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Utica’s New Methadone Clinic: Blessing, or Devil in Disguise?

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“Methadone, an opioid, is used to wean addicts off other opioids,” said an article about the Utica’s new methadone clinic, due to open later this year. Of course, with that description of methadone, who wouldn’t think it was a blessing? More addicts being helped to get off heroin and prescription painkillers? How can that be anything but good?

In fact, it is almost ANYTHING but good. more…

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…

Return-To-Play Culture Causing Drug Addiction in Sports

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Mike Richards, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers and more recently with the Los Angeles Kings, had his contract voided last week because he had allegedly used illegal means to get OxyContin. His $69 million contract was for 12 years; he had fulfilled 5. I hate to see another athlete bite the dust because of drugs – but whose fault is it, really? 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: 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: March 5, 2015

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DRUG REHAB – USA Adam Meyer, Sports Betting Pro to the Stars, Sent to Drug Rehab by Federal Judge – Broward Palm Beach Meyer, 42, the president and chief executive officer of sports betting consulting firm Real Money Sports Inc., has apparently failed four drug tests, one as recently as February 13, and has also 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: 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 20, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Illegal prescription drug use can push kids towards heroin – WIFT Heroin use has been on the rise across the midstate and the problem is getting the bulk of attention. Many experts do consider heroin one of the most addictive drugs on the street. But prescription drug use is more…

Drug News: September 24, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Preventing teen prescription drug abuse – 13 maz.com Dallas Gay describes his grandson, Jeffrey, as energetic and friendly. While in high school, Jeffrey used prescription painkillers for recreational use, and rapidly became addicted. “Most everyone like myself, or Jeffrey’s parents, didn’t have any idea what it was about. That it was 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: August 6, 2014

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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: July 23, 2014

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DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA ELLEN’S PORTIA IN BOOZE, DRUG & REHAB HELL – National Enquirer ELLEN DeGENERES and wife PORTIA de ROSSI have been plunged into a booze and drug nightmare – as the talk show queen raced to save her companion’s life. DRUG REHAB – USA Prince William cops, after raids, arrange 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: July 2, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab – The Daily Beast Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed, formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA My Story: Going Cold Turkey – American News Report As a female Army officer, helicopter 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 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…

Help Keep Your Kids off Drugs and Alcohol

Posted under Codeine, GHB, Marijuana, Young People

Recently, a group of New York high school students participated in a panel called Parent University. The primary purpose is to educate parents on teen use of drugs and alcohol so they can help their kids. The panel consists of two freshmen girls, two senior girls, and two senior guys as well as others from the community. more…

Drug News: May 14, 2014

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DRUG ADDICTION – IRAN Women addicted to drugs in Iran begin seeking treatment despite taboo – Washington Post On the western outskirts of this city, in an industrial neighborhood of factories and dusty half-constructed lots, a metal-walled building houses women with a secret. They are female drug addicts, a growing class of people with a more…

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