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Kassab: A year after task force, more help for heroin addicts

August 19, 2016 It's been one year since Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Sheriff Jerry Demings announced a task force to combat the still-climbing number of people dying from heroin and fentanyl overdoses. ... Read More
 

26 overdoses in just hours: A small West Virginia city faces its demons

August 18, 2016 "They’re just showing up and dying.” Those six words made emergency responders’ ears perk up in Huntington, W.Va., when they buzzed over the radio. An official was quoting a caller ... Read More
 

Deputies use opioid overdose antidote to save life

August 8, 2016 The Orange County Sheriff's Office newest tool to stop heroin-related deaths got its first test Wednesday night. At about 6:30 p.m., a deputy responded to the area of Woods Street and Cra... Read More
 

After their children died of overdoses, these families chose to tell the truth

August 1, 2016 The Facebook post about Jordan Roche was startlingly frank: “As you may or may not know, my son Jordan passed away September 26th from a heroin overdose,” his mother wrote. “Jordan was a swee... Read More
 

‘How’s Amanda?’ A story of truth, lies and an American addiction

July 23, 2016 Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount Read More
 

Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

July 22, 2016 THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryToday, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law. This legislation includes some modest steps to addre... Read More