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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 31, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. October 28, 2022. Editorial: How Texas can help reverse opioid overdoses Opioid abuse continues to create medical emergencies that deserve state dollars Opioid abuse is a multifaceted problem that impacts national security, economic...

Kuster, Burns debate Covid funds, drug treatment, abortion

Oct. 28, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and Republican challenger Robert Burns frequently took jabs and interrupted one another over COVID funding, drug addiction treatment, and abortion rights during their first debate Friday for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District seat. ...

Oregon mayor to ban homeless camps on Portland streets

Oct. 21, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, plans to ban camping on city streets and move unhoused people to designated campsites, as the growing homeless population has become the top concern for the vast majority of residents. “The magnitude and the depth of the...

Biden administration seeks to expand 24/7 mental health care

Oct. 18, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government announced plans Tuesday to award millions of dollars in grants to expand all-hours mental health and substance abuse care in more communities around the country. “Today we’re talking about providing to Americans 24/7 support for crisis care,”...

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...

Advocates seek more say in how opioid settlements are spent

Sep. 23, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The tattoos on Billie Stafford’s hands — inspired by street art and full of references to her work helping prevent drug-related deaths — have become an indelible memorial to the friend who inked them and the opioid crisis that killed him in April. As a...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. September 20, 2022. Editorial: Needed: More conversations about addiction, mental health Our society can be contradictory at times. We celebrate when loved ones finish treatment cancer-free, but yet we don’t usually extend the same...

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...

S.C. prison to treat substance abuse with digital therapy

Sep. 02, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Corrections will offer a new digital tracking service to support addiction therapy for inmates in the state's main prison for women. Eligible inmates will report their substance use, cravings and triggers on a smart device, and...

New Hampshire to get $40.5M in opioids case settlement

Sep. 01, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $40.5 million in a settlement with New Hampshire over its role in the opioid addiction crisis, days before the case was scheduled for trial, the state attorney general's office said Thursday. The state filed a...