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The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

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25 February 2020

Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

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Unused prescription drugs can often end up in landfills or in "the hands of those who may be vulnerable to misuse and addiction," so Wyoming has introduced a program to decrease those likelihoods from happening. This ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 January 2020

Washington, D.C., United States

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Ad campaigns that provide personal testimonials, relatable narratives, and captivating images succeed in stemming epidemics of addiction among teenagers. The Truth Initiative’s anti-smoking campaign has helped to dram...

The Globe and Mail

Andrea Woo

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17 January 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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In the face of an overdosing crisis, a physician in Vancouver created an ATM-like machine that allows people to pick up pharmaceutical-grade opioids to reduce the chances of people using contaminated drugs. Although t...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Aaron Payne

26 December 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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By combining resources across sectors, an outpatient addiction treatment center in West Virginia has been able to offer an immediate response to patients which is a vital factor in whether someone follows through with...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

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19 November 2019

Fulton, Missouri, United States

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The Fulton Community Supervision Center in Missouri provides trauma-informed, gender-specific care and services to women who face the risk of recidivism. Participants live at the center, where they receive services li...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

Justin Rohrlich

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19 November 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Tracking controlled substances can be difficult for hospitals, which often results in drugs being diverted from where they are supposed to go. To tackle this problem, technology companies are stepping in by creating s...

The Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade

3 November 2019

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has implemented a program that encourages those returning from being injured on the job to dispose of their leftover opioids. While the bags aren't a new concept and have shown...

WBBM-TV

Lauren Victory

21 October 2019

Illinois, United States

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After recognizing that just-released inmates were more likely to overdose on opioids, Cook County Jail partnered with Cook County Health to train at-risk detainees how to administer Naloxone nasal spray. This program ...

NBC News

Shefali Luthra

19 October 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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Unlike the U.S., Germany has avoided an opioid epidemic by implementing regulations around when the drug is administered to patients that includes alternative treatments, special permission and screening for risk to a...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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For people addicted to opioids, the battle isn't always just quitting the drug use but also navigating the other areas in their life that led to the drug use in the first place. To address this, a community in Washing...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Many people addicted to opioids developed their addiction after being prescribed the drugs after surgery, so some states are changing protocols around the drug distribution. From increased counseling about drug safety...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Chronic pain patients often rely on opioids for pain management, but this can lead to addiction. A specialized practice in Seattle is addressing this concern through the Structured Functional Restoration Program that ...

NPR

Kavitha Cardoza

9 October 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Building connections and learning to cope can help to break the inter-generational cycle of addiction. The nonprofit Eluna operates a camp in Dayton, Ohio, for children whose families have been ravaged by addiction. I...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

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7 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is a program that helps to connect people who were arrested on drug charges with health-care professionals and a social support system once they are released. Originally piloted in San F...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

2 September 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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For parents recovering from addictions, maintaining care for children can be a challenge, so a hospital in New Hampshire changed how they practice primary care in order to help. Dubbed “recovery-friendly pediatrics," ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Carlyn Zwarenstein

24 August 2019

Porto, Portugal

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Since introducing both the decriminalization of a range of substances like heroin and cocaine and new harm-reduction strategies in 2001, Portugal has seen success in driving down HIV cases, overdoses, and needle shari...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

22 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Rewarding patients for sobriety greatly increases the likelihood for recovery. The approach of contingency management creates new behaviors through incentives instead of punishment. Through the Seattle Department of V...

The Colorado Sun

Monte Whaley

7 August 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Rural parts of America are often lacking in resources such as addiction treatment centers, but a project known as Strengthening Families is working to connect families in these areas with people that can help. In Colo...

NBC News

Daliah Singer

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2 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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States are looking for solutions to the nationwide opioid crisis, and marijuana may be one answer to that search. Two states, with a third on the way, are recommending medical marijuana in place of opioids to both red...

Dayton Daily News

Avery Kreemer

1 August 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Every year Families of Addicts hosts its Rally 4 Recovery event in Dayton, Ohio. A self-proclaimed "love rally," the event draws in a few thousand people, with 65 resources and groups for recovery and well-being. Orga...

WOSU

Paige Pfleger

16 July 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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When students return to school after receiving treatment for drug or alcohol addictions, they often face new pressures and are convinced to again use substances. At Heartland High in Columbus, Ohio, a small class size...

The Colorado Sun

Dan England

15 July 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Exercise has long been regarded as healthy, but it's now being used as a way to combat addiction. From specialized gyms that require 48 hours of sobriety to addiction recovery centers emphasizing exercise, people batt...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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10 July 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Huntington, West Virginia has taken strides towards becoming a model for other cities on how to combat the opioid crisis after successfully optimizing on collaboration efforts. Coordinated by the mayor, joint efforts ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

21 June 2019

Florida, United States

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The United States has continuously put resources towards fighting the war on drugs, but a recent research collaborative that resulted in a comprehensive model has shown that there is a lot to be learned from the failu...

BBC

Kathleen Hawkins

Hannah McNeish

18 June 2019

Portugal

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In 2001, facing a 20-year opioid epidemic, Portugal decriminalized all personal drug use, meaning people carrying drugs for personal use could no longer face prosecution or jail. The approach, met with public support,...

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