West Virginia saw some of the highest rates of death due to drug overdose in 2017 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said in a statement.
The new drug and alcohol treatment facility at Avery Road in Rockville, Maryland, will have 64 beds and outpatient services. It is expected to open in early 2020.
“It was helping him to relax and overcome environmental distress,” Sharma said, adding that the dependency “led to preoccupation with show series, loss of control and psychological withdrawal in [the] form of irritation, if [he was] not allowed to watch.”
The governor, who is a pediatric neurologist, said the commission will review the state’s current approach at curbing opioid abuse and offer feedback on ways to improve.
A moving and storage company has launched an awareness campaign aimed at curbing your shopping addiction ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Get tips for how to not go overboard.
The in-depth conversation explored ways in which federal policy makers, local law enforcement officials, addiction specialists and other experts can work in tandem to respond to the problem and help stem the tide of devastation.
The opioid crisis continues its death march across the country and in the D.C. area. In one week in December, five people died in Fairfax County from opioids. Find out what the county is doing to fight back.
Fairfax County police are warning veterinarians to be on the lookout for cases of vet shopping — a practice in which people use their pets to feed their own addictions.
The Chair of the Virginia State Board of Corrections says that the state cannot arrest its way out of the opioid epidemic and that it’s time to start treating addiction like any other medical issue.
“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” says Beth Kane-Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Heroin-related deaths tripled from 2011 to 2015, rising from 247 to 748. Maryland’s death rate from drug overdoses is the fifth-worst in the country, and it’s only likely to get worse, experts say.
There is no such thing as a sure bet, but experts expect to see an increase in problem gambling with Thursday’s opening of the MGM National Harbor Casino and Resort.
Hundreds of advocates and supporters gathered on the National Mall to demand the federal government do more to end widespread addiction to opioids and the overdose deaths related to prescription and illegal opioids.
Samuel L. Jackson, was once a struggling actor addicted to booze and drugs — and he credits his loved ones with turning his life around.
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