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Calling the BAT Mobile (Unit)

Calling the BAT Mobile (Unit)

Public health workers partner with law enforcement to combat drunk and drugged driving. By Rose Hoban For someone who’s had a few..

February 3, 2016 with 1 Comment
‘People Recover in Their Communities’

‘People Recover in Their Communities’

In the mountains of Western North Carolina, Richie Tannerhill is championing recovery from mental health and substance-use setbacks. By..

January 21, 2016
Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Months of work by a diverse group of experts is yielding ideas on how to improve state programs. By Rose Hoban A high-level panel of..

January 20, 2016
Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

Few Doctors Willing, Able to Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

There are new medications that help people addicted to opioids detox successfully, but only a fraction of people in North Carolina who need..

January 18, 2016
In Drug Epidemic, Resistance to Medication Costs Lives

In Drug Epidemic, Resistance to Medication Costs Lives

Doctors and brain researchers agree that medications such as buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the most effective anti-addiction..

January 12, 2016
State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

As more people use drug drop-off services at local law enforcement agencies and events such as Operation Medicine Drop, the price tag is..

December 30, 2015
Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper joined other attorneys general in urging Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and..

December 30, 2015
Advocates Reaffirm Opposition to Mental Health Bill

Advocates Reaffirm Opposition to Mental Health Bill

As the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” advances in the U.S. House of Representatives, members of the recovery-oriented..

November 30, 2015
State Advisory Committee Discusses Medicaid Transition, Expansion

State Advisory Committee Discusses Medicaid Transition, Expansion

Lawmakers might be gone from Raleigh, but discussions over what they did, and didn’t do, this session continue. The topic of Medicaid..

November 24, 2015
Proposed Cuts to Mental Health Services Rankle State Officials, Lawmakers, Advocates

Proposed Cuts to Mental Health Services Rankle State Officials, Lawmakers, Advocates

Kannapolis-based Cardinal Innovations has proposed changes to services provided for people with mental health issues and intellectual and..

November 17, 2015
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