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By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Tucked in remarks the president made Tuesday on the opioid epidemic was his announcement of a new task force on mental health parity — aimed at ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems don’t face discrimination in…
By Aileen Imperial, KCTS
The choir group is supported by Path with Art, a Seattle-based nonprofit with a mission to connect people recovering from homelessness, addiction and other trauma to arts programming.
By Judy Woodruff, Rachel Wellford
The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction…
By PBS NewsHour
Blocks from the White House, DC Central Kitchen is the nation's largest community kitchen, putting out 5,000 meals a day to homeless shelters, schools, halfway houses and other nonprofits. But the kitchen's other output is training men and women who…
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
California is overhauling its substance abuse treatment system for low-income people, embarking on a massive experiment to create a smoother path for addicts from detox through recovery.
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, high schoolers from one of our Student Reporting Labs attended a community forum in West Virginia on drug addiction. They share some personal stories from community members on how addiction has affected…
Major pharmaceutical companies are reportedly recruiting thousands of recreational drug users to test a new generation of medicines that deter addiction, which could have a significant impact in the fight against prescription drug addiction. Financial Times reporter David Crow joins…
Amy Winehouse was a mega-pop star, a singer with a multi-platinum album. But she's just as well-known for her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and her troubled relationships, which played out in front of the paparazzi before her death…
E-cigarettes, which produce vapor instead of smoke, are supposed to be a safer nicotine option. But the product is completely unregulated by the federal government, and there’s been little research on its long-term effects. The industry, too, faces uncertainty, as…
By William Brangham
Indiana Governor Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency because of 79 H.I.V. cases among injection drug-users in the southern part of the state.
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