What is the root cause of addiction?

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– Addiction is a disease, and there are organizations in the Mountain State with goals to help addicted individuals. Lifeline Addiction Specialists in Beckley is one center using medication as a means to end their patients’ addiction. Leighann Harvey, Program Director said there’s not just one cause or root of addiction. “It can … Read more

Treatment wasn’t working. Would jail have saved a woman in Colorado from fentanyl?

The months ahead would bring progress and healing — but also struggles and relapse. In March, Allison died following an overdose. Her death came just as Colorado lawmakers began debating a new approach to the felony drug. Now, the state is poised to increase the criminal penalty for possessing small amounts of fentanyl to a … Read more

New detox center offers help to North Country teens, adults

SARANAC LAKE, NY (WCAX) – Alcohol and substance abuse is up since the start of the pandemic. Now, there’s a new detox facility in New York’s North Country that aims to be the first step toward helping people get clean. Bringing a detox facility to the North Country has been a goal for the last … Read more

Event focuses on community’s role in addressing addiction, mental health | News

NEW ALBANY — A recent event highlighted ways to enhance community support for Southern Indiana residents facing issues such as addiction and mental illness. Clark & ​​Floyd System of Care presented “Building a Compassionate Community with Eyes Wide Open” Thursday at The Grand in downtown New Albany. The event featured guest speaker Douglas Huntsinger, who … Read more

$1M to establish mobile units for addiction treatment

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – On Thursday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced an award of $1.6 million that will go to eight addiction services providers statewide, allowing them to establish Mobile Medication Units (MMUs). The MMUs will dispense medications to treat substance use disorder, including methadone and buprenorphine. $3.5M available for NYS substance abuse treatment Officials said … Read more

Central Elementary STLP builds website to battle drug addiction | News

After more than three months of hard work, the Central Elementary School Student Technology and Leadership Program team has launched a website aimed at providing resources to those struggling with addiction and those affected by it. The team presented the project and shared information about what resources were available. Paintsville Herald photo by Waylon Whitson … Read more

Is There a Difference Between Alcohol Addiction and Alcohol Dependence?

We take it for granted that alcohol is a staple product for consumption. For some people, alcohol is a cultural icon and even a marketing technique. Some sports teams claim an official drink to sell at their stadiums, and theme parks strike licensing deals with vendors. However, alcohol is as dangerous as it is plentiful … Read more

UVU to host conference on addiction, receovery | News, Sports, Jobs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University will host its annual Conference on Addiction this Friday from 9 am until 4 pm in the Sorenson Student Center on UVU’s main campus. This single-day conference is meant to address addiction issues in Utah and will include speakers, booths, services and professional information … Read more

Through overdoses and wake-up calls, Marion man tells the story of overcoming addiction | Marion

MARION — Joseph Barnaby is an extraordinary young man. At 32, he is studying accounting at SIU and wants to be certified public accountant, but that is not what makes him extraordinary. Barnaby also is a recovering addict. He has been sober for two and a half years. “I broke my arm and I was … Read more

Recovery Rally to connect public with addiction recovery resources | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — In an effort to connect both providers and those in recovery, organizations will host the first-ever Recovery Rally in the Tri-Cities. The event was put together by the Johnson City Day Reporting Center (DRC) along with the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition and Recovery Resources. DOJ: Tennessee inmate led prison gang, … Read more