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Heroin Addicts Leaving Jail for Immediate Rehab

Posted under Drug Rehab, Heroin, Kentucky

guy-in-prison-123-sneppI love it when things are direct and uncomplicated. In Kenton County, Kentucky – where the heroin addiction problem is very serious – they’ve started a new program that is getting heroin addicts out of jail and through rehab. And it’s remarkably successful. more…

Drug News: May 28, 2015

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA – USA House slams brakes on medical marijuana – Standard Speaker The speaker’s power to assign a bill to a committee usually doesn’t get much attention until it happens to a bill like this. “We’ve got to be real careful we don’t have unintended consequences that are harmful,” Baker said. “I’m open to more…

Number of Babies Born Addicted Still on the Rise

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Mississippi, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, Young People

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the result of babies born addicted to opioids. A few years ago I reported statistics on how many babies go through the hell of being born addicted to prescription drugs and having to go through the torture of withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is torture for everyone– you can imagine how bad it must be for a baby, just out of the womb, their body very delicate, and with no understanding of why they hurt.

The drugs they’re being born addicted to are opioids. more…

Drug News: March 12, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Governor Candidate Pitches Drug Rehab Plan in Newport – The River City News Former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, currently running for Governor of Kentucky, was in Northern Kentucky on Wednesday where he made a major policy announcement at press conference in front of the Campbell County Detention Center more…

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: February 4, 2015

Posted under Drug News, New Mexico

DRUG REHAB – USA Sister begins fund for drug rehab facility after brother’s death – Medina Gazette Kierstin Jenkins is determined not to let her brother’s death become another statistic. Alex Jenkins, 26, of Akron, died of a drug overdose on Monday. “I would like people to know that addiction affects everyone,” she said. “He more…

Drug News: December 31, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, Oregon

ALCOHOL – USA Veteran gets help for 30-year addiction through area nonprofit – Gainesville Times Robert Davis, a veteran who served six years stateside in the U.S. Army, recently got help for his 30-year-alcohol addiction through Veterans Court and Avita Community Partners. DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA Former Titan Donnie Nickey overcomes demons with more…

Drug News: December 11, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Pain relief for vets doesn’t have to lead to deadly prescription drug addiction – SacBee The epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the United States has become rampant and deadly. Unfortunately, those who have served our nation are disproportionately prone to abusing powerful narcotics that have been prescribed for combat injuries. more…

Drug News: November 6, 2014

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METHAMPHETAMINE – USA New Way To Help Meth Addicts Stay Clean: Antibodies – Sci Tech Today Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict’s high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Group preparing more…

Drug News: October 30, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA A matter of life and death – LaGrange News For many people, the issue of drug addiction recovery is a literally matter of life and death. In 2012 in Georgia, there were 686 deaths from drug over dose in 152 of the 159 counties for which the Georgia Bureau of Investigations more…

Drug News: October 23, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA When Jordin Tootoo knew he needed drug rehab – Sports.Yahoo I was still hung to the gills and I reeked of booze. I was thinking,’ What the [expletive] did I do now?’—and I really didn’t know. I tried to trace events back to Saturday night, but I had no clue. I more…

Drug News: October 8, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Can we talk drug treatment? ‘Obamacare’ Ky.’s best shot at beating scourge – Kentucky.com For the first time, nonprofits and other providers will be able to afford to build treatment facilities, both residential and outpatient, knowing they will be reimbursed for the services. If the law is allowed to work as more…

Drug News: October 2, 2014

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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 more…

Drug News: August 6, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Delaware, Drug News

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA Mom charged under drug-addicted baby law going to rehab – WBIR-TV A Monroe County woman will be the first in Tennessee to plead guilty to charges of giving birth to a baby who tested positive for meth. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA CDC to Provide Kentucky $1 Million to Combat Prescription more…

Drug News: June 18, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Functioning addict who hid pill problem now a graduate of drug rehab – News Item White picket fence syndrome, that’s partly what helped Stacy Huber keep secret her addiction to pain pills. A wife, a mother, a nurse – that’s who she was, but not all of who she was. She more…

Kentuckians Finally Getting Help with Prescription Drugs

Posted under Drug Addiction, Kentucky, Prescription Drugs, West Virginia

Help is on the way for the Kentuckians who are still coping with prescription painkiller addiction – an epidemic that started over a decade ago when Purdue Pharma lied about OxyContin’s addiction potential. For many Kentuckians, the battle is still raging, partially because the State has had such a shortage of treatment centers. But, thanks to more…

Drug News: January 8, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Radel Returning to Congress After Drug Rehab – The Ledger A Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year is returning to Congress after taking a leave of absence and undergoing treatment in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. ALCOHOL – CANADA Alcohol & Drug Rehab Edmonton Launches Program more…

Drug News: June 20, 2013

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HEROIN – USA Heroin most common drug among young adults entering rehab in Washington – Q13 Fox Jennifer Troyer says her daughter Sarah was a great kid with an outgoing personality. Sarah had maintained a 4.0 GPA until she entered high school and started experimenting with drugs. “It started with pot. Then by ninth grade more…

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 8, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA UFC commentator Mike Goldberg responds to drug rehab rumors – MMAmania.com Mike Goldberg has broken his silence, responding to drug rehab rumors, revealing he is dealing with a “complicated health issue.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA $1.3 Million Drug Court Program Looks to Help Prescription Drug Abusers – Patch.com A statewide, prescription more…

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