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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…

Police Department Helps Fast Track Addicts into Treatment

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One of the problems with getting drug addicts into addiction treatment is the availability of beds in residential centers. Residential centers, by the way, deliver the best and most successful treatment programs. But in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the police department has a new program that could help a lot of people! Here’s how it works. more…

Drug News: June 4, 2015

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HEROIN – USA Heroin tops list of Lebanon County’s drug-rehab cases – LD News “Some of the things I want to make this board of commissioners aware of,” Jim Donmoyer, executive director of the Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, said, “everybody talks about and hears about the heroin epidemic. It is here more…

Drug News: May 14, 2015

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DRUG / ALCOHOL REHAB – USA Recovery high school to open in Worcester – Worcester Telegram A vacant manufacturing building on Rockdale Street is being transformed into the region’s first specialized high school for recovering substance abusers, local officials revealed this week. The new Worcester recovery high school, which will be the fifth recovery high more…

Drug News: April 30, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER? – NPR When patients brought to the ER have uncontrolled blood pressure, neglected asthma or diabetes that hasn’t been dealt with, doctors often start treatment right then and there. But what happens when the patient turns out to be addicted to opioids, more…

Drug News: January 22, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Woman Speaks Out On Drug Rehab, We Follow Up – My Champlain Valley The focus was supposed to be on a new state office complex in downtown St. Albans that should bring a big boost to the local economy. That was the plan at a news conference Monday with local and more…

Drug News: November 13, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Non-addictive narcotic painkillers may be close – Courier-Journal Besides being non-addictive, drug makers say, it doesn’t cause nausea, … doctors, regulators and patients about OxyContin’s addiction risk. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Woman recovering from $100K/month addiction turns to “miracle treatments – ABC7Chicago Now she’s using this treatment to fight addiction … 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: January 30, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Darryl Strawberry chases new calling by opening latest drug rehab – Fox News Strawberry and his wife Tracy — both ordained ministers — were in central Florida Friday for the opening of their second drug rehabilitation and treatment center. The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center will be focused on helping former athletes more…

Drug News: July 18, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Doctor shoppers: Small number, big impact on prescription drug abuse – Boston.com They make up a very small percentage of people filling prescriptions but the amount of opioids they buy, feeding their own addiction or others’, is alarming. DRUG ABUSE – USA Editorial: N.J. report on rampant prescription drug abuse is more…

Drug News: March 27, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – CANADA Canada second highest in world for prescribed opiate drug use – The Star Part of the new strategy will be to “look at off-loading some of the reliance from pharmacological support or remedies, to non-pharmacological . . . yoga, massage or what have you,” he says. “There are many ways by 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: June 12, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Courts & Rehab: Some local, state officials at odds over how to treat drug offender – Anniston Star Every year, Calhoun County judges send hundreds of people who plead guilty to drug crimes to in-patient rehabilitation facilities rather than to prison. But judges aren’t just sending these defendants to state-certified programs more…

Drug News: August 28, 2011

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HEROIN – USA Tennessee authorities expect surge in heroin use – ‎Houston Chronicle Law enforcement agents around Tennessee are bracing for a resurgence of heroin use as prescription drug users turn to the drug, fueled by users’ need for a low-cost alternative and dealers’ aggressive marketing techniques. DRUG ADDICTION – USA New Drug Tests Target more…

Drug News: December 31, 2010

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METHAMPHETAMINE – USA Good for something: TSA scanner finds passenger’s meth – McClatchy Washington Bureau Rhonda Renee Simmons is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance after police say she got caught with about a gram of methamphetamine in her pocket Tuesday night at the more…

Study Drugs: Does This Sound Like Your Daughter?

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Massachusetts, Stimulants

If you’re thinking that all the college kids taking Adderall and other stimulants as study drugs are sincerely trying to get more out of their education, check out the recent statement made by a University of Massachusetts sophomore: “I love Adderall,” she said. “I love it. I can write papers in, like, an hour and more…

Drug News: December 6, 2010

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HEROIN – USA Heroin ‘junkie’ thanks cops after arrest – Madison.com A heroin addict who told police he shoots up three times a day was thankful after his arrest early Sunday morning, Madison police reported. … HEROIN – USA Now a Lawyer, Once a Heroin Addict – CBS News Jeff Glor reports on the story more…

Drug News: October 22, 2010

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Prescription Drug Abuse – USA Quest Diagnostics reports use of prescription opiates by American workers has increased by 40% – THE MEDICAL NEWS Accidents do happen, but many times the incident could have been prevented when it is a result of prescription drug abuse. Ending Drug Abuse – Georgia Annual summit focuses on breaking cycle more…

Drug News: October 4, 2010

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Illegal Drugs – Retired US Judge Retired U.S. judge busted in drug case – UPI.com ATLANTA, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A retired U.S. judge in Georgia was released on bond Monday following his arrest on federal drug charges arising from an alleged relationship with a lap dancer. Drug Testing Scandle – Illinois Woman paid boy more…

Drug News: September 24, 2010

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Prescription Drugs – Massachusetts A Wave of Addiction and Crime, with the Medicine Cabinet to Blame – The New York Times BOSTON — Police departments have collected thousands of handguns through buy-back programs in communities throughout the country. Now they want the contents of your medicine cabinet. Drug-Related Trouble – UK Britain’s youngest mother aged more…

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