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The Salvation Army's Midland Division breaks ground on a $6 million addiction treatment facility in midtown St. Louis on June 25, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Addiction Treatment Center

Six million dollar facility is expected to open during the summer of 2016

06/25/2015

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Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug Locks

Illinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.

06/16/2015

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50 Arrested, Over 34,000 Dosage Units in Heroin Takedown

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday the arrests of over 50 individuals in a major heroin takedown.

06/10/2015

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Area Law Enforcement Working to Combat Heroin

“We see a lot more heroin use now, a lot more heroin overdoes than we used to,” says ER physician Dr. Cassandra Haddox of St. Anthony’s Medical Center in South County.

01/28/2015

State Reps Cracking Down on Heroin Abuse

A group of Republicans in the Illinois House are looking to attack the issue of heroin abuse.

02/14/2014

Teen Vogue Features Local Heroin Tragedy

“Students are the ones that need to be educated and yes, scared to death of touching this drug and others, you know?” Pam Jones says.

09/18/2013

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Corrections Expert: Penalties Won’t Keep Prostitutes Off the Street

Rick Seiter contends they’re victims, “prostitution and addiction and a life on the streets was not a choice for any of these women.”

01/28/2013

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Man Overcomes Addiction By Biking

Last month,Chad Davis, 34, launched the Ride It Out program for recovering addicts or anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. He realized that biking replaced his desire for drugs, which led him to a healthier lifestyle.

06/25/2012

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