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Hearing mention that someone is “staging an intervention,” “hitting rock bottom” or “having a relapse,” few people reading this will need to do a search to follow the implications. Ideas and idioms pertaining to addiction and recovery have become fully incorporated into the common culture, th...


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli announced the search for a new member for the Winnebago County Community Mental Health Board (WCCMHB). The service commitment runs through February 2024. Members of currently funded organizations are unable to become Board M...


Public Health – Dayton Montgomery County’s Addiction Services program is launching a new service designed to diagnose and treat individuals suffering from trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. Addiction Services staff are now trained to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessi...


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Researchers with the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester are studying how the brain puts the 'brakes' on behavior. That may be different in individuals recovering from cocaine addiction and who are also HIV-positive. “Scientists have long known that drug abuse c...


There are over 14,500 specialized drug treatment centers across the United States. These treatment facilities have been selected by Addiction Center as some of the top centers. Searching For The Best Treatment Finding a quality treatment center for a drug addiction is one of the best...


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Mobile addiction treatment and counseling is coming to neighborhoods tucked away in remote corners of Sullivan County, and county leaders say it's going to save lives. In Monticello, public officials announced the presence of a mobile addiction treatment trailer that will be set up each day in diff...


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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - This year the opioid epidemic has claimed a record number of lives, according to data from the CDC. That is why a group of Toledoans is working to raise awareness and hopefully save lives. Juan Duarte is the Director of Program Development at Team Recovery. He says a group o...


Fiction Credit... Julien Posture When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. ALL DAY IS A LONG TIME By David Sanchez It has been said — often credited to John Gardner but sometimes Dostoye...


ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - The holidays can be joyous for many, but a tough time for some. The stress that comes along with this holly jolly time of year leaves Americans feeling depressed and overwhelmed.This is even more so for recovering and active addicts. “Generally between Thanksgiving, Christma...


MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Fredericka DeCoteau, 63, Cloquet, Minnesota, and Edith Schmuck, 77, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, were sentenced today in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin for theft of federal progra...


DAP Health will unveil its Harm Reduction Program that will have two components when it launches in April. First, Overdose prevention and secondly a Syringe Services Program (SSP) that will include health services and behavioral health support to combat the rise in preventable overdoses and the inc...


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LAS VEGAS  —  The last bet Lou Remillard placed was a $2,000 online sports wager on a Major League Baseball game. The 46-year-old Las Vegas restaurateur was drunk and broken at the time and said that he no longer cared to be alive. Having lost that final bet and facing tens of thousands of do...


Mac Miller would have turned 30 on Jan. 19. But the rapper, who evolved from Pittsburgh-bred indie artist to platinum-selling star who shared a nearly two-year relationship with Ariana Grande, died in September 2018 from an accidental drug overdose. That an insightful exploratio...


When Miscarriages Become Manslaughter On October 5 2021, a young woman named Brittany Poolaw, a member of Wichita and Affiliated Tribes in Oklahoma was charged with first degree manslaughter and a sentence of 4 years in prison. She had suffered a second-trimester miscarriage. In a fetal autopsy, ex...


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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 ad...


Nurses and technicians at Eagleville Hospital are calling on state health officials to address what they say are dangerously low staffing levels and inadequate COVID-19 prevention at the Montgomery County hospital, which treats people with addiction and behavioral health issues. In a Jan. 5 letter...



(Washington, DC) – Today, DC Health announced the launch of MyRecoveryDC , a public education campaign to help individuals addicted to opioids, alcohol and other drugs access the District’s comprehensive network of treatment and recovery services. Even before the onset of t...


Oneida County has issued a Code Blue notice due to a drop in temperatures and the incoming winter storm. The Rescue Mission of Utica says its doors are open to help homeless men in need of shelter and food. “It’s not just the Cold Blue nights,” Utica Rescue Mission Emergency Shelter case manager Ab...


The University is participating in new research that helps identify and assist those who are struggling with addiction through its Center for Leading Edge Addiction Research — which develops treatments for addiction.  The number of high school and college aged students — ages 15 to 24 — who died...


BOSTON — A national addiction treatment center chain has agreed to pay a total of $4.5 million to the state’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth, and Medicare to resolve allegations that the company submitted false claims for urine drug tests that were medically unnecessary and were illegall...


The Shelby County Commission voted Monday to add $168,700 to its operating budget to combat the county’s opioid epidemic. Shelby County previously received $506,000 from the Tennessee Department of Health for the period of Sept 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022 through an effort to target high-impact ar...


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 ...


Last year saw drug overdose deaths in the U.S. surpass an unthinkable milestone: 100,000 deaths in a year. This is the highest number of drug overdoses in our country’s history, and the numbers are climbing every month. There is an urgent need for a nationwide, coordinated response that a tragedy o...


A jury in New York state found drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. liable for creating a public nuisance in the state and two Long Island counties amid the national opioid epidemic. The New York trial, which stemmed in part from a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office in 2019, has been...


HARRISBURG — Two Philadelphia addiction treatment providers face criminal charges for allegedly bribing recovery homes for referrals and forcing patients into substandard care, prompting renewed calls from state lawmakers to strengthen oversight. Southwest Nu-Stop and New Journeys in Recovery were...


Coal miners in Indonesia have been shirking their obligation to allocate 25% of their output for the domestic market, leading to a critical shortage of the fossil fuel for power generation. That’s prompted the government to impose a ban on coal exports throughout January, but energy policy e...


Published on Monday, January 10, 2022 AddGraft has developed a platform that uses skin epidermal progenitor cells to deliver one or more therapeutic agents. (Image: iStock.com/Floaria Bicher) AddGraft Therapeutics  has developed a novel platform that aims to effectively treat subst...



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Next date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 05:15 PM This meeting will take place via WebEx. Join the meeting online Or call +1-408-418-9388; Access code: 179 232 1077 View the meeting agenda(PDF, 179KB) We ensure that a full continuum of care is available, accessible and affo...


Event Title First Things First: Learning About Addiction When does it start? 01/22/2022 @ 9:30 a.m. CT When does it end? 01/22/2022 @ 11:30 a.m. CT Event Host and/or Location Co-hosts: Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN and Center of Addiction F...


January 10, 2022 January 10, 2022 The counselor education program at Clemson University has received grant funding to infuse its curriculum with content that will enhance counselors’ knowledge and awareness of substance use disorders. The funding comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental...



Fewer people with alcohol and drug problems are being treated since responsibility for their care was shifted from the NHS to local councils in England, a former Conservative health minister has found. Patients’ care has become poorer, specialist detoxification beds are now harder to access and th...


          SANTA ANA, California – Over the past 10 months, the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 10 defendants – four of whom were taken into custody today – for kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County.           The defendants in these cas...


Nevada Joins Massive Drug Settlement Formerly one of a small handful of holdout states, Nevada has now joined 42 other states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia in backing a $26 billion settlement that would resolve over 3,000 lawsuits pointed at Johnson Johnson (JJ) and 3 corpo...


Through this process of sharing, family members are able to help one another navigate how to deal with and help their family members experiencing addiction while also taking care of themselves.  Radhika Srivastava, Reporter January 3, 2022 Donna Goneau has been attending weekly support...



The verdict is a major setback for the pharmaceutical company facing thousands of lawsuits across the United States. Published On 30 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd fueled opioid addiction in New York state, a jury found on Thursday, a setback for a company still...



Expert Claims Obesity Caused By Addiction Dr. Susan Thompson, weight loss expert and professor of brain science, declared in an op-ed published January 3 that, “we are literally eating ourselves to death.” According to Dr. Thompson, “It isn’t real food, it is the packaged, highly refined, chemicall...


There are approximately 20 million adults in the United States who live with a substance use disorder. About 4.2 million get help in a given year. Telehealth treatment has been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients who are living with addictions of all kinds can acc...


There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world; within that population, 6.3% have a phone addiction. 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 m...


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LAS VEGAS  —  The last bet Lou Remillard placed was a $2,000 online sports wager on a Major League Baseball game. The 46-year-old Las Vegas restaurateur was drunk and broken at the time and said that he no longer cared to be alive. Having lost that final bet and facing tens of thousands of do...


We may have an opportunity in the public health arena to influence the opioid epidemic. David E. Fisher, MD, PhD Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital BOSTON – Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentia...


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 when President Nixon increased the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intent...


California Set To Test Contingency Management Program Finding a solution to the number of increasing Meth-related overdose deaths and related public health costs has been an important focus for California legislation over the past few months. A bill proposed by state Senator Scott Weiner,...


Behavioral addictions can occur as a means to escape challenging emotions. Examine the signs and the effects they have on the body and mind, as well as treatment options. Behavioral Addictions, Emotions, And The Brain According to Science Direct, behavioral addictions are defined...


BOSTON — Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says the city is on track to clear out the tent encampments at so-called ‘Methadone Mile’ by next week. The Mayor toured Long Island for her first time since the island’s addiction recovery facility was cut off from the mainland when the bridge was torn down years a...


Gen Z runs a high risk of developing an addiction. Nearly 90% of substance use disorders (SUDs) start during the teenage years. 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 Gen...


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A recent partnership between two community agencies in Clark County is helping identify people with addiction issues and provide the help they need.  Project Cares, an initiative between the Jeffersonville Police Department and LifeSpring Health Systems , i s meant to help combat the steady n...


The hardships of adolescence may lead some teens to turn to drugs or alcohol to try and cope with their unique struggles. Abusing substances can lead to a plethora of behavioral issues that may impact a teen's future. Addressing any underlying mental health disorders and keeping an open line...


Published January 3, 2022 at 3:35 PM MST The Marshall Fire that erupted in Boulder County on Thursday quickly became the most destructive in state history. The 6,200-acre fire forced more than 30,000 people to flee their homes. Officials estimate nearly 1,000 structures were destroyed. It...


At the corner of Frankstown and Homewood avenues, the war on drugs continues in full view. Police regularly arrest people looking for drugs here; sometimes they’re repeat offenders. Pittsburgh police say local residents have complained about open-air drug sales. Violence comes with the territory. T...


I t was a Saturday night in early October 1986. My 30th birthday party, or what passed for it. Just a handful of junkies and my few remaining friends sitting on the floor of a grey, bare room in a flat in south London. I had thought it would be fun, as, for once, there was no shortage of heroin...


As a society that needs technology to function, it is difficult to avoid using some type of screen. However, when this use starts inflicting negative consequences, it may be a sign of an addiction to technology. Thankfully there are treatment options available to help those in need curtail th...


MARSHALL COUNTY, KY – BrightView, an outpatient addiction treatment program with patients across the U.S., has opened a new outpatient addiction treatment center at 205 Ash Street in Benton. The new center provides "comprehensive addiction treatment in a discreet outpati...


One of my brothers has a serious addiction and mental health issues. My elderly parents are concerned about what might happen to their estate after their deaths. My brother is not likely to be safe with any amount of money, but he will need ongoing care, which they currently fund. They do not wan...


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - When Ohio lawmakers were debating what the state’s sports betting bill would look like, groups were pleading with them to keep gambling addiction in mind. Addiction centers caution that Ohio’s new legal sports betting industry, set to launch sometime in 2022 and generate mil...


O ver the past 30 years, I have read and heard David Baddiel’s thoughts on many subjects, including sex, masturbation, religion, antisemitism, football fandom, football hooliganism, his mother’s sex life and his father’s dementia. “I am quite unfiltered,” he agrees, “mainly because I am almost...


In September last year, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, was dissolved and the Sackler family agreed to pay $4.5 billion to end thousands of lawsuits and provide restitution for a public health crisis that has already led to the deaths of more than 50...


One of the key tools to fighting this epidemic of addiction is drug detection in users, said the researchers. The classic lab-based method of monitoring the presence of drugs in the blood or urine of patients, which ranges from simple chemical color tests like thin-layer chromatography to more c...


1 BACKGROUND Public, professionals, students, and patients have become active users of Internet information, 1-3 which might develop cyberchondria and Internet addiction and their related anxieties. The Internet is rife with inaccurate information; 4 thus, such online information exposes users...


Abstract The switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex has a crucial role in chromatin remodelling 1 and is altered in over 20% of cancers 2,3 . Here we developed a proteolysis-targeting chimera (PROTAC) degrader of the SWI/SNF ATPase subunits, SMARCA2 and SMARCA4, called AU-15330. Androg...


Published 26 December 2021 Image caption, Richard Osman is the creator and co-presenter of Pointless, and also now a best-selling author Richard Osman, the TV personality and author, has spoken about how hard it is to "work your way out of" an eating disorder....


A new study from the University of Nevada, Reno has investigated the public stigma facing individuals with addiction and mental illness. Kristina DePue, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the College of Education Human Development, has examined how public perceptions against a person ma...


The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Sound On Created with sketchtool. 0:00 / 11:52 0:00 The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most e...


By Spectrum News Staff Ohio PUBLISHED 10:01 AM ET Jan. 02, 2022 PUBLISHED 10:01 AM EST Jan. 02, 2022 SHARE Mike Kallmeyer sat down with Katie Walker, Program director of Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties, to talk about how addiction...


Re your report (Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans, 6 December), organised crime is a “bad thing”, with organisations that supply drugs such as cocaine and heroin connected to many other crimes. Gangsters make obvious villains in many policy narratives. But...


Publications from 2009 Trusted Source , 2011 Trusted Source , 2016 Trusted Source , 2018 Trusted Source , and 2019 Trusted Source , among others, have highlighted that palatable foods — or even foods in general — stimulate the same parts of the brain and share the same ne...


National Survey Shows Decrease In Teen Drug Usage In 2021 Every year since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) surveys the nation’s young people on their drug use. The questionnaire targets grades 8, 10, and 12, and for the first time since its introduction 46 years ago, there is a de...


By Tania Thorne / North County Reporter Published December 31, 2021 at 5:02 PM PST For people in addiction recovery, holiday parties can be hard. Some organizations offer safe alternatives for people choosing a sober lifestyle. Iron Mongers Gym in San Marcos is hosting a sober N...



A major hurdle to developing new and effective treatments for drug addiction is better understanding how exactly it manifests itself before, during and after chronic use. In a paper published online in the April 21, 2021 issue of the journal eNeuro , an international team of researchers led by...


The US has imposed sanctions on Chinese painkiller makers – including one man described as the biggest producer of anabolic steroids in the world – as it vowed to step up action to curb the addiction epidemic that killed a record 100,000 Americans last year. With people who are dealing with addic...


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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...


Even before the pandemic, many Americans spent nearly half their days staring into a screen. Market research firm Nielsen found the average American logged nearly 12 hours of screen time with their televisions, smartphones, and computers every day in 2019. And that number has likely gone up over...


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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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NIDA Curious About Ibogaine’s Potential An African plant used by indigenous peoples in rites of passage contains a substance, Ibogaine, that many who’ve struggled with Opioid addiction claim has cured them of their condition. Now the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is taking notice and work...


I t was a Saturday night in early October 1986. My 30th birthday party, or what passed for it. Just a handful of junkies and my few remaining friends sitting on the floor of a grey, bare room in a flat in south London. I had thought it would be fun, as, for once, there was no shortage of heroin...


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Social Media: The Place To Peddle Fentanyl-Laced Pills It was sometime in the 2010s when Fentanyl, a synthetic Opioid similar in color and texture to Heroin, made its way to the streets and to deadly consequence. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has confiscated over 15,000 po...


O ver the past 30 years, I have read and heard David Baddiel’s thoughts on many subjects, including sex, masturbation, religion, antisemitism, football fandom, football hooliganism, his mother’s sex life and his father’s dementia. “I am quite unfiltered,” he agrees, “mainly because I am almost...


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Appriss started out in the 1990s making software that automatically notifies crime victims and other “concerned citizens” when a specific incarcerated person is about to be released. Later it moved into health care. After developing a series of databases for monitoring prescriptions, Appriss in...


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Social Media: The Place To Peddle Fentanyl-Laced Pills It was sometime in the 2010s when Fentanyl, a synthetic Opioid similar in color and texture to Hheroin, made its way to the streets and to deadly consequence. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has confiscated over 15,000 p...


Cancer, like the illicit drug trade, is hard to disrupt because it is a hierarchical operation. The low-level players are the easiest targets, but the high-level players would make the best targets—if only they could be reached. Too often, cancer’s high-level players work behind the scenes, pulling...


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Editor's note: Treatment for addiction is available. For help, call the free and confidential treatment referral hotline (1-800-662-HELP), or visit findtreatment.gov. Drugs were Katie Mack's connection to the world. Until she found real community in sobriety. Listen to the First Person diary...


The movie shot on location in Bed-Stuy; Lee hired the Fruit of Islam, the Nation of Islam’s security wing, to clean out the local crack houses. Jackson said that the neighborhood’s drug dealers held a grudge. When he wandered off the movie’s set and went to a local store, the greeting was: “You...


Image caption, Richard Osman is the creator and co-presenter of Pointless, and also now a best-selling author Richard Osman, the TV personality and author, has spoken about how hard it is to "work your way out of" an eating disorder. The 51-year-old told BBC Radio 4's Desert...


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Samantha and Jeffery Parker share the same birthday and more than a decade of drug addiction. This Christmas, both are finally in recovery, and celebrating the holiday sober for the first time together since they were 14 years old. “I’ve been narcaned more times that I...




Kakaiya, Ph.D., is an integrative psychologist and neurofeedback practitioner who practices in Sorrento Valley. She lives in 4S Ranch. As a psychologist and neuroscientist whose primary non-medication treatment method is neurofeedback, the headlines we keep reading about the mental health of...


What Is Technology Addiction? Technology addiction is a disorder that involves compulsive internet, smart device, or gaming console use. The condition can be caused by a genetic predisposition, psychological problems, and social issues. According to a recent survey, the prevalence of technolo...


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By Anna Deen September 30, 2021 Carolina Public Press For North Carolinians with addiction, finding a suitable treatment plan is only the beginning of an often lifelong process. After patients navigate the matrix of treatment services and regulations, they have to find a way to pay for care. A lack...


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Over the last 25 years, Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, has treated countless people with substance-use disorder and other addiction illnesses. But he has never treated an “addict.” There’s no such thing as an addict, said Dr. Taylor, who serves as chief medical officer at Pathway Healthcare’s Behavio...


Merson: Addiction is baffling, cunning, hideous In a candid interview, Paul Merson opens up on his gambling addiction, and why his new book 'Hooked' is more about helping others than telling his own story. If you are affected by the topics in this piece, visit GamCare www.gamcare.org.uk. Video...


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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - According to a new report from the Associated Press, overdose deaths are up nearly 30 percent from pre-pandemic numbers. Drug addiction is a problem across the United States, and that includes Northeast Arkansas. “I think people look at things that are prescribed as okay,...


(CNN)Imagine a world entirely free of fossil fuels. That's no longer such an abstract concept, as most of the everyday things we do can be powered by electricity -- driving a car, heating a home, charging a phone or computer -- and all that energy could come from sources like the wind, the sun...


Angela Harper has a big smile and a loud laugh. She’s a hotel housekeeper who loves spending time with her son and is saving up for a car. Almost a year ago, she would hardly recognize herself. Harper said she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was working a dead-end job where she couldn't get ...


By Iwan Griffiths Newyddion S4C Image source, Dr Aled Meirion Jones Image caption, Dr Aled Meirion Jones says gambling addicts should know there is hope and "a way out" A doctor who defrauded the NHS out of nearly £68,000 says his "catastrophic" gambling addiction saw him f...



(CNN)For as much controversy as actor Ben Affleck stirred when talking about his marriage and addiction, he also shined a light on important conversations for addicts and their loved ones, an expert said. Marital problems and addiction have a "chicken and egg" relationship, said psychologist Jo...


Tyler Wells is still getting used to the comforts of a home: a hot shower whenever he wants, a warm bed, a dog waiting by the door. The 26-year-old battled drug addiction and homelessness in his youth after dropping out of an Aurora high school during his senior year and getting diagnosed with s...


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...


Skip to main content You are here Over the past 10 months, the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 10 defendants for kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County, California.   The defendants in these cases are substance abuse...


Newly funded research by the McKnight Foundation will study whether genetic links contribute to addiction and relapse. Newly funded research by the McKnight Foundation will study whether genetic links contribute to addiction and relapse. Jeremy Day, Ph.D., associate professor in the Departmen...


The pandemic landscape has exacerbated the magnitude of the opioid crisis and challenged our health care infrastructure’s ability to respond. More than 93,000 people died from an overdose in 2020, 30 percent more than the previous year and the highest number since the federal government declared a...


It’s always gratifying when good actors get a vehicle worthy of their talents. Take Kaitlyn Dever, who delivers a wrenching performance in “Dopesick,” Hulu’s first-rate drama about the opioid epidemic. Created by Danny Strong and based on a book by Beth Macy, “Dopesick” is a chronicle of t...


By Talia Clarke Click here for updates on this story     KENNEBUNK, Maine (WMTW) — The daughter of a Maine police chief is sharing her journey from opioid addiction to recovery in hopes of helping other Mainers. “It was so fast from fun to not fun anymore that I was trapped at that point,” Kaitli...


A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here . (CNN)When US drug overdose deaths hit a shocking 100,000 over a 12-month period, we focused the newsletter on stories from around the country of overdose deaths related to fen...


Feelings of loneliness and abandonment can overcome a person struggling with addiction in prison. Reconnecting people who live in prisons to their families, friends and communities can break barriers and save lives. Margaret shares her story of escaping from a cycle of drug addiction that led to re...


When life feels this precarious, it’s only natural to roll the dice on just about everything. Mark Pernice About the author: Stephen Marche is a novelist and columnist. His new book, The Next Civil War , will be released in January. Gambling has become one of the defining p...



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Press Releases 12/01/2021 Governor Lamont Nominates Nancy Navarretta as Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Nancy Navarretta [Download image in high quality] (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Nancy Navarretta of Hamden to se...


Recognizing the warning signs of addiction is a spectacularly difficult thing to do when you are deep in the throes. I should know. I’m a lawyer who became addicted to prescription opioids, was disbarred and then served almost 14 months in federal prison for a white-collar crime. Step-by-step, le...



SAN DIEGO —  Aiming to help one of the most challenging homeless populations on the street, officials from the city and county of San Diego on Wednesday gave a preview of a soon-to-open shelter that will serve people with addiction and mental health issues. “Our existing shelters are not approp...


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The US has imposed sanctions on Chinese painkiller makers – including one man described as the biggest producer of anabolic steroids in the world – as it vowed to step up action to curb the addiction epidemic that killed a record 100,000 Americans last year. With people who are dealing with addic...


I n 1984, the documentarian Jon Alpert began filming three petty criminals on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. With a camera hidden in his clothing, Alpert captured the twentysomethings’ ingenuity and braggadocio – they mostly targeted retail stores with eager confidence and schemes as brazen...


What do wireless speakers, streaming music subscriptions, smartphones and customized game controllers have in common? They are some of the best tech gifts for children and teens this year. Rounding out the list are a range of smartwatches and fitness trackers, also called e-wearables. And you’re no...


by AdExchanger // Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 – 12:03 am The Last Place You Search ​​Mozilla, which reported its earnings on Monday, expects to generate more than $500M in revenue this year. That’s up from roughly $465 million last year and around the same the year before. Where’s...


Speaking publicly for the first time in months, the prominent South Carolina attorney accused of a slew of mostly financial crimes after his wife and son were found shot dead outside their home blamed some of his problems on a 20-year-long opiate addiction shortly before a judge set bond at $7 m...



Instagram Feature Aims To Lower Social Media Addiction This Tuesday, Instagram debuted a new feature that they think can help to lower social media addiction amongst users. The photo sharing app’s “Take a break” tool was released after facing months of criticism for their child safety practices. T...


As companies in Illinois 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 those habits while working fr...


TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — While for some the holiday season is filled with joy and cheer, this can be a challenging time for those recovering from alcohol addiction. Magic Valley author Neal Linares is 12 years sober. He spoke to KMVT not only about his journey through sobriety but also how...


My memories of active addiction come back to me in snapshots. Very rarely do I have a fully formed memory that I’m able to place on the messy timeline that makes up most of my life story. A lot of these isolated images are ugly and lonely and sad. But some are of unwarranted kindness and generosity...


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Re your report (Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans, 6 December), organised crime is a “bad thing”, with organisations that supply drugs such as cocaine and heroin connected to many other crimes. Gangsters make obvious villains in many policy narratives. But...


COLUMBUS, Ohio — As sports betting heads toward legalization in Ohio, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is raising concerns that legalized sports betting will increase instances of gambling addiction in the state.  What You Need To Know Legislators in Ohio passed a bill in a bipartisan ma...


Online gaming in India has been increasing in popularity. Better smartphones, increased internet access, popular titles, influencers, and the global pandemic were but some of the reasons that pushed mobile gaming in India. But now the government has released an advisory for teachers and parents to...


On Tuesday, Representative Lauren Boebert, who owns a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill, assembled her four young children in front of a Christmas tree and had them pose with what appeared to be AR-15s for a photo she shared on social media. “The Boeberts have your six, [Representative T...


The Louisiana Board of Supervisors approved the Louisiana Addiction Research Center on LSU’s Shreveport campus Friday. “The mission of the (Louisiana Addiction Research Center) is to provide addiction research and education in an integrated environment pursuing the latest in innovative approach...


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When Chad Sabora started working in harm reduction, he worked out of his car on the streets of St. Louis, Mo. Sabora’s beat-up sedan was a familiar sight in neighborhoods frequented by people who use drugs. Sabora, an attorney and former prosecutor in Chicago, had been in recovery for years and e...



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...


(CNN)The White House on Wednesday announced a new push to encourage harm reduction measures that make illicit drug use safer. Its supplying $30 million in grants for services such syringe exchanges and naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. The announcement is part of the Biden administration'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 nig...



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 re...


With shaved heads, oversized tunics and the terrified gaze of the hunted, the drug addicts rounded up by the Taliban brace for 45 days of painful withdrawal. For some, the hardliners' raids may potentially help them cast off the yoke of addiction. But for many the stay at Kabul's Ibn Sina centre wi...


Jaime Bridges, opioid outreach coordinator at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, and Kris Smith, PharmD, clinical pharmacy specialist for internal medicine at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center discuss how COVID-19 has affected the opioid crisis and what opioid-free pain...


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...


Stacey Dash Opens Up About Her Opioid Addiction Last week American actress Stacey Dash talked about her past addiction to Vicodin in an interview with Dr. Oz. Dash, who is best known for portraying Dionne in 1995’s Clueless , said that her addiction made her feel like she had lost everything. ...


OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the sentencing of physician Howard Wallace Oliver, medical director of West Coast Counseling Services — an addiction treatment facility in Long Beach that purported to serve patients with substance use disorders. From late 2009 thro...


Published: 06 Dec 2021 00:01 National campaign launched to address the issue. A national campaign highlighting the damage caused by the stigma of problem drug and alcohol use is being launched tomorrow (Monday 6 December). Television and newspaper adverts and posters on billboards will emphasi...



Re your report (Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans, 6 December), organised crime is a “bad thing”, with organisations that supply drugs such as cocaine and heroin connected to many other crimes. Gangsters make obvious villains in many policy narratives. But...


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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...


A federal act creating a mental health emergency number, 988, passed recently with a July 2022 deadline for launch. But Georgia, with its existing statewide mental health hotline, is already a few steps ahead. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge has more. When people think about calling 911 in an emergency,...


NOTE:  A Spanish translation of this article is available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the large racial health disparities in the United States. Black Americans have experienced worse outcomes during the pandemic, continue to die at a greater ra...


Media caption, Drug treatment 'like being given a new life' A recovering heroin addict says a new, slow-release drug treatment is like being "given the keys to a new life". Phil, 41, from Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, said although heroin led to him "losing everything", he still...


Ten finalists competed in the Opportunity Quest competition for prizes totaling $8,000 (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nick Van Slooten and Elizabeth Miller, two of Tribe's co-founders, took First Place in in the Lassonde entrepreneur contest at the University of Utah, on Friday, Decembe...


Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the selection of six mental health providers to receive up to $9 million over five years to support community programs that identify and assist adults age 55 or older whose independence or survival in the community is in jeopardy because of a mental health, su...


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 experience a relapse. Kyle Brewer has a degree in addiction studies, runs the Arkansas peer specialist pr...


Nugent returned to Antrim's senior hurling panel in late 2020 The image of the scene that greeted Domhnall Nugent as he woke up on his grandmother's porch remains vivid in his memory. "The look in her eyes was pure hurt. My uncle Eamon who I have a very close relationship with was cryin...



I thought I was in the clear. I was convinced that, hard as it had been, I’d kicked the habit. Never again, I told myself, would I return to those desperate, isolated, obsessive days sitting in my room at home, sometimes into the small hours, Nicola texting to ask when I might be coming to bed, m...


Published Dec. 4, 2021 3:56 p.m. GMT Premier Jason Kenney will join Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis for an important announcement about addiction recovery in the province on Saturday. No specific details have been released, but it is sche...



Interim Commissioner Navaretta speaks at a press conference regarding the state’s $300 million opioid settlement. Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday nominated Nancy Navaretta to serve as commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Navaretta has been serving as the de...


The Connection Between Teen Behavioral Issues And Addiction The relationship between teen mental health and substance abuse is clear. One study that analyzed 10,000 adolescents and teenagers with a mental health disorder found that two-thirds of them developed an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or a...


By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The United States' first overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights. People will be able to bring their drugs and...


Posted by James Pinsky, Public Affairs Specialist for USDA Rural Development in Rural Oct 13, 2021 For people suffering from addiction, the chances of recovery are oftentimes only as good as the care they receive. And for decades, the Boxwood Recovery Center in Culpeper, Virginia struggle...


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...


On the Shelf The Death of My Father the Pope: A Memoir By Obed Silva MCD: 304 pages, $27 If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores. “I take it death can’t be so bad, on account that we all must die,” O...


Jaime Bridges, opioid outreach coordinator at Orlando Health, and Kris Smith, PharmD, clinical pharmacy specialist for internal medicine at Orlando Health and Orlando Regional Medical Center discuss how COVID-19 has affected the opioid crisis and what opioid-free pain management options are avail...


The eight-day festival of lights beginning Sunday night is a celebration of spiritual freedom that marks the triumph of a small underdog band over a mighty army. But for Rabbi Michael Perice, the message of Hanukkah strikes deeper than that of an unlikely military victory that occurred more tha...


I n 1984, the documentarian Jon Alpert began filming three petty criminals on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. With a camera hidden in his clothing, Alpert captured the twentysomethings’ ingenuity and braggadocio – they mostly targeted retail stores with eager confidence and schemes as brazen...


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 when President Nixon increased the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intent...


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VERGENNES, Vt. (WCAX) - COVID has been especially hard to contain in congregate settings like nursing homes and that challenge also applies to treatment facilities. Valley Vista addiction treatment center’s is currently experiencing it’s ninth COVID outbreak since last November. The current outbr...



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The Relationship Between Health Issues And Addiction Substance use disorders (SUDs) are typically accompanied by at least one related health issue. These associated health issues can be caused or worsened by long-term substance abuse, which can lead to serious or fatal outcomes. Exploring the e...


T he Blair government’s 2005 liberalisation of gambling laws was intended to be a two-sided deal. Regulation of gambling firms would be overhauled and liberalised, and in return they would operate as businesses within the UK, pay tax and be subject to domestic regulation. The gambling firms had...


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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is opening its first overdose prevention sites, which will allow supervised injections in an effort to curb drug overdoses and treat addiction. The two sites opening as soon as Tuesday previously operated as needle exchanges, but they will now offer supervise...


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Police launched campaign a month ago Police launched campaign a month ago Three out of 20 youth who were registered with de-addiction centres have recovered fully after rehabilitation under ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’, police said on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West)...


IRVINE, Calif. — Nick, who requested his last name not be used for privacy reasons, was a scholarship basketball player for a Division 1 college in the Midwest. After he was injured during his freshman year, the team doctor prescribed him a two-month supply of the powerful opioid OxyContin. Wh...


William Sansing  |  Guest columnist Recently a colleague and I were discussing taking new approaches to crime and addiction, and he said something I hope will stick with me for the rest of my life. He said, “It’s just easier to kick the can down the road by locking folks up and letting so...


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - An alarming new milestone in the opioid epidemic is painting a grim picture as the pandemic continues. Last week, a report came out that more than 100,000 Americans have died from overdoses within the past year. Experts believe the top drivers of overdose deaths are th...


Organizations that help those in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol are asking state lawmakers for $2 million to help fund Narcan for first responders, especially in more rural parts of the state. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports. When everything shut down in March 2020, many folks struggl...


For many of us, eating particular foods can be comforting: a pick-me-up during a hard task; a reward after a long day at work; a satiating end to a lovely dinner. But some people have a compulsive and uncontrolled urge to eat particular foods, especially hyper-palatable “junk” foods. This can impac...


To keep up with the latest local news subscribe to our TV20 newsletter HERE and receive news straight to your email every morning. OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - The Zero Hour Life Center is a peer-led recovery organization in Ocala helping people recover from substance abuse disorders. This ho...


Donald Prince is a counselor and the former Executive Director of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation. In this first-person story, he shares past experiences with violence, justice, and addiction. Being a father and writing poetry were crucial steps towards healing. Part of a series told b...


What Is Technology Addiction? Technology addiction is a disorder that involves compulsive internet, smart device, or gaming console use. The condition can be caused by a genetic predisposition, psychological problems, and social issues. According to a recent survey, the prevalence of technolo...


Tears rolled out of Rebecca Byrd’s eyes as she sat at the edge of a Tenderloin alley Thursday, struggling to find a vein where she could inject a shot of fentanyl. On this damp and chilly morning, she was aching for some relief. “I’ve had a terrible morning, and now this,” she said, nauseous and fat...



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...


BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting the public to share their thoughts on the current state of addiction and recovery by participating in the “North Dakota Addressing Addiction” survey. Developed in partnership between the State of N...



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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She started working a the Foxy Lady, an adult nightclub in Providence, and eventually started working as an escort. She went to jail, mostly because of heroin and shoplifting. “My life was truly chaotic. It was horrible,” Lafleur, now 37, said. “I had seen so much with my parents when I was youn...


Research September 17, 2021 UCSF Study Shows Emergency Visits and Hospitalizations Made by Patients with Addictions Increased 30 Percent from 2014-2018  By Elizabeth Fernandez An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic...


TUCSON – Vance Johnson stood in his front yard, a boulder in his hands, and looked down at his father, Geno, laying on the ground, drunk. Looking back up at Vance, his father said, ‘Just f—— kill me, I’m a piece of crap anyway.” Vance Johnson, who had dragged him out there, threw the boulder beside...


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...


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 road to recovery at the small cluster of buildings on 52nd Street in South Los Angeles begins at rock bottom, winds through courthouses and jails, and passes through the rings of hell. Women of all ages arrive in damaged condition, spirits broken, having lost it all. They have no jobs, no hom...


Secretary Of Health And Human Services “Trying To Give Users A Lifeline” Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has indicated that the war on drugs may be in the midst of a shift (and so too the Biden administration’s drug policy); late last month, Becerra told NPR that a...


For many of us, eating particular foods can be comforting: a pick-me-up during a hard task; a reward after a long day at work; a satiating end to a lovely dinner. But some people have a compulsive and uncontrolled urge to eat particular foods, especially hyper-palatable “junk” foods. This can imp...


(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...


Erica Land wasn't surprised to get a call that her father needed to be rushed to the emergency department. He's long struggled with addiction, and this time it was a near-lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl. She'd lost count of how many times this scene had replayed. What surprised her was...


A Rutgers expert discusses signs of and treatments for technology addiction During the COVID-19 shutdown, many people increasingly turned to technology for entertainment and information, a trend that raises concerns about an increase in technology addiction. Accor...


Photo courtesy of workithealth.com Former judge Linda Davis, who was previously appointed to 41B District Court in 2000, has stepped down from that role to become the executive director of Families Against Narcotics. HANCOCK — Judge Linda Davis was known for her tough sentences on people who use...


A local high school student is hoping to help others by sharing his mother's battle with addiction. "Levi has found his healing," Paige Barringer said. She's Levi Smith's mom, and she has been battling drug addiction her whole life. "I lost my job, my marriage, my family — everything — withi...


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Two men were indicted this week for allegedly running a scam in which they preyed on New England residents searching for addiction recovery help, offering to hook them up with top notch treatment in sunny Florida, but sending them off to questionable facilities on false insurance policies. Their...


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Published November 22, 2021 at 3:21 PM MST Last year, Colorado saw a record high in the number of people who lost their lives to opioid overdoses. KUNC’s Stephanie Danie l tells us about the state’s anti-stigma campaign, Lift the Label, that encourages those abusing opioids to seek treatm...


WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A program aimed at helping find work for people recovering from addiction now has the funding it needs to get off the ground. Anchor Recovery Center of Northern New York received $56,000 from the city Watertown last week. It’s a grant which is part of the 2020 ‘Cares...


"Just being on the internet is not bad, in fact it's a dual-edged sword,” said Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani, a researcher at New Mexico State University. "You can compare it to other types of addiction – when you wake up in the morning and the first thing you have to do is check your phone or go onlin...


Published on November 23, 2021  For individuals having difficulty with substance use, the first step to a better life involves withdrawing  from alcohol or drugs. The new Arlington Recovery Center – a partnership between the County and National Capital Treatment and Recovery (NCTR) –...


Text Size: New Delhi [India], November 24 (ANI/ThePRTree): Sahyog Clinic, a Delhi-based leading detox de-addiction clinic has recently launched its new programs which include treatments like Detoxification from Alcohol and Drugs, De-addiction from Alcohol and Drugs, Rehabilitation, Treatm...


LEE COUNTY, Fla. – One of the deadliest drugs in America is flooding Southwest Florida streets. Fentanyl busts are becoming more common in the area, with three arrests made for possession of the poisonous powder this week alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is a power...


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By ANDRÉA DEINSTADT Published November 23, 2021 at 11:35 AM Last Updated November 23, 2021 at 11:35 AM Ok, I did it again; I bought a new handbag. Do I have a problem? This question is up for grabs. My mother says I get being “purse crazy” from her. For example, when I...


Synthetic Drugs Easier To Detect With AI Tool Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool for analyzing synthetic drugs. Up until now, psychoactive “designer drugs” have been difficult to identify with standard drug tests. This new AI tool...



NJ Human Services Announces Expanded Opioid Addiction Treatment Hours Coming for Ocean Union Counties Expanded Hours Bolster Efforts to Remove Barriers to Treatment for Those with Opioid Use Disorder; Ocean Union to join Atlantic, Gloucester, Hudson Mercer Counties with Expanded Treatment...


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...


No re-elections I am concerned about the extreme partisanship in our national society. According to a reliable source, Florida is due to reap some monies in excess of $17 billion for infrastructure improvements as a result of the recently passed infrastructure bill.  The man who serves as repre...


Problematic drug and alcohol use causes serious harm to a person's health and relationships. Dr. Steven Starks, a psychiatrist and faculty at the University of Houston College of Medicine talks about how families and friends can help. “Decide whether you're willing to invest in both the successes a...


The state is reviewing at least two proposals to help deal with the large tent encampment at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston. In October, acting Mayor Kim Janey ordered the tents to be removed, citing public health and safety concerns. Additionally, a s...


NJ Human Services Announces Expanded Opioid Addiction Treatment Hours Coming for Ocean Union Counties Expanded Hours Bolster Efforts to Remove Barriers to Treatment for Those with Opioid Use Disorder; Ocean Union to join Atlantic, Gloucester, Hudson Mercer Counties with Expanded Treatment...


After almost 40 years as a diet-soda addict, my body suddenly started to reject my favorite feel-good companion. Credit... Cari Vander Yacht Aug. 11, 2021 After I discovered Diet Coke in 1982, I drank at least three to four 12-ounce cans nearly...


An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses — driven primarily by illicit synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl — in one year, according to a Nov. 17 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It is the first time that milestone has been reached and serves as a tragic rem...


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Fentanyl is low-cost and highly potent. On the street, it's being mixed with drugs like meth and heroin to increase profits, but it's also made its way into the recreational market disguised as pills. A 22-year-old woman stepped off a plane at Nashville International Airport on a cold Janua...


Kensington November 20, 2021 4:49 am Megan Cohen knew the streets of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood as a person addicted to drugs desperate to stave off dopesickness. Now, she’s back on those streets — clean, and helping others survive and possibly get into treatment. NBC10’s Jac...


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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...


Tears rolled out of Rebecca Byrd’s eyes as she sat at the edge of a Tenderloin alley Thursday, struggling to find a vein where she could inject a shot of fentanyl. On this damp and chilly morning, she was aching for some relief. “I’ve had a terrible morning, and now this,” she said, nauseous and fat...



Supreme Court Reverses $465M Johnson Johnson Lawsuit The ruling of a 2019 Opioid case against Johnson Johnson was overturned by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday. The original case was the first of its kind to go to trial and found that the pharmaceutical company played a major role in the sta...


Every few months I return, like a dog to its sick, to the websites that peddle The Tap. Unfamiliar with The Tap? Then please imagine a world where your favourite beverage is available to you with a simple twist of the hand. If your favourite beverage is water, well then you’re living the fantasy...


By Nick Kilner November 7, 2021 — 5.00am My brother, Harry, moved to South Grafton in northern NSW, where he grew up, to work and live alongside our father. Dad was affectionate and loving when it suited him. But he was a bitter man, didactic and hyper-critical, with a ferocious temp...


My son Aaron was 19 years old when he died. His death certificate says the cause of death was asphyxia. The actual cause was meth addiction and mental illness. There was more to Aaron than that, just as there is more to so many like him. As a new report from the California Health Care Foundation...


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Delhi’s poisonous air is just one of them Editor’s note: On November 19th, after this article was published, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, announced that the reforms that have provoked months of protests by farmers would be repealed. B ACK AT SCHOOL this month for the fi...


Social Science Research Institute The new website corresponds to a name update announced in August UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction (CSUA), a unit of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), has launched its new website.   The new website correspond...


During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people increasingly turned to technology for  entertainment and information, a trend that raises concerns about an increase in technology addiction.  According to the Pew Research Center, about 30% of Americans are almost constantly online, which...


Delhi’s poisonous air is just one of them B ACK AT SCHOOL this month for the first time since early last year, Delhi’s children are locked out again, but not by covid-19. Delhi’s air is so filthy that on November 13th the government decreed an indefinite closure. One rarely mention...





T he Blair government’s 2005 liberalisation of gambling laws was intended to be a two-sided deal. Regulation of gambling firms would be overhauled and liberalised, and in return they would operate as businesses within the UK, pay tax and be subject to domestic regulation. The gambling firms had...


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...


Gene Gilchrist  |  Opinion Contributor We don’t understand the problems of addiction The seeming increase in reports from the press about alcohol and drug use and abuse is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, raising awareness of substance use and substance use disorder creates opport...


Writing for the Harvard Business Review, experts Ashley Whillans,Dave Feldman, and Damian Wisniewski explore six "common psychological pitfalls that lead us to hold and attend more meetings than we should"—as well as "research-backed strategies to help employees, managers, and entire organizati...


Close By ABC12 News Staff Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 2:37 PM UTC | Updated: 7 hours ago FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - A new book tells a serious but inspiring story about a mom who helped her daughter overcome addiction. Christine Naman watched her daughter become addicted...



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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The city of Frankfort has declared Tuesday, November 16, as Kristara's Day. Kristara Bell Amey was a single mother who struggled with substance abuse. She died last year. Her best friend Brittany Campbell has set out to make sure she's never forgotten and to help all the...


Your browser does not support the audio tag. This article is in your queue. China has been catching a lot of flak for not announcing more ambitious targets at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: and for helping, along with India, to water down the language of the final text on coal. We...


Feelings of loneliness and abandonment can overcome a person struggling with addiction in prison. Reconnecting people who live in prisons to their families, friends and communities can break barriers and save lives. Margaret shares her story of escaping from a cycle of drug addiction that led to re...


The online casino Sky Vegas offered free “spins” to recovering addicts during the industry’s annual Safer Gambling Week, prompting concern that the messages could trigger relapses. The UK’s Gambling Commission is investigating the incident, which has emerged in the same week that Sky Vegas’s paren...


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My relationship with fashion is that of a long-term couple who frequently argue at a pitch that worries the neighbours. It contains passion, guilt, sorrow and frequent spot-cleaning. I still enjoy the vinegar perfume of glossy magazines and even (as I peer at the price of a coat or boot) the famil...


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Jill Harrington Sometimes, I feel like I can’t have fun without drugs or alcohol.  “It’s not a problem until we graduate!” I hear many friends chuckle with a worrisome tone and a seltzer in their hand. We laugh and say bottoms up. For many students, drug dependency is just a part...


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An unbelievable “overdose surge.” That’s what the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners office is calling it. This is after 12 people overdosed in just two days this week. 19 News spoke with Dr. Ryan Marino, a Medical Toxicologist from University Hospitals. When it comes to d...


Image source, Cleveland Police Image caption, Cleveland Chief Constable Richard Lewis said drug addiction was a health issue rather than solely criminal A police chief says treating drug addiction as a criminal matter is causing "entirely preventable" deaths. Writing in The Guar...


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"It was extremely difficult," she shared. 12 November 2021, 16:38 • 3 min read Hailey Bieber opened up about the "extremely difficult" time when her husband, Justin Bieber, decided to get clean. Speaking to the "Victoria Secret Voices" podcast, the model said her family's history wi...


South Africa runs on coal. It is the world’s seventh-largest coal producer, and about 80 percent of the country’s energy is generated by it. In addition to the extensive use of coal in the domestic economy, about 30 percent of South Africa’s production is exported, making the country the fourth-lar...


91.7 WVXU | By Ann Thompson Published November 9, 2021 at 5:14 PM EST Para-flourofentanyl is just one of dozens of synthetic drug variants expected to find their way into cocaine, meth and fake prescription pills in the Tri-State. This potent form of fentanyl has been in Ohio sin...


Addiction can be all-consuming for the person dealing with it, and those effects radiate out to the people around them. "Family members and loved ones are often forgotten collateral damage in this process," says Keith James, behavioral health programs manager at Therapeutic Wellness Services. "W...


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The stigma around drug and alcohol addiction is, for many, an insurmountable hurdle on the journey to sobriety. While more than 20 million people are dealing with a substance use disorder, the stigma around addiction remains pervasive. According to a study by non-profit Shatterproof and insu...


Published November 11, 2021 6:29PM Updated 6:55PM Betty Ford's son helps others battling addiction Kimberly Kuizon reports SARASOTA, Fla. - At First Step in Sarasota, workers are adding the finishing touches to a building designed to bring hope. "You want to give them a chance to...



H ow will this age be remembered? After the stone age, the bronze age, the steam age and the information age, what material or innovation will most define the current era? According to a new exhibition at the Design Museum, the most ubiquitous hallmark of the Anthropocene is not a gamechanging...


Between 2011 and 2014, Egypt was roiled by revolution, enduring a succession of mass protests, scores of civilian deaths, and the ouster of two presidents. Yet a second power struggle flickered in the background: Routine, sweeping blackouts caused by faulty infrastructure and fossil fuel shortages...


Close By Josie Fletcher Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 6:43 PM UTC | Updated: 13 hours ago HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. Recovery Close to Home. Call now and make the change. Call 740-550-0130 or 1-800-481-8457 or visit www.OhioARC.com. Co...




Sponsored content brought to you by More than 10% of Americans have used an illegal drug in the past month, and over 5% suffer from an alcohol addiction disorder. Those statistics—from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alc...



Tuesday, November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021. As part of the Department of Justice’s Sober Homes Initiative, two brothers who owned and operated two South Florida addiction treatment facilities were convicted by a federal jury in Miami for “fraudulently billing approxima...


T he patient, who I’ll call RL, was homeless and came into Bellevue’s psychiatric ward experiencing hallucinations. His struggle with severe mental illness was similar to many of the other homeless people I saw on my daily commute through New York. It was July 2020, and I had just started my y...


Tony Hsieh’s Drug Use Detailed In Court During a lawsuit over former Zappos CEO’s estate, Tony Hsieh’s family recounted the entrepreneur’s history with drug use. The family of Hsieh claims that his former assistant, along with other people in his inner circle, took advantage of his deteriorated me...


By Burt Constable bcon[email protected] The holidays often give us a chance to get together with loved ones who bring to our tables cranberry sauce, latkes, samosas, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, pecan pie and plenty of opportunities for cups of good cheer. Also at the table are addiction...


The Bordentown Rotary Club will be hosting its fourth Rotary4Recovery Walk on Thursday in Bordentown City. Bordentown Rotary Club By KRISTIN ANTONELLO Published November 8, 2021 at 2:32 PM BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown Rotary Club will once again be holding a...


CUSHING, Okla. — September is Addiction and Recovery Month, and throughout the month, 2 Cares for the Community is focusing on why the stigma surrounding substance abuse is lifting as well as the recovery help that's available in Oklahoma. 2 News Oklahoma anchor Karen Larsen recently spoke with a...


Pueblo men battling addiction will soon have another resource to aid in their recovery: a new sober-living home run by Oxford House. Different than other sober-living communities, the houses are democratically run by the residents themselves, who all have personal experience wit...


Webinar (Center of Addiction Faith) Nov. 11 @ 11 a.m. CT Event Title Addiction Our Military – A Special Veterans Day Webinar When does it start? 11/11/2021 @ 11 a.m. CT Event Host and/or Location Center of Addiction Faith, presented on ZOOM What k...


Studies show that half of teens have used drugs at least once, and kids who start drinking before the age of 15 are seven times more likely to develop alcohol-use disorder as adults. LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fifty percent of teens have used drugs at least once. Among college studen...


CUSHING, Okla. — September is Addiction and Recovery Month, and throughout the month, 2 Cares for the Community is focusing on why the stigma surrounding substance abuse is lifting as well as the recovery help that's available in Oklahoma. 2 News Oklahoma anchor Karen Larsen recently spoke with a...


BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A special candlelight vigil took place Wednesday night in Bradenton, focusing on substance abuse and addiction. “It takes you to a deep, dark place very quickly, it affects you and everyone around you,” said Justin Halis, a Bradenton resident who is also with the Hand Up...


Newswise — BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- A five-year, $2.59 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow a psychology professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York to study the mechanisms of addiction. Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Psychology Anushree Kark...


The West Virginia University Collegiate Recovery Program is working to increase awareness of services and resources available to faculty and staff, family members, classmates and/or other individuals closest to someone in recovery.  The Program provides a safe, affirming environment for students i...


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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Fetty Wap Arrested On Federal Drug Charges Last Friday, Grammy nominated rapper, Fetty Wap, pled not guilty to federal drug charges based on his alleged involvement with a bicoastal drug ring. Fetty Wap, whose legal name is Willie Jr. Maxwell II, was arrested 1 day prior at Citi Field where he was...


Updated 11/6/2021 5:02 PM A network of community connections in Hoffman Estates and a spirit of generosity contributed to the undertaking of a long overdue building repair at an addiction recovery center that can't spare the cost from its program funding. Members and associates of...


News Release Funding Will Help Improve Access to High-Quality Mental Health and Addictions Care November 05, 2021 Health Content TOWNSEND — The Ontario government is improving access to high-quality mental health and addictions care for unserved and underserved areas in Hald...


Gene Gilchrist  |  Austin American-Statesman The seeming increase in reports from the press about alcohol and drug use and abuse is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, raising awareness of substance use and substance use disorder creates opportunities for the person suffering the dis...


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Women now drink as much as men. In fact, they now comprise the fastest-growing population of alcohol users in the U.S. A study that examined changes in drinking patterns between 2002 and 2013 sponsored by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found substantial increases...


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...


The Phoenix is unlike any other gym you’ve been to before.  It’s a place you can go if you are struggling with addiction. The only cost of membership is 48 hours of sobriety.  See how The Phoenix is transforming lives in the player above.  Scott Strode founded The Phoenix in 2...


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After a seven-week trial, a federal jury in the Southern District of Florida convicted two operators of two South Florida addiction treatment facilities for fraudulently billing approximately $112 million for services that were never provided or were medically unnecessary, and for paying  kickbac...


Seventeen years ago, alcohol and cocaine nearly cost Randy Anderson his life. Now he has become a one-man sober crusader, traveling up to 1,200 miles a month to meet with law enforcement, social workers, and family and friends of loved ones in the grips of opioid abuse. His mission is partly to com...


PUEBLO — Mikal Moulding says he "was an addict from birth". Moulding is one example of a former drug and alcohol addict, who found sobriety at an Oxford House. "I think it was the only way for me, personally. Because I had tried so many other ways and they didn't work," said Moulding. Oxford Hous...


Addictions to online activities and video games have surged in Japan during the COVID-19 pandemic, and dependence on such diversions was more pronounced among individuals infected with the virus, a survey showed. The study, conducted in August 2020 by researchers primarily from mobile carrier KDDI...


Prof Dame Carol Black tells The Telegraph’s Mad World podcast that approach would create a ‘much more stable society’ Prof Dame Carol Black urged medical professionals and the public to consider and treat addiction like diabetes or rheumatoid arthrit...


T he patient, who I’ll call RL, was homeless and came into Bellevue’s psychiatric ward experiencing hallucinations. His struggle with severe mental illness was similar to many of the other homeless people I saw on my daily commute through New York. It was July 2020, and I had just started my y...


H ow will this age be remembered? After the stone age, the bronze age, the steam age and the information age, what material or innovation will most define the current era? According to a new exhibition at the Design Museum, the most ubiquitous hallmark of the Anthropocene is not a gamechanging...


Former child star  Nick Stahl is revealing the depths of his decades-long battle with alcoholism and how the addiction upended his entire life. Stahl, who rose to fame in the 2000s with roles in the Oscar-nominated film "In the Bedroom," HBO's "Carnivàle" and "Terminator 3: Rise...


October 28, 2021 | Press Releases WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Portman came to the Senate floor to discuss the need to ensure we focus on the worsening addiction crisis in the United States. After making substantial gains in combatting addiction, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about...


News Release Coquitlam Friday, October 29, 2021 1:15 PM People living with complex mental illness and addictions have access to a new purpose-built treatment centre with a model of care that is innovative and progressive – the first of its kind in North America. The Red Fish Healing Cent...



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Workit Health cofounders and co-CEOs Lisa McLaughlin (L) and Robin McIntosh (R). Frances Marron At 18 years old, Robin McIntosh was struggling with both alcohol and an eating disorder. When she entered rehab, she was forced to choose which issue to work on — the $45,000 inpatient treat...


For more than two years, Itasca Mayor Jeff Pruyn and village trustees had steered clear of the debate over a proposed addiction treatment center opening in the small DuPage County town. But on Tuesday night, board members staked out a clear position on the highly contentious issue. Trustees unanimo...


Back in the early 2000s, Nick Stahl was Hollywood’s “It” boy. The brooding young actor with the deep-set blue eyes had achieved a career trifecta, starring in an Oscar-nominated indie hit (2001’s In the Bedroom), a cult HBO series (the supernatural Carnivàle, which ran for two seasons from 2003 to...


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Dana Henderson doesn’t often tell the story of his recovery. It’s partially that Henderson, 38, of Summit, N.J. — now an intake nurse at a Recovery Centers of America addiction treatment facility — doesn’t like to draw attention to himself. It’s partially that he still isn’t sure how to tell the st...


David Lyman  |  Special to Cincinnati Enquirer Mark Levine wanted to write a musical that was entertaining. Sounds straightforward. But there was a catch. “I wanted to do a show about addiction,” added Levine. Now, writing coaches will tell you to write about things you’re familiar with...


Published November 3, 2021 at 2:00 AM PDT On this edition of Your Call, we kick off Native American Heritage Month by celebrating the 46th annual American Indian Film Festival . It’s the world’s longest-running exposition showcasing independent films by Native and First Nations peoples. T...


Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Six months ago, we cautioned health plans and plan sponsors that states, the federal government, and private litigants were laser focused on Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) compliance. The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) invest...


The results of several new studies focusing on sex differences in pain and addiction indicate females could be more susceptible to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than males. Researchers also explored the role of lack of sleep on the likeliness to relapse. This is due in part to hormon...


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...


Secretary Of Health And Human Services “Trying To Give Users A Lifeline” Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has indicated that the war on drugs may be in the midst of a sea change (and so too the Biden administration’s drug policy); late last month, Becerra told NPR t...


(CNN)Addiction can "happen to any of us," Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge warned while launching an awareness campaign in London on Tuesday. The duchess gave a speech at the launch of the "Taking Action on Addiction" campaign by the Forward Trust, a British charity of which she is...


Could hate-based extremism be treated like an addiction? That’s one of the themes that was explored Tuesday during a panel about the lived experience of extremists who escaped hate movements at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh and moderated by conference co-chair Laura Ellsworth.   Ch...


Research shows potential for increased patient engagement and limited support for improved retention rates. Rido/Adobestock A new study on the efficacy of telehealth services in addiction treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic found that telehealth may increase patient engag...


WASHINGTON (SBG) — Health experts recognized early in the pandemic that people who abuse drugs and alcohol had a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe outcomes. New research shows that those vulnerabilities remain even after those individuals have been vaccinated. Ac...


BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Substance abuse has soared during the pandemic and now Burlington police say there is nearly three times the number of opioid overdoses in the city this year compared to just two years ago. Howard Center employees say they’re trying to get resources into the hands of the...


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two employees of a Native American addiction and counseling center, including its executive director, have been sentenced on charges of embezzling more than $777,000 in federal funds. Federal officials in Wisconsin say Fredericka DeCoteau, of Cloquet, Minnesota, was sentence...



Demand for addiction services in the midwest has “never been higher,” according to the Ana Liffey Drug Project. Since 2012, the charity’s team in the midwest region has worked with an average of 250 people per year. However, in the last 12 months, 490 people required addiction support, the charit...


ake1150/AdobeStock From a psychiatric perspective, the older population is inherently isolated under normal circumstances. Many seniors live alone and in locations with limited social contacts and support networks, and rely on their local YMCA, church, or neighbors for socializati...


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two employees of a Native American addiction and counseling center, including its executive director, have been sentenced on charges of embezzling more than $777,000 in federal funds. Federal officials in Wisconsin say Fredericka DeCoteau, 63, of Cloquet, Minnesota, was s...


With a new courtroom and treatment facility soon to be operating at the Suffolk County jail, several doctors and political leaders are joining together to oppose the plan. Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins is putting in a makeshift courtroom and treatment facility at his jail to deal with thos...


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‘INTO LIGHT’ puts a human face on the disease of drug addiction A collection of pencil drawings aims to erase the stigma of drug addiction A collection of pencil drawings aims to erase the stigma of drug addiction LYNCHBURG, Va. – When Theresa Clower’s son died after...


Anyone who has dealt with an addiction knows how difficult it is to fight. No matter what paths to recovery you've followed, it's important to seek assistance that fits your situation. After all, a cookie cutter approach to treatment may not address your unique needs. Those fighting addiction ar...


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two employees of a Native American addiction and counseling center, including its executive director, have been sentenced on charges of embezzling more than $777,000 in federal funds. Federal officials in Wisconsin say Fredericka DeCoteau, of Cloquet, Minnesota, was sentenced...


Local “Sweeps only serve to increase harm, and potentially death.” Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe Leaders and advocates working in public health, housing, and addiction are denouncing the steps Boston officials are taking to handle the humanitarian crisis in the area of the city...


Steve Barnes  |  Fort Smith Times Record The memorial service was held exactly seven days before Red Ribbon Week began, so the young man’s parents and his siblings, his nieces and nephews, his friends – they were spared the bitter irony of a somber coincidence. But not entirely: The crema...


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...


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CINCINNATI - Opioid addiction is a rising concern across the state, and organizations are doing all they can to help combat the problem. One theatre production in particular is shining light on the issue, in an effort to help get rid of the stigma. What You Need To Know The American Legacy...


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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...


Oct 25, 2021 10:00 AM The majority of people Liz Wetmore and the team see at Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s Addiction Recovery Services are self-referred, an important part of addiction recovery. Wetmore, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, says, “We really need people to take that first s...


By Gareth Lewis Beth Edwards BBC Radio Wales Image caption, "Alcohol is a great deceiver," says Kathleen Edge "In two days I would get through a litre of vodka and four bottles of wine. Easily. "I knew it was wrong. I knew it was too much." Before the pandemic Kathleen...


The curious title of Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke's book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence , pays tribute to the crucial and often destructive role that dopamine plays in modern society. Dopamine, the main chemical involved in addiction, is secreted from certain nerv...


By Nick Dauk Business reporter Image source, Deepak Kanda Image caption, Cam Adair now gives talks around the world about the dangers of internet addiction Cam Adair finally realised that his addiction to video games was out of control when it made him consider ending his lif...


O pioids like heroin, morphine, OxyContin, and fentanyl occupy a spot in the public imagination as particularly dangerous and addictive substances. Amid an addiction epidemic with no end in sight, this class of drugs has been given special attention in the news, funding bills, and the 2017 Preside...


AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — For weeks now, we have looked at myriad effects of addiction – from the body to the mind to the people those suffering care about the most. Three problems that lead to drug addiction relapse and how they're treated{p}{/p} An estimated 30% to 50% of those who suffer from...


It’s one of those running jokes in science about how discoveries get made: First, researchers sit down in a café somewhere, and then they chart their master plan on a paper napkin. That’s exactly how Binghamton University Assistant Professor of Psychology Anushree Karkhanis’ collaboration with Drex...


Book Review | What Can Surfing Tell Us About Addiction? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/07/books/review/the-drop-thad-ziolkowski.html Nonfiction An addict’s first hit and a surfer’s first wave are neurologically linked through the “thrill of bein...


US Overdose Fatalities Soar To New Heights The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data released on Wednesday reveals that over 96,000 Americans lost their lives to overdose-related deaths in the 12-month time span that concluded in March of this year. Deaths rose to new absolute heigh...


China is a country of epic contradictions. It is home to the world’s largest solar farm, a rolling ocean of 4 million panels high up in the Tibetan plateau that’s large enough to cover Manhattan. Some 600 miles to the east, in Inner Mongolia, are the belching smokestacks of the Tuoketuo power plant...


Why make things simple when they can be complicated, then shortened? F RENCH OFFICIALDOM is abuzz with preparations for the PFUE, which the MEAE and SGAE are organising for the PR in 2022. Lost? Spare a thought for the outsider who must daily navigate the French passion for acronym...


Image source, Cleveland Police Image caption, Cleveland Chief Constable Richard Lewis said drug addiction was a health issue rather than solely criminal A police chief says treating drug addiction as a criminal matter is causing "entirely preventable" deaths. Writing in The Guardi...


MASSILLON – Joe and Patrick Cusma have been pondering a way to honor their mother, Betty, for quite some time. Betty Cusma, according to her sons, was a loving parent and longtime alcoholic who had recovered from her addiction later in life. She went on to provide support to others. More: Ri...


In 2020, the world discovered what Sam Bierman and Zach Snitzer have known for years: Isolation is a major contributor to addiction and mental-health issues. The co-founders of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center (MARC), who have both walked in the shoes of the individuals they serve, say the c...


“Down in one, down in one,” the crowd bayed at the line of men and women desperately throwing back an assortment of brightly coloured shots, to applause and whistles. by Serge Vaezi / Added 24 hours ago As employers, is it even our responsibility to act as parents, asks Serge Vaezi No,...


Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician  Jason Isbell spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on addiction and sobriety and the intersection of sobriety, addiction and music at the October Lab-to-Table Conversation —a monthly series organized by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. Di...


Cocaine. Marijuana. Pills. Alcohol. Former Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson opened up about his addictions in a story published Monday for The Players' Tribune. Wilson, who wrote last year about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder, said he regretted not sharing his experienc...


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STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A faith-based organization is looking to help out those fighting addiction. Frontline Addiction Recovery Ministries is restoring a former nursing home and turning it into a 70-bed men’s recovery center in Stoddard County. This facility will focus on helping men on th...


By Elizabeth Thompson The team at UNC Horizons is no stranger to public health crises — the opioid epidemic has ravaged the country for over 20 years and killed thousands — but when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in March of 2020, they were dealing with a new monster. “The opposite of addiction is...


CHICAGO (WLS) -- October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Last year, reported drug overdose deaths hit a new high in the U.S. WATCH: Our Chicago Part 1 More than 93,000 people died. According to the Partnership to End Addiction, 2021 could be even worse. S...


Spoiler alert: This story contains details from the first three episodes of "Dopesick," now streaming on Hulu. "Dopesick" star Michael Keaton knows the heartbreak of addiction all too well. A nephew, also named Michael, died in 2016 following an accidental overdose of heroin and the synthetic...


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Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins' plan to outfit his jail with a new addiction treatment program — along with a makeshift courtroom to process criminal cases — appears to be on the verge of reality. Construction is underway, and Tompkins expects the facility to be ready in a matter of weeks....


Addiction is a complex, chronic brain condition influenced by genes and the environment that is characterized by substance use or compulsive actions that continue despite harmful consequences.1 People who suffer from addiction have an uncontrollable urge and compulsion to use dangerous substance...


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New rules introduced in China have once again curtailed the level of gaming for anyone under the age of 18. With a gaming regulator first introduced in 2018, the Chinese government has long been a harsh critic of video games, with spending limits and stringent registration with identification bei...


The ongoing emergence of telemedical care, further spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, has worked to the benefit of an Ann Arbor-based venture capital-backed company that seeks to disrupt the "rigid" addiction recovery model. To Continue Reading... Subscribe to read the full story and oth...


The “Rat Park” experiments were a series of trials carried out in the 1970s, using rats as subjects to track the effects of psychoactive drugs on the mind. The rats were kept in incredibly tight confines in tiny cages and given two bottles to drink from. One contained clean water, the other a coc...


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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum today shared the results from the North Dakota Addressing Addiction survey at Recovery Reinvented. Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, the study’s principal investigator, presented the results to an in-person crowd of about 600 people,...


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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people increasingly turned to technology for  entertainment and information, a trend that raises concerns about an increase in technology addiction.  According to the Pew Research Center, about 30% of Americans are almost constantly online, whi...


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O ur understanding of substance use disorders as chronic but treatable health conditions has come a long way since the dark days when they were thought of as character flaws — or worse. Yet societal norms surrounding drug use and addiction continue to be informed by myths and misconceptions. Among...



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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...


A common saying is that "addiction doesn’t discriminate," which means that it can affect anyone from any sphere of life, ranging from coal miners and truck drivers to executives, doctors, and lawyers. I have personal experience with what an equal-opportunity destroyer of well-being and happines...


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(CNN)Marty Walsh chose to go to an alcohol detox program in 1995. But even after committing to it, he was questioning his decision. "I didn't want to go to detox. ... When I got there, I thought to myself: 'What am I doing here?' " the secretary of labor said in an interview with CNN during Nat...


A makeshift memorial dedicated to missing woman Gabby Petito on Sept. 20, 2021, in North Port, Fla. | Octavio Jones/Getty Images Jack Shafer is Politico ’s senior media writer. The cable news networks ought to be sheepish about the wall-to-wall coverage they gave to Gabrielle Petito....


HOUSTON – How often are you on your phone? Screen times are up for many of us and people younger and younger are getting hooked and dependent on devices to the point some people are addicted. Brittni Schroeder is the mother of two: a 16-year-old son and a 12-year-old daughter. “...


Governor Hochul Signs Bill Requiring Annual Report on Substance Use Disorder among Incarcerated Individuals Legislation (S2209/A540) Requires Office Of Addiction Services And Supports To Update Its Guidelines For Correctional Substance Use Disorder Treatment Governor Kathy Hochul to...


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Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's determination to pay the price. According to Addiction Center, the legal supply of a drug affects street prices and the national rate of addiction. The consequences of paying for one's dependenc...


The unit I visited has about 30 people, age 18 to 25, who are enrolled in a program called PEACE, an acronym for Positive Energy Always Creates Elevation. They’re being taught life skills to help them reintegrate into society after serving their sentences. The setup is similar to how the Mass. a...


Oct. 21, 2021 There were more than 93,000 overdose deaths in the US in 2020—about 20,000 more than the year before. Here in Philly, there were 1,214 drug overdose fatalities last year. It’s hard to make sense of the true impact of this crisis that’s all around us—to understand t...


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...



Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning and Paul Merson to discuss the former footballer’s new book Hooked Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. On the podcast they cover Merson'’s...


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...


Studies show that half of teens have used drugs at least once, and kids who start drinking before the age of 15 are seven times more likely to develop alcohol-use disorder as adults. Studies show that half of teens have used drugs at least once, and kids who start drinking before t...


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - There’s seemingly an app for everything these days, including hacking the mental elements of drug addiction. “We can’t be available to our patients 24-7,” said Bruce Goldman, senior director of behavioral health at Zucker Hillside Hospital on Long Island, “the app is.” The...


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By Robin Brant BBC News, Wuzhou, China Media caption, Inside Wuzhou: "We are surrounded by construction... but new apartment blocks are half empty" Wuzhou, in southern China, is a living example of the country's dependence on its "build, build, build" mantra to boost development....


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...



Praxis by Landmark Recovery, a residential drug and alcohol addiction rehab center, has officially opened in Euclid and will begin treating its first patients in early November. Located at 19350 Euclid Ave., the new facility will offer inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery services, drug a...


Drug addiction is a psychiatric disorder for which no pharmacological treatment with long-term efficacy currently exists. All addictive substances share the property of raising concentrations of the neurotransmitter dopamine within brain regions forming the neural reward circuit. This increase in...


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LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Ryan Leaf's free fall from a top NFL draft pick to a burglar in search of the next high is legendary. Leaf freely tells the tale, the good and the bad, during speaking engagements throughout the country. Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft after Indianapolis Co...


Johns Hopkins Medicine was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the potential impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction. This is the first NIH grant awarded in over a half century to directly investigate the therapeutic effects of a classic psychedelic, consisten...


To the editor: Your editorial regarding the drop in student test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) suggests several reasons for the outcome: a reduction in school funding, the end of No Child Left Behind and high teacher turnover. But what about the introduction o...


Kelly Osbourne Has Checked Into Rehab Again This week, television personality Kelly Osbourne checked into a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Austin, Texas. A source close to the 36-year-old was quoted saying that her mother’s controversial exit from The Talk and her father’s Parkinson’s...


When Darin Valdez was working as a sobriety counselor a few years ago, a young man walked into his downtown Denver office crying and yelling. Then he asked Valdez for a sheet of paper. The man disappeared into the basement of the Sobriety House with the paper, and after about an hour, Valdez assu...


Merson talks about addiction to gambling in a new film on BBC One Watch 'Paul Merson: Football, Gambling and Me' on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Monday, 11 October at 21:00 BST Paul Merson won two league titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup with Arsena...


Spike Lee’s Summer Film Camp.” That’s what Samuel L. Jackson called the annual experience of working on the director’s movies. At the time, Lee filmed his movies once a year, always in the summer, hiring mostly the same cast and crew. “Spike was like our savior when we were all struggling actors...


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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...


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T he news about addiction — rising rates of addiction, record numbers of overdose deaths, and the like — tends to be bleak. As clinicians and researchers, however, we have the good fortune to often see its bright side: recovery. The narrative has long been that substance use disorder is a hopeless...


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 health too. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), people with addiction often have one or more associated health...


Misuse of the anti-addiction drug buprenorphine is becoming less common as a growing number of U.S. patients who need this medication receive it to treat opioid use disorder, according to a study published in October 2021 in JAMA Network Open . For the study, researchers examined data on 214,...


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For his 100th column for Bloomberg Law, Roy Strom looked back at the seismic changes that have taken place in the legal industry during the pandemic. He says the pandemic has shown many of the country’s biggest law firms that there is much more to Big Law than chasing prestige. Law fir...


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(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...


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File photo: The Brooklyn Law School in New York City, U.S. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Look beyond top law schools to hire Black associates, panel says 'You have to come in with a real intentional sense'-Greenberg Traurig's Miami office co-head The company and law firm names shown above are generated...


As James Fisher awaited experimental brain surgery he underwent recently, he wondered whether it will be the treatment that finally helps him get his addiction under control. The tiny electrodes surgeons implanted in the reward center of his brain are designed to carry electrical stimulation that c...


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This episode of The Conversation’s In Depth Out Loud podcast explores why experts are worried about AIs becoming addicts. You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Peter Hanly in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. You can listen to more articles...


When it comes to substance use disorders, treatment via telehealth may not measure up to the efficacy of in-person treatment in all areas, but it may improve access and convenience during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent literature review and survey study. Four of eight studies that co...


By Shelby Corbin, Vancouver Published: October 16, 2021, 6:00am I have to write this letter about mental health and/or addiction. Both are everywhere and we all have our opinions. This is supposed to be mine. Drugs are bad and if you choose to partake, do that crap at home behind clo...


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have noted an alarming rise in drug overdose deaths. One of the most common causes of an overdose is counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. Addiction specialists say if more people carry naloxone it could be the...


SOUTHAMPTON, ONT. -- Matthew Mahon is 46 years old and fears he won’t see 50. “The last time I was in the hospital, all my organs were shutting down. My lungs, my heart, my kidneys, my liver. Everything was saying ‘sayonara Slim’, we’re out of here,” he told W5. When Matthew was last weighed, the...



PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Nearly 200 bikers gathered Saturday at Hellfighters USA Motorcycle Shop for an annual benefit ride. The second “Richard Headrick Memorial Ride” was a fundraiser for the Mission at the Cross addiction treatment program. The ride is named in honor of Richard Headrick, the...


By Alex Taylor BBC Entertainment reporter Image source, Netflix Image caption, Netflix's Korean thriller Squid Game has become a worldwide sensation If watching Squid Game means the prospect of playing red light, green light now fills you with nerve-shredding terror rather th...


Editor's Note: EarthBeat Weekly is your weekly newsletter about faith and climate change. Below is the Oct. 15 edition. To receive EarthBeat Weekly in your inbox, sign up here. When I first moved to Lima, Peru, more than 30 years ago, water service was unreliable, electricity could be capricious...


WASHINGTON (SBG) — Health experts recognized early in the pandemic that people who abuse drugs and alcohol had a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe outcomes. New research shows that those vulnerabilities remain even after those individuals have been vaccinated. Ac...


E-Mochan aims at identifying addiction in early stages through behavioural changes E-Mochan aims at identifying addiction in early stages through behavioural changes The Kozhikode District Legal Services Society in association with the Health Department has launched a novel project, E-M...


Oct. 14, 2021 1:36 pm ET “Unfinished Buildings Testify to China’s Evergrande Debacle” (Page One, Oct. 5) is emblematic of the economic cost of China’s overheated property-development market. There is a social burden to unchecked development, borne on the backs of millions of rural farmers who l...



Irvine, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 — The extract of the plant Corydalis yanhusuo prevents morphine tolerance and dependence while also reversing opiate addiction, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine. The findings were published in the October issue of the journal Pha...


Image source, Good Shepherd Image caption, Charlotte Webb said her life is now "the best it has ever been" A university student who said she once "belonged to alcohol" has credited art with turning her life around. Charlotte Webb entered a detox programme, but said: "The big chang...