Category: In the News

Dangerous Fentanyl Sales on Craiglist Los Angeles

The online classifieds ad service Craigslist has sections devoted to housing, jobs, items for sale, and community discussion forums. But, as it turns out in recent months, the illegal sale of fentanyl has also flourished on Craigslist. The online platform provides a convenient method for illicit drug dealers to advertise and arrange meetups with their …

White House Launches New Program for Moms Struggling With Opioid Addiction

This week, the Trump Administration announced a new program that would help states care for pregnant women and new moms who are using opioids. This program would also help babies who are born dependent on the drugs. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in August of 2018 states that four times …

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Treatment Instead of Jail

Miami officials are hoping that police offers will be able to steer individuals addicted to opioids into treatment instead of jail. According to the Miami Herald, a new program announced Monday plans to offer people with opioid addictions medical care instead of under arrest. Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop …

California Acts To Stem Opioid Overprescribing and Prevent Overdose Deaths

A new law took effect yesterday that requires doctors to check the prescription database before prescribing opioids and other controlled substances, according to Consumer Watchdog. The widespread misuse of prescription opioids not only leads to opioid use disorder but addiction to other drugs as well. An estimated 80 percent of people who use heroin first …

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a month dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of substance addiction and mental health. The annual theme for the 2018 National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Home, Purpose, and Community. The theme will focus on health care providers, members of the media, urban communities, and …