October 26, 2017

“Hope dealers”: West Virginia women offer help to opioid addicts

Source: CBS News Our continuing series, A More Perfect Union, aims to show that what unites us as Americans is stronger than what divides us. President Trump is expected to declare a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic Thursday, but four women in West Virginia have already made it their first priority. They live […]

October 26, 2017

Trump to declare opioid crisis a public health emergency

Source: CBS News President Donald Trump plans to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday afternoon at the White House and call for all federal agencies to authorize emergency measures to reduce a crisis that claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016.  The move stops short of what Trump initially promised to […]

October 26, 2017

Major Trump speech on opioid crisis may prove controversial

Source: CBS News WASHINGTON — President Trump is poised to deliver a major speech Thursday on fighting the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history. “We’re going to have a big meeting on opioids tomorrow,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he left the White House Wednesday en route to Texas. He said his […]

October 26, 2017

Trump vows to 'liberate' Americans from 'scourge of drug addiction'

Source: Politico President Donald Trump arrives in the East Room of the White House to deliver remarks on combating the opioid crisis Thursday. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images But critics say his words won’t mean much without the money to back them up. By BRIANNA EHLEY and SARAH KARLIN-SMITH Thu Oct 26 18:05:31 EDT 2017 President […]

October 26, 2017

Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

Source: NPR Julie Eldred is back at home in Massachusetts now. But she was sentenced to a treatment program for opioid addiction as part of a probation agreement, then sent to jail when she relapsed. Some addiction specialists say that’s unjust. Jesse Costa/WBUR Julie Eldred has been struggling with addiction to opioids for more than […]

October 25, 2017

Senior health officials in the dark about Trump's opioid declaration

Source: Politico Public health advocates are anxiously awaiting the fine print of Trump’s announcement — particularly how much money he might direct to fight the opioid addiction crisis. | Getty Images An administration official said the White House has asked at least one federal agency to provide estimates of additional funding it will need. By […]

October 25, 2017

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Source: CBS News It’s an all-too-common narrative. A wealthy man in a position of power is accused of sexual behavior that’s at best inappropriate and at worst criminal and announces he’s seeking therapy for treatment. Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reportedly checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, a condition many experts in the medical field […]