{FD} University president: We know your kids are drinking and we need your help

This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone at the holiday table will press them for information, students will be trying to assert some independence.

{FD} Philip Seymour Hoffman’s partner Mimi O’Donnell details late actor’s horrifying drug addiction

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell detailed on Wednesday the late actor’s struggle with drug addiction and how she and their children have coped with the death.

{FD} Reps. Renacci, Meadows: New legislation would help fight opioid crisis that is causing holiday heartbreak

Across America, far too many families and communities are spending this holiday season not with celebration or cheer, but with heartbreak over the loss or suffering of a loved one to the opioid epidemic.

{FD} Mom, boyfriend gave baby marijuana after she broke her leg, police say

Tessa Rose Murray and Nerrell McCoy of Muncie, Ind., were arrested Monday after they failed to seek treatment for their infant daughter’s broken leg and instead gave her marijuana to treat the pain.

{FD} South Carolina church uses Bible and prayer to help faithful fight opioid addiction

Thousands are dying from opioid-related overdoses across the U.S. but a South Carolina church is waging war against the epidemic using the power of prayer to help those battling addiction.

{FD} To the people dying from the opioid epidemic, drugs aren’t the problem — they’re the solution

For the first time in America, we are properly tackling drug addiction as a public health issue requiring public health solutions, rather than a public safety issue necessitating heavy-handed and ineffective criminal penalties.

{FD} Florida insurer to stop covering oxycodone, will offer abuse-resistant alternative

Florida Blue said that starting Jan. 1, 2018 the insurer will no longer cover the cost of OxyContin prescriptions and instead offer patients Xtampza ER, an alternative opioid that resists crushing and contains a substance that neutralizes the effect of the opioid.