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DELAWARE:

Advocates Call for More Mental Health Services as Suicide Prevention Month Begins, 47ABC, 09/01/21

As schools reopen, child psychiatrists expect to see a surge of kids who need help, Delaware Public Media, 08/30/21

Flags lowered to honor Delaware lives lost to the opioid crisis, WHYY, 08/27/21

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Amid increasing violence in DC, community groups working to stop it at the source, WUSA9, 09/06/21

DBH Releases Updated LIVE.LONG.DC. 2.0, the District’s Strategic Plan to Combat the District’s Opioid Epidemic, DC's Mayor's Office, 08/31/21

Mayor expected to announce executive emergency over 'dire' DC Medicaid situation, WTOP, 08/31/21

More cities adding mental health experts to 911 calls, Washington Times, 08/31/21

Some D.C. pharmacies will give out free Naloxone as part of a new pilot program, DCist, 08/30/21

D.C. struggled to provide continuous care for drug users in its criminal justice system, report finds, DCist, 08/25/21

 

MARYLAND:

Carroll County reports spike in suspected overdoses; 2021 fatal overdose total matches 2020′s, with three-plus months to go, Baltimore Sun, 09/13/21

Frederick goes purple to spread awareness about overdose, WDVM, 09/06/21

Dorchester Goes Purple to stop overdoses, Dorchester Star, 09/02/21

Going purple this month, Kent County News, 09/02/21

BRIDGES Coalition petitions for overdose prevention sites in Maryland, Baltimore Fishbowl, 09/01/21

Gather in compassion to support our loved ones who use drugs | COMMENTARY, Baltimore Sun, 08/27/21

After a Record Number of Fatal Overdoses in 2020, State and County Officials Plan Town Halls in Hardest-Hit Communities, Maryland Matters, 08/19/21

Living Through Loss is a program in Frederick Maryland that helps parents who lost children to overdose, WDVM, 08/19/21

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Hold consulting firm accountable for role in Pa.'s opioid epidemic, GoErie, 09/27/21

After emotional wave of COVID, Philadelphia needs to talk about trauma, Metro Philly, 09/19/21

Wolf tours Kensington, calls for renewed focus on opioids, Metro Philly, 09/16/21

Wolf administration ordered to reveal details of cannabis use as drug addiction treatment, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 09/14/21

Afghanistan veteran overdoses days after fall of Kabul, Daily Times, 09/05/21

Filmmaker highlights language barriers fueling overdose crisis in Philly’s Black communities, Metro Philly, 09/01/21

The growing opioid epidemic, WHYY, 09/01/21

Mayor fights rising fentanyl deaths in Pittsburgh by allowing test strips, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/31/21

Pa.'s opioid disaster declaration has ended despite pleas to the Republican-controlled state legislature, NorthcentralPA.com, 08/31/21

UPMC doctors demonstrate ‘antidote’ to opioid overdoses. It ‘can be the difference between life and death.’, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/31/21

As Pa. schools struggle with student mental health needs, lawmakers look to remove barriers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/30/21

Montco to distribute kits with free opioid overdose reversal drug, Patch, 08/30/21

After losing a son, they’re helping people in addiction — and calling for treatment reforms, Philadelphia Inquirer, 08/17/21

Breaking the silence on the overdose crisis in Philadelphia’s Black communities, Metro, 08/15/21

The drug battle: FBI, county officials discuss hopes of combating opioid use through improved education, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/05/21

Pa. patients swear by cannabis as a tool to fight opioid addiction. The research still isn’t there., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/05/21

Elected leaders vow to fight mounting fentanyl deaths in Pittsburgh region, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/01/21

 

VIRGINIA:

City warns of fentanyl-laced cocaine, Alexandria Times, 09/23/21

'No substance is safe' | Batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl leads to multiple overdoses in Virginia, WUSA9, 09/22/21

Emergency MAT kits are key part of this Virginia medication-assisted treatment program, Corrections, 09/21/21

Doctor Licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia Charged With Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances, US DOJ, 09/17/21

Just say ‘I need help’: VB police, commonwealth’s attorney launch program to help those with addiction, 10WAVY, 09/09/21

Counties and States Embrace Fentanyl Test Strips in Battle Against Opioids, Route Fifty, 09/02/21

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Deep brain stimulation may ease opioid addiction when other treatments fail, NBC News, 09/29/21

Mother who is RN turns an overdose tragedy into mission of hope, WCHS8, 09/27/21

Equipment donation offers non-opioid pain relief for WVU Cancer Institute patients, WVU Medicine, 09/24/21

Susan Bissett: Overdose crisis is still with us (Opinion), Charleston Gazette-Mail, 09/24/21

Addressing the Intertwined Opioid, HIV, and HCV Crises: Q&A With Rick Altice, Yale, 09/16/21

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

 

NATIONAL:

Methamphetamine Deaths, Use Increased From 2015 to 2019, HealthDay, 09/28/21

SAMHSA’s Commitment to Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA Blog, 09/28/21

The Pain Wouldn’t Stop — Because Her Medication Had Been Stolen, New York Times, 09/18/21

The Black Community Is Seeing a Rise in Opioid Overdose Deaths: What Can Be Done, healthline, 09/14/21

 

RESEARCH:

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