‘Momma T’ helps people with addiction in name of her late son

When a Baltimore County mother lost her 24-year-old son to an accidental overdose, she wasn’t sure how she was going to move on.But Toni Torsch, of Perry Hall, turned pain into power in an effort to address the stigma and shame of addiction — something that is mired in numerous issues, including mental health and … Read more

HC stays case against drug addict, allows him to undergo de-addiction program

The petitioner was booked by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Bengaluru in May 2021 for consumption of ganja The petitioner was booked by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Bengaluru in May 2021 for consumption of ganja A 34-year-old drug addict got a chance at reformation, with the High Court of Karnataka staying the criminal proceedings … Read more

Relaxed Methadone Rules Appear Safe, Researchers Find | Health News

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer As the coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation in March of 2020, the US government told methadone clinics they could allow stable patients with opioid addiction to take their medicine at home unsupervised. Methadone, an opioid itself, can be dangerous in large amounts and most patients are required … Read more

Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than adults to develop an addiction to marijuana. “We found that teenagers are three and a half … Read more

WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Cabell … Read more

SW China rehabilitation center helps people with drug addictions reintegrate into society-Xinhua

File photo shows people farming in Yulu community in Kaiyuan City of the Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Chen Haining) KUNMING, June 26 (Xinhua) — Wang Kangyuan (pseudonym) left the Yulu community sober and clean in 2019, having lived there for about seven years. Unlike conventional drug rehabilitation centers, … Read more

Kentucky Shatters Its Fatal Overdose Record; Fentanyl Blamed | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians … Read more

Group Formed to Oversee Distribution of Opioid Settlement | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step Monday to turn a massive settlement into action to combat opioid addiction, as Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced members of a group overseeing the state’s share. The Bluegrass State will receive $483 million from settlements finalized this year with drugmaker Johnson & … Read more

Boston’s New Plan for Homelessness, Drug Addiction – NBC Boston

Months after clearing the homeless encampment in known as Mass. and Cass, Boston city leaders on Tuesday outlined the next steps for addressing the homelessness and substance abuse crises that helped create the settlement. Mayor Michelle Wu detailed an 11-point plan to improve public safety, health and cleanliness in the area around Massachusetts Avenue and … Read more