Native Americans Slammed By Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic Devastating Tribal Communities The CDC released data showing that Native Americans have been especially hard hit by the opioid crisis, with overdose deaths higher than any other group. As reported by KRQE, Overdose deaths in Native American communities have skyrocketed in the time the opioid epidemic has swept the U.S. and federal officials are looking for… Read More

Florida Lawmakers Fund Opioid Battle

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Florida Funds Opioid Battle Florida lawmakers passed legislation to fund the opioid battle, including programs for prescription limits, education requirements and funding for treatment. As reported by FloridaPolitics.com, In the waning hours of the annual session, the Florida Legislature approved tough new restrictions on prescription drugs and agreed to spend more than $53 million on treatment and prevention… Read More

Vancouver Calls to Decriminalize Drug Possession

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In Face of Crisis, Vancouver Considers Legalizing Drugs In the face of an overwhelming opioid epidemic, officials in Vancouver are calling to decriminalize individual drug possession. As reported by CBC News, the city of Vancouver is calling on the federal government to immediately decriminalize the personal possession of all drugs. Managing director of social policy, Mary Clare Zak,… Read More

James Franco and Abbi Jacobson Star in Netflix Film About Addiction

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Updated on April 2, 2019 New Film Addresses the Loneliness of Addiction Netflix has produced a new film that stars James Franco and Abbi Jacobson, and that takes an intimate look at a family dealing with the impact of addiction. As reviewed by the Daily Dot, 6 Balloons, which debuted at SXSW on Monday, tells the story of… Read More

York PA Nurse Saves Overdose Victim At Walmart

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Daughter Watches As Mom Saves A Life A York PA nurse was shopping at Walmart when she saw a man overdosing in the aisle. Fortunately she had two doses of Narcan in her purse and saved him. As reported by the York Daily Record, Talysha Hughes was running errands with her 8-year-old daughter Thursday evening when she stopped… Read More

Ohio Drug Court Delivers Mixed Verdict On Treatment Success

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Drug Court judge sees success and failure with addiction treatment programs Trumbull County, just north of Youngstown, Ohio, has been hit hard by the current opioid crisis. As officials grapple with the crisis, they are trying to help criminal offenders deal with their addiction rather than simply sending them to prison. One solution is a so-called “drug court”,… Read More

Kevin Stevens – Penguins Star Shattered By Addiction

Kevin Stevens Shattered

Documentary explores the depths of an All-Star addiction In the early 1990s, Kevin Stevens was one of the NHL’s most feared scorers. He tallied 54 goals in the 1991-92 season, played alongside the likes of Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr, and won a pair of Stanley Cup titles. Then he suffered a gruesome facial injury in 1993 –… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Pushes For Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

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National Opioid Settlement Might Be Reached in 2018 As the opioid crisis has exploded over the last few years, countless communities have entered lawsuits against the pharma manufacturers who pushed addictive opioid-based painkillers. Now it appears that these suits might be consolidated in a national settlement. As reported by Reuters, a federal judge pushing for a quick settlement… Read More

St. Tammany Parish Hit By Deadly Batch of Drugs

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“Narcan is cheaper than a funeral” in St. Tammany Parish As has happened all across the nation, fentanyl is taking a deadly toll this week in St. Tammany Parish, leaving three dead and many more at risk. As reported by WDSU, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston is cautioning residents about a recent and dramatic uptick… Read More