Addiction articles from NewsOK

  • Audit: 1 person counseled through gambling addiction program

    Updated: 54 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Department of Human Services is facing criticism over an audit that has lawmakers saying a state gambling addiction program is not working. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1N2AKlq) the audit found five out of 23 counselors who received state money were able to...

  • Rekha Basu: Is Hillary playing it too cool?

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    I envy Hillary Clinton’s ability to keep her cool. I wish I knew how she does it. When she walked, characteristically beaming and waving, onto the Des Moines Area Community College stage with Tom Vilsack last week in Des Moines, Iowa, it was as if the previous week’s testy exchange at a Las...

  • Instagram making you sad? Blame the Kardashians

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Shira Hecht keeps up with all her friends on Instagram, but she still hasn’t met most of the 896 people she follows. You might recognize some: January Jones, Lindsay Lohan, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake, Gisele Bundchen, James Franco, Azealia Banks, Lena Dunham, Kendrick Lamar, Mindy Kaling,...

  • Rally kicks off Ohio substance abuse recovery events

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Statehouse rally is marking the beginning of an annual focus on recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The event in Columbus Wednesday sponsored by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services kicks off Recovery Month in the state, traditionally celebrated...

  • AP-AZ--Arizona Evening Digest, AZ

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Good evening. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org. Walter Berry is on the desk. AP-Southwest News Editor Josh Hoffner can be...

  • Wolf administration wraps up overhaul of Medicaid benefits

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Wolf administration said Tuesday that it had completed the transfer of more than 1 million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits package it had created as the program expands to record numbers under the 2010 federal health care law. The process that the...

  • Browns' Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has dealt with a sore right arm since before he lifted the Heisman Trophy. Manziel, who hasn't thrown a pass in practice since Aug. 23 because of elbow soreness and tendinitis, said those issues date back to his freshman year at Texas A&M —...

  • Pence announces task force on Indiana drug abuse problems

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Months after outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis drew national attention to rampant intravenous drug abuse in some parts of Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence announced on Tuesday the creation of a task force that will explore the best way to fight addiction. The Republican governor's move...

  • AP-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Idaho. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories...

  • Man convicted of killing 3 cites addiction to video games

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man spending his life in prison for killing a family of three told investigators that his addiction to first-person shooter video games made the crimes easier. The plea agreement for 22-year-old Adam Dees required him to answer detectives' questions about the March deaths...

  • Rally held to underline dangers of prescription drug abuse

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Gail Box has a photograph of her son that gives her strength. Austin Box had just intercepted a pass against Oklahoma State on Nov. 27, 2010, in Stillwater. Amid the jubilation, he pointed at the University of Oklahoma student section. "Whenever I see that picture today, whenever I see Austin...

  • Salina man gets nearly 24 years for assaulting woman

    Yesterday

    A Salina man sentenced Monday to more than 23 years in prison for entering the home of a woman he didn’t know and assaulting her said he hoped she gets the help she needs to “not live in fear.” Michael P. Darnell, 29, said he was deeply sorry for his actions on May 15, 2014, when he entered the...

  • Families, advocates take to Boulder's Pearl Street Mall to raise awareness of heroin overdoses

    Yesterday

    Eight months ago, Colleen Neumann lost her brother to a heroin overdose. On Monday, she was on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall hoping to raise awareness so others won't have to go through the same sort of loss. "I wish there wasn't the stigma around it," Neumann said. "We want to try and encourage...

  • Hepatitis C screening push focuses on boomers, IV drug users

    Yesterday

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials are focusing a new campaign on hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and intravenous drug users. The News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/1PIJ8FP) that the Delaware Division of Public Health will launch the program in mid-October. The program...

  • The Dallas Morning News Holly Haber column

    Yesterday

    The fall fundraising season kicks off Sept. 24 with movie star Carrie Fisher headlining Metrocare Services’ Meal for the Minds luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. Proceeds will benefit Metrocare’s programs for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. An advocate working to remove...

  • A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

    Yesterday

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a...

  • Lights Of Change

    Yesterday

    In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, photo, Kristi Fernandez, left, holds a candle and Terri Nelson holds a photograph of her late son, Derek Lee Sprouse, and herself during the Lights of Change event for families affected by addiction in Berryville, Va. Fernandez's son, Jesse Boltridge, died September...

  • California doctor faces murder trial in 3 drug deaths

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after several patients died of overdoses, a California doctor charged in their deaths kept passing out prescriptions for powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes, often without physical exams and despite red flags that she could be...

  • State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youth

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don't fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-cigarettes. Ford, 14, spoke at a news conference in Salt Lake City where state health officials sounded the alarm about a...

  • Austin Box's mother speaks at rally to spotlight prescription drug abuse

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Gail Box has a photograph of her son that gives her strength. Austin Box had just intercepted a pass against Oklahoma State on Nov. 27, 2010, in Stillwater. Amid the jubilation, he pointed at the University of Oklahoma student section. "Whenever I see that picture today, whenever I see Austin...



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