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March 16, 2018
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
March 16, 2018 - 9:58am
February 22, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stands up while addressing a group gathered to discuss opioid addiction in rural areas at the Hazen City Hall on Feb. 20, 2018. From left, Aaron Garman, medical director of Coal Country Community Health Center, Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen and School Resource Officer Michelle Anderson were among the community leaders who spoke at the event. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Communities big and small need a plan to combat addiction, Heitkamp says
February 22, 2018 - 10:59am
February 12, 2018
Fargo leaders vote for new syringe exchange program downtown
February 12, 2018 - 8:28pm
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 22, 2018
A nurse holds a dose of methadone, a drug that suppresses withdrawal symptoms for heroin and other opioids, helping addicts to go clean. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
January 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
Jenny Gross, a nurse at Community Medical Services, a methadone clinic in Fargo, holds a dose of medication. Methadone helps people addicted to heroin and other opioids go clean by suppressing withdrawal symptoms. Demand for the clinic's services have grown rapidly. Patrick Springer / The Forum
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
January 22, 2018 - 6:07pm
December 29, 2017
The use of naloxone became more prevalent in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2017. The drug can be given to a person to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. Rick Abbott / The Forum
North Dakota sees steep drop in opioid painkiller prescriptions
December 29, 2017 - 6:00am
December 26, 2017
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
December 19, 2017
Naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdoses. Rick Abbott / The Forum
In 48-hour span, White Earth reservation hit by 7 overdoses, 2 of them fatal
December 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 6, 2017
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Brothers share stories of addiction at NDSU lecture
December 6, 2017 - 6:28pm
November 27, 2017
Members of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction attribute the drop in opioid deaths to a variety of factors, including increased availability of naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdoses. Rick Abbott / The Forum
As opioid deaths drop in metro area, alcohol remains a prolific killer
November 27, 2017 - 6:00am
November 16, 2017
Cass County Health Officer Dr. John Baird holds up a a dose of Narcan nasal spray during a news conference at Fargo Cass Public Health on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Fargo. Narcan kits and training in the drug's use is being provided at all of the middle and high schools in the county to treat potential opioid overdoses. Baird said wider distribution of Narcan around the community is being planned. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
Narcan distribution planned beyond secondary schools in Cass County
November 16, 2017 - 2:28pm
November 15, 2017
Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
'You're trying to prevent a death': All Cass County middle, high schools to have Narcan kits for opioid overdoses
November 15, 2017 - 8:34pm
November 13, 2017
Opioid commission's anti-marijuana argument stirs anger
November 13, 2017 - 6:00am
November 6, 2017
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Moorhead detox center hires first 'detox coordinator' after receiving $300,000 grant
November 6, 2017 - 6:43pm