Child Welfare

Courtney Allen Broke the Cycle of Addiction for Her Boys. Now She’s Helping Other Parents Do the Same.

Today we conclude a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]

Child Welfare

With Her Daughter’s Help, a Chance to Parent Again

Today we begin a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]

Child Welfare

Bonaventura, Indiana Child Welfare Chief, Sounds The Alarm with Resignation

In the fall, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb took to the op-ed page of the Indianapolis Star to communicate with constituents about the state’s opioid and heroin crisis: “The stories are gut-wrenching: babies born addicted to drugs; high school […]

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Addiction Treatment Bill Moves to Senate with Lump-Sum Authorization

The Senate Judiciary Committee has marked up and moved the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), S.524, a bipartisan bill to bolster community-based efforts at helping addicts. Going into the markup, the bill carved out small authorizations for […]