drug addiction

Dr. Glenn Sterner
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John McDevitt
December 17, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A panel of experts on the opioid epidemic and substance abuse converged at Penn State Abington Tuesday, shining a light on the stigma some may face when trying to return to facets of normalcy. Read more here.
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Champagne
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Kim Glovas
December 09, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Some people are jumping on a growing trend of being “sober curious” — a trial run of what being alcohol-free would be like for them in social situations. But how do you navigate a cocktail-heavy holiday party with newfound sobriety? Read more here.
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Catholic church in Massachusetts
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses,...
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Lawrence Miller
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 28, 2019 - 4:43 pm
A Hatfield doctor entered a plea to charges that he was illegally prescribing opioids. Read more here.
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The JEVS team
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Andrew Kramer
September 30, 2019 - 4:30 am
Earlier in the year, JEVS Human Services was given a grant to start a new program that helps people recovering from opioid addiction find jobs.
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Justin Burks and Lacey Williams
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
A man and woman who were caught trading guns for meth will each spend at least the next decade in prison. Read more here.
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Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Officials say a recent drug bust in Chester County shows the current trend in street drugs, as Mexican cartels continue to funnel in deadly fentanyl and begin to push cheap and pure crystal meth. Read more here.
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 OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier.
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AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
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Bensalem police launch addiction treatment pilot program
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Jim Melwert
September 09, 2019 - 1:22 pm
It can take hours or even days for someone to go through an assessment and bed search to enter an addiction treatment program. To better support people dealing with addiction and get them the help they need quickly, Bensalem Township has launched a new pilot program that expedites the assessment...
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OxyContin
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation's deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to...
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