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The New York Times

Dan Levin

23 February 2020

Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States

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In Carter County, Tennessee, where an opioid crisis is underway, elementary-aged children and teenagers are being taught how to administer the overdose reversal nasal spray, Narcan. Although this strategy has faced op...

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...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Hall

Jessica Martinaitis

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27 January 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...

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...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Kara Leigh Lofton

13 January 2020

Clay, West Virginia, United States

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A town in West Virginia was lacking resources for mental health care, so high school juniors were tapped to fill the need. Learning skills such as how to use naloxone to in an overdose situation to asking open-ended q...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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3 January 2020

Hindman, Kentucky, United States

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To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the ...

The Atlantic

Max Blau

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31 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Drug companies that market long-lasting psychiatric drugs have found new clientele in courtrooms and prisons, as a means to treat mental health issues for those that have been incarcerated. Although the practice of ta...

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...

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 ...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Various therapies have shown promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for those also suffering from chronic pain or addiction. One method, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, helps tho...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Edmonds, Washington, United States

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The emergency room at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Washington is working to implement more focused care for those suffering from opioid addiction, an offering not typically present at most hospitals. Using a hands-on ...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Tacoma Needle Exchange in Washington doesn't only provide a place for a clean needle exchange but also provides Narcan and fentanyl test kits to those who visit the white van for new syringes. Although the approac...

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...

WOSU

Paige Pfleger

26 September 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Merging accountability with treatment promotes recovery for those charged with drug possession. In Franklin County, Ohio, the municipal court system operates a program called Helping Achieve Recovery Together. The cou...

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Kara Leigh Lofton

18 September 2019

West Virginia, United States

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States typically do no employ an exact protocol for treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, but several states including Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky are working on addressing this gap in health care. Althou...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

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17 September 2019

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, health officials are fighting against the the opioid epidemic by educating opioid-affected pregnant women about neonatal abstinence syndrome. Although several approaches have been implemented, the Volunt...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

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17 September 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center clinic has engaged a specific set of experts to form the High Risk Obstetrical Consultants team that focuses on treating opioid-addicted pregnant women as well as the infant ...

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," ...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

28 August 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Hospitals in Colorado are changing their approach to opioid crisis by treating patients that come in as emergent cases and rushing them into medication-assisted addiction treatment. The model has proved so successful ...

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