The Story of Albert Theodore Speed

Friday, March 17, 2017
"He was being looked at for a National Merit finalist. But like a lot of kids his age, Albert really went through adolescent change. He started wanting to do more things on his own."

Addicted Arkansas: Prescription Drug Abuse

Friday, March 17, 2017
More than 47,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2014. Arkansas contributes to this statistic, having the 25th highest death rate in the country.

Overdose Fatalities From Opioids Hit New Peaks

Thursday, March 16, 2017
The U.S. opioid crisis shows no sign of receding as a new year begins, with the latest data from several hard-hit cities and states showing overdose fatalities reaching new peaks as authorities scramble to stem the tide.

Ark. Legislators Considering Bills to Prevent Overprescribing Narcotics

Saturday, March 11, 2017

With drug deaths spiking, coroners call for action

Friday, March 03, 2017
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said the trend is alarming and it is getting worse. He said the use of fentanyl in heroin is particularly troubling. Users do not know what they are buying and what is mixed into their drugs and the extra potency is proving deadly.

Officials converge on Charlotte for heroin conference

Thursday, March 02, 2017
As law enforcement agencies make landmark heroin arrests in the greater Charlotte area, officials are converging on the city to talk about the issue.

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