addiction

Michael Flick has stepped down as principal of Great Valley High School.
Great Valley High School
Dan Wing
October 31, 2018 - 6:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The principal of a Chester County high school has resigned after being arrested on theft and drug possession charges. A letter sent to parents on Tuesday announced that Great Valley High School Principal Michael Flick had officially stepped down. Authorities...
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Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's Behavioral Health Department sponsored a special training this week for addiction counselors to address a startling finding about people in its treatment network. The city discovered that 85 percent of the people in its system being treated for...
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Technology can be used as a tool to help fight opioid abuse.
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Ian Bush
October 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the fight against opioid abuse, health providers are increasingly looking to technology to help prevent addiction and improve treatment. One promising effort involves house calls by video in rural areas, where overdose deaths are rising and it's harder to find a...
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There is an opioid epidemic in this country.
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October 17, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ Most of us are acutely aware that there is an opioid epidemic in this country. Sadly, the issue has impacted virtually every family in one form or another and it only...
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Delco addiction summit
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Jim Melwert
October 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ASTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Officials in Delaware County have gathered for a summit on dealing with addiction or mental health issues before they end up in criminal court. The summit was hosted by the Delaware County Board of Judges. Among the speakers was Norristown State Hospital CEO Edna...
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Demi Lovato
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July 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- "We just need to get somebody out here." Audio of the 911 call for singer Demi Lovato underscores the seriousness of the star's recent medical emergency. A source close to Lovato's family told CNN the singer was hospitalized Tuesday as the result of an apparent...
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Access Point is a round-the-clock facility that allows families to bring their loved ones in for treatment the minute they say they're ready. A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the facility.
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Cherri Gregg
July 11, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia partnered to open a new 24/7 recovery center that will provide individuals battling addiction immediate access to treatment. Located at Fourth and Spring Garden streets, Access Point is a round-the-clock facility that allows families to bring...
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Judge Steven O’Neill said putting someone with opioid addiction behind bars may offer short-term safety to the community, but the person will not get the treatment they need.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Attendees at a conference in Montgomery County on battling opioid addiction heard from people making a difference on the front lines, including some who hope that there might be progress in the fight. Leaders from health care, law enforcement and the...
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Mark Abrams
June 06, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mental health care treatment program for military vets is being launched in Philadelphia. Headstrong was founded six years ago by three combat veterans who wanted to get help for those who served in the military post-9/11 who were struggling with post-traumatic...
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Kim Glovas
May 19, 2018 - 12:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The heroin overdose epidemic is being confronted head on by a thrift shop in Bucks County, and the grand opening is Saturday. It's called Hope ReStored, and it's operated by the non-profit Hope Against Heroin. Founder Kim Hogan says proceeds from the shop on West...
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