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Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

MADD leadership and volunteers gathered at the legislature to push for a law requiring ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk..

July 1, 2015 with 0 Comments
Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

By Rose Hoban More than 4,000 people who are working to recovery from substance abuse disorders will have some extra help, thanks to a $7.8..

June 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

North Carolina’s injury rate has fallen, with overdose deaths leading the drop. By Rose Hoban North Carolina is one of only nine states..

June 18, 2015
A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

The Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference was held in Asheville last week, convening advocates working along the front lines..

June 17, 2015
Good Samaritan Update On Its Way to McCrory

Good Samaritan Update On Its Way to McCrory

Gov. McCrory could soon sign a bill that makes changes to North Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law – changes supporters hope will save..

June 11, 2015
Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Lawmakers contemplate loosening some of North Carolina’s gun laws, even as public health experts are seeking ways to reduce gun..

June 9, 2015
Eugenics Compensation Amendment Continues to Leave Some Victims Out

Eugenics Compensation Amendment Continues to Leave Some Victims Out

An amendment to the House budget would speed compensation to eugenics victims. Nonetheless, some victims have been left out in the cold. By..

May 29, 2015
Group Home Money Allegedly Hidden in House Budget

Group Home Money Allegedly Hidden in House Budget

Group home providers are being told there’s money to support their residents with mental health disabilities, but the fix..

May 27, 2015
The Path to Katahdin: Championing Recovery-based Care

The Path to Katahdin: Championing Recovery-based Care

A hiker takes a break in Waynesville to speak out for recovery-based behavioral health care. By Taylor Sisk Phil Valentine is hiking home...

May 26, 2015
Keeping the Mentally Ill Out of Hospitals

Keeping the Mentally Ill Out of Hospitals

  By Christine Vestal Stateline It is a busy Friday afternoon. Staff members check in guests at the front desk. Other employees lead..

May 25, 2015
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