With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest.
“[I]f one more congressman tells me ‘no problem, they believe in CHIP and they’re going to fund it’ and still they don’t, I think I’m going to scream. Because promises aren’t paying the bills and keeping kids covered.”
A North Carolina initiative that identifies low-income women whose pregnancies present a high risk to either the baby or mother could be the key to combatting the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S.
With growing concerns about the dangers of prescription painkillers, an estimated 3 million to 5 million people are using kratom and reporting positive results, but there are worries that the unregulated plant product could be abused for its mild euphoric qualities.
“We want to send a strong message to our veteran community that there are people in the community who care deeply about their welfare and who will be available to help when they need it,” according to the mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire.