Spiritual first responders hit the streets, Facebook and Instagram use AI to spot drug dealers, Indiana suing major opioid manufacturer.
Amid Drug Crisis, Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets [US News & World Report] Religious leaders are reaching out to people living with addiction. Some are in recovery themselves. They come from a place of compassion and offer comfort—whether it’s a person to talk to or a cup of hot chocolate.
Facebook and Instagram to Use AI to Spot Drug Dealers [Telegraph] Social media platforms have been criticized for doubling as illegal drug marketplaces. Now, companies like Google and Facebook hope that “proactive detection” technology can help weed out illegal activity.
Federal Drug Czar Not Satisfied with Current Progress [Psych Congress Network] At a recent summit, the acting director of the ONDCP said there’s more work to be done in mitigating the opioid crisis. He says there is a need for broader access to naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug.