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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...

Tennessee Recovery Court graduates celebrate accomplishment

Jul. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. ...

Over 500 inmates escape from Sri Lanka drug treatment center

Jun. 29, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 500 inmates escaped from a heavily guarded drug rehabilitation center in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday after a suspicious death led to an outbreak of violence, police said. The Kandakadu rehabilitation center, about 250 kilometers (150 miles)...

Kentucky shatters its fatal overdose record; fentanyl blamed

Jun. 13, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that...

Oregon botched drug treatment plan tied to decriminalization

Jun. 02, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Efforts to get millions of dollars in funding to treatment centers and related services as part of Oregon's pioneering drug decriminalization have been botched even as drug addictions and overdoses increase, state officials and lawmakers said on Thursday. ...

Former state AG sent to treatment after probation violation

May. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former top law enforcement officer, who served jail time for leaking secret investigative files and lying about it, admitted Monday that she violated her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving in March. Kathleen Kane, the first...