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A bill to legalize syringe services in Pa. just passed a historic hurdle, but GOP opposition remains

The CDC says new users of syringe services programs are more likely to enter drug treatment. But providers in most of Pennsylvania risk arrest.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Justice Department expands claims against Pa. courts in opioid addiction treatment case

The federal Department of Justice recently broadened its accusations that Pa. courts discriminate against people with opioid use disorder by restricting access to medications.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Singer on tour with Pennsylvania’s The Stylistics shares his story with alcoholism

On The Spark Monday, Tom Cridland, a singer and songwriter, who creates original rock and pop music, discussed his story as an artist and how he used Elton John’s music to overcome a life-threatening alcohol addiction.

By Aniya Faulcon

Pa. court system says it’s not responsible for county judges banning opioid addiction medication

A federal lawsuit alleges the Pennsylvania court system discriminated against people with opioid use disorder, raising questions about who is responsible for decisions made by local judges.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Oversight of Pennsylvania addiction recovery homes will begin soon, but operators slow to opt-in

Only a few dozen addiction recovery homes in Pennsylvania have applied for a license despite the licensing program being designed to bring more oversight to the critical industry.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Support for men and women addicted to pornography

There is support for those recovering from a porn addiction, including an online website called “Porn to Purpose.”

By Scott LaMar/WITF