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Drug News: October 2, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Oklahoma State football: Justin Blackmon voluntarily checks into drug rehab program – NewsOK

The winding saga of Justin Blackmon’s personal battle with addiction seems to have recently taken a turn for the better. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver has checked himself into a voluntary drug rehab program.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Report: Chapman beginning drug rehab – Courier-Journal

Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman has started a substance-abuse treatment program at Louisville’s The Brook Hospital, according to a report by WDRB citing an unnamed source. Chapman is seeking help to end addiction to Suboxone,

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Unholy drug addicts in LDS Church culture – Standard

Trouble in the Temple: Utah, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has the lowest rates of tobacco use and alcohol-related deaths in the nation. Yet, every year more people in Utah are dying from prescription drug overdoses than are dying in car accidents. In this episode, Lisa travels to Salt Lake City to discover how the hard hit LDS Church is battling an epidemic that is wreaking havoc on its faithful followers.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Most Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for Overdose – WebMD

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Panel in Paramus says changing behavior is key path to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse – North Jersey.com

Changing behavior and mind-set — and making sure that process continues — is crucial not only in helping drug- and alcohol addicts sustain their recovery, but also in talking about and preventing addiction from developing.

COCAINE – USA
Stevie Nicks: ‘Late actress’ tragic story inspired my rehab stint’ – Express

The Fleetwood Mac star admits her own lyrics made her realize that she was walking the same road as the 1920s star.

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
Woman recounts 100 days of meth addiction – Local News 8

As the Idaho Meth Project holds its “Givin’ Meth the Boot” event, an Idaho woman is speaking out about her addiction to meth. Cyn Reneau said she was addicted to meth for 100 days.

ALCOHOL – USA
Drug recommended to help cut drink dependence – BBC

A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers looks set to be made available to NHS patients in England and Wales.

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