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Drugs News – March 3, 2016

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Fighting Drug Addiction With Drugs Works, but Only if Doctors Sign On – New York Times Almost one million American physicians can write a prescription for an opioid painkiller like Vicodin and OxyContin — one pathway to opioid addiction. But, because of regulatory hurdles and other factors, fewer than 32,000 doctors more…

Drug News – February 18, 2016

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METHAMPHETAMINE – USA County’s first Drug Court graduate kicks meth, starts a new life of opportunities – Morrison County Record Missy Strack was sent to Drug Court after years of trouble with the law saw her in and out of prison, and repeated relapses into drug use after attempts to get clean. “Once you get more…

Drug News: February 11, 2016

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Obama Proposes Big Spending to Help People Struggling With Drug Addiction – The President has made clear that addressing the opioid overdose epidemic is a priority for his Administration and has highlighted tools that are effective in reducing drug use and overdose, like evidence-based prevention programs, prescription drug more…

Drug News: January 28, 2016

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Drug Deaths Reach White America – New York Times Congress has historically treated drug abuse as a malady afflicting mostly poor, minority communities, best dealt with by locking people up for long periods of time. The epidemic of drug overdose deaths currently ravaging white populations in cities and towns across the country has altered this more…

Drug News: January 21, 2016

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Treating addicts: The tension between drug treatment and abstinence – Washington Post Marvin Seppala wrote a book on conquering drug addiction with counseling and group therapy. The spiritual, abstinence-based strategy pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous and adopted by Narcotics Anonymous helped him overcome his own alcohol and cocaine addiction when he was more…

Drug News – January 14, 2016

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA From one parent to others: Drug addiction also threatens your family – Central Maine I love my family unconditionally and would do anything to ensure their health and safety. Yet I almost lost my daughter to a debilitating addiction to drugs. My daughter attended college in New York. In her sophomore more…

Drug News – January 7, 2016

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Jeb Bush op-ed: A father’s view of drug addiction – Chicago Tribune As a father, I have felt the heartbreak of drug abuse. My daughter, Noelle, suffered from addiction, and like many parents facing similar situations, her mom and I struggled to help. I have so many friends and know so more…

Drug News: December 31, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT – USA What the Legislature’s drug addiction bill is missing – Bangor Daily News Republican and Democratic legislative leaders have come together to propose spending nearly $5 million over the next 18 months on a Bangor-area detox center, added treatment capacity, prevention and education efforts and 10 new drug enforcement agents. The more…

Drug News: December 24, 2015

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MARIJUANA / ALCOHOL – USA The Tricky Relationship Between Marijuana and American Indians – In These Times American Indian newborns are 8.7 times more likely than white babies to be born with NAS. Add to that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), and we’ve got a pretty dire situation for the next generation. What would marijuana more…

Drugs News: December 10, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Drug treatment is incremental, often with setbacks. It’s still a source of hope. – Bangor Daily News Gov. Paul LePage threw out a startling statistic at Tuesday’s town hall meeting in Portland — 90 percent of those addicted to heroin die as a result of their addiction. Although the governor’s number more…

Drug News: December 3, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA America leads world in prescription painkiller and heroin abuse; marijuana is world’s most popular drug: UN stats – NY Daily News America’s pain pill and heroin addiction exceeds that of all other countries in the world, statistics from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) show. And only more…

Drug News – November 19, 2015

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OPIOIDS – USA FDA Approves Nasal-Spray Version Of Overdose Drug Naloxone – Huffington Post The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it approved a nasal-spray version of naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. The new version will make it easier to administer and less intimidating than the more…

Drug News – November 12, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Mac study highlights changing demographic of opioid addictions – The Spec 52 per cent of women cited doctor-prescribed painkillers such as OxyContin and codeine as their first experience with opioid drugs. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA How Doctors Helped Drive the Addiction Crisis – New York Times Starting in the 1990s, there more…

Drug News – November 5, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Treating drug addiction in R.I.: On call and in demand – Providence Journal Dr. Walter Scott Curtice practices family medicine in much the way small town doctors did a generation ago. He even makes house calls. But along with the traditional chronic health conditions that he helps his patients manage, the more…

Drug News: October 29, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA East Bridgewater police take new tack on drug addiction – Enterprise News Earlier this week, the Gloucester Police Department announced it had helped 250 people get into drug addiction treatment facilities in the four months since the department launched an initiative to help addicts find treatment rather than prosecuting them. East more…

Drug News: October 22, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Your Kids on Oxycontin: Creating the Addicts of the Future – Huffington Post … On the darker side of things, the FDA just approved the use of Oxycontin for children between the ages of 11-16. Now, your kids can legally be prescribed one of the strongest opiate medications on the planet. more…

Drug News: October 15, 2015

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DRUG / ALCOHOL – USA 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. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Lessons I learned more…

Drug News: October 1, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Hillary Clinton speaks about drug addiction, says U.S. government should improve treatment access – Mass Live Clinton said the federal government should do more to make treatment accessible to addicts, make the anti-overdose drug Narcan more easily available to first responders and train doctors in safe prescribing practices. ALCOHOL / DRUG more…

Drug News: September 10, 2015

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Meet the Pastor Helping Korean-Americans Beat Drug Addiction – RYOT

There is the girl whose friends abandoned her in a trash bin after one ruinous binge. The high school debate champion who got addicted to meth within a month of trying pot. The college graduate whose boyfriend persuaded her to try heroin. Some parents are so fearful their family’s secret will be discovered they park two blocks away. “They hide it. There’s no talking about drugs.” more…

Drug News: August 27, 2015

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Rauner cuts drug-treatment funding from heroin

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill intended to fight heroin addiction and overdoses, saying that while he supports the measure in principle, the state can’t afford it. But can they afford to not take these measures? more…

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