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July 13, 2018

To End The Opioid Crisis, Doctors Must Acknowledge We Helped Create It

By Jessica Gregg I’m a physician who specializes in addiction medicine, which means I’ve been busy lately. Busy treating some of the millions of Americans affected […]
July 12, 2018

State health officer at opioid summit: ‘I don’t know of a bigger public health crisis’

By Marian Accardi Staff Writer The country’s opioid crisis led to more than 60,000 deaths in 2017, exceeding the number of Americans who died in the […]
July 12, 2018

FIRST OF ITS KIND OPIOID SUMMIT IN DECATUR

The Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama hosted the one-day summit. Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 11:01 AM Posted By: Sarah Singleterry The Mental Health Center […]
July 10, 2018

Jim Perdue visits new HOPE Center

On July 10, 2018, Jim Perdue, retired Probate Judge of Crenshaw County and current Regional Director for Senator Doug Jones, visited the Council On Substance Abuse-NCADD’s […]
July 10, 2018

Facing Addiction: Jada Pinkett Smith and Her Mother Share Their Family’s Story

Facing Addiction: Jada & Adrienne Share Their Family's Story For the first time ever, Jada’s mom Adrienne Banfield Norris shares details of her 20-year heroin addiction, […]
July 3, 2018

Colleges Create Opioid Response Plans Amid National Crisis

By Kelly Burch 07/02/18 Even though overdose deaths on college campuses are relatively rare, many schools are still choosing to put a plan in place. Colleges […]
July 2, 2018

As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, More Grandparents Raise Grandchildren

By Hailey Fuchs Presley, 5, and Ariana, 9, are living with no lights, gas, or water, said their grandmother Betty Garcia. Their parents are both addicted […]
June 27, 2018

Opioid Epidemic: Great to See Alabama Politicians Working Together to End It

By Kyle Morris In a bipartisan effort, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Friday aimed at combatting the ongoing and deadly opioid […]
June 26, 2018

Texas college students, fearing opioid deaths, teach each other to reverse overdoses

By Lindsay Ellis A new network of college students is hoping to ward off a terrifying prospect: Discovering a friend, blue lipped with shallow breathing, dying […]
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