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Drug News: October 15, 2015

Scott Disick Checks into Rehab Again After Being Given ‘Ultimatum’ About Kids – People

Scott Disick is seeking help. The 32-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has checked himself into rehab following his recent split from girlfriend of nine years Kourtney Kardashian.

Lessons I learned from loving a drug addict – WCNC

Alicia Cook, 29, lost her cousin to a drug overdose when they were both teenagers. She regularly writes columns detailing the gut-wrenching journey in hopes that her story can save at least one life. Today, she writes about what it’s like to love someone who’s addicted to drugs.

Lamar Odom’s Former ‘Mr. Fix It’ Drug Dealer Claims Star ‘Spent $50K On Cocaine’ In 3 Years, Even Smoked Before NBA Games – RadarOnline

The athlete clings to life following an overdose. Lamar Odom‘s struggle with drug use has been a problem for sometime. Cited as the reason behind his divorce from Khloe Kardashian in 2013 and reported a significant issue during his run with the NBA, the star is no stranger to substance abuse.

Despite Growing Rates of Opioid Addiction, Treatment Rates Remain the Same – Newsweek

In the last decade, opioid dependence has increased at such an alarming rate that many public health officials and lawmakers consider abuse of these drugs—in the form of prescription painkillers and heroin—an epidemic. But despite this growing problem, not many people addicted actually get professional help, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Gov. Charlie Baker proposes expanding involuntary hospitalizations for drug addicts – MassLive

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday proposed allowing doctors to hospitalize drug addicts involuntarily for 72 hours without a court order if they pose a danger to themselves or others.

Police to assist with drug addiction recovery – Watertown

WATERTOWN: Ahead of ‘Erase the Stigma’ week – an outreach campaign to boost drug addiction treatment awareness in Watertown – the Watertown Police Department is taking steps to help addicts receive the treatment they need to start the recovery process.

Alcohol addiction: the truth about this deadly disease – Examiner

Believe it or not, alcoholism is actually a very common disease that more people suffer from on a daily basis. And while some might think or even ask why that person who has this addiction, can’t just stop, it’s a lot harder and deeper then outsiders might think.

CC Sabathia checks himself into alcohol rehab center, won’t pitch for Yankees in postseason – New York Daily News

Captain Courageous. Now, Yankee fans know exactly what CC Sabathia’s initials stand for after the struggling former ace threw his team a curve, announcing n the eve of a do-or-die game Tuesday night against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium that he was skipping the team’s first playoff game since 2012 to get treatment for alcohol addiction.

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