Opioid Epidemic

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Attends Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis to Discuss Opioid Crisis

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — On Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson attended a roundtable discussion in the City of St. Louis to discuss the opioid crisis.  The roundtable sought to explore ways to reduce opioid deaths through increased access to treatment, recovery support services, and ways to ensure first responders are equipped to handle opioid incidents. “We … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Attends Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis to Discuss Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON | Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it’ll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON | First lady to take part in ‘town hall’ on opioids

WASHINGTON — Liberty University has announced that first lady Melania Trump will participate in a “town hall” discussion at Liberty University next week about the opioid epidemic. Also participating in the Nov. 28 event will be Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Dianna Hart, whose daughter Demi Lovato … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady to take part in ‘town hall’ on opioids

WASHINGTON | US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

WASHINGTON— The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it’s too soon to declare victory. “We are so far from the end of the epidemic, but we are perhaps, at the end of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off

Delaware News: Long Term Treatment Continues To Be Need In Delaware’s Struggle Against Opioid Crisis

DE – With opioid overdoses and deaths continuing to increase, Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday released the Delaware Department of Justice’s fourth annual report on the state’s efforts to combat the epidemic and made recommendations for next steps. “In the face of compelling evidence that the state’s opioid epidemic persists, the state has made … Continue reading Delaware News: Long Term Treatment Continues To Be Need In Delaware’s Struggle Against Opioid Crisis

Utah News: Attorney General, Sean D. Reyes, Brings State Opioid Solutions to the White House

Policymakers from 40 states and territories gather at the nation’s capitol to discuss best practices in fighting the opioids epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes was featured alongside federal leaders to sound an alarm and share tools for combating the opioid epidemic.  The conference was hosted by the White House … Continue reading Utah News: Attorney General, Sean D. Reyes, Brings State Opioid Solutions to the White House

Arizona News: Arizona Awarded $20 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona will receive over $20 million to continue the efforts to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic.  The funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is the first installment of a two-year grant for State Opioid Response (SOR).  AHCCCS, will … Continue reading Arizona News: Arizona Awarded $20 Million To Combat The Opioid Epidemic