Sydney Cromwell

The event honors Tripp Norris, a Vestavia Hills resident who died in 2011 due to a heroin overdose. more

Sep 30, 2017 3:12 PM People

Matthew Craig Edgil

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The 27-year-old Birmingham man was admitted to UAB Hospital for observation. more

Oct 25, 2016 5:24 PM News


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Peer groups help students connect with conversations on addiction. more

Jan 26, 2016 3:24 PM News

"Wake up" Breakfast

Erica Techo

The Addiction Prevention Coalition held a "Wake Up" breakfast to discuss drug addiction. more

Jan 14, 2016 12:21 AM News

Sandor Cheka

Photo by Erica Techo.

"The more we talk about it, the more attention we give it," Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector said. "I think that’s a plus.” more

Dec 28, 2015 5:01 PM News

Dalton Smith

Photo by Frank Couch.

Dalton Smith shares his story of heroin addiction and recovery. more

Nov 25, 2015 2:55 PM People

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Erica Techo

Shades Crest Baptist Church hosted a "Whatever It Takes" breakfast Tuesday morning to facilitate conversations about substance abuse in the Hoover community. more

Aug 4, 2015 9:54 PM News

Hoover Police Department

Image courtesy of the Hoover Police Department.

According Deputy Coroner Bill Yates of the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, there were 129 confirmed heroin deaths last year, compared to 58 in 2013. more

Jan 22, 2015 8:30 PM News

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