Addiction and treatment
Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka has died at age 43. Her family made the announcement of her death in a statement on Tuesday a day after she died on Monday.
A taped package containing several thousand dollars’ worth of fentanyl was discovered inside the New York City day care center where a 1-year-old child died of an opioid overdose last week.
The owner of a New York City day care center and a tenant living in the building have been arrested after a 1-year-old boy was killed and three others were sickened by apparent exposure to Fentanyl.
Staff at Women’s Health Center of West Virginia know what it’s like to provide controversial health services government officials have sought to restrict.
The odds of winning a $1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot are tiny, but that doesn’t stop players from some mighty big daydreams of what they would do if they won the giant prize.
New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has voluntarily entered inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse, the team announced Wednesday.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is asking members of the City Council who voted against adopting the state’s controlled substance law to consider an amended plan.
A New Mexico man who confessed to five bank robberies last year, including one bank he robbed twice, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
West Virginia’s former abortion provider is pleading with capital-area residents to keep “an open mind and an open heart” about its proposal to add a syringe service program to its offerings in the opioid-ravaged state.
The state has revoked the licenses of a troubled northern Indiana addiction treatment center and two sister facilities.
A 71-year-old man linked to a crew of drug dealers blamed in the death of actor Michael K. Williams has been sentenced to more than two years in prison at a proceeding in which the actor’s nephew urged compassion for the defendant.
Prosecutors in Georgia want rapper Quando Rondo back in jail after he crashed a car while awaiting trial on gang and drug charges.
West Virginia can’t require incarcerated atheist to participate in religious programming, judge says
A federal judge in West Virginia has ruled that the state corrections agency can’t force an incarcerated atheist and secular humanist to participate in religiously-affiliated programming to be eligible for parole.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s second-in-command has quietly stepped down amid reporting by The Associated Press that he previously consulted for a pharmaceutical distributor sanctioned for a deluge of suspicious painkiller shipments and did similar work for the drugmaker that became the
Northern Indiana police want state officials to revoke the license of an addiction treatment center where three patients recently died within a week, saying the center is endangering its residents and placing an undue strain on law enforcement.
Dele Alli spent six weeks in rehab in the United States in a bid to deal with mental-health problems stemming from a traumatic childhood and after getting addicted to sleeping pills.
Authorities are investigating the deaths of three patients within a week at a northern Indiana addiction treatment center and a suspected overdose involving a fourth patient.
Federal prosecutors say a California physician who wrote more than 8,200 prescriptions in a one-year span has been convicted on 12 counts of distributing opioid pills without a legitimate medical purpose, including to one person who died of an overdose.
A powerful animal sedative in the illicit drug supply is complicating the U.S. response to the opioid crisis. It’s called xylazine (pronounced ZY'-lah-zeen).
Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has made gains in battling the drug epidemic. The governor pointed to efforts in “breaking down the stigma” to reach out for treatment.
A new study finds only 1 in 4 residential treatment centers for U.S. teens offers a recommended treatment medicine for opioid addiction.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. magistrate judge on Friday ordered three men detained on drug trafficking charges accusing them of supplying illicit fentanyl linked to a fatal overdose in Oregon, prosecutors said.
A growing number of states are decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips, seeking to protect people who use drugs from unwitting exposure to the highly potent synthetic opioid ravaging the U.S. with overdose deaths.
Mike Johnston is on his way to becoming Denver’s new mayor. The former state senator had nearly 11,000 more votes than opponent Kelly Brough in unofficial results of Tuesday’s runoff election.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed one of the nation’s largest wholesale drug distributors to keep shipping addictive painkillers for nearly four years despite a judge’s recommendation to strip its license for turning a blind eye to thousands of suspicious op
U.S. health regulators have approved a new nasal spray to reverse overdoses due to fentanyl and other powerful opioids.
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose slightly in 2022. That makes it the first year without a substantial increase since 2018.
Lawmakers in the state of Washington are going into special session hoping to avert a crisis over the decriminalization of drugs.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A series of suspected drug overdoses left at least eight people dead over the weekend in Portland, Oregon, according to the city’s police bureau.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday highlighted law enforcement successes in blocking the spread of illegal drugs in Kentucky, offering an election-year response to Republican criticism of his record in fighting back against the deadly drug scourge.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate rejected a marijuana legalization bill Thursday, leaving it the only state in New England that makes smoking pot recreationally a crime.