- Wayne County prosecutor creates drug treatment program Updated: Apr-28-16 11:08 am
RICHMOND, Indiana - An eastern Indiana prosecutor is starting a new treatment program for drug offenders that he hopes will end the cycle of addiction.
- Police department to offer treatment option for addicts Updated: Apr-27-16 5:49 am
JEFFERSONTOWN, Kentucky - A police department says it plans to begin helping drug addicts connect with treatment programs.
- Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction? Updated: Apr-26-16 3:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
- Christie highlights state's efforts for drug treatment Updated: Apr-22-16 2:12 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is highlighting his efforts to help drug addicts get treatment with a visit to a treatment coordination center.
- Wisconsin nurses slower to self-report drug abuse Updated: Apr-17-16 12:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The first time Ann Stanton stole drugs, she says, came after she watched one of her patients die in intensive care.
- West Virginia launches in-jail drug treatment for inmates Updated: Apr-14-16 6:38 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has launched its first inpatient treatment program in a regional jail.
- Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help Updated: Apr-11-16 2:17 am
SEATTLE - When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?
- EXCHANGE: Officer says heroin antidote can help save lives Updated: Apr-10-16 10:12 am
URBANA, Illinois - Like a lot of longtime law enforcement officers, Sgt. Dan Coile has seen his share of heroin overdoses and, sometimes, the fatal consequences.
- Illinois sober homes under more government supervision Updated: Apr-06-16 12:41 pm
CHICAGO - Sober homes in Illinois are under more government supervision than in other states.
- Addiction epidemic fuels runaway demand for 'sober homes' Updated: Apr-06-16 11:47 am
CHICAGO - The nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as "sober homes," where recovering addicts live together in a supervised, substance-free setting to ease their transition back to independence.
- Judge OKs deal to get Stephanie Seymour's DUI case dismissed Updated: Apr-04-16 4:40 pm
STAMFORD, Connecticut - Supermodel Stephanie Seymour can enter programs for first-time offenders that could result in the dismissal of drunken driving and other charges lodged against her after two car accidents on the same day, a judge said Monday.
- Doctors applaud end of Tennessee's fetal assault law Updated: Apr-01-16 5:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Brittany Hudson was pregnant, addicted to painkillers and afraid of a Tennessee law that calls for the arrest of mothers of drug-dependent babies. She eventually gave birth without medical help, on the side of a road in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
- Christie attends opening of new drug treatment facility Updated: Mar-31-16 2:00 pm
PATERSON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has attended the opening of a new 50-bed residential treatment facility for men in the state's drug court program.