June 17, 2021

COSA Hosts “Let’s Talk Prevention” Events

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of June 2020, 13% of Americans reported starting or increasing substance use as a way of […]
February 1, 2021

Gov. Ivey awards COSA grant to help teens at risk for substance use

COSA recently received a grant to continue implementing its Families in Recovery Staying Together (F.I.R.S.T.) program. Funded through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs […]
October 22, 2020

Recovery Monthly Meeting Schedule

July 23, 2019

How Racial Inequity is Playing Out in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic in the United States has largely centered on white Americans, who account for roughly 80 percent of opioid overdose victims. But the national attention on […]
June 21, 2019

Teen’s Vape Explodes, Shattering his Jaw

The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a […]
June 10, 2019

New Ala. Law Aims to Keep Vaping Devices Away from Teens

By Lydia Nusbaum  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA)- Alabama has a new law that aims to keep alternative nicotine products out of the hands of teens. These products […]
June 10, 2019

Even One Alcoholic Drink a Day Can Raise Risk of Stroke, Study Says

By Bard Wilkinson, CNN Drinking one or two glasses of alcohol a day may increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a new genetic […]
June 5, 2019

More States Sue Opioid Maker Alleging Deceptive Marketing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, Maine and the District of Columbia filed lawsuits Monday against the maker of OxyContin and the company’s former president, alleging the […]
May 29, 2019

Historic Trial Tests Whether Big Pharma can be Held Accountable for Opioid Epidemic

By Wayne Drash, CNN Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Tuesday will kick off a historic trial that will be the first major test in the […]


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