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Funding For:

A Turning Point in the Addiction Crisis


Recipient:

STAT

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

AMOUNT:

$25,000.00

Summary of the Project:

Through a series of multimedia articles, this project will discuss the future of the addiction crisis and grapple with the looming — and enormous — challenges that public health officials, providers and patients are facing as the epidemic enters a new stage.

About the Grantee:

With an award-winning newsroom, STAT is a media company focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine and scientific discovery. STAT produces daily news, investigative articles and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features.

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Author: Andrew Joseph

April 12, 2022

Driven by fentanyl, rates of fatal teen overdoses doubled in 2020

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June 22, 2022

To protect people with addiction from discrimination, the Justice Dept. turns to a long-overlooked tool: the ADA

“This kind of discrimination is overt,” Gregory Dorchak, an assistant U.S. attorney in Massachusetts who has led many of these investigations, said on a recent webinar.

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Author: Andrew Joseph

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Two deadly days in St. Louis: An overdose cluster kills 8 Black people — and shows the new shape of the addiction crisis

"Everyone should be running around with Narcan in their cars. There should be much more urgency.”

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Author: Andrew Joseph