The Alabama Department of Mental Health recently awarded $8.5 million in opioid settlement funds across the state.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is partnering with the Helios Alliance to end the opioid crisis in Alabama.
Though Birmingham is no longer Alabama’s largest city, the Birmingham area remains the largest metropolitan region in the state. In 2023, the City of Birmingham faced several problems, from a wave of violent crime that continued into 2023 from 2022 to a severe truancy problem in its public school system that drew the ire of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sent a letter to municipal leaders around the state on Monday to explain how they are allowed to use the approximately $300 million in opioid settlement money to be paid over several years.
The Jace Waters Foundation for Transitional Living of Alabama celebrated six years of saving lives Monday night with its Better Beginnings Banquet.
Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates, who has been concerned with drug overdoses for years, confirmed there were five suspected overdose deaths over the weekend.
Alabama is known for a church on every corner, but somehow those corners are also plagued with drugs and crime. How did it get this way and what is being done to bring Alabamians back to God and break the chains that are binding and killing His people?
Alabama will receive about $250 million in an opioid settlement with drugmakers and pharmacies announced last week.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed 488 deaths in 2022 were drug overdose fatalities.
Baldwin County Coroner Dr. Brian Pierce made a case to the Baldwin County Commission Monday during its work session. Pierce said the coroner’s office is in desperate need of a new building and he pointed out issues his office has seen with drug overdoses.
Fewer Alabama public high schools are keeping the opioid-countering drug naloxone on hand, even as safety concerns due to fentanyl are on the rise.
As a result of the settlements, Alabama has been rewarded $276 million.
Violent crime isn’t the only thing taking lives in Jefferson County. According to a new report from WBHM, overdose deaths exceeded homicides and vehicle-related deaths in Jefferson County in 2022 and Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said that he doesn’t see it slowing down.
The Selma High School student who passed away in the school’s cafeteria had two opioids in his system, including fentanyl, according to a toxicology report released by Selma officials.
Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke Friday at an event for health care providers focused on the opioid crisis.
As opioid-involved overdoses continue to claim lives by the thousands in the United States, the FDA is warning of a new drug that can be just as fatal as opioids but unresponsive to emergency reversal treatments.
Alabama doctors went live on Facebook Wednesday night to discuss the dangers of fentanyl amidst a recent surge in overdose deaths.
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