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Beyond the Stigma: Vermont woman in her 70s fighting opioid addiction

Jeannie Leavitt says breaking her addiction to prescription painkillers is the hardest thing she's ever had to do. She's been in recovery since June 2016 and she credits the tough-love treatment she f... read more

Changing the Narrative on Opioids

To fight the opioid crisis plaguing America, we need to move beyond punishment and stigma to a deeper understanding ... and artists whose work centers on addiction to create bridges and identify commo... read more

Courting the addiction recovery vote

As addiction treatment ... By National Partnership for Women & Families —New Iowa plans can disqualify those with pre-existing conditions | Health groups press Azar over funding for migrant children | ... read more

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FDA to expand medication-assisted therapy for opioid addicts

Azar, who took office late last month, said he would work to reduce the stigma associated with addiction and addiction therapy, and would not treat it as a moral failing. The opioid epidemic is consid... read more

Struggling to meet the need for drug counselors

GRAND FORKS—If he could, Chuck Hilger would meet the opioid crisis with a brand-new clinic in Bemidji. It's close enough to reservations to fight a nationwide ... Like others in her field, she bemoans ... read more

Why are minorities so invisible in America's opioid crisis?

The stigma of addiction ... who researches addiction and race. "And if I were to die of an opioid overdose, my mother would not say anything about my overdose death, because she is working against ste... read more

Woman's body found in Rochester storage unit

The woman was identified as Jessica Purslow, 45. Her death was classified as “suspicious,” pending results from an autopsy scheduled for Sunday, Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said. Ward sai... read more

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

Many people in that demographic are in their 20s and 30s and dealing with opioid addiction ... That reflects increases approved by Congress beyond what Medicaid spends. Questioned by Sen. Patrick Leah... read more

Opioid crisis arrives on industry's doorstep

Her team works with doctors, dentists, hospitals, opioid misusers and their families to resolve legal issues related to drug addiction ... says the stigma of seeking help remains a challenge at his pl... read more

WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid Epidemic

THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than ... and prove that drug addiction follows no standard profile of age, race or class. For decades, drug addiction was viewed as a criminal justice ... read more

Tears, Painful Truths, Hope At Task Force's 2nd Opioid Forum

Addiction hit home for Stark: Her mother ... most all heroin and opioid addicts smoked pot on a regular basis first, he said. Kids, he said, need healthy, caring adult role models beyond just their pa... read more

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