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Kentucky's New Heroin Law Marks A 'Culture Shift'
On Tuesday night, Kentucky lawmakers passed wide-ranging legislation to combat the state’s heroin epidemic. The bipartisan measure represents a significant policy shift away from more punitive measures toward a focus on treating addicts, not jailing them. more

Indiana governor to declare disaster for county hit by HIV outbreak
Indiana Governor Mike Pence said on Wednesday he will declare a public health disaster in a small southern Indiana county that has seen a drastic increase in HIV cases tied to intravenous prescription drug abuse since December. more

Some Experts Say Naloxone Alone Isn’t Enough to Address Opioid Addiction Crisis
As more states expand access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, some experts say more is needed to address the opioid addiction crisis, USA Today reports. Opioids include heroin as well as prescription drugs such as oxycodone. more

Powdered alcohol ban stalls in Ky. legislature

A powdered form of alcohol — recently approved by federal regulators — poses a threat to responsible alcohol use and should be banned, Kentucky regulators and some traditional producers say. more

Millions Of Convicts Would Get Restored Voting Rights Under New Bill
Millions of Americans whose past felony convictions forbid them from casting ballots may regain voting rights under a bill introduced this week in Congress. more

How to help a friend with drug addiction
If you’re worried about a friend who may be addicted to drugs, it’s good to know what to look for. You can help them more than you may think, but sometimes, professional help is necessary to tackle a problem like addiction. more

Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery
In murder mystery novels, when the hero, a private detective or homicide cop, drops by a late-night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to stave off a sudden craving for a beer or two or 20, it's usually in some dingy church basement or dilapidated storefront on the seedier side of town. There's a pot of burnt coffee and a few stale doughnuts on a back table. more

Heroin addiction considered “an epidemic,” and anyone can be impacted, even student-athletes
Heroin addiction has become an epidemic across the country, including here in Wisconsin. It has invaded our schools — not only in the city, but in the suburbs. A man whose addiction began when he was in high school in southeastern Wisconsin is trying desperately to break free from heroin’s grip, and he’s not the only one. more

Retired teacher tells of son's addiction in uplifting way
Gloria Lichtenberg, 84, a retired New York City sixth-grade teacher, used to make up songs and rhymes for her students to remember their lessons. more

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