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How to be an adult in Alabama today

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Posted February 02, 2019 06:36:17 Alabama has a lot of work to do in the coming years to make sure the state’s most vulnerable residents can find a good job and that they’re safe from the ravages of the opioid epidemic.

But in a state that has struggled for decades to make a dent in the opioid crisis, Alabama is making strides.

As a state with a low poverty rate and high unemployment, it has seen a huge uptick in drug-related deaths and injuries in recent years.

Now that many of the state-funded rehab programs have closed, the need for rehabilitation services is growing.

In fact, as of January, Alabama was home to more than 200 facilities that provided services for opioid addiction and addiction treatment.

And the state is one of the few states that offers treatment to those in recovery, including some who are in jail.

In recent years, a lot has changed in Alabama as a result of its opioid crisis.

But there’s a lot more work to be done to ensure the state has a safe environment for the residents who are currently experiencing opioid addiction.

Alabama has one of most expensive opioid addiction treatment programs in the country, costing more than $200,000 per year per inmate.

But with all the money being funneled into the opioid treatment system, Alabama’s addiction treatment program is still one of its weakest in the nation, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity.

“The program is just barely on the same level as Louisiana and Mississippi,” said Dr. Thomas Dominguez, an addiction medicine and behavioral health specialist in Alabama.

The opioid epidemic has led to a dramatic drop in the number of drug arrests in Alabama, according the Alabama Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

In 2016, the number was at about 200,000.

That number has dropped to around 150,000 in 2019, according DOC.

“It’s not a huge number,” Domingez said.

“But it’s a significant drop.”

Alabama’s heroin and fentanyl crisis has also led to an increase in drug arrests.

Since the beginning of the year, the Alabama Office of Drug Control Policy has arrested more than 2,300 people for drug possession, according Alabama Department Of Corrections and Recidivism.

The Office of Criminal Investigations also arrested more people than ever for drug- related crimes.

It also says it’s currently arresting more people per day than it did in January 2018.

“If we don’t have more resources, we’re going to see more people who end up in jail,” Dombuez said.

For some residents in Alabama who are struggling to find employment and who are not eligible for the state Medicaid program, that means more resources for addiction treatment will be critical.

And in recent weeks, there has been a rise in opioid overdose deaths in Alabama compared to previous years.

According to a 2016 analysis by the Alabama Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the rate of overdose deaths for opioid overdose in Alabama increased from 2,957 in 2016 to 5,096 in 2019.

That is a 15-fold increase from a year earlier.

The increase in opioid overdoses has prompted the Alabama House of Representatives to pass a bill that would create a statewide opioid overdose task force.

The Alabama Department on Aging will also need more funding to keep its addiction treatment services up and running, according Lt.

Gov.

Jeff King.

“This is a big job that the state needs to be able to do, and we’re trying to do it in a way that’s equitable, that’s cost-effective, that doesn’t require the state to create new programs or services,” King said.

It’s a problem that’s happening right across the state.

In Alabama, about 80 percent of the population lives in poverty, according a 2016 study by the University of Alabama.

Many Alabama residents are struggling financially.

About one-third of Alabama’s population lives below the poverty line.

For many residents in the state, the opioid addiction crisis is their only option.

“People are just overwhelmed by this,” Dommuez said of the number and severity of opioid overdoses.

“They just can’t find a job and they don’t want to work.”

Alabama has some of the strictest opioid restrictions in the United States.

If you’ve ever had an opioid prescription, you can be charged up to a $200 fine and up to three months in jail for possession of more than 100 milligrams of heroin.

It is a misdemeanor to have an opioid in your body.

If caught with a small amount of heroin, you face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Alabama also has one the stricter laws in the U.S. on who can legally purchase and possess prescription opioids.

It allows only doctors to prescribe opioids for a patient and has strict restrictions on who is allowed to buy prescription opioids and where they can be purchased.

If a doctor prescribes opioids for someone other than the patient, the patient has to be 21 years old to get the

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