20,000 Michiganders use Medicaid expansion to get off drugs

February 10, 2017

20,000 Michiganders use Medicaid expansion to get off drugs There’s a young couple in Washtenaw County trying to get off heroin. They say so far, they’re doing great. After 22 months in treatment, she’s going to community college and he says he’s working at a high-end grocery store. They’re just two of the 20,000 low-income […]

Recovery Works OPENS in Merrillville

December 1, 2016

Recovery Works OPENS in Merrillville Recovery Works, of The Pinnacle Treatment Family, has opened its first Indiana residential facility. Pinnacle Treatment operates on a multi-state basis including Kentucky, Indiana, New Jersey, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Virginia and and treats over 10,000 patients daily in 32 locations. This includes residential, outpatient and transitional living programs. The […]

Legislator joins opioid roundtable in State College

November 22, 2016

Legislator joins opioid roundtable in State College Click to watch video State College, Centre County, Pa. State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R) joined health experts from State College Medical Friday for a roundtable discussion of the opioid epidemic. The roundtable focused on how the epidemic affects this community and what treatment opportunities are available. An average […]

Understanding what addiction is and isn’t

November 21, 2016

Understanding what addiction is and isn’t Rob Pleiman is the executive director for NKy Med Clinic. In the nearly 15 years I have worked in addiction treatment, there have been different trends relating to specific substances. The folks we care for range from young adults, senior citizens, to rich to poor and covers all ethnic groups. […]

Treating drug and alcohol addiction near home

November 1, 2016

Treating drug and alcohol addiction near home

NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment

October 12, 2016

NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment By Michael Hill Correspondent A painful and poignant path for Marjorie Barnes’ family. The Newark native and poet lost one addicted brother to HIV and has two more battling addiction. How many times would she say they’ve been in and out of treatment? “I can’t even count,” she […]

Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Forum

October 11, 2016

Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Forum The panel discussion, moderated by NJTV News correspondent Michael Hill, will include health professionals, law enforcement officials and experts who will discuss the complexities and options for treatment and recovery of individuals from all walks of life affected by the state’s heroin, opioid and prescription […]

Graves: Can our heroin vice become our virtue?

October 5, 2016

Graves: Can our heroin vice become our virtue? Sometimes it takes an outsider for us to see what’s right in front of our collective nose. Sam Quinones, a California-based journalist and author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” that is set in large part right in our backyard, offered up a challenge […]

Dr. Procter’s House

October 5, 2016

Dr. Procter’s House I’m speaking today in a mansion near Portsmouth Ohio built by a doctor named David Procter – known around here as `The Godfather of the Pill Mill’ – whose story I told in Dreamland. A reader I’ll call Karen, who grew up in Portsmouth, wrote to me a while ago: “For some reason […]

Bestselling author to speak at Recovery Works

September 27, 2016

Bestselling author to speak at Recovery Works SOUTH SHORE Bestselling author Sam Quinones said he based his most recent book’s title after Dreamland swimming pool that once rested in Portsmouth. The book, however, has nothing to with historic summer attractions. Instead, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” dives into the prescription drug and […]

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