988: New Suicide Prevention Hotline Launches This July

Carmen McCrackin ❘

Beginning July 16, 2022, those struggling with a mental health crisis can dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's hotline 988.

WNBA Star Arrested In Russia On Drug Charges

Carmen McCrackin ❘

As the war between Ukraine and Russia continues, WNBA's Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia adds a layer of tension in the US.

Liquor Stores Remove Russian Alcohol From Shelves

Hannah Zwemer ❘

Liquor stores across the country are pulling Russian brands from their shelves in an act of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

J&J $26 Billion Opioid Settlement Finalized

Carmen McCrackin ❘

Johnson & Johnson and 3 major drug distributors will foot the bill of a $26 billion settlement to help rebuild Opioid-stricken communities.

CDC Releases New Opioid Prescription Guidelines

Emily Murray ❘

After much criticism for previous guidelines, the CDC has proposed new recommendations for prescribing Opioids for pain relief.

Macklemore Shares Addiction Story To Help Others

Emily Murray ❘

Macklemore is sharing his experience and creating a partnership in hopes of helping others get the treatment they need.

Children Are Accidentally Consuming Marijuana Edibles

Emily Murray ❘

As Marijuana becomes legal for recreational use across the US, the number of children accidentally consuming edibles has steadily increased.

New York To Implement Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Emily Murray ❘

This year New York City will begin testing a new public health service throughout the city: harm reduction vending machines

Pregnant Women Facing Incarceration For Drug Abuse

Hannah Zwemer ❘

Women in Oklahoma are facing incarceration for drug abuse during their pregnancy. One woman's case sparked outrage.

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