Federal legislation would require states to fund addiction recovery programs

    As drug overdose deaths surge in Virginia and across the country,  U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Henrico, has introduced a bipartisan bill that would create permanent federal funding for addiction recovery programs. (www.virginiamercury.com)

Rep. Spanberger introduces bill to support addiction recovery services

   ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger has introduced a bill to provide funding for addiction recovery services.The Support Recovery from Addiction Act is in response to Virginia’s increasing drug overdose deaths. There has been a 47% increase in opioid related deaths from 2019 to 2020, according to a report cited by Spanberger’s office. (www.nbc29.com)

Community members and addiction recovery non-profits ask state leaders for long term rehab services

     DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Opioid addiction and human trafficking are two very serious issues some people may not know can sometimes go hand in hand. On Tuesday, community members met for a round table in Danville to discuss how the pandemic may have created a perfect storm for addiction and crime. (www.wtvq.com)

Addiction specialist uses his story to help others find recovery

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It’s well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will experience a relapse. (www.katv.com)

UNO organization supports students in addiction recovery

     OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — “A lot of students are hesitant to reach out. There is still stigma in Omaha and around the country around addiction,” said Sarah Kole, coordinator of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s (UNO) Collegiate Recovery Community. (www.3newsnow.com)