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Methadone vans, overdose prevention services to be covered by Philly's opioid settlement funds

Philadelphia Opioid Settlement

Addiction

With 'tranq dope' afflicting more drug users, Philly steps up overdose response training and wound care

Xylazine Tranq Philadelphia Overdoses

Opioids

Fentanyl test strips made legal in Pennsylvania in hopes of reducing overdose deaths

Addiction

Among young adults, 1 in 5 deaths is caused by excessive alcohol use, study shows

Alcohol excessive drinking

Opioids

Opioid crisis in Philly has worsened since the pandemic, Kensington nonprofit says

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Addiction

Naloxone access varies widely in Pennsylvania – and so does the likelihood of surviving an overdose

Addiction

In Pennsylvania, expanding collegiate recovery programs offer lifelines to students battling addiction

Pennsylvania Collegiate Recovery Programs

Government

Delaware County to bolster addiction services with $62.5 million from opioid settlement

Delaware County Opioid Settlement

Government

Drug cartels are using 'rainbow fentanyl' to target young Americans, DEA warns

DEA rainbow fentanyl

Recreation

Main Line man to swim 20 miles of open ocean to highlight his sobriety journey

Jeff Rake Swim

Health News

Life expectancy in New Jersey fell by 2.6 years during the first year of COVID

Life expectancy New Jersey

Celebrities

Bam Margera discusses 'Jackass Forever' dismissal and addiction struggles on Steve-O's podcast

Addiction

They call it 'tranq' — and it's making street drugs even more dangerous

Tranq drug

Celebrities

Former St. Joe's star Delonte West shown panhandling in viral videos

Opioids

Penn's virtual 'warmline' aims to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment among marginalized communities

Addiction

As overdose deaths surged early in the COVID-19 pandemic, racial disparities also grew

Overdose Racial Disparities

Mental Health

Philadelphia expands grief counseling program for children of overdose victims

Philly Bereavement Counseling

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Tips for sober living during the summer

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Addiction

Young people who drink alone are more likely to develop alcoholism later in life, study shows

Drinking alone

Addiction

Kratom use has become more common despite warnings that it's addictive

Addiction

Juul e-cigarettes must be taken off the U.S. market, FDA orders

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Removing barriers to recovery from addiction for the LGBTQIA+ community

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Celebrities

'Jackass' star Bam Margera reported missing from Florida rehab facility

Addiction

Drinking surged early in the pandemic; Alcohol-related deaths, liver disease followed

Alcohol use COVID-19

Investigations

Theft ring preyed on people with heroin addictions to steal power tools, Montco prosecutors say

Montgomery County Theft Ring

Addiction

Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

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Do you have unused medications? Here's what you need to know

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Mental Health

Mental illnesses may increase risk for COVID-19 breakthrough cases, study finds

mental health breakthrough covid

Crime

Burlington County receives $1.2 million from Department of Justice for opioid response, crime technology

TV

Bam Margera drops lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville and 'Jackass' team

Bam Margera Lawsuit

Addiction

Teen overdose deaths are increasing but drug use is at an all-time low

Counterfeit prescription pills

Addiction

Alcohol-related deaths increased during first year of COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

Alcohol Related

Mental Health

Conversion therapy increases LGBTQ people's risk of depression, suicide, study finds

Conversion Therapy LGBTQ

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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions to quit drinking and other unhealthy habits

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Addiction

E-cigarettes are not an effective tool for smoking cessation, study suggests

Government

Pennsylvania provides funding to support health care workers, children impacted by substance abuse

Health Care Funding

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How to stay sober and sane when you have cabin fever

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Addiction

Encouraging use of buprenorphine in emergency departments improves opioid use disorder care, study finds

Penn study on opioid use disorder treatment

Health News

The biggest health trends of 2022, from gut health to sound healing

Opioids

Fentanyl increasingly being found in recreational drugs, Camden County warns

Fentanyl Camden County

Opioids

With overdose deaths surging, advocates on the ground push for over-the-counter naloxone

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In Philadelphia, overdose deaths affect everyone. These harm reduction organizations can help.

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