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DELAWARE:

ChristianaCare study shows spike in alcohol withdrawal during COVID lockdownsDelaware Public Media, March 3, 2021

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During PandemicDelaware Public Media, March 3, 2021

‘To help them see another sunrise’Cape Gazette, March 2, 2021

Delaware is training its Medicaid providers to prescribe medication for opioid abuseDelaware Public Media, March 1, 2021

Several Pennsylvania organizations to participate in Problem Gambling Awareness Month, TribLive, February 28, 2021

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Southern Maryland News Net, February 25, 2021

As Addiction Deaths Surge, Profit-Driven Rehab Industry Faces 'Severe Ethical Crisis'Delaware Public Media, February 15, 2021

Overdose prevention needs more focus on mental-health careCoastal Point, February 11, 2021

Delaware joins states’ call for FDA to ban menthol cigarettesCape Gazette, February 3, 2021

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

Recovery Centers of America Launches New Specialized Addiction Program for LGBTQIA+ Population in Washington DC/Maryland/VirginiaInside NOVA, March 4, 2021

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Southern Maryland News Net, February 25, 2021

 

MARYLAND:

Experts warn people about new drug in Carroll County, WDVM, March 26, 2021

‘It’s really been a tough time’: In Carroll County, a pandemic and an epidemic converge with recent spike in overdoses, Carroll County Times, March 22, 2021

State leaders virtually held the annual Substance Use Disorder Best Practices ConferenceBWDVM, March 16, 2021

Latinos grapple with opioid overdose rise as pandemic triggers surge in U.S. useNBC News, March 15, 2021

The status quo is failing usDaily Record, March 12, 2021

Health department encourages safe removal of unused opioidsGarrett County Republican, March 11, 2021

‘Attached at the hip’: Loyola Maryland’s Therien sisters proud of basketball bond, famous father’s recoveryBaltimore Sun, March 5, 2021

The Opioid Crisis (Part 2): A Success StoryBay Net, March 5, 2021

Hagerstown mayor, Emily Keller, wants city youth to be aware of drug and alcohol abuse dangersWDMV, March 4, 2021

Protecting those being treated for addictionMaryland Daily Record, March 4, 2021

Recovery Centers of America Launches New Specialized Addiction Program for LGBTQIA+ Population in Washington DC/Maryland/VirginiaInside NOVA, March 4, 2021

Free virtual substance use resource fairsKent-County News, March 3, 2021

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Southern Maryland News Net, February 25, 2021

Overdose-Related Deaths Increase Amid Covid-19 PandemicU.S. News & World Report, February 17, 2021

Md. Bill Enhances TelecounselingWGMDRadio, February 17, 2021

Jessie Dunleavy: To cut overdose deaths, Maryland must move toward regulated use sites | COMMENTARYCapital Gazette, February 9, 2021

Sheriff’s Office report shows steep increase in overdose deaths in Carroll County last monthBaltimore Sun, February 5, 2021

Two Physicians at Denton Clinic No Longer Able to Prescribe Controlled SubstancesWGMD Radio, February 5, 2021

Havre de Grace institutes six-month moratorium on new pain management clinics in cityBaltimore Sun, February 4, 2021

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

As overdose deaths rise, federal aid targets expansion of access to drug treatment and medicationsPittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 14, 2021

Dauphin County coroner’s report shows overdose deaths, homicides increase in 2020, ABC27 News, March 11, 2021

Marijuana Farming Proposed for PennsylvaniaLancaster Farming, March 5, 2021

In curtailing overprescribing, Pennsylvania’s drug monitoring program is a limited tool in opioid epidemicPublicSource, March 4, 2021

How the first lockdown saw more opioid-related overdoses among Black PhiladelphiansWHYY PBS, March 3, 2021

Editorial: As drug deaths surge, Pennsylvania must renew its heroin, opioid overdose fightGoErie, March 3, 2021

Addiction To Smartphones Will Result In Poor Sleep, New Study SaysPatch, March 2, 2021

Financial incentives improve hospital care for patients with opioid addictions, Penn study findsPhilly Voice, March 1, 2021

Pennsylvania lawmakers press drug and alcohol programs secretary on marijuana legalization proposalCenter Square, March 1, 2021

Ashley, the face of PA's latest crisis: Overdose deaths are spiking in pandemicYork Daily Record, February 23, 2021

With The Kensington Project, Group Of Delaware County Mothers Making It Their Mission To Help Fight Opioid Epidemic3CBS Philly, February 14, 2021

In Philadelphia, an Animal Tranquilizer Is Driving Deadly Rise in Opioid ODsHealthDay, February 3, 2021

 

VIRGINIA:

Fisher: Suboxone: Doctors as Drug DealersRoanoke Times, March 4, 2021

Recovery Centers of America Launches New Specialized Addiction Program for LGBTQIA+ Population in Washington DC/Maryland/VirginiaInside NOVA, March 4, 2021

Spurred by opioid-related overdoses, Danville, Caswell County probe nets arrests, gunsDanville Register & Bee, March 2, 2021

Nonprofit opens 8th recovery home as overdoses riseWashington Post, February 28, 2021

Mount Jackson couple sentenced in fatal drug overdose caseNorthern Virginia Daily, February 9, 2021

Virginia to see $13.6 million from nationwide settlement of opioid crisis lawsuitRichmond Times-Dispatch, February 5, 2021

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

W.Va. receives $12.4M for substance abuse, mental healthAPNews, March 16, 2021

America's forgotten crisisExponent Telegram, March 8, 2021

Headlining authors announced for WV Book FestivalWOWKTV 13 News, March 5, 2021

West Virginia Governor Says He’s ‘Weakening’ On Legalizing MarijuanaWOWKTV 13 News, March 3, 2021

DEA report says opioid threat still at ‘epidemic levels,’ stimulant reach is getting worseWOWTV 13 News, March 2, 2021

W.Va. Senate rejects amendment for TANF drug testing billHerald Dispatch, March 2, 2021

West Virginia Game Changer looks to bring substance use prevention to students through new partnershipWVNews, February 16, 2021

W.Va. Senators announce $5.9 million for mental health and substance abuse servicesWBOY, February 4, 2021

 

NATIONAL:

Hospital Emergency Rooms Struggle With Overdose Spike During PandemicCapradio, March 12, 2021

House Panel Questions Opioid Companies on Using Tax BreakWashington Post, March 5, 2021

81,230 overdoses set record for such deaths in a 12-month period, CDC saysWashington Post, January 25, 2021

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

 

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