The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana.
The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses,...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The state of Delaware has teamed up with Google to help people seeking treatment for opioid addiction.
The News Journal reported Thursday that words related to the...
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky plans to lease a retreat center to community groups for addiction treatment and recovery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has unveiled a website aimed at helping millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment...
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A former corporate retreat in southern Indiana has reopened as a drug addiction treatment center.
The Wooded Glen Recovery Center started taking patients during...
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska faith-based organization has struggled to find a location to open an inpatient addiction treatment center for men in Homer, officials said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, warning Monday that health care policy is at stake when voters choose between him and...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters could decide next year whether to create new county courts to steer homeless people to mental health and drug addiction treatment programs.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal funding for addiction treatment.
The state's congressional delegation announced the grant from the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smartphone apps have transformed the way we read the news, hail rides and connect with friends and family.
Pear Therapeutics aims to leverage that technology to enhance...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a Wichita toddler who died at a motel overdosed on the addiction treatment medication methadone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating...
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A rural jail is set to become Massachusetts' first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — As western Massachusetts struggles with a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses, officials are embracing a controversial solution: sending men who have not committed any...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Researchers at the UMass-Amherst campus and UMass Medical School have received a $10 million grant to help research the effectiveness of opioid addiction treatment in jails...
BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — A residential addiction treatment center is asking the state of Vermont for permission to offer more beds to older men.
BOSTON (AP) — A state commission is recommending Massachusetts end the practice of sending men with substance abuse issues to correctional facilities for treatment.
DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan hospital systems are getting more than $1.3 million in grants to combat the opioid epidemic, and county jails are in line to get similar funding in the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Substance abuse treatment providers in Arkansas have been laying off employees and turning away some patients since the state slashed federal subsidies, and officials warn...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled state Senate approved legislation Monday that would require addiction treatment providers to contact predesignated loved ones when someone...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware has permanently revoked the license of a doctor accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors from a female patient undergoing treatment for...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state's addiction treatment programs.
SEATTLE (AP) — A county in Washington state has agreed to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners at its jail, following a federal lawsuit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tools for treating drug addiction are there — they just aren't reaching most of the people who need them.
That's the conclusion reached by the National Academies in a...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' only residential addiction treatment center for adolescent girls has been closed.
The Telegram & Gazette reports the Highland Grace House in Worcester...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office charged the co-founder and former executives of an addiction treatment firm Monday and accused them of profiting off addicts by...
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Some doctors in Ohio have raised concerns about rules requiring counseling for people who receive drug addiction treatment.
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana program is helping residents get to drug addiction treatment by paying for their transportation through ride-sharing service Lyft.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state's addiction treatment programs.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of drug policy experts and advocates for inmates are urging New York lawmakers to pass legislation requiring prisons and jails to provide medication-assisted...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has agreed to participate in a new rating system that is being developed to measure the quality of addiction treatment programs.
State health officials say the rating system will primarily use data from three sources: insurance claims, provider surveys, and consumer experience surveys.
The information will be made publicly available to those searching for high-quality addiction treatment, as well as to public and private payers, states, and referral sources.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new $4.4 million facility is being built at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita to treat veterans' addictions.
Medical center director Rick Ament said at a groundbreaking Friday that the inpatient center is "a badly needed service for veterans between Kansas City and Oklahoma City."
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Norwich woman whose son inspired her to start a nonprofit said his Jan. 11 overdose death only has made her more tenacious.
Ceci Iliff's late son, Benjamin, was well into his struggle with heroin when she founded The Charity Challenge five years ago. She couldn't stand feeling helpless, she said, and wouldn't let the enormity of the problem daunt her.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say an audit has found that a national drug and alcohol treatment services provider received nearly $4 million in ineligible payments from New York.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Police in the Vermont city of Rutland say statistics show an across-the-board drop in crimes across the city.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of dollars in additional state funding is available for expanding addiction treatment services across New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $10 million will support development of dozens of new withdrawal and stabilization or residential treatment beds. The Democrat says the funding is being administered by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The money will be distributed through a request-for-applications process.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia says recovering addicts will have to stub out their cigarettes before checking into a city-funded inpatient drug treatment program starting next week.
Philly.com reported Friday that the smoking ban covers staff and patients at 80 programs receiving city funding and goes into effect Tuesday.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Executive Council approved an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates Wednesday for residential addiction treatment providers, who had warned that they might have to eliminate beds and reduce services despite the ongoing opioid crisis.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Meditation is challenging for Brandon Navin. It feels like it goes against the whole way he's been taught to function in society, he said.
"I feel as though I feel I have to be constantly stimulated," he told the Battle Creek Enquirer . "I feel as though I'm constantly dragged against my will, my thoughts and feelings."
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has found problems in how addiction treatment programs use New York's opioid prescription monitoring system.
The review finds instances where administrators failed to check the system to see if patients receiving treatment for addiction were getting opioids from another doctor.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — An official says West Virginia University Medicine plans to open a new residential addiction treatment facility in March.
WVU Medicine spokeswoman Amy Johns told The Dominion Post that's when officials expect to start accepting patients at the $12 million facility in Morgantown.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck addiction treatment center is using telemedicine to extend its reach to western North Dakota, a rural region where such services are limited.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state Senate panel is recommending the state do more to recruit and train health care professionals who work with recovering addicts.
That's one of 11 recommendations included in a report issued Wednesday by the Senate's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.
Other suggestions include more monitoring of opioid prescriptions and changes intended to expand access to overdose antidotes and alternative pain medication such as medical marijuana.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has directed most of the first wave of federal emergency money to target the opioid crisis on treatment, according to an Associated Press analysis, similar to other states that have not expanded Medicaid.
With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it.
To a large extent, the differences depend on whether states participated in one of the most divisive issues in recent American politics: the health overhaul known as "Obamacare."
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey on Tuesday called on the state to overhaul how it deals with opioid addiction treatment.
McGreevey, a former Democratic governor who resigned from office in 2004, chairs the Jersey City-based New Jersey Reentry Corporation. He has been a prominent figure in the state urging the public sector to address the overdose crisis, which is on pace claim 3,000 lives this year.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A jail in Cincinnati is adding 92 new beds to help treat inmates with substance addiction.
The beds are part of two new jail wings at the Hamilton County Justice Center that are being retrofitted from existing space, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported . The project is funded through a $2.5 million state capital grant.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Addiction experts and recovery professionals from around New York state are gathering for their annual conference in Albany.
They'll hear from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, as health care professionals discuss best practices and challenges in the field of addiction treatment.The two day event kicks off Monday and will include remarks from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat.