Addiction treatment

In this April, 11, 2018, photo, Dr. Deborah Richter, a family medicine and addiction treatment doctor, talks with a reporter at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It’s a rare instance in which Trump is building on Obama administration policies, and where fractious Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together. Richter, says medications have helped her patients, especially when combined with counseling. “People got back to what they were before the addiction seized them,” she said. As a doctor, “it was on a personal level so rewarding to save other mothers’ children.” (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
April 16, 2018 - 6:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It's a rare instance in which Trump isn't trying roll back Obama administration...
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FILE - This booking file photo provided Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by the San Francisco Police Department, shows Aldon Smith. Authorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail. Online records show the 28-year-old Smith is being held Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco County Jail on $500,000 bond. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say Aldon Smith is being transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center as he awaits his next court date. The former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers linebacker was booked into jail a week ago for violating a condition of his electric monitoring...
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April 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An expanded program to treat prisoners for opioid addiction helped lower the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island in 2017 after years of steady increases, state health officials said. The roughly 4 percent decrease in accidental overdose deaths...
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In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, photo, registered dietician Tracey Burg, the head chef of The Teaching Kitchen, left, and Felicha Young prepare a meal during a "Cooking for Recovery" class at the Boston Medical Center in Boston. The hospital offers the class to patients in recovery, including Young, as part of a growing trend toward taking a more comprehensive approach to treating addiction. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 01, 2018 - 8:54 am
BOSTON (AP) — At Boston Medical Center, patients recovering from addiction are getting healthier one slab, stick and cube at a time. For years, the hospital has offered cooking classes tailored to specific medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and it runs a food pantry for low-...
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In this video grab provided by APA TV - Azerbaijan's television, firefighters work at the scene of a fire at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, March 2, 2018. Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 24 people have been killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation clinic in the capital Friday morning. (APA TV via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 7:45 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 25 people have been killed in a fire at a residential drug treatment center in the country's capital. Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the fire broke out at 6 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Friday in Baku and took...
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A week old baby lies in one of the ICU bays at one of the Norton Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care units Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. This particular NICU, is dedicated to newborns of opioid addicted mothers, that are suffering with newborn abstinence syndrome, is kept dark and quiet due to increased production of neurotransmitters in newborns of addicted mothers, which can disrupt the nervous system and overstimulate bodily functions. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her...
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February 13, 2018 - 6:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia, which has the nation's highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs, will now offer Medicaid coverage to treat those babies. The Department of Health and Human Resources says in a news release that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman listens to a guide at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea. Police say Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, for a traffic violation. Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed. Rodman was released from custody Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:42 pm
The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest. Rodman's longtime agent Darren Prince told The Associated Press that Rodman checked into Turning Point Rehabilitation Center in Patterson, New Jersey, on...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:42 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Dec. 18 The Charlotte Observer on if the Carolina Panthers' owner would sell the team to someone who would move it out of Charlotte: Should Carolina Panthers fans worry that owner Jerry Richardson might sell the team to someone who would move it...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, photo, Richard Rivera lies in his Saint Anthony Hospital bed a few days after arriving sick from heroin withdrawal in Chicago. His public health insurance would cover three days in the hospital's new medical detox unit. Hours later, just moments from going to a sober-living facility, Rivera complained of chest pains that took him away from the watchful eye of the medical detox staff. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 04, 2017 - 1:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility. As his addiction counselor, DeValle Williams, kept a silent...
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