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Opioid addiction - Latest News
Oct 31, 2019 - 08:01 am .- Catholic Charities West Michigan has announced plans to build a $4.5 million detox center, expected to serve 700 people a year recovering from drug or alcohol addiction.
Jul 6, 2019 - 04:34 pm .- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has launched a new addiction ministry to bring rehabilitation to addicts and families through a holistic approach, including spirituality and close relationships.
Apr 24, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- At the request of Bishop Michael Burbidge, the Diocese of Arlington has launched a multifaceted program to get parishes involved with the healing of addicts and their families.
Feb 25, 2019 - 12:09 pm .- While much of the opioid crisis of the last two decades has been associated with white Americans and prescription drugs, the number of African American fatalities from opioid overdoses is on the rise.
Dec 1, 2018 - 02:28 am .- The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest in at least 50 years, and is contributing to a decrease in the nation’s life expectancy, the federal government said Thursday.
Sep 23, 2018 - 04:05 am .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ human development committee applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill responding to the nation’s opioid crisis, and encouraged the House of Representatives to pass the legislation as well.
Sep 15, 2018 - 06:01 am .- A Catholic Charities in New York has received a nearly $1 million grant to provide care to opioid addicts in rural counties in the southern part of the state.  
Oct 26, 2017 - 02:57 pm .- President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, calling federal government agencies to focus their resources on finding solutions to the growing problem.
Mar 17, 2016 - 06:55 pm .- There’s a major increase in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts – and it demands an urgent response, said the state’s Catholic bishops.

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