Stories tagged: addiction
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
A report released Wednesday, May 31, 2017, traces how a short letter in a medical journal in 1980 helped sow the seeds of today’s opioid epidemic by helping to convince …
Wed., May 31, 2017
Often support for addicts doesn’t start until they land in jail or a hospital bed. That’s a sure sign of a failed system.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Drugs, despair and waning hope: A girl’s struggle with addiction leaves a family wondering what’s next
The call woke Kevin Schultz at 6:15 a.m. on May 6. It was a sheriff’s deputy. He’d picked up Schultz’s 17-year-old adopted daughter Vanessa during a traffic stop near Nine …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuana.
A new drug treatment program says it has a cure for heroin addiction: marijuana. The claim has attracted national attention, but the history of analogous miracle cures is as long …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
What’s the cheapest way to get an alcoholic to drink less? According to a new WSU study, giving them small rewards might do the trick.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7 a.m.
It had been just less than three weeks since Leslee Hoover’s son had died from an opioid overdose on Jan. 27.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Responding to a national, and regional, opioid overdose epidemic, the Pullman Police Department will begin carrying a lifesaving overdose reversal drug.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 5 a.m.
Dr. Matt Laytons is an early adopter of new and successful ideas to treat drug addicts.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
At 19 years old, Paradise Creek Regional High School student Daizy Fletcher has a lot to look forward to – and more lessons to look back on than many twice …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
A doctor at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center launched a study this summer to give opiate addicts Suboxone before they left the hospital ER. The approach has been shown in …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
After states pass laws permitting medical marijuana, drivers in those states become less likely to test positive for opioids after fatal car accidents, a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Canadian government has quietly approved new drug regulations that will permit doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addicts who have not responded to more conventional approaches.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it. Ducey urged voters last …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Spokane’s opioid treatment program Tuesday to push for $920 million in federal funding to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Shawn Kingsbury sobered up and something truly amazing happened …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
A growing number of dealers around the nation face prosecution for the fatal heroin and fentanyl overdoses of their customers. Michael Millette was charged not just with drug dealing, but …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Tim Nyden hadn’t heard from his brother, Don, in 16 months. This time.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
The Washington State Medical Commission said Friday it suspended a Seattle doctor who runs eight pain treatment centers in the state, accusing him of “consistent violations of the standard of …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Oregon State University will open an on-campus dorm this fall specifically designed for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
A Minneapolis attorney said Wednesday that Prince had arranged to meet with a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment the day before he died.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
In hindsight, real estate developer Brinton Motheral recognizes his many “last straws.” He was going to learn to control his alcohol abuse, he told himself, the day he crashed his …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Replacing what drug and alcohol addicts use as reinforcers for good behavior could be key in treating addictions, says Dr. John Roll.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says eight health centers across Washington state will receive a total of $2.8 million in grants to help fight opioid abuse and addiction.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety.