Stories tagged: "opioid crisis"

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This Ohio Voter Is Fighting the Opioid Crisis From the Ballot Box

“The criminal justice system is set up for people with privilege, with money, with connections.”

Two partially used syringes and needles are seen as Rocky Meadows, left, former addict and founder of Lifehouse treatment and recovery center, walks with two former addicts along rail tracks where addicts use drugs on October 2, 2019 in Huntington, WV. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Trump Insulted Biden’s Son for Drug Addiction, But Overdose Deaths Have Increased During His Presidency.

Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year. And the coronavirus pandemic could make it worse.

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First Overdose Prevention Site in the U.S. Delays Opening In Philadelphia

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the proposed facility does not violate federal law. Research shows these controversial sites have been found to reduce overdose deaths and increase access to health services.

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Arizona Congressional Candidate Drops Out After Heroin Overdose

Safford City Councilman Chris Taylor said he had been drug-free for years before he relapsed and overdosed on heroin last week.

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This woman is helping rural Wisconsinites recover from opioid addiction

The Opportunity House opened in May, and offers women a safe environment to get their lives back on track.