addiction

Wendy Williams
The Wendy Williams Show
March 19, 2019 - 1:05 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — Wendy Williams got incredibly candid during her show Tuesday about her struggle with addiction. The host of "The Wendy Williams Show" told viewers she is living in a sober house and talked about her past struggles with cocaine. "I have been living in a sober house," she said...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
WARMINSTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A hockey shootout and free ice skating fundraiser Saturday, in Warminster, looks to bring attention to the opioid epidemic. Money raised at the shootout will help people who are just getting started on their path to sobriety. Maggie Hunt from Retreat Addiction...
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Camden County jail warden Karen Taylor.
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Paul Kurtz
February 27, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County jail is expanding what appears to be a successful treatment program for inmates who enter the prison addicted to drugs or alcohol. The jail is using a $200,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Corrections to offer inmates medication-assisted...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that alcoholism can run in families. Although alcohol abuse can be influenced by the so-called social determinants of health, there is a...
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Dreamstime
January 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Having a pet is seen is a source of comfort and relaxation for many. There is no doubt that the companionship of a pet is helpful from a health standpoint...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
January 28, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Philadelphia continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, the behavioral health department has announced it will make medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, available to everyone who enters residential treatment. There is no cure for opioid addiction, but there...
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Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. 
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Funders and officials of Project HOME gathered in Kensington Tuesday for what was supposed to be the start of construction on the long-planned and desperately needed housing for people recovering from addiction. There was just one glitch: the government shutdown. The...
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Steve Tawa
January 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Gov. Tom Wolf is beginning his second term, agencies that are a part of his Opioid Operational Command Center are highlighting its efforts on three fronts: prevention, rescue and treatment. The Wolf administration intends to address the opioid crisis at its...
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United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses an audience during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Steven Senne/AP Photo, File
December 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Many people who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction become anxious this time of year, because temptation can be found at almost every social event. Naomi Marmorstein, a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University-Camden, says she has three suggestions for...
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