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August 14, 2015: Doctors, EMTs concerned over rise in PCP cases

KANSAS CITY, Mo — People are sharing videos on social media this week of erratic behavior that includes people running through Kansas City streets, naked or partially clothed. See the story here.

July 13, 2015: A shot of medicine for heroin addiction helps metro woman stay clean.

KANSAS CITY, Mo — A new government report finds heroin abuse skyrocketed in the past decade, rising by 90 percent—and treatment facilities in Kansas City say they’re seeing more heroin addicts in recent months. But a shot of medicine is helping some addicts get and stay clean. See the story here.

December 20, 2014: Heartland Center’s Drug Court alumni group in Springfield gave toys and warm coats, hats, gloves and even bikes to homeless children last month.  Their inspiring work was featured in the Springfield News-Leader and on KOLR 10.

July 23, 2014: Heartland Center was featured in a Fox 4 News story on prescription drug abuse and the lack of a prescription drug database in Missouri. Watch the news story here.

August 17, 2013: Judy Chase, Vice President of Treatment Services, was featured in a front-page article in The Kansas City Star, “Mexican meth flows into the Kansas City area.” Click here for the article.

May 30, 2012: A Heartland Center program manager was featured in a KCTV5 news story May 30 on people using synthetic products like bath salts and Pump It Powder to get high. Click here for the story.

 May 11, 2012: A Heartland Center client and staff members were interviewed for a special feature on methamphetamine addiction by Fox 4. The special, Meth in the Metro: A Sobering and Somber Look in the Mirror,” aired on the evening news and raised much-needed awareness of meth use, as well as KCCC services. Click here to watch two segments of the series.

April 30, 2012: Tyler, a Heartland Center client, was featured in a news story April 30 on KMBC Channel 9, “Group Takes Aim At Youth Drug Use: Recovering Teen Addict Shares Experience.” Read the article here.

April 1, 2012: A KSMU news story, “A Mother of Four, Addicted to Meth, Enters Missouri’s Drug Courts,” interviews a woman helped by the Greene County Drug Court program, which is operated by the Heartland Center. Read the article here.

March 5, 2012: A drug counselor at the Heartland Center, was featured in a KCTV5 news story: “Heroin overdose deaths in Missouri are rising.” Click here for the news story from KCTV5 reporter Dave Jordan.