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Drug News: June 25, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Film explores teen prescription drug abuse with message for parents – La Jolla Light “If Only,” a film about prescription drug abuse in young people, chronicles what producers call “a parent’s worst nightmare.” It follows the lives of two high school students experimenting with painkillers and other pills. ALCOHOL – UK more…

Drug News: June 11, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Opioid crisis: What is an opioid? How are the drugs used? – Mass Live While talk of an addiction crisis in the country is becoming more common, many people may not know what drugs are involved. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Painkillers resist abuse, but experts still worry – Worcester Telegram Anthony 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…

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…

One Way to Help Stop Drugs in Your Community

Posted under Addiction Help, Buprenorphine, Codeine, Connecticut, Drug Addiction, Intervention, Morphine, Opiates, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs

When someone’s in the ER to save their life after they overdosed on drugs, it’s the perfect time to get them started on getting the addiction help they need. Hospital ERs aren’t generally set up that way, but I’m hoping that will change once they find out about a study done at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut where getting people into treatment was very successful! 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…

This is Rehabilitation – The Real Thing

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Heroin, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs

When someone goes to drug addiction treatment, the goal is to change their life. Whatever led up to them taking drugs has been addressed, whatever is keeping them on drugs has been addressed, and they’ve changed those things in their life that continue to make them want to take drugs. That’s a tall order, but it is true rehabilitation. Here’s a perfect example of what should happen. more…

Drug News: April 16, 2015

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Drug News: April 9, 2015

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Drug Court, Carle to try heroin treatment pilot program – News-Gazette Local medical, drug treatment and court officials are partnering on a pilot program to get the addiction treatment Vivitrol to selected heroin addicts sentenced to Champaign County drug court. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Ex-Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye more…

Opana-Related HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Indiana, OxyContin, Prescription Drugs, Washington

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana declared a public health emergency four days ago in an effort to get an HIV outbreak under control. Although he has banned needle exchanges, 90 new HIV cases in the last few months in one small county convinced him that he needs to temporarily lift that ban. Almost all the HIV cases are related to injecting Opana with shared needles. 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: March 26, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug database bills add security protections – Sun Herald Missouri lawmakers have tried and failed for more than a decade to join the rest of the country in creating a prescription drug monitoring program. All the while, state Rep. Holly Rehder watched her daughter’s addiction to painkillers deepen. ALCOHOL AND 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: February 26, 2015

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DESIGNER DRUGS – USA Drug rehab center sees more cases of new designer drugs; Flakka and Budder becoming more popular – WPTV Drug rehab experts say users are putting butane hash oil, known on the streets as Budder, in their vaporizers. This drug along with another new type of bath salt called Flakka, are becoming 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: 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

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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: 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…

Do You Wonder if You’re Addicted to Prescription Painkillers?

Posted under Drug Addiction, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

There are a lot of people out there who’ve been on painkillers for a long time. Many have tried to stop taking them, but when they do, they suffer from pain and other symptoms that make them think they still need the drug. However, those symptoms are more likely to be from withdrawal – which means it’s time to get into a drug rehab program.

How Do You Know You’re Going Through Withdrawal? more…

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