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DELAWARE:

Del. Construction Industry Makes Naloxone Available To Workers, Supervisors, WGMD, 11/22/21

Division of Public Health Partners With Construction Industry to  Provide Lifesaving Narcan to Workers, Delaware.gov, 11/20/21

Education advocates seeking state funds for a variety of programs, Delaware Public Media, 11/19/21

New program aims to help Delaware County inmates struggling with addiction, ABC6, 11/18/21

Why COVID poses a greater risk to people with a mental health diagnosis, Delaware Public Media, 11/17/21

MSD offers mental health services to families, MilfordLive, 11/16/21

Student startup works to pave the future of mental health care, PennState, 11/16/21

Major General Gregg Martin speaks on mental health, the military and living with bipolar disorder, Delaware Public Media, 11/15/21

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

See how much overdose deaths in Washington, D.C. increased during COVID-19, Telegraph, 12/16/21

D.C. Area Set To Record Even Deadlier Year For Opioid Overdoses, DCist, 12/06/21

New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses, Washington Post, 11/29/21

DC chemist finds drug more potent than fentanyl that's on city streets now, WUSA9, 11/22/21

D.C. Extends Program Diverting Mental Health Calls From Police, CityLab, 11/12/21

Insurer will pay $95 million, ending years-long legal fight over nonprofit’s surplus funds, Washington Post, 11/04/21

 

MARYLAND:

Youth’s overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools, WTOP, 01/23/22

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates program creates overdose awareness sign, WDVM, 01/17/22

Demand for help to treat addiction in Maryland spikes amid COVID-19 pandemic, WBALTV, 12/28/21

Ideal Option fights fentanyl crisis in Frederick, WDVM, 12/23/21

Supporters of juvenile justice reform hopeful in Maryland, Manistee News Advocate, 12/21/21

Frederick County Mental Health Association sparks conversation around mental health, WDVM, 12/16/21

Maryland lawmakers to weigh decriminalizing needles and other drug paraphernalia, Baltimore Sun, 11/29/21

Fatal Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise In Maryland, Patch, 11/23/21

It's turning street drugs to 'poison', Baltimore Sun, 11/22/21

Rep. Trone Calls Flow of Opioids from Mexico to U.S. ‘Remarkably Worse’ Than Expected, My MCM, 11/21/21

Maryland substance abuse experts say more access to treatment and medications is essential to combatting opioid crisis, Baltimore Sun, 11/19/21

8 Charles Co. kids OK after eating edibles during recess, WTOP, 11/08/21

Righting a Wrong at #MACoCon: Leveraging Opioid Settlement Funds to Heal Maryland, Maryland Association of Counties, 11/02/21

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

‘Nothing about us without us’ : Pa. advocates address statewide challenges to recovery, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, 01/20/22

Pennsylvania struggles to get handle on drug crisis as overdose deaths soar, Morning Call, 11/28/21

Meet Delaware County’s first Health Director, Daily Times, 11/20/21

 

VIRGINIA:

As fatal drug overdoses continue to rise in Virginia, new record could be set this year, Virginia Mercury, 11/24/21

She lost her son to an overdose. Now, she's pushing for accountability, CBS6 Richmond, 11/23/21

Fairfax Co. drug overdose deaths track national trend, WTOP, 11/18/21

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Fentanyl overdose has become the leading cause of death in the nation for adults 18-45, WDVM, 12/21/21

Overdose deaths: Alarming report a call to action, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 11/29/21

John Palmer: Area could use a shrine for overdose victims, Herald-Dispatch, 11/24/21

West Virginia vaccination booster rate lowest in U.S.; fentanyl fatalities highest, WDVM, 11/18/21

Pandemic creates challenges in the fight against substance abuse, CBS13, 10/27/21

 

NATIONAL:

Uncertainty follows court’s rejection of Purdue opioids deal, WDVM 12/17/21

Nationwide spike in overdoses concerning officials ahead of holidays, WUSA9, 11/18/21

SAMHSA Extends the Methadone Take-Home Flexibility for One Year While Working Toward a Permanent Solution, SAMHSA 11/18/21

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say, Baltimore Sun, 11/17/21

Bloomberg pledges $120 million to curb drug overdose deaths, WTOP, 11/10/21

CDC creates educational campaigns aimed at preventing drug overdoses, WFXR Fox, 10/27/21

International Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Traffickers On The Darknet Results In 150 Arrests Worldwide And The Seizure Of Weapons, Drugs, RiverBend, 10/27/21

Mental Health Recap: 4 Must-Read Studies From September 2021, Everyday Health, 10/27/21

FBI, Partners Target Online Drug Markets, Clarksville Online, 10/26/21

Pediatricians Declare Kids’ Mental Health a National Emergency, Everyday Health, 10/26/21

Nearly 100 Civil Rights, Policy Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Biden’s Harmful Sentencing Proposal, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 10/22/21

 

RESEARCH:

Life Achievements Linked to Sustained Recovery in Nationally Representative Survey, NIAAA Spectrum, Volume 13 Issue 3, Fall 2021

As Male and Female Drinking Patterns Become More Similar, Adverse Alcohol Risks for Women Become More Apparent, NIAAA, Volume 13, Issue 3, Fall 2021

Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Motivations Among Young Adults During the Pandemic, NIAAA, Volume 13, Issue 3, Fall 2021