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DELAWARE:

Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement, AP, 07/21/21

Delaware Proclaims New Remembrance Day: International Overdose Awareness Day, Real Leaders, 07/21/21

First State lawmakers approve boosting mental health resources in schools, Delaware Public Media, 07/05/21

Party drugs are being increasingly laced with fentanyl, Delaware Public Media, 07/05/21

Federal legislation can help Delaware navigate the intersection of COVID, opioid crises, Delaware Online, 07/02/21

Delaware lawmakers allocate $63M for non-profits, community services, WDEL, 06/30/21

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Overdose Deaths In Virginia And D.C. Were Up More Than 40% In 2020, WAMU88.5, 07/13/21

In the pandemic's shadow, the opioid overdose epidemic in Washington rages on, CBC, 07/02/21

Future Leaders: How DC college student is using mental health struggles to uplift others, ABC7 News, 06/29/21

District leaders roll out 'My Recovery DC' campaign to fight opioid abuse, WUSA9, 06/15/21

As Overdose Deaths Surge, People Recovering From Addiction Reflect on Pandemic Challenges, NBC4 Washington, 06/09/21

Carroll County reports 34 overdoses, 4 deaths in May with number of victims in decline over past three months, Baltimore Sun, 06/08/21

D.C. Council Rejects New Public School Policy Mandating Marijuana Testing For Contractors And Volunteers, DCist, 06/04/21

DC Health Launches MyRecoveryDC to Raise Awareness of Addiction Treatment Services and Share Inspiring Stories from Recovering DC Residents, BollyInside, 06/03/21

 

MARYLAND:

Fatal opioid overdose numbers decline in county, Garrett County Republican, 07/27/21

Furry four-legged officers trained to sniff out ‘prison moonshine’, Washington Post, 07/25/21

Frosh: Opioid settlement could bring $485M to Maryland, AP, 07/21/21

Lt. Governor Rutherford Announces $5.5 Million in Competitive Grants as Part of Maryland Stop Overdose StrategySouthern Maryland Chronicle, 07/22/21

This Is Where Maryland Ranks in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020Miami County Republic, 07/22/21

Westminster Boys & Girls Club receiving state grant to educate at-risk youth about dangers of opioids, substance abuseBaltimore Sun, 07/22/21

Eastern Shore to receive 80,000 to fight overdoses47ABC, 7/21/21

Proposed opioid settlement could bring Maryland $485 million, Attorney General Brian Frosh saysBaltimore Sun, 07/21/21

Fentanyl driving rise in Montgomery County overdose deaths, Bethesda Magazine, 07/01/21

Acting director takes over as head of state's Opioid Command Center, Patch, 06/24/21

Feds warn of trend in overdose deaths tied to counterfeit pills, NBC4 Washington, 06/24/21

Lt. Governor Rutherford announces launch of statewide Maryland Stop Overdose Strategy, BayNet, 06/24/21

Maryland will pivot opioid strategy as deaths continue to climb, Delmarva Now, 06/24/21

Garrett issues second overdose alert this month, Cumberland Times-News, 06/30/21

Operation Save-A-Live aims to increase Narcan availability in businesses, The Dispatch, 06/30/21

Montgomery County Department of Police: Spike in fentanyl overdoses in Montgomery County raises concern with police, The Patch, 06/29/21

Opioid crisis as a national disaster. How serious is it?, Southern Maryland Chronicle, 06/29/21

As coronavirus pandemic winds down, demand for psychiatric beds in Maryland remains stubbornly high, Baltimore Sun, 06/11/21

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Philadelphia files suit over national opioid settlement, AP, 07/22/21

AG Shapiro announces expansion of addiction treatment initiative, CBS21, 07/01/21

The surge in deaths from opioid overdose during pandemics reinforces the need for a holistic approach to public health issues, opinion, Pennsylvania News Today, 06/15/21

Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, data from Pennsylvania show, News-PressNow, 06/14/21

With new guidelines for emergency response, how will Pa. lawmakers address the opioid crisis?, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, 05/23/21

Changing how police respond to mental health calls | Morning Newsletter, Philadelphia Inquirer, 05/04/21

Rehab vs. jail: Saves money and lives, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05/03/21

Solving our mental health crisis will take bold, innovative ideas, Daily Item, 05/01/21

Addiction treatment providers in Pa. face little state scrutiny despite harm to clients, Kaiser Health News, 04/30/21

Changing what it means to be a 'strong farmer' by prioritizing mental health, Allegheny Front, 04/30/21

 

VIRGINIA:

Virginia could see up to $530M under opioid settlement, AP, 07/21/21

Shenandoah Valley sees spike in drug addiction, WHSV3, July 15, 2021

Virginia will expand mental health coverage under Medicaid, Virginia Mercury, 07/02/21

Fentanyl has been linked to 2 overdose deaths in Virginia. Now, police are investigating, WUSA9, 06/30/21

Amid a push to end mental health hospitalizations, Virginia is still funding more beds, Fauquier Times, 06/28/21

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Opioid-ravaged West Virginia looks to $26B deal for help, AP, 07/22/21

Biden to pick former West Virginia health official as nation’s drug czar, Washington Post, 07/13/21

Behavioral health training aims to bridge gaps in state mental health care, Parthenon, 07/01/21

Economist Says Huntington, West Virginia Opioid Response Will Cost $2.5 billion, Insurance Journal, 07/02/21

HIV SOS: Action sought for spike in cases in West Virginia, 12WBOY, 06/27/21

Huntington’s COMPASS Program for First-Responders Prioritizes Wellness, Mental Health, WV Public Broadcasting, 06/28/21

Needle exchange law in West Virginia halted amid lawsuit, KSAT, 06/28/21

 

NATIONAL:

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans, AP, 07/23/21

Overdose Deaths In State Prisons Have Jumped Dramatically Since 2001, NPR, 07/15/21

Are Methadone vans the answer to treating heroin addiction?, 12CBSNews, 06/28/21

Helping Drug Users Survive, Not Abstain: ‘Harm Reduction’ Gains Federal Support, New York Times, 06/27/21

Overdose Deaths Rose During The War On Drugs, But Efforts To Reduce Them Face Backlash, NPR, 06/19/21

DEA Red Ribbon Week Patch Program, DEA, 06/14/21

NIH-funded study tests “one-stop” mobile clinics to deliver HIV, substance use care, NIH, 06/09/21

 

RESEARCH:

Substitution treatment for opioid dependence with slow-release oral morphine: Retention rate, health status, and substance use after switching to morphineJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Volume 127, 2021, 108350

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mutual Help Group Participation for Substance Use ProblemsAlcohol Research. 2021;41(1):03, Epub 2021 March 11

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatmentNIH, January 11, 2021