Fmr. NBA Player Reaches Out To Teens About AddictionChris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA -- until heroin took over his life.
Panel Considering Major Cuts To Drug SentencesA state commission has set in motion major reductions to prison sentences for many drug offenders. The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission voted Wednesday to reduce some drug sentences by nearly half.
Eden Prairie Police: 2 Die From Heroin Overdose, 1 Saved Due To NaloxoneEden Prairie police say two people are dead after overdosing on heroin in the past month. Meanwhile, police say another person who overdosed was saved by a heroin antidote.
The Heroin Addiction EpidemicFrom opium dens to morphine addiction, heroin use has been cited in American historical accounts since the 1800's. And, now, professionals are concerned how this old drug has, indeed, made its comeback in a major way.
String Of Heroin Overdoses Prompts Nonprofit's Emergency Training SessionsFive people in Hennepin County overdosed on heroin Thursday, according to a group battling overdoses and addictions. That prompted the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation to host emergency training Saturday.
Wis. Senate Panel To Take Up 3 Anti-Heroin BillsA legislative committee is poised to vote on three anti-heroin bills. The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours;
Monday Marks International Overdose Awareness DayA vigil is planned on Monday evening to remember those who have died of overdose, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Lexi Reed Holtum’s fiance shared her story with WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views Sunday program.
Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into AddictionMore than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.
41 Indicted In Alleged Heroin Ring On ReservationsForty-one people are facing federal charges in an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed drugs across the Upper Midwest and on two large Minnesota Indian reservations.
Metro Drug Study Shows Meth & Heroin 'Epidemic'There's disappointing news concerning the Twin Cities efforts to reduce illegal drug use, especially the battle against methamphetamine. A report released by Drug Abuse Dialogues shows that meth use is as high as it's ever been in the Twin Cities metro.
Report: Meth Surge 'Is Here Right Now'; Heroin Maintains Grip On Twin CitiesMethamphetamine use has returned to epidemic levels in the Twin Cities not seen since 2005, according to a new research report. Meanwhile, more people than ever have been treated for heroin addiction.
Senator Pushes To Equip More Police With Opiate AntidoteA state lawmaker whose daughter died of a heroin overdose wants to expand access to a lifesaving antidote. Naloxone hydrochloride can counteract an opiate overdose if it's administered soon enough. It's also called Narcan.