegations that it falsely and aggressively marketed the drug Suboxone, a drug approved for opioid addiction recovery, Attorney General Jason...

Hassan: Move to ease opioid treatment rules a step forward

Apr. 28, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said a move by the Biden administration to ease decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication is a step in the right direction. New guidelines...

West Virginia to get $393K from feds for hepatitis detection

Apr. 28, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $393,100 from the federal government to detect the spread of hepatitis. The funding comes as the state deals with one of the nation’s highest spikes in HIV cases related to intravenous drug use. Nearly $78,700 of the...

13 accused in Maryland prison drug smuggling scheme

Apr. 27, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thirteen people, including a correctional official, were indicted for plotting to smuggle the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone into a Maryland women’s prison, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. “Six inmates and seven outside...