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Robert Bentley awards grant to help Ala. inmates overcome substance abuse...

Gov. Robert Bentley awarded a $210,605 grant to the Alabama Department of Corrections to treat inmates in several correctional facilities with drug dependencies on Tuesday. “So many evils...

Arthur Orr’s ‘drugged driving’ bill stalls in Alabama Senate committee

While Alabama lawmakers debate how to create safer roads, one Alabama state senator believes it can be achieved by taking a stronger stance on...

Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or...

Robert Bentley to announce creation of Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse...

As the opioid crisis continues to grow in Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday will sign an executive order creating the Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse...

Alabama No. 1 in America for prescription opioid use

Alabama's use of prescription opioids reached the highest in the country last year — 5.8 million prescriptions were written in 2015. Meanwhile, companies creating the prescription...

Alabama teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, prostitutes

An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and guns, a school official...

Bradley Byrne: Opioid crisis requires a serious response

I recently saw a local news story about a young 18-year-old boy from Southwest Alabama who struggled with prescription drug abuse. He talked about...

Alabama bans ‘Kratom’ over addiction and abuse fears

A little-known plant-based substance often sold as an herbal supplement to address chronic pain is raising alarm bells in states concerned that it could...
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