State and federal legislators need to push insurance companies to cover full in-patient treatment to give people their best chance at beating addiction. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office has secured funding for Vivitrol — an antidote which prevents relapses of drug abuse and alcoholism for a month. 54 more words
Tags » Addicts
Molly Malone still cries when she talks about her son. Last October, the Atlanta woman got a phone call that every parent dreads. Her son Patrick Hall had been found dead in a hotel room, victim of a heroin overdose. 14 more words
State and South Florida statistics show a staggering increase in deaths as a congressional hearing in Washington focused on state’s growing drug problem.
William Logan Kennedy, a chronic drug abuser who cycled in and out of Miami jails, died last year slumped over his bed in an Overtown home. 128 more words
ROCKAWAY – Hundreds of people, including law enforcement, educators, and many in recovery and their families gathered Tuesday evening at Christ Church for the Morris County Heroin Summit, a discussion by top officials about the growing heroin epidemi… 8 more words