GovBeat: drugs

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014

States change approach to heroin amid epidemic

States are passing Good Samaritan laws in an effort to save lives.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime, drugs, newsletter, States

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Vermont Session Preview: A budget gap and a heroin crisis

As Vermont’s lawmakers reconvene, two issues loom large: a $70 million budget gap and widespread drug abuse.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, drug use, drugs, session preview, VERMONT

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/23/2013

A handy guide to drug use in the 50 states, in five maps

How do red and blue states compare? Check out these five maps for more on how America uses and abuses drugs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drugs, maps

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Drug overdoses kill more people than auto accidents in 29 states

Drug overdoses kill more Americans than motor vehicles in 29 states, despite new laws aimed at curbing abuse.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drug use, drugs, health, Rankings, States