Stories tagged: addiction
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
Since opening February 2017, Recovery Cafe in Peaceful Valley has served up support and social connections for people who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. A program of …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother’s drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
I got out of bed and followed the smell of bacon and the sound of my parents’ voices to the kitchen. The Eagles were harmonizing from the tape deck, and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Opioid prescription rates and diagnoses of opioid addiction are declining nationally and in Washington, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Shield released Thursday.
Sun., July 1, 2018
If America had some good friends right now – the kind who will tell you hard truths – those friends would be sitting the country down and saying it’s time …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Psychedelic drugs’ mind-expanding properties may be rooted in their ability to prompt neurons to branch out and create new connections with other brain cells, new research has found.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff’s office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
Mackenzie Andrews, who is about to graduate from the University of Washington, began a quest to understand her father and why her family fell apart after his arrest.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Opioid addiction is getting more attention nationally, but a Washington State University researcher says not enough is being done to help patients transition to non-opioid pain management.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Legislature takes aim at opioid addiction with a variety of programs.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Delvonn Heckard, the Kent, Washington, man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago – prompting other accusations to come to light, leading …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Former congressman Patrick Kennedy calls for proactive mental health treatment during Spokane speech
In a speech at the Spokane Convention Center, former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy added his voice to a community conversation about improving mental health and addiction treatment, detailing his own …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
With substance abuse already a major issue from Philadelphia to the White House this year, the Inquirer interviewed experts in five areas of addiction. Each was asked the same basic …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
The number of newborns going through drug withdrawal has increased fivefold since 2000. So, the St. Charles Center for Women’s Health in Redmond recently started a program for “drug affected” …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Kim Silvers’ family had begged her to stop using opioids and heard her promise to do so, only to break that vow repeatedly. They’d cried when she abandoned them, and …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad column for Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Home for unwed mothers attacks immodest dress, including ‘daring low-necks’
The board of the Florence Crittenden Home (for unwed mothers) went on the attack against “immodest dress.”
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
“Reap what you sow” cheapens human life and reduces the complexities of our lives to single choices taken out of context.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
No state has been immune to the opioid crisis. In 2015, 718 Washingtonians and 218 Idahoans died from drug overdoses. The numbers keep rising.
Sun., July 30, 2017
When Vanessa Schultz was released from the hospital at the end of June, it was time for her to make a decision.
Sun., July 9, 2017
At 25, Brandi Irons has accomplished a great deal. She is raising a young son while holding down a job at the Kootenai Recovery Center, and recently completed her first …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jason Pederson was an Eagle Scout. When his father died at a young age, he fell into addiction. He died in a downtown shooting last month.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Vanessa Schultz, one of the estimated 21 million Americans suffering from addiction and mental illness, is now in the hospital.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
In the Google Maps image, you see him clearly: Sitting cross-legged on the sidewalk at the intersection of Division and Sharp, huddled behind a cardboard sign asking for help. Steven …
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.