Category: Addiction, Blog, State of Affairs

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Southeast Shares What’s Happening In Fight Against Addiction

July 14th, 2016

ONE YEAR LATER: Addiction Campuses Asks “Where Are They Now?” An Update on the Progress of the Southeastern States   (July 13, 2016) – Over a year ago, Addiction Campuses took to the streets to…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Mid-Atlantic Makes Strides In Combating Addiction

June 30th, 2016

ONE YEAR LATER: Addiction Campuses Asks “Where Are They Now?” An Update on the Progress of the Mid-Atlantic States   (June 30, 2016) – Over a year ago, Addiction Campuses took to the streets to…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: New England Battles Back In The Drug Epidemic

June 23rd, 2016
State of Affairs: New England

ONE YEAR LATER: Addiction Campuses Asks, “Where Are They Now?” An Update on the Progress in New England   (June 23, 2016) –  Over a year ago, Addiction Campuses took to the streets to bring…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: The United States One Year Later

June 16th, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2016) – When we started the State of Affairs column over a year ago, we saw a problem in the United States – silence. We saw embarrassment, shame, and a proactive…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: New CDC Guidelines Could Put Pressure on Oklahoma Doctors

March 17th, 2016

  OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – (March 17, 2016) – We’ve seen it a countless number of times. An innocent prescription turns deadly for 40 people every day in the United States. But in Oklahoma, which…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program Launched in North Dakota

March 10th, 2016

  BISMARCK, N.D. (March 10, 2016) – Home to the exact geographical center of North America, the state of North Dakota is also center to a new program aimed at giving more people access to…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Addiction to Opioids Reaches Full-Blown Epidemic in North Carolina

March 3rd, 2016
State Of Affairs North Carolina

Fatalities Due to Drug Abuse Hit Record Levels RALEIGH, N.C. (March 3, 2016) – Drug overdose took the lives of 1,358 people in the state of North Carolina during 2014 – more than the number…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: New Mexico Leads Nation in Alcohol-Related Deaths for Nearly 2 Decades

February 25th, 2016
New Mexico alcohol rates

SANTA FE, New Mexico – New Mexico has lead the nation every year since 1997 with the highest rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths. 12,268 cases of DWI went through its courts in 2014, and more…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: One in 4 Children on Nebraska Indian Reservation Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

February 18th, 2016

STATE OF AFFAIRS: One in 4 Children on Nebraska Indian Reservation Born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Four Stores Sell Nearly 4 Million Cans of Beer Annually   LINCOLN, Nebraska – According to a recent report,…

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President Obama Proposes $1.1B in New Funding to Address Prescription Opioid Epidemic

February 5th, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that opioids were involved in 28,648 deaths in 2014. According to the White House, between 2002-2013, the number of heroin-related deaths…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Minnesota Arrests in Connection with Overdose Deaths Increase

January 28th, 2016
Minnesota drug arrests

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Minnesota Authorities: Arrests in Connection with Overdose Deaths More Common Appeals Court Says DUI Warrant Can Now Test for Drugs PAUL, Minnesota – The Minnesota employment rate has started 2016 strong by…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Maine Passes $3.7 Million Addiction Bill

January 21st, 2016

Maine Passes $3.7 Million Addiction Bill Bipartisan Effort Grows to Fight Epidemic   AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul LePage wasted no time signing a bill unanimously passed by the state House and Senate Tuesday, in…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Iowa Sees 762 Drug Overdose ER Visits

December 31st, 2015

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Iowa Sees 762 Drug Overdose ER Visits 44 Deaths from Opioid Overdose   DES MOINES, Iowa – With the Iowa caucuses just weeks away, Presidential hopefuls are converging on the Hawkeye state…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Idaho Sees Movement in Fight Against Opioid Addiction

December 17th, 2015
Idaho Fights Against Opioid Addiction

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Idaho Sees Movement in Fight Against Opioid Addiction 16% of State’s High School Students Abuse Prescription Drugs   BOISE, Idaho – The Gem State in recent years has seen an increase in…

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Only 23 States Increased Mental Health Spending in 2015

December 10th, 2015

STATE OF AFFAIRS: Only 23 States Increased Mental Health Spending in 2015 Congress Slow to Act on Nation’s Epidemic   ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released its annual survey of…

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