Missouri mother shares photos of son to bring awareness to addiction

U.S. 10/11/19, 16:20

A Missouri mother's Facebook post showing how fast her son has changed because of his drug addiction. the posts have gone viral. Jennifer Salfen-Tracy, from Wentzville, Missouri, shared two photos of her son, Cody Bishop: one before he was addicted to heroin and meth as well as a current photo. The first ...

Pence in Montana, addresses methamphetamine crisis

U.S. 06/13/19, 10:32

Vice President Mike Pence pushed the combination of tough law enforcement and treatment for addicts to combat Montana's methamphetamine crisis, during a Wednesday, June 12, visit to the state that was also aimed at raising campaign cash for fellow Republican Sen. Steve Daines. The vice president heard harrowing stories of violence ...

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

Health 05/07/19, 22:09

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation or DBS may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch.China is emerging as a hub for this research as Western attempts to push forward with human trials have foundered.The surgery has long been used to ...

President and First Lady fight America’s daunting opioid epidemic

U.S. 04/16/19, 16:00

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will discuss the opioid crisis at an Atlanta summit on April 24. It is an epidemic that kills scores of thousands of Americans each year. The White House announced the appearance at the “Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit” on Twitter, on April ...

Melena Trump to anti-drug conference: ‘Recovery is possible’

Politics 02/07/19, 11:17

Melania Trump, addressing an anti-drug conference, says "recovery is possible." The first lady traveled to Maryland on Thursday to address the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual youth leadership forum. Her signature "Be Best" campaign focuses on a number of issues, including the opioid crisis. Mrs. Trump spoke about a former opioid ...

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt

U.S. 01/28/19, 00:05

There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter's voice to echo through his head."Keep going, Daddy," ...

Update: Colorado Legislature convenes 2019 session

Health 01/04/19, 16:43

The Latest on Colorado's 2019 legislative session (all times local):2:45 p.m.Colorado's new state Senate Democratic majority has introduced bills on health care, drug addiction and education in rural schools.The bills were introduced Friday, the Legislature's opening day. The first would promote treatment centers for opioid addiction.Another would create a pilot ...

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