Addiction treatment

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
October 25, 2017 - 6:14 pm
Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way. In some locations, people addicted to opioids are starting...
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First lady Melania Trump, left, participates in a roundtable discussion of Lily's Place in Huntington, W.Va., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. To Trump's right are Kellyanne Conway, special advisor to the president, and Lily's Place Executive Director Rebecca Crowder. Lily's Place is the nations first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction. (Chris Dorst /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. Mrs. Trump visited Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday. The nonprofit facility, the first of its kind in the nation, works with...
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Dr. George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in his office in Rockville, Md. Koob’s agency is releasing a novel online tool to help people get a better shot at high-quality care for alcohol problems _ directories of treatment providers paired with the questions to ask before signing up. (AP Photo/Lauran Neergaard)
October 03, 2017 - 5:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone calls come — from fellow scientists and desperate strangers — with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober? Tuesday, the government is releasing a novel online tool to help —...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened a meeting of the...
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August 30, 2017 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis and...
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August 24, 2017 - 8:23 am
TRUMP Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump can shift dramatically in tone from one speech to the next. Within a 24-hour span, Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which...
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FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 11:44 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a condition that came to light only after a series of mysterious interruptions in her courtroom. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability...
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FILE - In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Marilyn Monroe/American Press via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 11:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a condition that came to light only after a series of mysterious interruptions in her courtroom. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability...
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2014 file photo shows members of the Irish rock band U2, from left, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and The Edge at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clayton thanked his bandmates on Monday, June 26, 2017, for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. Clayton received an award Monday at a Manhattan theater from MusiCares, a foundation that helps musicians get treatment for addiction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. "We have a pact with each other," said...
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