Opioid Overdoses Have Spiked In Minnesota During PandemicThe opioid epidemic led to a record number of drug overdoses in the United States last year. The spike is happening in Minnesota, too.
Freedom Manor Opens To Help Women Struggling With AddictionSubstance use and abuse has been on the rise during the pandemic, and often women are the last people to seek help for their addiction.
Fighting Fentanyl: Hazelden Betty Ford Partners With Mpls. African American Addiction CenterJennifer Mayerle spoke with an addiction expert about the prevalence of fentanyl in our community.
U Of M Receives $9.9M Grant To Establish New Center For Brain Science Of AddictionThe University of Minnesota has been awarded over $9 million to help combat the issue of addiction in the state.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: St. Paul Ice Cream Shop Gives All Proceeds To Addiction Recovery GroupA Twin Cities ice cream shop is serving up hope and help along with a sweet treat.
'You Are Not Alone': Nonprofit Combats Stigma Of Addiction In Somali CommunityAs the opioid crisis continues in Minnesota, the Somali-American community is facing a new challenge.
Addiction To Video Games At Issue Following Florida ShootingsThis year the World Health Organization classified "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
House Addiction Task Force To Be Helmed By Lawmaker Who Battled AddictionThe Minnesota House is creating a new Task Force on Addiction and Recovery. It's headed by a state lawmaker who is now publicly revealing his own lifetime struggle with addiction.
Christie Positioned To Lead Trump's Drug Addiction Task ForceAfter being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction.
Klobuchar Co-Introduces Another Bill To Fight Opioid AddictionThe proposed legislation would require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing painkillers.
Recovery Schools Helping Teens Beat AddictionPreston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom between classes.
Too Many Young Lives: The Heroin Addiction EpidemicLaw enforcement has found the people most affected by heroin addiction in the Twin Cities are affluent 15 to 25-year-olds with good family structure and a support system.
Good Question: What's Causing People Pain?Prince was reportedly on prescription pain medications when he died. The Mayo Clinic says nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. The majority of those drugs are used to relieve pain.
Could Medical Marijuana Be Used To Treat Painkiller Addiction?Medical researchers think they've found a new way to help break painkiller addiction.