Regional News

Recent news articles from Region III

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DELAWARE:

States Seek $26.4 Billion From Drug Companies in Opioid Litigation, Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2020

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Many D.C. drug users not receiving consistent treatment after arrests, audit shows, Washington Post, August 25, 2020

Rise in fatal drug overdoses in D.C. region likely tied to pandemic, officials say, Washington Post, August 21, 2020

Ron Clark helped many break the bonds of addiction. He understood drugs were only part of the problem., Washington Post, August 20, 2020

 

MARYLAND:

On overdose awareness day, Annapolis opioid deaths will soon top 2019 totalBaltimore Sun, August 31, 2020

American Medical Association calls for Maryland and other states to act on increase in opioid overdosesBaltimore Sun, August 21, 2020

Bowie resident, other Maryland grads launch Tetragram app to journal the chemical composition of medical cannabisBaltimore Sun, August 20, 2020

The POI Institute in Lutherville-Timonium says "We're Open Baltimore!"ABC2 WMAR Baltimore, August 19, 2020

Maryland-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Offering Scholarship For African Americans Struggling With AddictionWJZ13 CBS Baltimore, August 18, 2020

Wicomico sees concerning uptick in opioid cases, Salisbury Independent, August 16, 2020

Hood College students win public service announcement to educate community about the opioid epidemic, Local DMV, August 16, 2020

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Naloxone available through direct mail optionsNortherncentralPA.com, August 21, 2020

COVID-19 reshaping opioid addiction treatmentCourier Times, August 18, 2020

Five Erie County Programs Win National AwardsErie News NOW, August 18, 2020

Inside some Pennsylvania rehabs, ‘it’s like COVID doesn’t exist’ NorthcentralPA.com, August 17, 2020

 

VIRGINIA:

Warren Coalition to use $1M grant for addiction treatment programsNorthern Virginia Daily, August 18, 2020

Free lock boxes, ‘drug-deactivation bags’ at Loudoun Co. Giant pharmacies to combat opioid abuseWTOP, August 17, 2020

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

W.Va. attorney general files two more suits against opioid distributorsHerald-Dispatch, August 21, 2020

Courts, Recovery and Bluegrass In A PandemicWV Public Broadcasting, August 21, 2020

Patients battling opioid addiction in central Appalachia face issues accessing drug treatmentMedical X press, August 21, 2020

Gazette-Mail editorial: A painful reminder of drug crisis' pervasivenessWV Gazette-Mail, August 20, 2020

Opinion: COVID-19 pandemic despair fuels opioid epidemicDetroit News, August 19, 2020

Salena Zito column: The epidemic raging within the pandemic: opioid addictionRichmond Times-Dispatch, August 18, 2020

New Martinsville Spero Health Clinic Brings Addiction Treatment Services with Telehealth VisitsOA online, August 17, 2020

 

NATIONAL:

Teens are having unprotected sex, driving drunk and vaping among other risky behaviors, CDC saysRichmond Times-Dispatch, August 21, 2020

Prescription rule changes during pandemic lead to concerns about opioid abuse, fraudFox13 Memphis, August 17, 2020

 

RESEARCH:

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Girls and WomenAlcohol Research. 2020;40(2):07, Epub 2020 August 13

The Role of Stress, Trauma, and Negative Affect in Alcohol Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorder in WomenAlcohol Rsearch, August 20, 2020

Sleep and Alcohol Use in WomenAlcohol Res. 2020;40(2):13, Epub 2020 July 16