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New Jersey Offers First Mobile Methadone Program for Inmates

Opioid addicted inmates at the Atlantic County Jail are the first in the state of New Jersey to obtain their daily dose of methadone...

Cold-Turkey Detox Not a Cure for Addiction

Does detoxification cure addiction? Not according to a new movement within the addiction medicine field. In fact, this movement is challenging the entire notion...

Methadone: Tapering Off and Taking Life Back

“We sometimes take the general idea that people with addiction issues can't choose or think for themselves” (Meyer, 2017, paragraph 4) says Laura Meyer,...

Man Thanks Paramedics After They Save His Life Twice in 24...

One man overdosed on heroin twice in 24 hours; he has paramedics to thank for still being alive. EMS workers responded and saved Steven Sundquist's...

Escaping Abuse

Mary is a survivor. After enduring years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband, she found the strength to...

16 Year Old Walks 7,500 Miles to Escape Death

At the age of 16, one man walked 7,500 miles to escape murder. Growing up in Honduras, Louis Canales was surrounded by drug and gang...

New Jersey Creates Community Policing Grant to Honor Fallen Officer

A new grant for police departments across New Jersey has been named after Detective Matthew L Tarentino of Summit, NJ. The “Detective Matthew L....

Joshua’s Place Offers Hope for Addiction Recovery

Recovering heroin addict, Joshua DeLong, has opened a new outreach program for addicts in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Called Joshua’s Place, the venue at 131...

Personal Story Addiction: Moving Forward Out of the Past

Do you know someone who is unable to move on from an event in their life, continually bringing it up and reliving it through...

Grand Rapids’ Grand Plan for Police and Community Relations

How do community members discuss big issues like policing? Grand Rapids, MI is beginning a “police and community relations” program that will include a series...