Addiction and substance abuse

In this Monday, July 24, 2017 photo, Steven Kemp, who is addicted to heroin and is homeless, speaks with The Associated Press after meeting with a Philly Restart representative for help to obtain an identification card in Philadelphia. As an opioid epidemic ravages the nation, small but vulnerable populations of homeless people who are seeking respite from their addictions are sometimes turned away from the country's already threadbare system of drug treatment centers because they do not have valid photo identification (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 04, 2017 - 12:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many homeless people addicted to heroin are being turned away from an already-threadbare system of drug treatment centers because they don't have photo identification. The numbers are difficult to quantify, but advocates say they encounter homeless people every day who are...
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FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 11:44 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a condition that came to light only after a series of mysterious interruptions in her courtroom. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability...
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FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 11:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a condition that came to light only after a series of mysterious interruptions in her courtroom. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability...
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FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 11:11 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability retirement took effect on Monday, according to Tony Moore, clerk of court...
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August 02, 2017 - 10:29 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability retirement took effect on Monday, according to Tony Moore, clerk of court...
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August 01, 2017 - 8:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 93-year-old pain management doctor was sentenced Tuesday in Las Vegas to 10 years in prison for illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers. Dr. Henri Wetselaar, who was also fined $2.5 million, was...
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July 27, 2017 - 3:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor has been found guilty of selling prescriptions for controlled substances to drug dealers and addicts for cash. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2v9QW3Q ) a jury convicted 63-year-old Azad Khan of conspiracy and two counts of distributing...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's drug commission is drawing new criticism after it missed a second self-imposed deadline. Twenty senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have written to the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy urging him...
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2014 file photo shows members of the Irish rock band U2, from left, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and The Edge at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clayton thanked his bandmates on Monday, June 26, 2017, for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. Clayton received an award Monday at a Manhattan theater from MusiCares, a foundation that helps musicians get treatment for addiction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. "We have a pact with each other," said...
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2014 file photo shows members of the Irish rock band U2, from left, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and The Edge at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clayton thanked his bandmates on Monday, June 26, 2017, for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. Clayton received an award Monday at a Manhattan theater from MusiCares, a foundation that helps musicians get treatment for addiction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. "We have a pact with each other," said...
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