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October 8, 2017
CHI St. Gabriel's Health's Dr. Heather Bell (left), family practice physician; Kathy Lange, foundation director; Lee Boyles, president, and Dr. Kurt DeVine, family practice physician, pose for a photo with U.S. Sen Al Franken (center). Those behind the opioid project in Little Falls traveled to Washington in September to brief Congress on how to replicate the program elsewhere in the country. Submitted photo.
Nation takes note of Little Falls anti-opioid abuse effort
October 8, 2017 - 7:20am
September 21, 2017
Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy and nephew of JFK, talked Thursday at the Minnesota Hospital Association Annual Meeting at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kennedy, a recovering drug addict, has dedicated his life to helping people with mental health and chemical addiction problems. Steve Kohls/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota, and he's not happy about state of affairs
September 21, 2017 - 8:55pm
August 9, 2017
Bottles of rye whiskey  (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
America's drinking problem is much worse this century
August 9, 2017 - 12:21pm
May 14, 2017
Mary Locken talks Monday, April 24, 2017, in her south Fargo home about turning in her two sons for drug abuse including Joe Horski, 23. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Serviceplay button
'What I needed to do': Fargo mom urged police to arrest her sons to save their lives
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am
May 5, 2017
Letter: We are all imperfect humans
May 5, 2017 - 10:46am
March 8, 2017
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Mark Sannerud, Project Turnabout director of marketing and outreach, talks Feb. 17 about the walking trails at the campus in Granite Falls. Sannerud says the walking trails are therapeutic for people who want to spend some time alone or clear their heads.
Pioneering role continues at Vanguard
March 8, 2017 - 4:53am
October 17, 2016
Craig Holmgren letter: Baker's leadership on drug prevention
October 17, 2016 - 1:37am
September 10, 2016
Minnesota dentist finds out man with teeth pain had been to 23 others for pain pill addiction
September 10, 2016 - 11:37am
May 16, 2016
According to the Annals of Emergency Medicine, addicts are using loperamide, most commonly sold as Imodium, to manage their opioid withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, they are taking massive amounts of it to get high, researchers said. Some of those users have died. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Researchers warn antidiarrheal medicine can be abused by opioid addicts
May 16, 2016 - 8:55am
May 4, 2016
Prince performs May 24, 2006, in a surprise appearance on the "American Idol" television show finale at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (REUTERS)
Prince died one day before he was to meet with doctors about addiction to pain pills
May 4, 2016 - 10:38am
February 14, 2016
Dr. Robert Westin, chief medical officer of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Cosby, speaks Tuesday on prescription drug abuse as Dr. Tom Bracken, chief medical officer of Mille Lacs Health System, center, and Dr. Peter Henry, chief medical officer of Essentia Health Central Region in Brainerd, look on. (ZACH KAYSER | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
The ‘loaded revolver’ in the medicine cabinet
February 14, 2016 - 11:59pm
January 22, 2016
Shelly Elkington, left, and Montevideo Police Officer Carmen Beninga display a Narcan kit. Montevideo Police Department officers are trained to administer the drug, which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. Kits are carried in each of the department’s squad cars. Elkington lost her daughter to addiction and has become an advocate for Narcan use. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Montevideo among first rural Minnesota police departments to carry overdose antidote
January 22, 2016 - 1:55pm
July 24, 2015
State board restricts local doctor’s license
July 24, 2015 - 11:08pm
July 12, 2015
Those at the Red Lives Matter rally danced to traditional drum music while holding hands to signify unity as members of White Earth band together to fight drugs with culture and love. (PAULA QUAM | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Rally in White Earth against heroin,meth
July 12, 2015 - 11:11pm
October 24, 2014
Sobriety earns praise, even applause in drug court hearings
October 24, 2014 - 11:52pm