WASHINGTON — During a public White House ceremony, 49-year-old Neil Gorsuch is taking the second of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Anthony…
Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are offering proposals to expand access to drug treatment programs, but there has been an institutional reluctance to fund the kind of treatment that one former drug czar says is most effective. In the final story in her series “Hooked on Heroin,” WTOP’s Jamie Forzato looks ahead to this year’s legislative session and discusses what lawmakers are preparing to do.
When Ginny Lovitt found her brother had overdosed in 2013, there was nothing she could do “but call 911 and wait” while he died. Since then, she has made it her personal mission to teach anyone who will listen about a life-saving drug that can bring someone back from the brink of death. In the fourth story of her Hooked on Heroin series, WTOP’s Jamie Forzato examines naloxone, the efforts to put it in more hands and the obstacles that remain.
Don Wood and his wife helped their son Donnie go through two rounds of rehab. They let him move in with them; they kicked him out. They supported him financially; they gave him ultimatums. But when Donnie was 32, Don found his lifeless body on the bed. In the third story of her Hooked on Heroin series, WTOP’s Jamie Forzato explains how kids get addicted, how early the problem can start and what’s being done to combat the problem.
“Why pay $40 for an OxyContin pill when I can buy a $10 bag of heroin?” In the second part of her Hooked on Heroin series, WTOP’s Jamie Forzato explores the path from the over-prescription of opioid painkillers to heroin addiction, and what’s being done to change it.
In the first story in WTOP’s Hooked on Heroin series, Jamie Forzato explains why deaths from overdoses of heroin and other opioids are on a sharp rise in the D.C. area and nationwide, and illustrates the human toll.
A Woodbridge massage parlor employee was attacked after refusing a hug from a man who asked to use the restroom.
Advocates applaud Virginia’s decision to curb the opioid overdose crisis, but some urge the state to take additional steps to curb the state’s heroin crisis, which is expected to take a record number of lives in Virginia this year.
During the month of October, WTOP profiled the stories of eight Marine Corps Marathon runners. Find out how they finished.
Kareen Lawson, from Burke, will run the Marine Corps Marathon while pushing her 10-year-old special needs running buddy, Jeffrey. In this eighth installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, she shares why being his legs gives her purpose.
Lori Falcone’s life changed in an instant when she was injured in a crash. In this seventh installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, she shares the struggles of recovery and why she decided to run a marathon to raise money for military service members.
The Wall Street Journal reports the boards of the two companies are meeting Saturday to approve the transaction.
First-time marathoner Anna Bevill, 35, lost her brother in 2004 when he was killed by a sniper in Iraq. He was just 20 years old. In this sixth installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, she shares how a running community supports her in honoring her brother’s life.
Samaria Hunter, 47, is fighting for her life. Just days before the marathon kicks off, she will undergo her last radiation treatment for a brain tumor that was discovered just over a year ago. In this fifth installment of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, she shares how faith and family have supported her on this journey.
Ron Allison suffered from depression and emotional eating until he tipped the scale at 321 pounds. In this fourth installation of WTOP’s Marine Corps Marathon series, he shares how he dropped half his body weight and became a marathon runner.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.