Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

BY ALISON KNOPF / JUNE 4, 2019 When people who are dependent on opioids are incarcerated and denied access, they go into withdrawal—an...

Appeals court’s smart move paves the way for opioid addiction treatment in prisons and jails

County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America’s Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called RCORP-Implementation (HRSA-19-082).

Successful RCORP-Implementation award recipients will receive up to $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand substance use disorder...

USDA Prioritizes Funding to Facilitate Safe Prescription Drug Disposal in Rural Communities

USDA is committed to being a strong partner to local leaders in combatting the opioid epidemic in rural America. Helping rural families find...

The Associated Press: Clinic 1st In Virginia To Treat Opioid-Addicted Moms-To-Be

A Charlottesville clinic has become the first in the state to offer a treatment program specifically for pregnant women trying to break opioid...

The Star Tribune: Opioid Epidemic Drives Thousands Of Minn. Kids Into Foster Care

The number of Minnesota children being removed from drug-addicted parents has reached crisis levels, flooding a state child welfare system that was already...

Substance Abuse Now Accounts For Nearly One Of Three Minnesota Children Being Removed From Their Homes

The flood of children entering the state’s care because of the opioid crisis is further straining a system already taxed. Meanwhile, a clinic...

CDC Estimates Nearly 2.4 Million Americans Living with Hepatitis C

New data highlight urgent need to diagnose and cure more Americans, and to address rising infections due to U.S. opioid crisis.

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