The police department in Evesham, New Jersey want to help people struggling with addiction rather than sending them to jail or prison. This is why they have implemented a new rule as of March 23, 2018 that each and every Monday, individuals living with addictions can come to the police department and ask for help…..
Michal Tibbetts, a 23-year old Massachusetts resident, was arrested Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He is faced with the charges of assaulting a child a running a drug manufacturing and trafficking organization out of his home in South Shore, which together, total 9 counts. The drugs he was distributing include marijuana, ecstasy, molly, Adderall, and potentially….
Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet have been using an arbitrary system to decide when—and if—to restore Florida residents’ voting rights after they have been convicted and served time for a felony. This system has kept more than 10 percent of adult Floridians from being able to vote, and this largely includes those who were….
Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill into law on Monday, March 19, 2018 that is meant to aid the fight against opioid addiction. Among the changes, the new law will make in the Sunshine State are a $65 million allocation in state funds to fighting the opioid epidemic and a restriction on opioid prescriptions….
Ohio State University has announced its intention to provide a $1 million grant to the Opioid Innovation Fund. This fund will be broken up among eight teams that have been awarded between $100,000 and $45,000 to research and combat the opioid epidemic. One team created a project that will map the data associated with opioid….
A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts was released in March 2018, detailing the severity of opioid addiction and abuse in the Bay State. Sadly, the report found that a majority of people in the state know or have known someone who struggled with opioid addiction, and a quarter of residents….
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, a Georgia man was sentenced to 19 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release. Derrick L. Thomas is a 44-year-old man from Douglasville who pled guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine. He also pled guilty to possessing a firearm in….
The opioid addiction crisis is serious in the state of Ohio, and more groups are stepping in to try and make a difference. Among these is the technology industry of the state, which is holding a Technology Challenge for both scientists and laymen to try and figure out new ways to help people with opioid….
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently funded the making of three advertisements, which will be shown during Atlanta Braves baseball games. Among these are ads that promote following the speed limit, wearing one’s seatbelt, and perhaps most crucially, avoiding drunk driving. The DUI spot is especially important for sports fans to see, as watching….
Attorney General Mike DeWine was the main speaker and leader at a conference held in Christ’s Church in Mason, Ohio on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The conference was focused on the opioid epidemic in the state of Ohio and also specifically on the children who have become affected, hurt, and displaced by this crisis when….
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a number of police chiefs and other department heads for Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to discuss the opioid crisis in the state and the country at large. Sessions’ highly publicized meeting focused mostly on his call to support….
The Family Support Navigator Program is a new option for individuals in Corning, New York for addiction treatment. This outreach program doesn’t just help addicts, though; it is also focused on helping the family members of addicted individuals navigate the process of recovery as well as their feelings toward their loved one’s addiction. The program….
A treatment center in New Jersey announced its plans for expansion on March 19, 2018. Expansion will begin in the spring of this year for the Ambrosia Treatment Center, which has its main campus in Medford. The campus will be getting a new building that will include rooms for patients and a dining hall as….
Syracuse has a new, state-funded addiction treatment center called the CUSE Recovery Community and Outreach Center. This facility will offer New Yorkers in the Syracuse area the chance to recover safely from opioid and other types of drug addiction syndromes. Among its treatment options will be peer group support, social games and activities, workforce training,….
In Lafayette, New Jersey, a treatment center has hired a new chief executive officer to oversee their facility. Stanley Frank, RN, MBA will be the new CEO of Sunrise House Treatment Center. In addition to the facility, Frank will run American Addiction Centers, which is the overseeing group that includes Sunrise House and many other….