addiction treatment


President Barack Obama is proclaiming it’s “Prescription Opioid and Heroin-Epidemic Awareness Week.”

As more people become addicted, he’s also asking Congress to pass $1.1 billion in new treatment funding.

But getting connected to treatment can be as difficult for struggling addicts as deciding to seek help in the first place.

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A Jacksonville addiction treatment center is opening a state-of-the-art gender-specific facility.

Lakeview Health’s new addition will treat women only.