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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 27, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA When Drug Treatment For Narcotic Addiction Never Ends – NPR “I use the medication as fishing bait,” says John Fisher, a self-taught counselor who runs Addiction Recovery Center of East Tennessee in rural Blountville. The sign out front says the clinic specializes in “addictionology.” “We bring them in and try to 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 8, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Guest Viewpoint: Drug addicts need more treatment – Press Connects They speak the vote-gathering, politically correct, standard but naïve words about better and more law enforcement being the answer. The only workable answer is vastly increased treatment options for addicts, which we are sadly lacking. DRUG REHAB – USA Tom Hanks 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 24, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – US Carly Fiorina in her own words on her stepdaughter’s death – New York Post http://nypost.com/2015/09/20/carly-fiorina-in-her-own-words-on-her-stepdaughters-death/ During Wednesday night’s GOP debate, Carly Fiorina argued that we need to invest more to treat drug addiction, an issue that has sad personal resonance for the candidate. Her stepdaughter died from drugs, a story she more…

Drug News: September 17, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Vivitrol success touted in Ohio drug court – Telegraph-Forum

More than 30 judges have visited Hocking County Judge Fred Moses’ courtroom in an attempt to grasp the inner workings of a drug court that he says produces unmatched results. more…

Drug News: September 10, 2015

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DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
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: September 3, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT – USA
Hillary Clinton proposes $10 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction – CNN

“It’s time we recognize that there are gaps in our health care system that allow too many to go without care — and invest in treatment,” Clinton wrote in an oped about the plan. “It’s time we recognize that our state and federal prisons, where 65 percent of inmates meet medical criteria for substance use disorders, are no substitute for proper treatment — and reform our criminal justice system.” more…

Drug News: August 27, 2015

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HEROIN – USA
Rauner cuts drug-treatment funding from heroin billMacon.com

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…

Drug News: August 21, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Long waiting lists for drug treatment add to addicts’ desperation – Washington Post

Shawn Cross thought heroin was making him an excellent manager at the auto parts store where he had gone from delivery guy to manager in five years. On the job, every day, every four hours, he snorted opiate pills or heroin. He hired addicts because they might help him score drugs. more…

Utica’s New Methadone Clinic: Blessing, or Devil in Disguise?

Posted under Drug News, New York

“Methadone, an opioid, is used to wean addicts off other opioids,” said an article about the Utica’s new methadone clinic, due to open later this year. Of course, with that description of methadone, who wouldn’t think it was a blessing? More addicts being helped to get off heroin and prescription painkillers? How can that be anything but good?

In fact, it is almost ANYTHING but good. more…

Drug News: August 6, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – UK Revealed: The Shocking Number of Drug Addicts on State Benefits – Brietbart Nearly 77 per cent of all people undertaking drug addiction treatment are on state benefits, an official government study has revealed. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Nurse Practitioners Can Increase Treatment Accessibility For Opioid Addiction –  Health Affairs more…

Drug News: July 30, 2015

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METHAMPHETAMINE – USA More Texans Seeking Treatment for Meth Abuse – Texas Tribune A growing number of Texans are seeking treatment for methamphetamine addiction, reversing a downward trend in abuse in the state since a 2006 federal law banned over-the-counter sales of medicine containing the synthetic drug pseudoephedrine. DRUG ADDICTION – USA OUR OPINION: Maine more…

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