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Drug News: June 18, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA On Its First Day, A Slow Start For Gloucester’s Drug Treatment ‘Angel Program’-WBUR Gloucester police have officially started a program to help deal with the opioid epidemic. Instead of arresting drug users, police will help them get into treatment. But on Monday — the first day of the program — no more…

Drug News: May 7, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Our View: Changing the approach to addiction treatment – South Coast Today It’s not very difficult for people to get a four- or five-day detox program or access outpatient treatment, but the inpatient “step-down” programs that are often necessary when a few days of detox is not a sufficient treatment are 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: 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…

The Success of Drug Rehab Begins with a Decision

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All things begin with a decision – including whether to take drugs, drink alcohol, or not, and whether to quit them or stay off them. But the decisions that lead to taking drugs or drinking, or stopping either, might have little to do with the actual drugs. And to be successful in drug rehab, the underlying decisions have to be found and addressed.

What could those decisions be? The person could have made the decisions that led to taking drugs or drinking long before drugs or alcohol came into the picture. 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: September 17, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes – NY Times Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250. HEROIN – USA Eminem Rehab, Heroin Addiction HOAX! ‘MMLP2’ Rapper NOT more…

Drug News: April 9, 2014

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HEROIN – USA Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment – As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won’t pay for inpatient rehab. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS more…

Drug News: January 22, 2014

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HEROIN – USA The War Within: Portraits of Vietnam Veterans Fighting Heroin Addiction – TIME On the heels of recent reports about the enormous difficulties (joblessness, horrific suicide rates and more) facing American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, recalls that long-ago magazine article, and the all-too-familiar stories of young men struggling 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…

Prescription Painkillers Leading to Heroin and Overdose Deaths

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Heroin is a scary drug. It conjures up all the images of everything that’s bad about drug addiction. And according to a recent government study, it’s use has doubled in the last 10 years. Why? Primarily because of prescription painkillers. Where? In the suburbs.

Last year, one county in New Jersey – with a relatively small population of about 100,000 – saw 28 people die of OxyContin overdose. That’s a lot of people for a place that size, and most of them were under 22.

A lot of loss. The family, friends, teachers, employers, co-workers, classmates, local shop-keepers – so many people must have known these young people.

“Every part of Bergen County is touched in some way, shape or form by the heroin epidemic,” said Lt. Thomas Dombrosk of the county prosecutor’s office.

What he is clear to point out is that for many heroin users, the path beings with prescription painkillers. more…

Drug News: July 18, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Doctor shoppers: Small number, big impact on prescription drug abuse – 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: May 1, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Jumps 33% – The prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States has begun to affect our children as a new national survey shows a 33% increase in prescription drug use by teens since 2008. DRUG REHAB – USA Lindsay Lohan Hits NYC Bar Scene… 4 more…

Drug News: April 16, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA 10,300 Montana alcoholics, drug addicts to be eligible for treatment – Missoulian Some 10,344 alcoholics and drug addicts in Montana will become eligible for substance-abuse treatment coverage next year under the federal health care overhaul, a number that could jump to 21,473 if the state Legislature expands Medicaid to the working more…

Drug News: February 13, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA The pain of addiction often begins with desire to alleviate pain – My Central Jersey “You definitely see people with legitimate prescription drugs progress to addiction,” she said. “In our culture, there is this perception that prescription pills are safe. They may be manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, but the consequences can more…

Drug News: July 15, 2012

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Texas prosecutor lets Ryan Leaf continue drug rehab in Montana – BCSports Ryan Leaf will continue his drug rehab in Montana after a Texas prosecutor agreed to rescind his pending extradition to Texas. Leaf is currently serving a 15-month sentence with the Montana Department of Corrections for breaking into homes and more…

Drug News: July 1, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Doherty’s rehab stay a PR coup – Celeb News Now – San Francisco Luxury News Earlier this week former Libertines lead singer Pete Doherty cancelled a number of summer festival appearances in the UK via a note on his website, informing fans he was retreating to Thailand’s Cabin Chiang Mai rehab more…

Drug News: June 19, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Terminator 3 actor Nick Stahl ‘missing for four days after checking himself out of rehab – Daily Mail He went missing back in May before entering a rehabilitation facility to address drug and alcohol addiction. And it seems that Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl has once again vanished after checking himself more…

Drug News: May 27, 2012

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Indiana doctor’s medical license limited after drug rehab – Indianapolis Star A Fort Wayne doctor’s medical license has been placed on indefinite probation after he was charged with leading police on a high-speed chase while on illegal drugs. DRUG REHAB – USA Missing ‘Terminator 3’ actor Nick Stahl tells friends he more…

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