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Maine’s Drug Law Changes Won’t Help Addicts Quickly Enough

Posted under Addiction Help, Buprenorphine, Heroin, Legal Issues, Maine, Treatment

injecting heroinMaine has had serious drug addiction problems. They’re currently calling heroin addiction an epidemic, and overdoses are skyrocketing. Political leaders – who’ve taken a long time to pass any legislation on this, largely due to the left and right not playing nice – have finally proposed a bill that requires several changes and additions to the State’s drug treatment and prevention resources. But although locals are happy that something is being done, they’re disappointed that many of the changes are long-term. Addicts need help right now. 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…

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…

Drug News: April 23, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Dallas County DA Susan Hawk: I sought drug treatment – Dallas News Dallas County’s new district attorney, Susan Hawk, acknowledged Friday that she sought treatment in late 2013 for using drugs prescribed for a bad back. DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA Breaking News: Ireland Baldwin Checks Into Malibu Rehab For more…

Drug News: April 2, 2015

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HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA RICK HOLMES: The walking dead – Halifax Wicked Local If anything would scare people away from drugs, I said, it would be the death of a friend. “Are you kidding?” Philip said. “Back when I was selling, if someone I’d sold to died, I’d get 10 new customers. They more…

Drug News: February 19, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA State of Withdrawal: Methadone Works, so Why the Push to End Coverage? – News MPBN Maine is in the grip of an opiate epidemic, and has been for the past 15 years. Heroin is firmly entrenched in the most rural parts of the state. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA State of Withdrawal: more…

Drug News: January 28, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Utah’s first family of boxing loses one of its youngest members with the death of Kade Fullmer – Deseret News Kade Fullmer, a former all-state football player for Bingham whose college career was cut short when he lost his hand in a boating accident, died of an apparent drug overdose on 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: August 27, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – Japan Former drug addict relieved to be alive – Japan Times “Drugs were a daily part of my life,” he says. “It was probably like eating three times a day for some people. I didn’t like it. I wanted to quit every time I used drugs but I couldn’t.” DRUG REHAB / more…

Drug News: February 13, 2014

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ALCOHOL / MARIJUANA / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Selena Gomez left rehab 4 weeks early: Drug and alcohol treatment cut short – Examiner.com Selena Gomez left rehab four weeks early, against the advice of medical … with alcohol, marijuana and the prescription sleep drug Ambien.While her reps denied Gomez was addicted to drugs or alcohol, more…

Drug News: March 14, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse bill would allow members of the public to administer Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses – Vermont Digger The House Human Services Committee, with help from the House Judiciary Committee, is attempting legislative alchemy, melding two bills and one new initiative into H.331. The combined bill is an attempt more…

Drug News: June 24, 2012

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DRUG ADDICTION – UK The unbearable loss of my darling Amy: Mitch Winehouse opens up about coping with the devastating loss of his superstar daughter – The Daily Mail My mobile rang. It was Andrew, her security guard. ‘You gotta come home, you gotta come home.’ My world drained away from me. ‘Is she dead?’ more…

Drug News: April 29, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Takes Narconon Drug Rehab Program To RX Drug Abuse Summit – PRWeb Suncoast Rehabilitation Center took the Narconon Drug Rehab Program information to the National RX Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando where over 700 participants from around the country meet to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic. PRESCRIPTION more…

Drug News: October 2, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription pills fuel crime, treatment in Maine – Portland Daily Sun A recent string of pharmacy robberies in the Portland area has seized the attention of local law enforcement. City investigators are still working to identify the people or single individual responsible for demanding an undisclosed amount and type of pharmaceutical more…

Drug News: May 8, 2011

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DRUG REHAB – USA Rob Lowe: ‘I loved going to rehab’ – Digital Spy Lowe, who entered rehab for drug and sex addiction in 1988 after a sex tape scandal, said that it was an “amazing experience”, because he was ready to start living his life the way he wanted. Charlie Sheen is wrong. HEROIN more…

Drug News: April 29, 2011

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HEROIN – USA Cops say they’ve busted huge Park Slope heroin ring – BrooklynPapers.com Federal investigators say that several “brands” of Heroin like this one called “Cream,” were readily available on the streets of Park Slope. The brownstone neighborhood is slowly getting a reputation as a one-stop shopping destination for drug buyers. COCAINE – USA more…

Get Alcohol Rehab for Kids Who Think Blast is a Good Time

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Maine, Young People

There’s a new drink in town. It’s called Blast. Anyone who’s drinking this beers could probably use alcohol rehab, but I would get it for them as soon as possible – this drink’s dangerous! Blast comes in 23.5 ounce cans of 12% alcohol. Most beer is sold in 12 ounce cans, with alcohol content of more…

Drug News: April 22, 2011

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DRUG ADDICTION – UK 80000 on benefits in UK due to addiction, obesity – Reuters More than 21200 alcoholics and drug addicts have been receiving the payments for over 10 years. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Steven Tyler tackles drug addiction, Aerosmith via NBC special – Examiner.com American Idol judge Steven Tyler will discuss the current more…

Drug News: March 21, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse up among Valley youths – Fresno Bee ‎ Josh had an addiction to prescription medication and had gone through several treatment programs. He relapsed and overdosed on heroin. “Josh desperately wanted to get clean,” his mother says. HEROIN – USA Police: Woman Hid 54 Bags of Heroin, Money more…

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