Opioid Treatment Advocates Get a Funding Boost, but Worry It isn’t Enough

February 9, 2018 By Dan Merica

White House aides and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are cheering $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid crisis in the recently approved budget deal, but treatment advocates and drug policy experts are concerned the uptick in funding won’t be spent wisely and isn’t nearly enough.

 

Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment

February 7, 2018 By Greg Allen

More than three months after President Trump declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, activists and health care providers say they’re still waiting for some other action.

 

Safe Injection Sites in San Francisco Could be First in the US

February 7, 2018 By Mark Lieber

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force’s recommendation to open what could become the nation’s first legal safe injection sites aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.

 

State of the City to Cover Substance Abuse, Projects

February 4, 2018 By Matthew Kent

Ongoing city projects and work involving the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress initiative will be highlighted next month during Mayor Jim Lienhoop’s State of the City speech.

 

Understanding The Struggle Against Opioid Addiction

February 2, 2018 By Morning Edition

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Medicaid’s former Chief Medical Officer Andrey Ostrovsky about his uncle’s fatal drug overdose and his efforts to destigmatize opioid addiction.

 

Officials Hope to Help Male Inmates Combat Addiction

February 1, 2018 By Mark Webber

A drug-addiction treatment program for indigent male inmates in the Columbus area could open as soon as this fall.

 

Senate Democrats Demand Answers on Opioid Crisis Efforts

February 1, 2018 By Wayne Drash

Saying the Trump administration has yet to offer any new funds to fight the growing opioid epidemic, some Senate Democrats are demanding answers about what the White House is doing to address the problem.

 

211 Open House

January 31, 2018 By Staff Reports

Bartholomew County 211, which connects local residents to resources within the community, will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12.

 

Drug Treatment Program for Male Inmates Seeking Grant Funding

January 31, 2018 By Mark Webber

A drug-addiction treatment program for indigent male inmates in the Columbus area could open as soon as this fall.

 

Drug Treatment Program for Male Inmates Seeking Grant Funding

January 31, 2018 By Mark Webber

A drug-addiction treatment program for indigent male inmates in the Columbus area could open as soon as this fall.