- Board OKs addiction recovery center to open in Concord Updated: May-05-16 11:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An addiction recovery center has been approved to open in Concord.
- The Latest: Doctor called to help Prince is pain specialist Updated: May-05-16 12:36 am
MILL VALLEY, California - The Latest on Dr. Howard Kornfeld, an addiction and pain specialist, who was asked to help Prince before his death (all times local):
- Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist Updated: May-05-16 12:12 am
MILL VALLEY, California - The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.
- Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor Updated: May-04-16 9:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.
- Manchester opens firehouse doors to drug addicts Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses.
- Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic Updated: May-04-16 9:56 am
NEW YORK - On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.
- Fighting opioid addiction with marijuana moving forward Updated: May-03-16 12:09 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal to use marijuana to battle opioid addiction is being processed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Science of addiction holds promise for fight Updated: May-01-16 3:00 am
ORLANDO, Florida - He was 40 years old, a father of three and an Orlando house painter, clean and sober for eight years. One night last summer, he climbed into his truck, stuck a needle in his arm and injected himself with what would be his final dose of heroin.
- Ohio invests in opening recovery houses for heroin addicts Updated: Apr-30-16 9:52 am
DAYTON, Ohio - When residents of the Ome Garden neighborhood got word of plans for moving recovering drug addicts into a vacant house, they didn't like what they were hearing.
- House panel approves bipartisan drug-abuse legislation Updated: Apr-27-16 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.
- Police department to offer treatment option for addicts Updated: Apr-27-16 5:49 am
JEFFERSONTOWN, Kentucky - A police department says it plans to begin helping drug addicts connect with treatment programs.
- Ohio sheriff wants to give jailed users anti-overdose drug Updated: Apr-27-16 12:31 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A northwest Ohio sheriff hoping to save more heroin users has floated the idea of giving opioid addicts an anti-overdose drug when they leave jail and train them how to use it.
- Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction? Updated: Apr-26-16 3:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
- Christie highlights state's efforts for drug treatment Updated: Apr-22-16 2:12 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is highlighting his efforts to help drug addicts get treatment with a visit to a treatment coordination center.
- Eastern Tennessee unveils prescription drug abuse center Updated: Apr-22-16 1:39 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - East Tennessee State University has announced the formation of a new research center that will focus on combating the prescription-drug-abuse epidemic in the region.
- Founder of Detroit-based drug recovery program getting honor Updated: Apr-22-16 6:29 am
DETROIT - The founder of a Detroit-based drug recovery program is being recognized at the White House amid efforts to respond to a nationwide problem with prescription opioid and heroin abuse.
- Maine could be 1st state to OK medical pot to treat addicts Updated: Apr-19-16 6:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could become the first state to add addiction to opioid prescriptions and illegal narcotics like heroin to its list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
- Hospital aims to treat babies suffering from drug withdrawal Updated: Apr-19-16 11:28 am
MANCHESTER, Kentucky - Manchester Memorial Hospital has started a program to reduce the number of newborn babies suffering from drug withdrawal.
- FBI addiction documentary to be screened at Illinois school Updated: Apr-19-16 6:41 am
CHICAGO - A documentary about drug addiction made for schools by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration is being screened in suburban Chicago.
- Connecticut to expand methadone treatment for prisoners Updated: Apr-17-16 10:16 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut officials are planning to expand methadone treatment to prisoners across the state over the next year or so, in what authorities believe would be the first statewide program in the country to use the drug to help prisoners avoid harsh withdrawal symptoms and overdoses.
- Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures Updated: Apr-13-16 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used to manage pain.
- Ex-Pennsylvania doctor facing trial on drugs-for-sex charges Updated: Apr-13-16 11:13 am
CLARION, Pennsylvania - A former western Pennsylvania doctor is on trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients.
- More addicts getting high at Mass. General Hospital Updated: Apr-13-16 7:56 am
BOSTON - One of Boston's top hospitals is seeing an increasing number of drug abusers shoot up on its property, a tactic experts say opioid addicts hope will save them from lethal overdoses.
- New guidelines at Virginia hospitals aim to curb drug abuse Updated: Apr-13-16 4:53 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Officials hope new guidelines for emergency departments at Virginia's hospitals will help curb prescription opioid abuse.
- Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help Updated: Apr-11-16 2:17 am
SEATTLE - When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?