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Drug News: July 16, 2015

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HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories – NPR At Solace, a support group for family members of those suffering from addiction, many of the attendees have watched a child under 30 die of a fatal drug overdose — heroin, or opioids like Oxycontin or more…

Drug News: April 16, 2015

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Drug News: February 12, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Dying To Be Free – Huffington Post Patrick Cagey walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a picture of his son with more…

Drug News: December 24, 2014

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COCAINE / MARIJUANA – USA Stevie J Ordered to Rehab After Failing Drug Tests – ABC News A cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” has been ordered to spend 30 days at a drug rehabilitation center after prosecutors said he repeatedly failed cocaine and marijuana tests. DRUG REHAB – USA America is more…

Drug News: September 4, 2014

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Sherrod Brown pushes bill to expand drug-addiction treatment – Dispatch In the war against heroin raging in Marion County, Dr. Mark Piacentini doesn’t think he’s winning. “I’m alone, and I need help,” Piacentini said. “I have five people call a day (for treatment), and I have no room for them.” His more…

Drug News: August 13, 2014

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ALCOHOL / COCAINE – USA Robin Williams’ life was punctuated by struggles with alcohol, cocaine – Los Angeles Times Robin Williams’ public life had a quiet personal current running through it for decades: his struggles with cocaine and alcohol abuse. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Many commonly prescribed drugs taken by older adults can raise risk more…

Drug News: July 16, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA U.S. Doctors Prescribe Opiate Painkillers at Twice the Rate of any other Country…and 500,000 Veterans are Dependent – AllGov Doctors in the United States lead the world in prescribing opioid analgesics, or opiate pain relievers (OPR). U.S. physicians write 82.5 prescriptions for OPRs for every 100 persons in the country. Many more…

Drug News: June 11, 2014

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Law would let families force addicts into drug treatment – Port Huron Times Herald Mark and Carol Garofoli hold a portrait of their son Mark, who committed suicide while addicted to heroin. His parents had no legal authority to force him to get treatment. DRUG REHAB – USA Man in drug more…

Drug News: June 4, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Former addict Robert Downey Jr. ‘producing Showtime drama centered on a Venice Beach drug rehab’ – Daily Mail ‘When someone says, “I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?” Well, uh, you’re a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to more…

Drug News: May 28, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA California Counties Sue Drugmakers Over Painkiller Abuse – Businessweek The FDA first approved OxyContin in 1995. The agency has made several changes to the label warnings on opioid painkillers over the years. But deaths involving prescription painkillers more than tripled in the first decade of the 21st century. The California case more…

Drug News: May 22, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Older Americans hooked on Rx: ‘I was a zombie’ – USA TODAY Hundreds of thousands of the nation’s seniors are misusing prescription drugs, including narcotic painkillers, anxiety medications and other pharmaceuticals, for everything from joint pain to depression. DRUG REHAB – USA Blondie in tune with Hoffman pal seeking drug addiction more…

Drug News: March 13, 2014

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DRUG REHAB –USA Working Through Rehab: An Inside Look at Adolescent Drug Treatment – Diablo Magazine Each year nearly 2 million people are placed in drug rehab settings across the United States. They are placed in hospital-based programs: in group homes, inpatient or intensive outpatient programs. As a therapist, when I speak to kids, which more…

Drug News: January 15, 2014

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ALCOHOL – USA Trace Adkins enters rehab – CelebrityExaminer Country singer Trace Adkins has checked himself into a treatment facility after being sober for over 10 years. According to reports, the 52-year-old singer supposedly took his first drink in over 12 years while on the Country Cruising cruise that began on Sunday. COCAINE – MEXICO more…

Drug News: October 17, 2013

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ALCOHOL AND DRUGS – UK AND USA Colin Farrell Talks Drinking, Drugs and Rehab – E! Online Colin Farrell is once again opening up about his hard-partying past, but unlike other actors, the Irish stud admits his addiction started long before Hollywood. “I was very drunk and high for 16 years, so it was a more…

Drug News: September 13, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA Affordable Care Act Could Remove Drug Rehab Cost Barriers – CBS Local (Sacramento) The Affordable Care Act could lead as many as 40 million Americans to rehab as it would eliminate cost barriers for people who need help recovering from addiction. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Opens Up more…

Drug News: August 9, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA With Lax Oversight, Fraud Flourishes in California’s Drug Rehab Clinics – NBC Bay Area Addiction counselor Tamara Askew discovered something wrong soon after she started working at Pride Health Services, an Inglewood rehab clinic. Askew grabbed a stack of files and began contacting patients to introduce herself. Some were in jail, more…

The Legal Consequences of Being Involved with Drugs

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People who take drugs often wind up in legal trouble. So not only do they have to deal with the consequences of being addicted to or abusing drugs, they can also waste years of their life in prison. I was recently speaking with a person who helps people find addiction help about crime and drugs. He said that the majority of the thousands of people he has helped have also had legal problems related to their drug use.

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Drug News: June 13, 2013

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HEROIN – USA Heroin overdose deaths surpass cocaine fatalities in Milwaukee – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Lisa first noticed her sister was becoming distant last summer. The track marks on her arm were an ominous warning. In August, Olivia overdosed on heroin. That time, and after a second overdose in October, Olivia recovered. Last month, she more…

Drug News: January 2, 2013

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ALCOHOL – USA Marine Corps attacks alcohol abuse – Union-Tribune San Diego The Marines have redefined any drinking on the job as alcohol abuse – even having a beer with lunch. Same goes with hard partying the night before reporting for duty. The implication is zero tolerance of alcohol abuse, just like the military’s long-standing more…

Drug News: August 26, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Tyrann Mathieu Tweets about his battle in drug rehab – NOLA Tyrann Mathieu is apparently finding the going difficult as he enters his second week of drug rehabilitation. He and his family are declining interviews about his future since being kicked off the LSU football team for multiple positive drug tests. more…

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