Fayette Co. Fourth Grader Who Asks For Donations For Her Birthday Collects Hundreds Of Pounds Of FoodA Fayette County fourth grader who lost her mother to an accidental heroin overdose used her birthday as a chance to give back to the community and raise awareness about addiction.
Study: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. Economy $631B Over 4 YearsA new study finds that the opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over the past four years.
Ohio Launches Study To Understand "What Makes Addicts, Addicts"Ohio is one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis and has launched a study aimed at identifying the genetic markers that separate likely addicts from people somehow immune from the substance's deadly power.
Rapper Eminem Celebrates 11 Years Of SobrietyRapper and musician Eminem is celebrating 11 years of sobriety beginning in 2008.
Former Penguins Star Kevin Stevens Shares His Story Of Addiction And Finding 'A Purpose Again'It's been many years since Kevin Stevens took the ice with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but now he's having an impact on the people of western Pennsylvania in a different way.
Magee-Womens Hospital Pilot Program Aims To Help Most Innocent Victims Of Drug AddictionMagee-Womens Hospital has created a new unit called the Parent Partnership Unit to help babies with symptoms of drug withdrawal.
'I Activated This Thing In My Head': Former Penguin Kevin Stevens Talks Drug Addiction, Getting SoberHockey fans loved former Penguins forward Kevin Stevens for his toughness and goal-scoring and teammates loved his fierce loyalty, but a battle with drugs took all of it away.
Pennsylvania Launches New Initiative To Help Combat Opioid EpidemicPennsylvania has just launched a new online tool called the Opioid Data Dashboard, which shows opioid overdose data county-by-county.
‘Scared Straight’ Program In Glassport Aims To Show Effects Of Drug AddictionOrganizers of an event called the “Reality Tour” were hoping to get the message across that even a small amount of drugs could kill you.
School District Begins Campaign To Fight Drug Addiction With Documentary ScreeningThe Baldwin-Whitehall School District is vowing to stand on the front lines of the battle of the growing drug addiction epidemic.
Investigation Continues Into Rehab Center Patient’s DeathThe investigation continues today into the death of a Fayette County rehab facility patient who was discovered in a pond over the weekend.
Westmoreland Co. Looking To Tackle Addiction Issues With Drug CourtExperts say people dealing with hardcore addiction issues and the judicial system have a pattern of arrest, court, jail, release – arrest, court, jail, release.
Physician Groups, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of FDA’s Approval Of Pain KillerA new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It's called Zohydro. It's the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.
Child Calls 911, Saves Dad And Grandma High On HeroinA 10-year-old boy called 911 and possibly saved the life of his father and grandmother, who police say had passed out in a bathroom while doing heroin.