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Drug News: November 28, 2014

COCAINE – USA
Tom Hanks’s Son Reveals Cocaine Addiction, Says He’s ’50 Days Clean’ – People

Chester “Chet” Hanks, the eldest son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has revealed that he entered rehab for an addiction to cocaine – but is now “50 days clean and sober from everything, including alcohol.”

MARIJUANA – USA
Oklahoma State football: Justin Blackmon completes voluntary drug rehab program, pleads no contest to July marijuana possession charge – NewsOK

Former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest Thursday to one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession in Edmond Municipal Court. If Blackmon does not commit any crimes in the next six months, the charge will be dropped to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, Judge Diane Slayton ruled.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Acupuncture Detox as Part of Drug Rehabilitation – Acupuncture Today

In the U.S., more than 2,000 alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs have added ear acupuncture to their practice. The development of the protocol was determined by Lincoln Hospital as it delivered 100 acupuncture treatments daily.

DRUG REHAB – GLOBAL
The world’s most peculiar drug rehab centers – dw.de

Being put into a coma might not seem an obvious choice to someone looking to overcome their addiction to drugs, but it is one option on offer. Here is a flavour of the world’s less usual rehab centers and their methods.

HEROIN – USA
The great American relapse – The Economist

The spread of heroin to a new market of relatively affluent, suburban whites has allowed the drug to make a comeback, after decades of decline.

OPIATES – USA
Rehab may be best option for young adult opiate addicts – WTAQ

Young adults addicted to opiates like oxycodone and heroin may have the best chance at long-term abstinence in residential treatment – often known as rehab – programs, according to a recent study. “Given evidence that outpatient treatment for opioid dependence in young adults is not as effective as it is in older adults, we need alternatives to protect this vulnerable population.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA / Mexico
‘Mexican Oxy’ moves north – Albuqerque Journal

Last October, Victor Mendoza-Chavarin was broke, out of work and living in Tijuana when he was approached by “a man” at a party asking him if he wanted to run drugs. Mendoza, an American citizen by birth, said he told the man no, but the unnamed drug dealer was persistent. “I didn’t have work and finally agreed to do it.”

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way Shares Struggles With Drug + Alcohol Addiction – Loudwire

My Chemical Romance / Electric Century bassist Mikey Way has just opened up to fans about his struggles against drug and alcohol addiction. In Way’s statement, the bassist shares stories about his multiple “rock bottoms,” completely disconnecting from his loved ones and EC band members committing Way to rehab.

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