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Delaware to begin spending first $700K raised by opioid fee, WDEL, December 30, 2020

Delawareans offered chance to order free Narcan by mailDelaware State News, December 12, 2020

Drugs involved in overdose deaths in Delaware 2019WDEL Newsradio, December 11, 2020



What To Expect From An Integrated Care Program, Aquila Recovery, January 4th, 2021

'It's a war zone' | DC's gun violence takes toll on locals' mental healthWUSA9, December 29, 2020

Despite efforts by Bowser and D.C. Council, opioid deaths hit record this yearWashington Post, December 5, 2020

Paraphernalia Decrim Advances in DC-Just Not for Drug SellersFilter, November 19, 2020

Council advances a public health approach to opioid crisis in D.C.The DC Line, November 17, 2020

Public Defenders In D.C. Say The U.S. Parole Commission Is Keeping Too Many People Jailed During The PandemicDCist, November 16, 2020

COVID-19 taking a toll on mental health of veteransWUSA9, November 11, 2020

DMV police are called on tens of thousands of mental health runs a year. Most don't get any training on how to handle it, WUSA9, November 11, 2020



Overdose deaths jump in Maryland, likely due to coronavirus pandemic, health officials sayBaltimore Sun, January 14, 2021

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Wave of Mental IllnessSouthern Maryland Chronicle, January 7, 2021

Howard County reports more than 40% increase in opioid-related deaths in 2020, Baltimore Sun, January 5, 2021

More HIV Testing and Overdose Training Units Hit the Road, POZ, January 5, 2021

St. Mary’s Health Department Announces Virtual Programs for the New Year, Southern Maryland Chronicle, January 5, 2021

Howard County opens new RV to provide harm reduction services, including HIV testing and Narcan trainingBaltimore Sun, December 30, 2020

UMD Researchers Providing Better Tools for Better ER Overdose OutcomesYahoo News, December 14, 2020

Opioid epidemic continues as pandemic cases rise; Frederick voices speak outFrederick News-Post, December 12, 2020

State of Addiction Special: What every family should know about opioids, WBALTV1, December 11, 2020

Carroll County sees decrease in overdoses, fatalities in November, Baltimore Sun, December 8, 2020

‘The scores are abysmal’: ACLU alleges failures in care at Baltimore jail led to 12 preventable deathsBaltimore Sun, December 2, 2020



How COVID-19 hollowed out a generation of young Black men, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, January 3, 2021

In the shadow of COVID-19, heroin and fentanyl continued to kill in 2020, Citizen's Voice, January 3, 2021

Pandemic doesn't stop Bucks woman's sobriety, Courier Times, January 1, 2021

Coping with loneliness, grief during a holiday pandemic, Daily American, December 30, 2020

Wolf Administration Highlights Resources for Pennsylvanians as Opioid Crisis Continues to Affect PennsylvaniaMyChesCo, December 9, 2020

‘The opioid crisis continues’ even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, state officials warnPennLive Patriot-News, December 8, 2020

Pennsylvania drug crisis gets worse during coronavirus pandemic; isolation ‘incredibly challenging’, Morning Call, December 8, 2020



Linn County's new marijuana diversion program becomes racial justice flashpoint, Gazette, January 5, 2021

William Beaver, groundbreaking painkiller researcher who drafted the initial rules for FDA clinical drug trials, dies of covid complications, Washington Post, December 31, 2020

Editorial: Rise in drug deaths sounds the alarm in VirginiaVirginia-Pilot, December 29, 2020

Northam announces new e-referral system to connect ‘vulnerable Virginians to health and social services’, Wavy, December 18, 2020

Drug overdose deaths in Virginia skyrocketed during the pandemic. It’s now the state’s worst year on record.Pilot Online, December 12, 2020

Parents turn to CBD to help kids deal with stress, anxiety from schoolWTKR3, December 12, 2020

New website to combat stigma of substance use disorderABC8News, December 11, 2020



Manchin, Capito announce $1.8 million for opioid misuse treatment, research in West Virginia, My Buchannon, January 3, 2021

A new clash over needle exchange program, Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 2, 2021

Addiction specialists: West Virginia should prepare for a post-pandemic 'wave' of people needing mental health, addiction services, WVNews, December 20, 2020

Road to Recovery: West Virginia team helps break the cycle of drug addictionNews5 WCYB, December 10, 2020

Telepsychiatry meetings likely to continue after pandemic ends, according to West Virginia University Medicine cliniciansWVNews, December 10, 2020

2 WV inmates dead of suspected overdose; 1 held less than a dayWTRF, December 8, 2020



Opioid Use Hits Construction Industry as Overdoses Soar, Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2021

The Pandemic Within the PandemicPsychology Today, January 3, 2021

The Justice Department accuses Walmart of fuelling the opioid crisis, The Economist, January 2, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic Put A Halt On Plans To Tackle America's Opioid Crisis, Delaware Public Media, December 31, 2020

Treatment for Opioid-Exposed Infants Varies Widely From Hospital to HospitalEverday Health, December 30, 2020



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

Recovery in Special Emphasis PopulationsAlcohol Research. 2020;40(3):05, Epub 2020 December 10

Sex and Gender Effects in Recovery From Alcohol Use DisorderAlcohol Research. 2020;40(3):03, Epub 2020 November 19

Development of a machine learning algorithm for early detection of opioid use disorderBritish Pharmacological Society, November 16, 2020