Mankato recovered addicts spread hope for recovery

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – In Spring Lake Park, the community came together to celebrate those who recovered from their substance addiction, as well as remember those who have passed from overdose. “My dog ​​here, Jeff, my boyfriend and I decided to name him after two of our friends that overdosed named Jeff,” Jeff’s owner … Read more

Montrose’s Overdose Awareness Day event throws light on addiction | Local News Stories

Audrey Huddle sat alone at the table at the Riverbottom picnic shelter, glancing toward the skateboard park where she used to take her sons. Those were happy times. “In 2018, they knocked on my door,” Huddle said, recounting the arrival of the people who informed her that her elder son had died from a heroin … Read more

‘Tragedy to Triumph’; Recovery center brings addiction treatment to Cincinnati streets

Of the more than 90,000 drug overdoses in the United States in 2020, nearly 75% involved an opioid and that number continues to climb. On International Overdose Awareness Day, one local man is sharing his story to help others. From ‘Tragedy to Triumph’ is how Aaron Laine describes his journey through multiple opioid overdoses. That’s … Read more

Drug overdoses on the rise in Dougherty Co.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – National Overdose Day is used to remember those who’ve lost their lives to addiction but also to recognize those who are on the road to recovery. Dougherty County leaders are addressing the rise in overdoses. Dickie Livingston spoke about how many overdoses they respond to in Dougherty County.(WALB) Dickie Livingston with … Read more

North Carolina Sheriff’s Office promotes life saving addiction treatment

The US Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 92,000 people a year die of drug overdoses in the US One North Carolina Sheriff’s Office is working to educate the public on addiction and rehabilitation through treatment.In just 2019, more than a hundred new inmates a month reported opioid use at the Buncombe County … Read more

Melbourne man uses painting to forge path back from addiction

At the peak of his addiction, Chris Ellis was smoking ice and then topping the high with anything he could get his hands on — cocaine, ecstasy, GHB, even smoking heroin. Key points: Melbourne artist Chris Ellis has used his artwork as a tool to battle drug addiction A powerful self-portrait has been selected for … Read more

UGA study: Much of rural Georgia lacks nearby access to addiction treatment | Albania Herald Entertainment

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How Marilyn Monroe’s death continues to spark conversations about addiction and mental health

(KTLA) — Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death at the age of 36 shocked the world 60 years ago and still carries weight today, especially surrounding the topics of mental health and addiction. Monroe’s death was one of the first deadly celebrity overdos in Hollywood and perhaps the most notorious still to this day. Monroe kept her … Read more

Recovering addict who survived 14 overdoses warns of fentanyl-laced drugs

THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER. WE’RE ON COURSE TO SET A NEW RECORD IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND THIS IS NOT A GOOD ONE. YEAH, SO SO FAR THIS YEAR THE CORNERS REPORTING MORE THAN 200 OVERDOSE DEATHS ALL ATTRIBUTED TO FENTANYL WPTM 13’S LISA. CRANE HAS BEEN ON TOP OF THE STORY FOR US TODAY. SHE … Read more

Advocates stop in Denver on the cross-country journey to share the dangers of illicit fentanyl

In Colorado, drug overdose deaths have been on a steady increase. In 2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recorded 1,757 total drug overdose deaths among Colorado residents, a record high. Two-thirds of those deaths involved opioids. In Denver, fentanyl is driving the surge in opioid deaths. In 2021, 49.8% of drug-related … Read more