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'Choose to live': Dan Carden's emotional speech about alcohol addiction – video Pride ‘Be proud of who you are,’ Dan Carden urges young people as he recalls trauma of hiding his sexuality An MP has fought back tears as he revealed his alcohol addiction twice nearly killed hi...


To stay away from Azeroth—which is to remain unsubscribed from Blizzard Entertainment’s enduring MMORPG, World of Warcraft—is no simple task. In fact, the gaming community has long (and only half-jokingly) referred to the orc- and elf-filled game as “World of Warcrack.” As somebody who, over the...


Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson Johnson to resolve thousan...


The payout to New York will take place over the next 17 years, and joins a $26 billion deal to settle the thousands of nationwide lawsuits. The opioid case in New York is so vast that the trial is being held at a law school in Central Islip. Credit... Johnny M...


Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson Johnson to resolve thousan...


Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Coal-fired power plants are proving hard to shutdown in developing economies because they are cheap and convenient,...


Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage Summary Companies Related documents Judge finds plaintiffs allege sufficient participation by defendants in marketing e-cigarettes to youth Strict li...


Medicare does provide coverage for treatment of substance use disorders. But there are a wide variety of approaches, and Medicare pays for only the therapeutic services it considers reasonable and necessary. So it’s important to confirm with care providers, programs and pharmacies that Medicare...


(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY DRUGS) Judge finds indirect plaintiffs lacked RICO standing MDL over alleged scheme to suppress competition remains pending The company and law firm names shown above are generated a...


A fter years of starting the day with a tall morning coffee, followed by several glasses of green tea at intervals, and the occasional cappuccino after lunch, I quit caffeine, cold turkey. It was not something that I particularly wanted to do, but I had come to the reluctant conclusion that the s...


To stay away from Azeroth—which is to remain unsubscribed from Blizzard Entertainment’s enduring MMORPG, World of Warcraft—is no simple task. In fact, the gaming community has long (and only half-jokingly) referred to the orc- and elf-filled game as “World of Warcrack.” As somebody who, over the...


Several Several years ago, I went to a splashy launch party for a new tech product, which is a pretty normal thing for tech companies to have. It was at a hip warehouse space in Manhattan, there was cool lighting and a great DJ, free food — the company had pulled out all the stops. And the co...


Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY DRUGS) Judge finds indirect plaintiffs lacked RICO standing MDL over alleged scheme to suppress competition remains pending The company and law firm names shown above are generated a...


'Choose to live': Dan Carden's emotional speech about alcohol addiction – video Pride ‘Be proud of who you are,’ Dan Carden urges young people as he recalls trauma of hiding his sexuality An MP has fought back tears as he revealed his alcohol addiction twice nearly killed hi...


Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Coal-fired power plants are proving hard to shutdown in developing economies because they are cheap and convenient,...


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly First opioid trial to go before jury Shift in healthcare practice behind opioid surge, say drug makers and distributors The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based...


Medicare does provide coverage for treatment of substance use disorders. But there are a wide variety of approaches, and Medicare pays for only the therapeutic services it considers reasonable and necessary. So it’s important to confirm with care providers, programs and pharmacies that Medicare...


Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo July 21 (Reuters) - State attorneys general on Wednesday unveiled a $26 billion settlement with the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson Johnson to resolve thousan...


Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” kicks off the virtual mixer as people excitedly connect in the Zoom chat. “Love the vibe right now,” says Brionna Davis-Reyes in appreciation of both the DJ and the sign language interpreter, who is also doubling as a background dancer. Davis-Reyes introduces herself a...


Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage Summary Companies Related documents Judge finds plaintiffs allege sufficient participation by defendants in marketing e-cigarettes to youth Strict li...


The payout to New York will take place over the next 17 years, and joins a $26 billion deal to settle the thousands of nationwide lawsuits. The opioid case in New York is so vast that the trial is being held at a law school in Central Islip. Credit... Johnny M...


To stay away from Azeroth—which is to remain unsubscribed from Blizzard Entertainment’s enduring MMORPG, World of Warcraft—is no simple task. In fact, the gaming community has long (and only half-jokingly) referred to the orc- and elf-filled game as “World of Warcrack.” As somebody who, over the...


The payout to New York will take place over the next 17 years, and joins a $26 billion deal to settle the thousands of nationwide lawsuits. The opioid case in New York is so vast that the trial is being held at a law school in Central Islip. Credit... Johnny M...


Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY DRUGS) Judge finds indirect plaintiffs lacked RICO standing MDL over alleged scheme to suppress competition remains pending The company and law firm names shown above are generated a...


Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Coal-fired power plants are proving hard to shutdown in developing economies because they are cheap and convenient,...


Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly First opioid trial to go before jury Shift in healthcare practice behind opioid surge, say drug makers and distributors The company and law firm na...


Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY DRUGS) Judge finds indirect plaintiffs lacked RICO standing MDL over alleged scheme to suppress competition remains pending The company and law firm names shown above are generated a...


(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” kicks off the virtual mixer as people excitedly connect in the Zoom chat. “Love the vibe right now,” says Brionna Davis-Reyes in appreciation of both the DJ and the sign language interpreter, who is also doubling as a background dancer. Davis-Reyes introduces herself a...


Medicare does provide coverage for treatment of substance use disorders. But there are a wide variety of approaches, and Medicare pays for only the therapeutic services it considers reasonable and necessary. So it’s important to confirm with care providers, programs and pharmacies that Medicare...


A saleswoman demonstrates vaping at the Vape Shop that sells e-cigarette products in Beijing, China January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter GENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - The tobacco industry's sleek marketing is attracting youngsters to e-cigarettes which can lead to tobacco addiction, despite claims...


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(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


Nine years earlier, Newman woke up in an ambulance after an overdose, her 29th in a decade of active addiction. Each time it had happened before, she had returned to the streets, to the only life she had grown to know — one of squalor and desperation. But something was different after the last one...


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SAN ANTONIO — Supporting local arts is something William Gaskins decided to do earlier this year and the employees selling the art in Objets Étrange, a retail space in northeast San Antonio, will be folks in recovery.  “Here we are several months later and the net profits are going to support the P...


The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Any one who has struggled with addiction, or knows someone who has, will tell you they’re terrified by the thought of their children going through the same struggle....


Published July 04. 2021 12:01AM  Karen C.L. Anderson I have so much empathy for Jean Church, her nephew and her family after reading Church's letter to the editor: "Wake up: Legalizing marijuana is crazy," which appeared June 30 and in which she wrote marijuana was the gateway drug that led to...



The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...


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To help prevent prescription drug addiction and misuse, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is hosting six drop-off locations Saturday for Ohioans to deposit unused drugs that they don’t need. Kroger stores in Westerville (55 W. Schrock Road) and Hilliard (4656 Cemetery Road) are among the location...


I hope my son gets arrested and is forced to enter drug treatment. But permissive drug laws in California instead make death more and more likely. Jacqui Berlinn  |  Opinion contributor Fentanyl is killing my son, Corey. There was a time when I wouldn’t admit that. Shame kept me sil...


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What Is Delta-8? Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8, is a compound found in cannabis that has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Sales of the compound in the United States increased by 144% from April 2020 to April 2021. THC is the part of the Marijuana plant that produces the...


by Lauren Krakau Thursday, July 22nd 2021 WEARp{/p} PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A man with a mission to help house the homeless made his dream a reality on Thursday. Five new huts are now in Pensacola, ready to be a home for the homeless. People came from all over to lend...


Jameson Rybak tried to quit using opioids nearly a dozen times within five years. Each time, he’d wait out the vomiting, sweating and chills from withdrawal in his bedroom. It was difficult to watch, said his mother, Suzanne Rybak, but she admired his persistence. On March 11, 2020, though, Suzann...


I hope my son gets arrested and is forced to enter drug treatment. But permissive drug laws in California instead make death more and more likely. Jacqui Berlinn  |  Opinion contributor Fentanyl is killing my son, Corey. There was a time when I wouldn’t admit that. Shame kept me sil...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


Jameson Rybak tried to quit using opioids nearly a dozen times within five years. Each time, he’d wait out the vomiting, sweating and chills from withdrawal in his bedroom. It was difficult to watch, said his mother, Suzanne Rybak, but she admired his persistence. On March 11, 2020, though, Suzann...


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“Establishing a Suryoday Kendra in each district of Delhi will help curb drug abuse in the city... The Suryoday Kendras will encourage and help the beneficiaries to stop using drugs and lead a healthy life,” said Rajendra Pal Gautam. (ANI Photo) The centre not only caters to people who ar...


Addicts are emboldened by media reports of crypto success stories: The unemployed brothers who turned $8,000 into $9 million; the 22-year-old high school dropout turned crypto millionaire. “People think they’re the next Warren Buffett because the currency has gone up,” says Peter Klein, a psychothe...


GUEST BLOG AUTHOR: Emily Taylor, Boston College, BA, Class of 2022  (Summer 2021 Health Care Campaigns Intern) A record 93,000 Americans died from an overdose in 2020 according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 20 million more Americans struggle with substance use dis...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


Media Advisory Monday, July 19, 2021 What In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


From the earliest days of their evolution, guts and brains have been the best of friends. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Guts prepare nourishment for delivery to the brain. And brains guide the behaviors needed to fill the gut with raw materials. Even today, the primitive need to serve th...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


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Jamie realized he needed to seek treatment for his two-year addiction to opiates about a month and a half into quarantine. "When you wake up and your first thoughts are, 'How many pills do I have left, and when can I have one?,' it's not a good sign," he said.  Jamie, who asked Insider to use o...


Researchers find high levels of PFAS chemicals in rainwater in parts of US Researchers at the National Atmospheric Deposition Program, say they have have found high levels of  toxic chemicals known as PFAS in rainwater, in some parts of the U.S. A study published in the Journal of Experim...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


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What Is Delta-8? Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or Delta-8, is a compound found in cannabis that has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Sales of the compound in the United States increased by 144% from April 2020 to April 2021. THC is the part of the Marijuana plant that produces the...


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“Whether I like it or not, I think I’m a resilient survivor,” Griffin said. 2 August 2021, 13:34 • 14 min read Kathy Griffin has had quite a year navigating the darkest chapter of her life, and is now battling lung cancer. She’s used to weathering storms, including living through...


The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...


SAN ANTONIO — Supporting local arts is something William Gaskins decided to do earlier this year and the employees selling the art in Objets Étrange, a retail space in northeast San Antonio, will be folks in recovery.  “Here we are several months later and the net profits are going to support the P...


Animals News Illegal drugs could be having a little-known—and disastrous—impact on freshwater wildlife, new laboratory experiments show. By Carrie Arnold Published July 7, 2021 • 5 min read Traces of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs that enter waterways cou...


I recently spent the night on the living room couch. Not on account of any domestic estrangement. The disturbance was distant and impersonal: a tropical storm sending waves to the New Jersey coastline. Midsize but powerful, the swell was forecast to peak early the next morning, when the winds wou...


(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


Chesa Boudin and Sydney Kamlager  |  Guest columnists From San Francisco to Los Angeles, there is a crisis on California streets. Our state’s failure to adequately treat and house people with behavioral health needs has led to surges of overdose deaths, overflowing tents on our streets, a...


Every 23 seconds, someone is arrested for drug possession in the United States. The drastic consequences can follow that individual for life. The war on drugs has funneled over a trillion dollars into extensive policing that disproportionally affects Black and brown communities. To address the wid...


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Nine years earlier, Newman woke up in an ambulance after an overdose, her 29th in a decade of active addiction. Each time it had happened before, she had returned to the streets, to the only life she had grown to know — one of squalor and desperation. But something was different after the last one...


Wilmington-area counties could receive millions to treat and prevent addiction thanks to a settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Prescription opioid manufacturer Johnson Johnson and three major distributors - Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson - have agreed to pa...


He switched to a local bookstore and never looked back Good for Renée Graham for finally kicking the Amazon addiction (“A once-devoted customer rockets away from Amazon,” Ideas, July 25). I’m an avid reader who devours multiple books on a regular basis. A few years ago, I’d had enough of Jeff Be...


Book Review | Four Nuns and a Halfway House for Recovering Addicts https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/books/review/agatha-of-little-neon-claire-luchette.html Fiction Credit... Ellie Tzoni When you purchase an independently reviewed book...


Jameson Rybak tried to quit using opioids nearly a dozen times within five years. Each time, he’d wait out the vomiting, sweating and chills from withdrawal in his bedroom. It was difficult to watch, said his mother, Suzanne Rybak, but she admired his persistence. On March 11, 2020, though, Suzann...


Nine years earlier, Newman woke up in an ambulance after an overdose, her 29th in a decade of active addiction. Each time it had happened before, she had returned to the streets, to the only life she had grown to know — one of squalor and desperation. But something was different after the last one...


Not many in Hollywood had a 1999 quite like Mena Suvari. The then unknown actress’s career skyrocketed when she played virginal teens in both the comedy blockbuster American Pie and best-picture Oscar winner American Beauty. But in Suvari’s debut book, The Great Peace: A Memoir, she writes about...


Maroof Ahmed (left), Sarim Siddiqui (middle) and Yusuf Sherwani (right) are the three physician ... [+] founders behind Quit Genius. Courtesy of Quit Genius. Substance abuse has been a consistent and growing problem for decades. Within the U.S., it’s now estimated to impact nearly 2...


Free Fire, Call of Duty, PUBG are some of the violent online games that have a large number of students addicted leaving child welfare agencies concerned On Monday, a school psycho-social counsellor received a panic-stricken call from the mother of a teenager at Paravur. Her 13-year-old son was...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


Mark Twain hit on the essence of nicotine addiction when he said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." While not a formal diagnostic term, addiction refers to loss of control over the use of a substance. For some people and with...


SmartNews Keeping you current Like humans, fish can get addicted to methamphetamines and go through withdrawal A brown trout caught in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS Mountain-Prairie via Flickr [CC BY 2.0]) smithsonianmag.com July 9, 2021 When humans dis...


DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Many of you know TikTok for its light-hearted content, like its viral dances or make up hacks. But one Dickson mom is using it to discuss something much more serious -- addiction. 36-year-old Tiffany Bradford has more than 71,000 followers on TikTok. However, she isn't yo...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


In graduate school I started drinking socially, for enjoyment. Subsequently, alcohol became a “prescription” for all sorts of problems. A glass – or two, or more – was a remedy for stress at the end of a busy day, for a headache, for an unsettled stomach. Eventually, I became dependent upon larger...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's dete...


After more than two years of negotiations, a number of states agreed to a $26 billion settlement with three large drug distributors and Johnson Johnson for their roles in the opioids epidemic. Half a million deaths over two decades are attributed to opioids and fatal overdoses. William Brangham disc...


Pennsylvania, like the rest of the nation, has a deadly addiction problem that is getting worse. Overdose deaths rose 29.4% nationwide in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 93,331 deaths were dominated by one category of drugs. Opioids claimed 69,710 American liv...


By TAPINTO BORDENTOWN STAFF Published August 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM Last Updated August 1, 2021 at 11:01 AM WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week passed three bills to provide funding for most federal departments and agencies, including provisions advoc...


In graduate school I started drinking socially, for enjoyment. Subsequently, alcohol became a “prescription” for all sorts of problems. A glass – or two, or more – was a remedy for stress at the end of a busy day, for a headache, for an unsettled stomach. Eventually, I became dependent upon larger...


What if there was a way for pain patients to get all the pain-relieving power of opioids with none of the addicting side effects? Opioids are one of the most powerful pain medications available, but millions of Americans have struggled with prescription opioid misuse after getting hooked on the fe...


Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...


The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them a...


After more than two years of negotiations, a number of states agreed to a $26 billion settlement with three large drug distributors and Johnson Johnson for their roles in the opioids epidemic. Half a million deaths over two decades are attributed to opioids and fatal overdoses. William Brangham disc...



Trout enjoy water that contains methamphetamine – could this lead to them loitering around sewage pipes? A Around 269 million people worldwide use drugs each year. Often forgotten in this story is a problem of basic biology. What goes in must come out. Sewers are inundated with drugs that are e...


The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Any one who has struggled with addiction, or knows someone who has, will tell you they’re terrified by the thought of their children going through the same struggl...


Book Review | Four Nuns and a Halfway House for Recovering Addicts https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/books/review/agatha-of-little-neon-claire-luchette.html Fiction Credit... Ellie Tzoni When you purchase an independently reviewed book...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's dete...


The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


He switched to a local bookstore and never looked back Good for Renée Graham for finally kicking the Amazon addiction (“A once-devoted customer rockets away from Amazon,” Ideas, July 25). I’m an avid reader who devours multiple books on a regular basis. A few years ago, I’d had enough of Jeff Be...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


Not many in Hollywood had a 1999 quite like Mena Suvari. The then unknown actress’s career skyrocketed when she played virginal teens in both the comedy blockbuster American Pie and best-picture Oscar winner American Beauty. But in Suvari’s debut book, The Great Peace: A Memoir, she writes about...


The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them a...


BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Sitting in front of a laptop, Alyssa McGuffey looked at images of an expressionless woman, some of them booking photos from jail.  What You Need To Know Alyssa McGuffey of Mercer County battled addiction for 28 years and has been sober for nine months She attended a t...


Jack Nagle was 19 when he was introduced to crystal methamphetamine, or ice, for the first time. As his use increased, Jack experienced periods of psychosis, often remembering little, if anything, of those episodes. The toll it took on his health and on his relationships was devastating. "People a...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


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Mark Twain hit on the essence of nicotine addiction when he said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." While not a formal diagnostic term, addiction refers to loss of control over the use of a substance. For some people and with...


A professional footballer who had battled alcohol addiction and a gambling habit took his own life while staying in a team hotel, a coroner has ruled. Lee Collins, who was captain of the Somerset club Yeovil Town FC, had cocaine in his system at the time of his death, the inquest in Taunton was to...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertis...




Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...




By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism. Ride to Recovery celebrates those overcoming drug, alcohol addiction The Pathfinders Family, a nonprofit located in Cumming, held its second annual...


The Bank of England risks becoming addicted to creating money and needs to come clean about how it plans to unwind its £895bn bond-buying programme, the House of Lords has warned. A report from a Lords committee – the members of which include the former Threadneedle Street governor Mervyn King – s...


Dr. Robert Baillieu discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically impacted patients dealing with addiction problems. An increase in clinical addiction for recreational drugs, alcohol, and opioids could emerge as 1 of the biggest byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Missed treatments appo...


A new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held...


Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like Millennials, Generation Z (Gen Z), runs a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6% of 12th graders used illicit drugs in 2015. Al...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


The Bank of England risks becoming addicted to creating money and needs to come clean about how it plans to unwind its £895bn bond-buying programme, the House of Lords has warned. A report from a Lords committee – the members of which include the former Threadneedle Street governor Mervyn King – s...


Media Advisory Monday, July 19, 2021 What In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions...


Dr. Robert Baillieu discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically impacted patients dealing with addiction problems. An increase in clinical addiction for recreational drugs, alcohol, and opioids could emerge as 1 of the biggest byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Missed treatments appo...


Health by Ed Mahon of Spotlight PA | Aug. 5, 2021 Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . BERN...



Unsolicted text messages advertising the services of illegal gambling sites. SINGAPORE: The demonstration URL, comprising solely of random numbers, to this illegal sports betting website was as dubious as it could get. A successful login led to the main inte...


Several weeks ago, Kathy Griffin was celebrating a year of being sober after overcoming a painkiller addiction, suicidal despair and the controversy over her 2017 photo shoot with the bloodied likeness of Donald Trump’s severed head. Just as Griffin told ABC News that her sobriety gave her a newfou...


Council of Europe Strasbourg 13 July 2021 From internet and smart phone use addiction to artificial intelligence simulating the effects of psychoactive substances, an online international symposium – Addictions of the 21st Century: Challenges and Effective Responses – will evaluate the “cross...


Several weeks ago, Kathy Griffin was celebrating a year of being sober after overcoming a painkiller addiction, suicidal despair and the controversy over her 2017 photo shoot with the bloodied likeness of Donald Trump’s severed head. Just as Griffin told ABC News that her sobriety gave her a newfou...


WAVELAND, Miss. (WLOX) - A chance for recovery, therapy and new beginnings. It’s what the Freedom Lighthouse project is all about as a South Mississippi addiction therapist works to turn shipping containers into transitional living facilities for those in need. “I was a bottom of the barrel meth...


Ed Mahon  |  Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . BERNVILLE — The back pa...


Several weeks ago, Kathy Griffin was celebrating a year of being sober after overcoming a painkiller addiction, suicidal despair and the controversy over her 2017 photo shoot with the bloodied likeness of Donald Trump’s severed head. Just as Griffin told ABC News that her sobriety gave her a newfou...


GUEST BLOG AUTHOR: Emily Taylor, Boston College, BA, Class of 2022  (Summer 2021 Health Care Campaigns Intern) A record 93,000 Americans died from an overdose in 2020 according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 20 million more Americans struggle with substance use dis...


There were times when the struggle almost got the best of him. After years of pushing that proverbial boulder uphill, Santa Fe’s Marty Sanchez — a self-described golf addict named after an uncle whose name is on the city’s municipal golf course — won his first tournament as a professional play...


Maroof Ahmed (left), Sarim Siddiqui (middle) and Yusuf Sherwani (right) are the three physician ... [+] founders behind Quit Genius. Courtesy of Quit Genius. Substance abuse has been a consistent and growing problem for decades. Within the U.S., it’s now estimated to impact nearly 2...


Donald Trump Jr says he "totally understands addiction" at CPAC, whilst lamenting Hunter Biden.  Trump Jr adds that he believed Hunter Biden is a "total waste." President Biden has said he is "very proud" of his son. Loading Something is loading. Donald Trump Jr has taken the stage at...


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two years ago, the Rochester Police Department announced a new program aimed at getting people in treatment for substance use and, it was hoped, ending a cycle of criminal behavior. “People talk about reimagining policing. And this is what we are doing,” said Rochester Police Cap...


Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . BERNVILLE — The back pain started when Luke Shultz was a tee...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


The rapid and deadly spread of the Covid-19 virus along with a worsening drug epidemic have combined to shorten the expected lifespan of Americans. Provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week show that “In 2020, life expectancy at birth for the total...


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Ed Mahon  |  Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . BERNVILLE — The back pa...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively i...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


Much of the film and TV we consume misleads audiences with inaccurate and harmful depictions of recovery and treatment. February 18, 2021 You might already know the story of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance’s memoir that argues that a variety of social ills in Appalachia—low birth rates, declining...


Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that those billions of smartphon...



Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery Director Raymond Waller said construction of a new inpatient addiction recovery residence will be underway soon.  Waller said the 32-bed residence will increase how many individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction can stabilize after detox and b...


By VCU News staff The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services last week released a report, led by a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, highlighting a significant increase in access to addiction and recovery treatment services as a result of Medicaid expansion. Mor...


The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lahey) Any one who has struggled with addiction, or knows someone who has, will tell you they’re terrified by the thought of their children going through the same struggl...


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spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen shift + ← →slower / faster ← →seek  . seek to previous 1 2… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Opioid addiction and human trafficking are two very serious issues some people may not know can sometimes go hand in hand. On...


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You can’t hear its high frequencies, but you likely know what ultrasound is. Bats and whales use these high frequency sonic waves to navigate. In the biomedical world, ultrasound technology lets parents see babies in the womb. Scientists have found new and powerful uses for ultrasound beyond its...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


Tom Synan  |  Opinion contributor The United States has set another record for overdose deaths with 93,331. That's not just a number; each digit represents a person, an American lost. It represents mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and other loved ones left behind. Thei...


HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Confidant Health today announced a new community payment model that makes addiction treatment and mental health services accessible within any budget, starting at just $1. Cost is one of the top barriers to getting help for these conditions, which...


HELENA – A mobile application will be used to help treat addiction in Montana under a new partnership between an addiction treatment provider in Billings and a private company, state officials announced Tuesday. The program called Recovery Pathways will send personalized phone messages to those re...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you happen to drive on Newtown Pike in Lexington you might notice something unusual. It’s a purple fence to raise awareness for drug addiction. August is Overdose Awareness Month and organizers are using purple to bring awareness. On the purple fence you’ll see 150 face...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you happen to drive on Newtown Pike in Lexington you might notice something unusual. It’s a purple fence to raise awareness for drug addiction. August is Overdose Awareness Month and organizers are using purple to bring awareness. On the purple fence you’ll see 150 face...


A new investigation has revealed how brown trout in the rivers of the Czech Republic are becoming addicted to methamphetamine that has been consumed and excreted by human beings. These substances find their way into the rivers via wastewater and Pavel Horký, a professor of zoology at the Prague Uni...


by SBG Saturday, May 1st 2021 Addicted SETX 10.23.19.JPG Addiction refers to the uncontrollable desire to have something or engage in a certain behavior. Anyone can become addicted to anything, even at a young age. To those who don't fully understand or have never struggled with addiction,...


Addicts are emboldened by media reports of crypto success stories: The unemployed brothers who turned $8,000 into $9 million; the 22-year-old high school dropout turned crypto millionaire. “People think they’re the next Warren Buffett because the currency has gone up,” says Peter Klein, a psychothe...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you happen to drive on Newtown Pike in Lexington you might notice something unusual. It’s a purple fence to raise awareness for drug addiction. August is Overdose Awareness Month and organizers are using purple to bring awareness. On the purple fence you’ll see 150 face...


Investigation Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has allowed providers to continue operating despite repeated violations and harm to clients. April 29, 2021 by Aneri Pattani and Ed Mahon KHN and Spotlight PA Photo by Kristina Serafini of TribLIVE for Spotlight PA...


Demi Lovato Gives The Dirty Details In New Series On March 23, 2021, viewers got a deep and personal look into Grammy nominated pop-star Demi Lovato’s experience with addiction, overdose, and recovery. The signer held nothing back in the first 2 episodes of her YouTube documentary series Demi Lovat...


GUEST BLOG AUTHOR: Emily Taylor, Boston College, BA, Class of 2022  (Summer 2021 Health Care Campaigns Intern) A record 93,000 Americans died from an overdose in 2020 according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 20 million more Americans struggle with substance use dis...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


By Annabel Rackham Newsbeat reporter image captionAmber has been living at Amy's Place for the last three months "This is the first place that I've been able to call home, like really relax and feel safe and just be myself." Amber left rehab 18 months ago. She'd been stayin...


by Jack Lamson Thursday, August 12th 2021 Dose of Reality: Former heroin addict uses hair cuts to connect with community (WHAM photo). ALBANY (WRGB) — It’s not your traditional barber shop, but on a beautiful day on Central Avenue in Albany, the sidewalk is as good a place...


ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger has introduced a bill to provide funding for addiction recovery services. The Support Recovery from Addiction Act is in response to Virginia’s increasing drug overdose deaths. There has been a 47% increase in opioid relate...


Boston — The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced $8.2 million in funding to provide transitional or permanent housing for 1,000 individuals and 147 families in treatment and recovery from substance abuse disorders. ...


Media Advisory Monday, July 19, 2021 What In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions...


The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...


Over the last four years a Rutherford County ministry has tried to bring comfort and support to the families of those struggling with addiction. Now, the ministry is looking to expand into Cleveland County.  Kristy O'Dell founded Behind Crying Eyes four years ago after she experienced firsthand...


KENTUCKY — Six Kentucky substance abuse treatment programs in high-risk rural communities received $1 million each, Sen. Mitch McConnell announced Monday. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Rural C...


by ANTHONY CONN Thursday, August 12th 2021 A room inside Lotus Recovery Center, formerly the Comfort Motel in Comfort, Boone County (WCHS).p{/p} BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Lotus Recovery Center in Boone County will offer rehab programs like substance abuse recovery and r...


By VCU News staff The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services last week released a report, led by a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, highlighting a significant increase in access to addiction and recovery treatment services as a result of Medicaid expansion. Mor...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Sitting in front of a laptop, Alyssa McGuffey looked at images of an expressionless woman, some of them booking photos from jail.  What You Need To Know Alyssa McGuffey of Mercer County battled addiction for 28 years and has been sober for nine months She attended a t...


Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like Millennials, Generation Z (Gen Z), runs a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6% of 12th graders used illicit drugs in 2015. Al...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...




LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On the latest episode of Kentucky Newsmakers, WKYT’s Bill Bryant talks with Baptist Health’s Dr. Mark Dougherty, and Addiction Recovery Care CEO Tim Robinson. The delta variant of COVID-19 demands our attention this weekend as numbers are quickly climbing. It’s all happeni...


Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that those billions of smartphon...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


“Whether I like it or not, I think I’m a resilient survivor,” Griffin said. 2 August 2021, 13:34 • 14 min read Kathy Griffin has had quite a year navigating the darkest chapter of her life, and is now battling lung cancer. She’s used to weathering storms, including living through...


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Dr. Marienfield discusses therapy options for substance abuse patients in recovery. Carla Marienfeld, MD Medications for opioid use disorder are both effective and widespread, but the addition of therapy, whether individual or group, may benefit patients with substance abuse...


Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like Millennials, Generation Z (Gen Z), runs a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6% of 12th graders used illicit drugs in 2015. Al...


Macklemore, KT Tunstall, Evvie McKinney, Daphne Willis and The Residency will perform at a concert next month to help raise awareness around addiction and recovery. The “Recover Out Loud” concert will be pre-taped at Las Vegas’ Westgate Resort Casino before streaming on iHeart’s Facebook and YouTu...


Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...


Addicts are emboldened by media reports of crypto success stories: The unemployed brothers who turned $8,000 into $9 million; the 22-year-old high school dropout turned crypto millionaire. “People think they’re the next Warren Buffett because the currency has gone up,” says Peter Klein, a psychothe...


Beth Schwartzapfel  |  The Marshall Project In 2018, Congress passed the First Step Act, a wide-ranging prison reform  measure that, among other things, required the federal prison system to expand access to medications for people addicted to opioids. Amid a historic spike in overdoses, b...


Demi Lovato Gives The Dirty Details In New Series On March 23, 2021, viewers got a deep and personal look into Grammy nominated pop-star Demi Lovato’s experience with addiction, overdose, and recovery. The signer held nothing back in the first 2 episodes of her YouTube documentary series Demi Lovat...


LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - State Representatives proposed a new plan to deal with the opioid crisis that has only gotten worse during the pandemic. The idea is to give patients more power to tell their doctors they don’t want to be prescribed the potentially addicted painkillers. This proposed packa...


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By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism. Ride to Recovery celebrates those overcoming drug, alcohol addiction The Pathfinders Family, a nonprofit located in Cumming, held its second annual...


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In a first, the district bureau of employment and enterprises (DBEE), Ludhiana, organised a job fair for youths who successfully overcame their drug addiction, on Wednesday. Around 500 former drug addicts were shortlisted from various OOAT (out-patient opioid assisted treatment) clinics in Ludhian...


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BrightView, a new outpatient recovery center for addiction, has opened at 324 Pike St. in Marietta. (Photo by James Dobbs) BrightView answers calls 24/7 and accepts walk-ins between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on week days. (Photo by James Dobbs) BrightView answers calls 24/7 and accep...


OWEN COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - An addiction recovery center that just opened in Owenton, Kentucky, is the only residential treatment provider for women within 30 miles. “What we’re generally focused on is addiction treatment and all the elements that accompany that, including the social determinants o...


CARTHAGE, New York (WWNY) - With every slide, catch, and dinger Saturday in Carthage, dozens of softball players were raising awareness for a good cause. Eight teams took to the fields at the Carthage Recreation Park for the inaugural One Wish Addiction Awareness Softball Tournament. The event wa...



A few months after Heather and Larry Arata’s son Brendan died of a heroin overdose in 2017, the Delaware County couple established the Opioid Crisis Action Network. “Getting very busy on this issue was a way for me to deal with my grief,” Larry said. “It helped me get through those first few months...



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by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's dete...


Much of the film and TV we consume misleads audiences with inaccurate and harmful depictions of recovery and treatment. February 18, 2021 You might already know the story of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance’s memoir that argues that a variety of social ills in Appalachia—low birth rates, declining...


Over the past 30 years, global suicide deaths rose by almost 20,000, with most countries seeing the highest suicide rates in people ages 70 and older. (Injury Prevention) The FDA cleared BrainsWay's Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) system for anxious depression, the company announced....


APPLETON - The Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk will be held next month to celebrate people in recovery from drug addiction and remember those who have lost their lives. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at City Park in Appleton. Memorial signs will be displayed all aroun...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


The Next Generation of Southern Delaware, a giving circle of the Delaware Community Foundation, announces the opening of its 2021 grant application cycle. Nonprofit organizations serving both Sussex and Kent counties are eligible to apply for grant funds through Tuesday, Aug. 31. Next Gen S...


A new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...



By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism. Ride to Recovery celebrates those overcoming drug, alcohol addiction The Pathfinders Family, a nonprofit located in Cumming, held its second annual...



Providing patients with a video smartphone app they could use to confirm their adherence to taking medications to treat opioid addiction failed to reduce illicit drug use or increase patient engagement, according to a small, randomized-controlled trial. In the study, patients were provided smartp...


by SBG Saturday, May 1st 2021 Addicted SETX 10.23.19.JPG Addiction refers to the uncontrollable desire to have something or engage in a certain behavior. Anyone can become addicted to anything, even at a young age. To those who don't fully understand or have never struggled with addiction,...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


WAVELAND, Miss. (WLOX) - A chance for recovery, therapy and new beginnings. It’s what the Freedom Lighthouse project is all about as a South Mississippi addiction therapist works to turn shipping containers into transitional living facilities for those in need. “I was a bottom of the barrel meth...


WAVELAND, Miss. (WLOX) - A chance for recovery, therapy and new beginnings. It’s what the Freedom Lighthouse project is all about as a South Mississippi addiction therapist works to turn shipping containers into transitional living facilities for those in need. “I was a bottom of the barrel meth...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's dete...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where he was a security guard with “this great, deep Southern voice, raspy” — and how they both struggled mightily with an addiction to opioids. “Our story, it’s a cla...


Melony Lewis knew of her son’s demons, but she didn't expect his life, and death, to become a cautionary tale about drug addiction.  On the surface, Brad Murray was accidentally struck and killed while walking along East Dixon Boulevard in Shelby.  Under the surface, Melony said her 32-year-old...


The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...


Why a sin tax on opioids is not like a sin tax on sugary drinks. August 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM Anesthesiologist Dr. Ron Samet examines an ultrasound image while performing a nerve block at the University of Maryland Medical Center on February 15, 2017. Bathing specific nerves in a num...


Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...


Jessica Lahey had a lot of questions about substance abuse. As a writer, a parent, an alcoholic, and even an educator of adolescents in a drug and alcohol rehab facility, she wanted answers about addiction. “Experts out there in the world say, ‘substance abuse is preventable.’ As a parent, I wan...


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by Alyson Courtney Tuesday, August 10th 2021 Kyle Brewer/Addiction Specialist LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It's well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will experie...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


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Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


ST. CATHARINE, Ky. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't vote for the Democrats' American Rescue Plan, but he did say Thursday it creates opportunities for Kentucky to strengthen its efforts to help people recover from addiction.  McConnell said "there's an enormous am...


Doctors in Scotland have called for a recruitment drive to boost the number of addiction psychiatrists to help tackle spiralling alcohol-related deaths. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (Shaap) has expressed concern over the falling numbers of people being assessed for alcohol treatment...


FORT WAYNE, IND. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- The month of August is Overdose Awareness Month. With Overdose Awareness Day coming up, leaders in Fort Wayne were raising awareness about the growing issue.  Fort Wayne's NBC News talked with Fort Wayne Recovery’s Nate Moellering who has overcome drug addicti...


What if Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express ditched the train in favour of hot springs, mood rings and Nicole Kidman with a wig and an iffy Russian accent? Such are the nuts and bolts of Nine Perfect Strangers (Amazon Prime Video), a new series from David E Kelley, the creator of Big L...


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Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . HARRISBURG — A federal agency that sends billions of dollars...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


Stevie Nicks says she only has herself to thank for overcoming her serious drug addiction. And while she’s proud to have survived it, she hasn’t let that period of her life completely define her. The music icon spoke with Tim McGraw on his Apple Music show, Beyond the Influence Radio , on Wedne...


One evening in July of 2020, a woman named Kathryn went to the hospital in excruciating pain. A 32-year-old psychology grad student in Michigan, Kathryn lived with endometriosis, an agonizing condition that causes uterine-like cells to abnormally develop in the wrong places. Menstruation prompt...


The Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program is designed by those in agriculture, for those in agriculture. There are a host of statistics that illustrate the effect of the stress experienced by agriculture producers and rural residents. A study by the Centers for Disease Control a...


By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism. Ride to Recovery celebrates those overcoming drug, alcohol addiction The Pathfinders Family, a nonprofit located in Cumming, held its second annual...


Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that those billions of smartphon...


Animals News Illegal drugs could be having a little-known—and disastrous—impact on freshwater wildlife, new laboratory experiments show. By Carrie Arnold Published July 7, 2021 • 5 min read Traces of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs that enter waterways cou...


A patient of mine, a bright and thoughtful young man in his early 20s, came to see me for debilitating anxiety and depression. He had dropped out of college and was living with his parents. He was vaguely contemplating suicide. He was also playing videogames most of every day and late into every ni...


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Lisa Schencker  |  Chicago Tribune As companies call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. The isolation and stress of the past year spurred alcohol and drug use. Some people  have been able to hide...


The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...


PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Westcare’s location in the small Pike County community of Lookout near Elkhorn City was renamed and dedicated to a local leader and advocate in Eastern Kentucky. “She [Judi Patton] was a tremendous amount of support, not only for the substance abuse clients but for the h...


Lisa Schencker  |  Chicago Tribune As companies call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. The isolation and stress of the past year spurred alcohol and drug use. Some people  have been able to hide...


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. — Sen. Mitch McConnell, R, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, R, and members of the treatment and recovery community met Thursday to discuss Kentucky's substance use disorder crisis.  What You Need To Know Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel...



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Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . HARRISBURG — On his drive to and from the state Capitol, S...



A patient of mine, a bright and thoughtful young man in his early 20s, came to see me for debilitating anxiety and depression. He had dropped out of college and was living with his parents. He was vaguely contemplating suicide. He was also playing videogames most of every day and late into every ni...


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As PayPal announces it will this week launch a dedicated e-coin platform, what happens when online 'investing' become something darker? Almost 1.8 million Brits began online trading during lockdown Cryptocurrency millionaires are, increasingly...


Animals News Illegal drugs could be having a little-known—and disastrous—impact on freshwater wildlife, new laboratory experiments show. By Carrie Arnold Published July 7, 2021 • 5 min read Traces of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs that enter waterways cou...


People Richard Howell continues to dedicate his life to helping the community that helped turn his life around. Written By: Sara Guymon | 8:43 am, Aug. 25, 2021 × Dakin Braddick (left) of Duluth checks in with Richard Howell at Community Action Duluth, a nonp...


As part of the SDG3 good health and wellbeing initiative at Springer Nature, we talk to Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, on her views about the treatment of addictions. Elizabeth Yepez and Rachel Daniel 25 Aug 2021 N...


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A new investigation has revealed how brown trout in the rivers of the Czech Republic are becoming addicted to methamphetamine that has been consumed and excreted by human beings. These substances find their way into the rivers via wastewater and Pavel Horký, a professor of zoology at the Prague Uni...


Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like Millennials, Generation Z (Gen Z), runs a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6% of 12th graders used illicit drugs in 2015. Al...


(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...


D r Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants m...



This investigation is a joint project of KHN, a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues, and Spotlight PA, an independent, collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. When Ian Kalinowski was at work, his mom usua...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - In the midst of the pandemic, the opioid epidemic in Kentucky also continues. Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr visited Isaiah House in Woodford County to announce a large grant to help with long-term recovery: “It’s obvious that t...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Social Science Research Institute’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse has changed its name to the Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA). Approved earlier this year and informally announced during CSUA’s annual conference in May, the name change better refl...


One evening in July of 2020, a woman named Kathryn went to the hospital in excruciating pain. A 32-year-old psychology grad student in Michigan, Kathryn lived with endometriosis, an agonizing condition that causes uterine-like cells to abnormally develop in the wrong places. Menstruation prompt...


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The coin that Jay Davidson keeps in his pocket commemorates the 37 years he’s lived without alcohol.  What You Need To Know The Healing Place offers a 12-step peer-driven recovery program for men and women, with no fees for participants  Jay Davidson is the executive cha...


How a weekend with environmentalist Vandana Shiva is a lesson on being content. Also, here’s why farms are going to be more relevant than ever in the post-pandemic world At a vipassana course I took years ago, I learnt the difference between making an assumption and gaining true knowledge. When...


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The impact of overdose deaths in the commonwealth is chronicled in reports from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office of the Virginia Department of Health. A report updated in July projects another record year of overdose deaths in Virginia. First Quarter 2021 data projects 2,576 Virginians will d...


The War On Drugs And Race President Nixon launched the War on Drugs campaign in the 1970s, with a legacy that still exists today. The campaign attempted to bring attention and awareness to the impact drugs have had on the American people. Arguably, benefits such as Nixon’s signing of the Control...


Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like Millennials, Generation Z (Gen Z), runs a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6% of 12th graders used illicit drugs in 2015. Al...


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CALGARY -- Participants in a special event held by a Calgary centre for addiction recovery will be in for the ride of their life on Saturday. The 12 Stop Ride for Recovery, organized by the Fresh Start Recovery Centre, is now in its 13th year. The trip begins at the Centre Street Church (3900 Sec...


BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Sitting in front of a laptop, Alyssa McGuffey looked at images of an expressionless woman, some of them booking photos from jail.  What You Need To Know Alyssa McGuffey of Mercer County battled addiction for 28 years and has been sober for nine months She attended a t...


BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Sitting in front of a laptop, Alyssa McGuffey looked at images of an expressionless woman, some of them booking photos from jail.  What You Need To Know Alyssa McGuffey of Mercer County battled addiction for 28 years and has been sober for nine months She attended a t...


Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . Thousands of Pennsylvanians are dealing with alcohol or dru...


Here’s one more lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic: It appears safe to relax restrictions on methadone, the oldest and most stigmatized treatment drug for opioid addiction. Last spring, with coronavirus shutting down the nation, the government told methadone clinics they could allow stable patients...


Afghanistan’s Opium Production And The Taliban After 20 years, $2 trillion spent, 4 presidents, and 2,448 American lives lost, US forces in Afghanistan are officially withdrawing after Taliban militants seized the country’s capital, Kabul, this month. Because it is currently the world’s biggest...


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Behavioral Addictions, Emotions, And The Brain According to Science Direct, behavioral addictions are defined as, “an intense desire to repeat some action that is pleasurable or perceived to improve wellbeing or capable of alleviating some personal distress.” What classifies some behaviors as...


VANCOUVER, Wash. — A new addiction treatment clinic has opened in an unlikely location and it's helping people battling a substance use disorder to break down some time-sensitive barriers in the way of their recovery. Ideal Option, a group of national treatment centers that includes sites in Ore...


Animals News Illegal drugs could be having a little-known—and disastrous—impact on freshwater wildlife, new laboratory experiments show. By Carrie Arnold Published July 7, 2021 • 5 min read Traces of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs that enter waterways cou...


by KVII Friday, August 27th 2021 People with addiction often have one or more associated health issues. Drug addiction has many layers in the way it affects users. In addition to significantly impacting a person's lifestyle, relationships, and finances, it impacts their heal...


By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism. This candlelight vigil puts focus on addiction recovery Dan Solla, of the PTSD Foundation of America’s North Georgia chapter, speaks Monday, Aug. 31, 2020...


DAYTON, Ohio — One family in Dayton learned that the way out of the darkest depths of addiction was by leaning on the strength of their mother. Now the family is ready to celebrate a milestone in sobriety at the Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery.  What You Need To Know Noah Chromey and Ch...


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FAIRFIELD, Ohio — As COVID cases rise, so are the amount of drug abuse and overdose cases. One man knows the situation first hand after it happened to him, but he said he found a way to overcome his addiction. What You Need To Know Matt Peterson says he started doing drugs at 13 and became...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's...


Taking a step further the city police’s "war against drugs" approach, the west division police on Monday launched awareness and de-addiction programme for the addicts . The event was held in Byadarahalli police station and 83 persons, who had previously used drugs , took part in the programme. D...



Afghanistan’s Opium Production And The Taliban After 20 years, $2 trillion spent, 4 presidents, and 2,448 American lives lost, US forces in Afghanistan are officially withdrawing after Taliban militants seized the country’s capital, Kabul, this month. Because it is currently the world’s biggest...


By KRISTIN ANTONELLO Published August 30, 2021 at 2:49 PM Last Updated August 30, 2021 at 2:49 PM WESTAMPTON, NJ — Have you or your family been affected by substance abuse? Burlington County, along with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, is holding a “Night of...


BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. — Sitting in front of a laptop, Alyssa McGuffey looked at images of an expressionless woman, some of them booking photos from jail.  What You Need To Know Alyssa McGuffey of Mercer County battled addiction for 28 years and has been sober for nine months She attended a t...


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DAYTON, Ohio — One family in Dayton learned that the way out of the darkest depths of addiction was by leaning on the strength of their mother. Now the family is ready to celebrate a milestone in sobriety at the Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery.  What You Need To Know Noah Chromey and Ch...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - In the midst of the pandemic, the opioid epidemic in Kentucky also continues. Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr visited Isaiah House in Woodford County to announce a large grant to help with long-term recovery: “It’s obvious that t...


CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Tammy Hoppe started a Facebook group called Parents and Families of addicts Eau Claire six years ago to find support and give it as well. “For years with my son s addiction I felt completely alone,” Hoppe said. “I didn’t have support groups, I didn’t have anybody to...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's...


FOXBORO – A powerful display in downtown Foxboro is remembering those who have been lost to addiction. For the last three years, Kris Long and a team of volunteers have planted flags for “The Stakes Are High” display representing the lives that have been lost to accidental overdose in Massachus...



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The War On Drugs And Race President Nixon launched the War on Drugs campaign in the 1970s, with a legacy that still exists today. The campaign attempted to bring attention and awareness to the impact drugs have had on the American people. Arguably, benefits such as Nixon’s signing of the Control...


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Visitors hung notes on a display at the International Overdose Awareness Day memorial event at Zeidler Union Square in downtown Milwaukee. (Photo by Edgar Mendez) UW-Milwaukee student Zachary Jones, 26, still remembers the call he got from his friend, Nate, last spring.  “He said: ‘I’m gonna...


Lisa Schencker  |  Chicago Tribune As companies call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. The isolation and stress of the past year spurred alcohol and drug use. Some people  have been able to hide...


by Alyson Courtney Tuesday, August 10th 2021 Kyle Brewer/Addiction Specialist LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It's well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will exp...


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Carriee Clarke, of Jamestown learned to knit as part of a group when she was an inpatient at UPMC Chautauqua working to overcome her 10-year addiction to drugs while living in Dunkirk. "I started dabbling with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin,” she said. Drugs, she says she started...


This website uses cookies to deliver its services as described in our Cookie Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Medically Reviewed on 8/4/2021 Substance abuse is a broad term that includes drug abuse. Abuse of any substance can cause chemical chang...


Author of the article: Mike Ellis The safe consumption site at the Sheldon Chumir Centre in downtown Calgary on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Photo by Darren Makowichuk /Postmedia Addiction is an illness that continues to impact our communities. Opioid-related addiction, in...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


Dodi Haug  |  Human Services Agency Did you know that 90% of people with addictions start using substances in their teen years? While most experts believe anyone can become addicted to alcohol or other drugs, most people who try substances do not progress to heavy use or addiction. Howeve...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


Employers have stepped up their efforts to provide mental health benefits to their employees during the pandemic. But while subscriptions to meditation apps or stress management programs are critical in supporting emotional well-being, employers might be overlooking an increasingly dire problem:...


CHILLICOTHE— The first year that Ross County held a National Overdose Awareness Day event, it was in the back of a cemetery, secluded from everyone, said Christina Arredondo, director of the Ross County Outreach and Recovery Center and a leader for Directly Affected Ross County.  This year, whi...


"I've been a meth addict since I was 13 years old," he said. "I've been addicted on and off. But outside of treatment centers and jail, I really haven't had very long sobriety since I've been an addict." Now 35, the father of two has used methamphetamine and, at times, heroin, for decades. "Me...


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Facilities that provide treatment for substance use disorder will be reimbursed at a higher rate for Medicaid patients they treat, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. Some $2.1 million set aside in the budget passed in July will go toward making the payments to a range...



The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...


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A new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held...


image sourcePA Media image captionCovid-19 rules should be more lenient for addiction treatment centres, says Tommy Canning Easing Covid-19 rules in Northern Ireland addiction centres would allow them to operate at a greater capacity, says the head of one treatment unit. Tommy...


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by RYAN SMITH, The National Desk Thursday, September 2nd 2021 The National Desk's Ryan Smith takes a closer look at why maintenance treatments aren't being utilized by the majority of addiction treatment centers. (SBG) WASHINGTON (SBG) - The operator of a drug and alcohol...


by Alyson Courtney Tuesday, August 10th 2021 Kyle Brewer/Addiction Specialist LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It's well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will exp...


D r Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants m...


On Monday, China issued sweeping regulations giving children under the age of 18 a three-hour window to play video games per week. Now China’s youth will be allowed to play games only between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. “Gaming addiction has affected st...


Is Gen Z At A Higher Risk Of Developing An Addiction? Drug addiction can affect anyone, even the youngest among us. Much like millennials, members of Generation Z (Gen Z), also called zoomers, run a higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem than previous age groups. According to the...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Carriee Clarke, of Jamestown learned to knit as part of a group when she was an inpatient at UPMC Chautauqua working to overcome her 10-year addiction to drugs while living in Dunkirk. "I started dabbling with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin,” she said. Drugs, she says she started...


Restore Addiction Recovery, a long-term residential treatment center for men battling drug and/or alcohol dependencies, opened earlier this year at the site of the former Edwin Shaw campus in Lakemore. Shown above is a room inside Restore Addiction Recovery, which is an addiction trea...



Last year when COVID-19 hit, alcohol became an essential coping mechanism for many Americans, spurring a 54 percent increase in U.S. alcohol sales, according to a study by Nielsen Media. “Many of these people became dependent on the drug,” says Brien Garcia, a mental health therapist at Baptist He...


No one who lives in New Mexico can be surprised to learn the state has a problem with drug and alcohol abuse. Still, the numbers are staggering and growing worse. A recent report to the Legislative Finance Committee estimated more than 43,000 New Mexicans have died because of drugs and alcohol...


D r Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants m...



What Is Phone Addiction? Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...



Drug and alcohol addiction, or substance use disorder, exacts a terrible toll in the U.S. There were 93,980 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2020, a record high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July. That’s only 5,000 people short of the entire population of Erie,...


GRASS LAKE, Mich. — It’s been four years since Michael Smith lost his Daniel to a drug overdose. Michael has made it his mission to raise awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction. “Daniel was not a bad person. He, unfortunately, suffered a near-fatal car accident back when he was 16,” Smith s...


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Carriee Clarke, of Jamestown learned to knit as part of a group when she was an inpatient at UPMC Chautauqua working to overcome her 10-year addiction to drugs while living in Dunkirk. "I started dabbling with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin,” she said. Drugs, she says she started...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


This website uses cookies to deliver its services as described in our Cookie Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Medically Reviewed on 8/4/2021 Substance abuse is a broad term that includes drug abuse. Abuse of any substance can cause chemical chang...


No one who lives in New Mexico can be surprised to learn the state has a problem with drug and alcohol abuse. Still, the numbers are staggering and growing worse. A recent report to the Legislative Finance Committee estimated more than 43,000 New Mexicans have died because of drugs and alcohol...



The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which usually occurs twice a summer on Governor’s Island, in New York, has become a delightful tradition. Typically, it features live music, social dancing, dance performances and many gorgeous 1920s-style dresses and dapper suits on two weekends in June and August. This...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...


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by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's...


Conor Harris remembers the first time he tried cocaine. A promising young Kildare footballer, in fifth year and aged 17, Harris had gone to his school’s sixth-year graduation ceremony. One of the older lads was doing cocaine and, curious, he decided to try. “When I first did it I knew it was for...


Drug and alcohol addiction, or substance use disorder, exacts a terrible toll in the U.S. There were 93,980 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2020, a record high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July. That’s only 5,000 people short of the entire population of Erie,...


S ome of America’s most experienced diplomats, politicians and former generals have been saturating the airwaves in the aftermath of the Taliban’s capture of Kabul issuing dire warnings of what may come next. Many are advocating, even in this final hour, to abandon the withdrawal and return to...


A few months after Heather and Larry Arata’s son Brendan died of a heroin overdose in 2017, the Delaware County couple established the Opioid Crisis Action Network. “Getting very busy on this issue was a way for me to deal with my grief,” Larry said. “It helped me get through those first few months...


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Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


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Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen shift + ← →slower / faster ← →seek  . seek to previous 1 2… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% SALISBURY, MD.- Recovery is about progression, not perfection. Every overdose is a life taken too soon. “Stigma needs to be shattered. We can’t be...



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T here’s a wearily informed unease with which one approaches something as precarious as Impeachment, the latest in Ryan Murphy’s glossy American Crime Story franchise, exhaustive re-enactments of stories best known by the tabloid headlines that accompanied them. The broader, supposedly serious-...


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Much of the film and TV we consume misleads audiences with inaccurate and harmful depictions of recovery and treatment. February 18, 2021 You might already know the story of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance’s memoir that argues that a variety of social ills in Appalachia—low birth rates, declining...


On Monday, China issued sweeping regulations giving children under the age of 18 a three-hour window to play video games per week. Now China’s youth will be allowed to play games only between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. “Gaming addiction has affected st...


EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - In recognition of National Recovery Month this September, experts are sharing ways you or your loved one can start your journey to recovery from addiction. Eau Claire Sober Living Executive Director, Michelle Markquart, said addiction is anything you're using to try and avoid p...




Stevie Nicks says she only has herself to thank for overcoming her serious drug addiction. And while she’s proud to have survived it, she hasn’t let that period of her life completely define her. The music icon spoke with Tim McGraw on his Apple Music show, Beyond the Influence Radio , on Wedne...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


by RYAN SMITH, The National Desk Tuesday, September 7th 2021 Addicted America: Maintenance treatments 'widely underutilized' for drug recovery in U.S.p{/p} WASHINGTON (SBG) — The operator of a drug and alcohol treatment center is raising concerns about a time-tested method to recovery...


Like many first-time gardeners or landscapers, Plainfield resident Tom Hohman started learning by planting new things in his own yard. "It's addictive," said Hohman, 73. "You start to get into it, then you start to learn more, then you start to find better things that will grow." It did not tak...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - In recognition of National Recovery Month this September, experts are sharing ways you or your loved one can start your journey to recovery from addiction. Eau Claire Sober Living Executive Director, Michelle Markquart, said addiction is anything you're using to try and avoid p...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


PublishedSep 7, 2021, 6:00 pm SGT SINGAPORE - For years, Zen (not her real name) did not realise she had a problem with alcohol. She considered herself a social drinker because she drank only on weekends. However, her drinking affected her relationships with her family as well...


S ome of America’s most experienced diplomats, politicians and former generals have been saturating the airwaves in the aftermath of the Taliban’s capture of Kabul issuing dire warnings of what may come next. Many are advocating, even in this final hour, to abandon the withdrawal and return to...


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The War On Drugs And Race President Nixon launched the War on Drugs campaign in the 1970s, with a legacy that still exists today. The campaign attempted to bring attention and awareness to the impact drugs have had on the American people. Arguably, benefits such as Nixon’s signing of the Control...


BOSTON - Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). These findings, published in Science Advances, suggest that a...


The Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne, is due to bring forward a new regulatory framework for gambling this autumn. Since previous minister for justice Alan Shatter’s Gambling Control Bill was drafted in 2013, each year brought more disappointment that successive govern...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


T here’s a wearily informed unease with which one approaches something as precarious as Impeachment, the latest in Ryan Murphy’s glossy American Crime Story franchise, exhaustive re-enactments of stories best known by the tabloid headlines that accompanied them. The broader, supposedly serious-...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 8, 2021 Contact: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112 LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are declaring September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and joining with community networks to celebra...


One evening in July of 2020, a woman named Kathryn went to the hospital in excruciating pain. A 32-year-old psychology grad student in Michigan, Kathryn lived with endometriosis, an agonizing condition that causes uterine-like cells to abnormally develop in the wrong places. Menstruation prompt...




Psychedelics are being explored for a myriad of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Recently, Technology Networks spoke with Professor David Nutt and Anthony Tennyson from Awakn Life Sciences, a Toronto-based company who focus on the use of psychedelics to treat addiction. We discussed the uni...


by Jacob Helker Thursday, July 22nd 2021 KVIIThumbnail AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — In our series on addiction, we have largely focused on the social and emotional consequences of drugs and the way the demands of sobriety often overwhelm users. But the price a drug addiction...



FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- In order to spread hope, to end the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders and to connect people to each other and to resources, The Mom of an Addict, Inc. is presenting Recovery Rocks FORT WAYNE 2021. This event will be held on Saturday, September 11 f...


FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- In order to spread hope, to end the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders and to connect people to each other and to resources, The Mom of an Addict, Inc. is presenting Recovery Rocks FORT WAYNE 2021. This event will be held on Saturday, September 11 f...


INDIANAPOLIS – John Asher's drug addiction started as a teenager.  "I was addicted to everything you could possibly think of," Asher said. "That’s what happens when you live on the streets, live with one parent that don’t really care what you do." When he was 41, homeless and es...


"I've been a meth addict since I was 13 years old," he said. "I've been addicted on and off. But outside of treatment centers and jail, I really haven't had very long sobriety since I've been an addict." Now 35, the father of two has used methamphetamine and, at times, heroin, for decades. "Me...


"I've been a meth addict since I was 13 years old," he said. "I've been addicted on and off. But outside of treatment centers and jail, I really haven't had very long sobriety since I've been an addict." Now 35, the father of two has used methamphetamine and, at times, heroin, for decades. "Me...


by Taylor Coleman Thursday, September 9th 2021 At the Madeline Center, counselor Amanda Glover says it's all about open and honest communication (Courtesy: Taylor Coleman). LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — For some addicts, asking for help can be a difficult first step. Opening up...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's...


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What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...


Explaining the world, daily The Economist explains China’s rules to restrict young players stem from a common worry IT IS NO fun being a gamer in China. On August 30th the government announced new rules that restricted the time under-18s can play online games to just an ho...


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Last year when COVID-19 hit, alcohol became an essential coping mechanism for many Americans, spurring a 54 percent increase in U.S. alcohol sales, according to a study by Nielsen Media. “Many of these people became dependent on the drug,” says Brien Garcia, a mental health therapist at Baptist He...


A new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held...



A new alcohol and drug outpatient treatment center will open its doors for business Wednesday in Hoover. The Birmingham Recovery Center is in a 7,500-square-foot building in the International Park office complex off Acton Road that formerly was home to Noah’s Event Venue. A ribbon-cutting was held...


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As part of the SDG3 good health and wellbeing initiative at Springer Nature, we talk to Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, on her views about the treatment of addictions. Elizabeth Yepez and Rachel Daniel 25 Aug 2021 N...


Wendell Stone  |  Opinion contributor My name is Wendell Stone, and my sobriety date is Aug. 17, 2019.  I am forever grateful for that day and forever thankful to the New Leaf Clinic, 215 W. Breckinridge St., for providing me with the tools I need to stay sober after that day. I have tr...


Michael K. Williams Was Open About His Addiction Struggles Emmy nominated actor Michael K. Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Monday, September 6th, 2021. The 54-year-old, best known for playing Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire,” more than once spoke publicly about his substance us...


(CNN)Smartphones have become essential, but fixation with all they have to offer -- apps for social media, streaming, games and more -- can be a slippery slope. Mainly because of insufficient research, phone addiction isn't actually an official, medically accepted diagnosis. There are, however...



Employers have stepped up their efforts to provide mental health benefits to their employees during the pandemic. But while subscriptions to meditation apps or stress management programs are critical in supporting emotional well-being, employers might be overlooking an increasingly dire problem:...


Demi Lovato Gives The Dirty Details In New Series On March 23, 2021, viewers got a deep and personal look into Grammy nominated pop-star Demi Lovato’s experience with addiction, overdose, and recovery. The signer held nothing back in the first 2 episodes of their YouTube documentary series Demi Lov...


Psychedelics are being explored for a myriad of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Recently, Technology Networks spoke with Professor David Nutt and Anthony Tennyson from Awakn Life Sciences, a Toronto-based company who focus on the use of psychedelics to treat addiction. We discussed the uni...


Dodi Haug  |  Human Services Agency Did you know that 90% of people with addictions start using substances in their teen years? While most experts believe anyone can become addicted to alcohol or other drugs, most people who try substances do not progress to heavy use or addiction. Howeve...


Psychedelics-focused biotech Journey Colab bagged $12 million to start its first human trial in 2022. The funding will push its lead program, a treatment based on a hallucinogenic compound found in some species of cactus, into phase 1. The company is developing a synthetic version of mescalin...



Restore Addiction Recovery, a long-term residential treatment center for men battling drug and/or alcohol dependencies, opened earlier this year at the site of the former Edwin Shaw campus in Lakemore. Shown above is a room inside Restore Addiction Recovery, which is an addiction trea...


D r Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants m...


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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s something that hits close to home for many families across the state — addiction — and local experts say they are seeing a rise in those battling the disease. But beds aren’t readily available for those needing treatment. “Beds are just running out. People are on waitlis...


Drug and alcohol addiction, or substance use disorder, exacts a terrible toll in the U.S. There were 93,980 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2020, a record high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July. That’s only 5,000 people short of the entire population of Erie,...


Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters . Thousands of Pennsylvanians are dealing with alcohol or dru...


Cocaine addiction affects one in five consumers, the research found. Christian Luscher,/UNIGE Only one in five consumers get addicted to cocaine, thanks to the protective role played by serotonin, scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have found. This content was publis...


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober. The federal government has been doing it for years with military veterans and research shows it i...


WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - “Heroin is ravaging our community.” Those words come from an obituary. Now, the loved ones of Tia George-Sargent, including her mother, are raising awareness about addiction. “Heroin promised Tia the world. It told her she would feel accepted, loved, and normal like e...


DAYTON, Ohio — One family in Dayton learned that the way out of the darkest depths of addiction was by leaning on the strength of their mother. Now the family is ready to celebrate a milestone in sobriety at the Families of Addicts Rally 4 Recovery.  What You Need To Know Noah Chromey and Ch...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's...


by RYAN SMITH, The National Desk Tuesday, September 7th 2021 Addicted America: Maintenance treatments 'widely underutilized' for drug recovery in U.S.p{/p} WASHINGTON (SBG) — The operator of a drug and alcohol treatment center is raising concerns about a time-tested method to recovery...


by Jacob Helker Monday, August 23rd 2021 It is believed that it is harder to break addictions to some drugs than others (WBFF)p{/p} AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — For weeks now, we have looked at myriad effects of addiction – from the body to the mind to the people those sufferi...



VANCOUVER, Wash. — A new addiction treatment clinic has opened in an unlikely location and it's helping people battling a substance use disorder to break down some time-sensitive barriers in the way of their recovery. Ideal Option, a group of national treatment centers that includes sites in Ore...


EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - In recognition of National Recovery Month this September, experts are sharing ways you or your loved one can start your journey to recovery from addiction. Eau Claire Sober Living Executive Director, Michelle Markquart, said addiction is anything you're using to try and avoid p...


September has been declared Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to an MDHHS release. They are joining with community networks to celebrate recovery and raise awareness of recovery-oriented systems of car...


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - As the pandemic makes addiction deadlier than ever, loosened regulations are making it easier for many to get, and stay, in treatment. But, it’s unclear whether that shift will outlast the COVID crisis, and the experiment is over in at least one state. In idyllic towns and bu...


(CNN)The disappointment is heavy. "You missed a tornado because you did something wrong or you picked the wrong storm," Mike Olbinski laments. It's one of the most difficult aspects of being a storm chaser. "The fear of missing out -- the 'FOMO'," he tells CNN. "All storm chasers feel it and dea...


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What Is Phone Addiction? Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that...


(CNN)Brown trout can become addicted to the illegal drug methamphetamine when it accumulates in waterways, according to new research. Researchers led by Pavel Horky, a behavioral ecologist from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, set out to investigate whether illicit drugs alter fis...


What Is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Special K or Super K, is a short-acting anesthetic drug with hallucinogenic effects. It can change how you perceive sights and sounds, make you feel like you’re not in control, and make you feel detached from the world around you or any pain you’re feelin...



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Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


"I've been a meth addict since I was 13 years old," he said. "I've been addicted on and off. But outside of treatment centers and jail, I really haven't had very long sobriety since I've been an addict." Now 35, the father of two has used methamphetamine and, at times, heroin, for decades. "Me...


Lisa Schencker  |  Chicago Tribune As companies call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. The isolation and stress of the past year spurred alcohol and drug use. Some people  have been able to hide...


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Collegiate Substance Use Habits Have Changed The Monitoring the Future report, sponsored by The National Institute On Drug Abuse at The National Institutes of Health, has revealed changes in the patterns of substance use present in the college student population. College students are using Marijuan...


Videoconferencing software has helped address lower treatment rates and higher numbers of overdoses during the pandemic, but it has also made it easier for family members to stay connected to their loved one’s recovery journey. Written by: UAB Medicine Media contact: Adam Pope Videoconferen...


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - When it comes to gambling, addiction doesn't just affect the gambler, but that person's family and friends, as well. Annie Meier is the compliance manager at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino- Sioux City. She said their team is trained to look out for signs of gambling addiction, l...


The nine-month program, called Solid Steps, was developed by the Department of Justice in conjunction with external service providers the Palmerston Association and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation. It is the first residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation program to be delivered in an a...



No one who lives in New Mexico can be surprised to learn the state has a problem with drug and alcohol abuse. Still, the numbers are staggering and growing worse. A recent report to the Legislative Finance Committee estimated more than 43,000 New Mexicans have died because of drugs and alcohol...


FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- In order to spread hope, to end the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders and to connect people to each other and to resources, The Mom of an Addict, Inc. is presenting Recovery Rocks FORT WAYNE 2021. This event will be held on Saturday, September 11 f...


For 10 years, Maise Lauster felt stuck. What You Need To Know After making it through rehab, Maise Lauster laced up her shoes Running a mile turned to five, then 10, and now she's is preparing for a runner’s biggest stage You can click here to donate and here to learn about the Gronk Na...


For 10 years, Maise Lauster felt stuck. What You Need To Know After making it through rehab, Maise Lauster laced up her shoes Running a mile turned to five, then 10, and now she's is preparing for a runner’s biggest stage You can click here to donate and here to learn about the Gronk Na...


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - When it comes to gambling, addiction doesn't just affect the gambler, but that person's family and friends, as well. Annie Meier is the compliance manager at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino- Sioux City. She said their team is trained to look out for signs of gambling addiction, l...


OWENTON, Ky. — A new residential drug and alcohol treatment center for women in Owenton is hoping to create new beginnings for those struggling with addiction. What You Need To Know Eagle Creek Recovery Center, Addiction Recovery Care's newest facility, is now open It's a place for women...



For 10 years, Maise Lauster felt stuck. What You Need To Know After making it through rehab, Maise Lauster laced up her shoes Running a mile turned to five, then 10, and now she's is preparing for a runner’s biggest stage You can click here to donate and here to learn about the Gronk Na...


For 10 years, Maise Lauster felt stuck. What You Need To Know After making it through rehab, Maise Lauster laced up her shoes Running a mile turned to five, then 10, and now she's is preparing for a runner’s biggest stage You can click here to donate and here to learn about the Gronk Na...


John Mulaney Spoke About His Intervention And Life After Rehab This past week comedian John Mulaney spoke about his recent time in rehab and life after treatment on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Meyers, a long time friend who worked with Mulaney at Saturday Night Live, was integral to the 39-year...




BISMARCK, N.D. — A bashful Native American who thwarted death twice summoned his inner warrior during a summer powwow, dressed in purple regalia and long feathers. Jasten "Jazz" Bears Tail, 36, immersed himself in the movement, a style called fancy dancing, at the event in the North Dakota town of ...



REENFIELD — A support group for families and friends with loved ones affected by addiction is starting Oct. 7 through Healthy 365 at Hancock Regional Hospital. Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an effective, evidence-based motivational program that impacts families and friends...