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.
Officials Seek To Raise Awareness On Problem GamblingMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and Minnesota officials are urging people to start conversations about the issue.
Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
Woman Shares Her Story Of Addiction With High School TeensKaitlyn Arneson, 24, is one of the MnTC staff members traveling from school to school to share her story. She knows her story may not sound like it was heading toward addiction, but addiction can impact anyone.
Nonprofit Helps Minnesota Veteran Overcome AlcoholismPeople from all walks of life can struggle with addiction, and the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program helps them give back to others who are going through similar experiences.
Grandmother Overcomes Drugs To Help Other AddictsOn Wednesday, Dec. 9, WCCO is hosting a phone bank as part of our "Trees of Hope" series. WCCO will be raising funds for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. MnTC helps thousands of people overcome drug addiction and lead healthy and productive lives.