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An effort to train parents, drug-abuse counselors and others to administer an anti-overdose medication has drawn dozens of people in suburban New York.
With Obama's deadline for ending veteran homelessness fast approaching at the end of 2015, government and private advocates are gearing up for a series of "sprints" aimed at moving the balance of these Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.
Tamara Loyer battled homelessness, drug addiction and poor health for 30 years, always feeling like a woman trapped in a man's body.
On Wednesday, Johnson cut off his penis and jumped from a two-floor apartment building in California in a failed suicide attempt.
After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead.
Bernards Township's Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse will be hosting a variety of presentations over the next three months pertaining to the prevention of underage drinking and drug abuse, according to newjerseyhills.com .
The Surry County Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday recognized student efforts to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse.
"I've had several tragedies in my family. I lost my wife, partially to the use of drugs several years ago," said the Leominster state representative.
A Special Agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division, will be speaking to parents and students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the transition to heroin abuse, and the increasing concern about synthetic drug use at the Lopatcong PTA General Meeting.
U.S. Attorney David Hickton has announced plans to form a group to develop and find solutions to the opiate overdose epidemic we have seen in our area.
Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people in the state who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.
Doctors say the pain medication, which is often administered through a patch on the skin, is more potent than morphine and oxycodone and is prescribed for chronic, around-the-clock pain.
Dozens of middle and high school students from across the county heard personal stories about the dangers of substance abuse Wednesday at the second annual youth summit.
Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying.
The new Alice Cooper documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere today at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 in New York City.