Drug addiction

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon. During a news...
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First lady Melania Trump, left, participates in a roundtable discussion of Lily's Place in Huntington, W.Va., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. To Trump's right are Kellyanne Conway, special advisor to the president, and Lily's Place Executive Director Rebecca Crowder. Lily's Place is the nations first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction. (Chris Dorst /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. Mrs. Trump visited Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday. The nonprofit facility, the first of its kind in the nation, works with...
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Forrest Wood, 24, injects heroin into his arm under a bridge along the Wishkah River at Kurt Cobain Memorial Park in Aberdeen, Wash., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Wood grew up here, watching drugs take hold of his relatives, and he swore to himself that he would get out of this place, maybe spend his days in the woods as a park ranger. But he started taking opioid painkillers as a teenager, and before he knew it he was shooting heroin, a familiar first chapter in the story of American addiction. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
August 21, 2017 - 1:28 pm
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl...
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August 08, 2017 - 9:29 am
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A recovering addict who runs an addiction prevention program is one of 39 people charged last week in a $10 million drug ring operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Online court records show 54-year-old Michael D. Rowe posted bail and got out of the Berks County jail on Tuesday...
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August 08, 2017 - 9:23 am
WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) — A recovering addict known who runs an addiction prevention program is one of 39 people charged last week in a $10 million drug ring operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Online court records show 54-year-old Michael D. Rowe posted bail and got out of the Berks County jail on...
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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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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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June 01, 2017 - 1:44 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor revealed Thursday that her two sons have struggled with opioid addiction, adding her family to the thousands known to be affected by the nation's prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic. "Like many Ohioans, my family is struggling with addiction...
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