Addiction and substance abuse

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of his classic albums, and a remastered "Purple Rain" album is due out in June 2017 along with two albums of unreleased music and two concert films from his vault. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
April 17, 2017 - 6:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed in the investigation into Prince's death suggest a doctor and a close friend helped him improperly obtain prescription opioid painkillers, but they shed no new light on how the superstar got the fentanyl that killed him. The affidavits and search warrants...
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Heidi Wyandt, 27, puts on her coat to leave the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, where she is helping test an experimental non-opioid pain medication for chronic back pain related to a work related injury she received in 2014. With about 2 million Americans hooked on opioid painkillers, researchers and drug companies are searching for less addictive drugs to treat pain. (AP Photo/Chris Post)
April 17, 2017 - 1:30 am
Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen. The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-...
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In this 2013 photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi, whose unusual behavior on the bench preceded her mysterious removal from a string of cases, was ordered to get treatment for alcoholism so severe a colleague believes she cannot take care of herself, according to court records released Thursday, April 13, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP)
April 14, 2017 - 3:14 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge whose unusual behavior on the bench preceded her mysterious removal from a string of cases was ordered to get treatment for alcoholism so severe a colleague believes she cannot take care of herself, according to court records released Thursday. The records...
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In this 2013 photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi, whose unusual behavior on the bench preceded her mysterious removal from a string of cases, was ordered to get treatment for alcoholism so severe a colleague believes she cannot take care of herself, according to court records released Thursday, April 13, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge whose unusual behavior on the bench preceded her mysterious removal from a string of cases was ordered to get treatment for alcoholism so severe a colleague believes she cannot take care of herself, according to court records released Thursday. The records...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, Stephanie Seymour appears Superior Court in the Stamford, Conn., for a hearing on her February 2016 drunken driving charges. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, charges were dropped after the former supermodel completed a year-long program for first-time offenders. (Douglas Healey/New York Post via AP, Pool, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:08 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour has had drunken driving and other charges erased from her record in Connecticut after she completed a yearlong program that included treatment for alcohol abuse. The charges were dismissed Tuesday during a hearing in Stamford Superior Court...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening sessionWednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 29, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight. Trump convened an emotional roundtable Wednesday with Christie, members of his Cabinet, law enforcement chiefs,...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:47 pm
SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged being a meth addict and removing the drug from a police storage area has been sentenced to up to 10 years on home confinement. Bo Williams was sentenced Tuesday in Roane County Circuit Court for his January guilty plea to a...
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President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 23, 2017 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some other campaign promises? As the tumultuous talks dragged on...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in support of the Republican health care bill during a TV interview in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 23, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late...
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