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November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Illegal prescription drug use can push kids towards heroin – WIFT

Heroin use has been on the rise across the midstate and the problem is getting the bulk of attention. Many experts do consider heroin one of the most addictive drugs on the street. But prescription drug use is far higher among high school students.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
New grant targets East Tennessee prescription drug abuse – WCYB

“We’re seeing a rise in stimulant use, particularly in college students, not only in prescribed stimulants, but also in the numbers of college students that are using medications that are not prescribed to them,”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
DEA meets with 49ers doctors as Drug Enforcement Administration investigates potential violations of controlled substance act – New York Daily News

Federal drug agents, hoping to determine if San Francisco 49ers doctors, nurse practitioners and trainers are complying with federal law regulating the distribution of painkillers and other medications, questioned members of the team’s medical staff at MetLife Stadium after the franchise’s 16-10 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
State aims to curb ‘doctor shopping’ and prescription drug abuse – Steamboat Pilot & Today

Providers and pharmacies are logged into the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database, which allows them to search for a patient to see whether that patient recently has had similar prescriptions filled elsewhere before filling a new prescription. “It can tell you where they’ve been,” Johnson said. “It’s helpful, but it has its holes — it’s not always 100 percent accurate.”

ALCOHOL – USA
Vast majority of Americans who drink excessively are not alcoholics, new CDC study shows – Washington Post

Nine out of 10 excessive drinkers are actually not dependent on alcohol, revealed findings within a study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

ALCOHOL – USA
Investigation reveals more hazing, alcohol abuse by Ohio State marching band – Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State University failed for decades to rein in its marching band and eliminate widespread alcohol abuse and sexual harassment. “Traditions and behaviors which have long outlived legal, university and society approval have been permitted to thrive in an organization that has, for decades, been removed from appropriate university oversight.”

ALCOHOL – USA
Predicting Teen Alcohol Abuse Before Their First Drink: Clues Found in Brain’s Connections – Medical Daily

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine collaborated with neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center to determine if they could predict alcohol abuse in teens before they even have their first sip.

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November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Non-addictive narcotic painkillers may be close – Courier-Journal

Besides being non-addictive, drug makers say, it doesn’t cause nausea, … doctors, regulators and patients about OxyContin’s addiction risk.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Woman recovering from $100K/month addiction turns to “miracle treatments – ABC7Chicago

Now she’s using this treatment to fight addiction … But what happens when a medication becomes an addiction? … “OxyContin, oxycodone, dalotta, all of them.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Former Celtics player Chris Herren shares story of addiction, recovery – GazetteNet

Herren, six years clean after a 14-year addiction to drugs and alcohol … after a friend sold him the time-release painkiller OxyContin at age 23.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
A mother’s story of agony over her son’s death, by his own hand in the county jail – The Altamont Enterprise

A grieving mother wants her son’s death to be a wakeup call for the county jail. Maryanne Rappaport, whose son, Adam, hanged himself in the Albany County jail last month, is committed to policy reform for the institution

HEROIN – USA
The Sad Reason Anthony Bourdain Was Filming in My Hometown – Aleteia

What could possibly bring Anthony Bourdain to film in this sleepy, dusty little corner of Western Massachusetts known for its pleasant (but typical) New England scenery and history? The answer made my heart sink.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Woman details her life as an addict – Beckley Register-Herald

The life that Beth Webb lives now is the life she’d wanted as a 21-year-old mom. Her comfortable life is far different from the lifestyle she was living six years ago. In those days, she often woke up sick. She was homeless. She risked jail time and her health to get prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Lortab.

COCAINE – USA
Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch extends rehab for cocaine addiction – Fox Sports

The former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to major league baseball players will get more drug rehabilitation. A federal judge on Wednesday agreed to delay sentencing for Anthony Bosch from Dec. 18 to Feb. 17. Bosch lawyer Guy Lewis says Bosch needs a second phase of treatment for his admitted cocaine addiction.

ALCOHOL – USA
Transition from moderate to problem drinking hinges on genetic material – Medical News Today

Having a few drinks with friends is a regular part of social life for many individuals, but for over 7% of adults in the US, just a “few drinks” can quickly turn into problem drinking or alcohol use disorder.

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November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
New Way To Help Meth Addicts Stay Clean: Antibodies – Sci Tech Today

Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict’s high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Group preparing proposals to address, stem drug abuse epidemic across Maine – Bangor Daily News

People suffering from addiction who end up in the hospital or jail because of their drug use often want to receive help to prevent it from happening again. However, the waiting list to enter treatment can be lengthy, and hospitals and jails are only equipped to treat withdrawal symptoms for a short period before releasing the individual, who often ends up going back to his or her old ways without pursuing treatment further.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Heroin Addict Emerges From an Arizona Cave to Help Others – Bloomberg

Adopted at birth, he grew up in the Massachusetts communities of Danvers and Peabody where he excelled at soccer. His creeping addiction first showed itself in his early teens when he’d stash booze that he stole from high school parties in the woods to keep himself supplied. Later, he binged on club drugs and shot heroin for the first time in a Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Killing pain: How safe are opioids? – Daily UW

Gary Franklin, a research professor in the UW department of environmental and occupational health sciences and the Medical Director for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, argues opioids carry too much risk for any use outside of cancer-associated pain. Therefore, Franklin argued, chronic opioid prescriptions should be eliminated for almost all of their current applications.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Bouncing back: Georgetown College point guard once a top recruit before addiction derailed plans – Kentucky.com

About four years ago, Cottrill broke one of the sesamoid bones in his left foot. More pain came prior to his high school senior year when he was involved in a car wreck that required more than 90 stitches to bind his wounds. By then, Cottrill was hailed as a basketball savant. Easily a top 100 national prospect and the No. 1 player in West Virginia. “So, I felt a lot of pressure that I had to perform every game …,” he said. “I don’t think I should have felt that, but I did. Everybody was watching me, so I was so scared to mess up. I just wanted to play to the best of my potential, so I started relying on (drugs). It became a habit, I guess.”

ECSTASY – USA
Texas woman dies after first dose of Ecstasy – USA Today

A Texas State student died last month after what friends say was her first experience with the drug Ecstasy. Jessica Hunter, 21, took the drug at the Austin City Limits festival on Oct. 5 and later had a seizure on the sidewalk.

ECSTASY – USA
MDMA (Ecstasy) drug guide for parents – Bedford Wicked Local

The Drug Enforcement Administration considers MDMA to be a Schedule I controlled substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted use in medical treatment. Parents really need to talk with their kids and not take the use of Ecstasy lightly.

ALCOHOL – USA
Recovery from alcohol addiction can make you an insomniac – The Health Site

The findings of a recent study revealed that incidence of insomnia during early recovery may be five times higher than the general population and may persist for months to years and hence ‘treating sleep disturbance in early recovery may have considerable impact on maintenance of sobriety and quality of life.’

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October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
A matter of life and death – LaGrange News

For many people, the issue of drug addiction recovery is a literally matter of life and death. In 2012 in Georgia, there were 686 deaths from drug over dose in 152 of the 159 counties for which the Georgia Bureau of Investigations performs autopsies.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Oklahoma State football: Justin Blackmon voluntarily checks into drug rehab program – News OK

The winding saga of Justin Blackmon’s personal battle with addiction seems to have recently taken a turn for the better. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver has checked himself into a voluntary drug rehab program.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Kentucky OxyContin Case Against Purdue Pharma Leads Fight Over Opioid Abuse – Insurance Journal

Purdue, which makes the best-selling painkiller OxyContin, has never gone to trial on a case of OxyContin abuse. It has won dismissals in more than 400 personal-injury lawsuits related to the drug. And while it has settled some product liability cases related to OxyContin under secret terms, Purdue has defeated more than 10 efforts to wage class-actions against it.

HEROIN – USA
Experts: Heroin cheaper, more pure than before – WBalTV

The heroin epidemic continues to grow, and investigators say it is now a supply-and-demand issue. In some instances, it starts with a surgery, back injury or some other trauma. A strong pain pill is prescribed, an opiate like Oxycontin, and the next thing you know, a person is hooked. The Drug Enforcement Agency said that’s a driving force in the increase of heroin use.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Number of babies born to addicted mothers skyrockets – WLWT

At first glance, this mother and baby look like any other mother and child. But take another look and you will see a baby that is withdrawing from drugs right after she entered the world.

METHAMPHETAMINE – GERMANY
High Hitler: Nazi leader was a meth addict, says new documentary – Washington Post

Based on details in a 47-page American military dossier compiled during the war, Hitler was taking a cocktail of 74 different drugs, including a form of what is now commonly known as crystal meth. He also took “barbiturate tranquilizers, morphine, bulls’ semen.

METHAMPHETAMINE – AUSTRALIA
Men pulling their own teeth out with pliers, children as young as 11 injecting, and teen ice ‘cooks’ vomiting blood: How meth addiction is destroying the next generation of Australians with over 350,000 hooked – Daily Mail

There are now almost 350,000 Australians – some as young as 11 – taking cheap, easily accessible and highly addictive crystal methamphetamine, nicknamed ice, which destroys the brain and creates psychotic behaviour such as users gauging away at their skin as they imagine feeling insects crawling beneath it.

OPIATES – USA
Parents are the first line of defense in war on opiate abuse – The Acorn

Three years after the death of Thousand Oaks High School football player Griffen Kramer put heroin use in the Conejo Valley under the microscope, area teens continue to abuse the deadly drug and other opioids at an alarming rate.

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October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
When Jordin Tootoo knew he needed drug rehab – Sports.Yahoo

I was still hung to the gills and I reeked of booze. I was thinking,’ What the [expletive] did I do now?’—and I really didn’t know. I tried to trace events back to Saturday night, but I had no clue. I had been so drunk I’d blacked out. Of course, the first thing I did was deny any wrongdoing. I said that it hadn’t been me.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Addiction-riddled Kentucky out for blood in $1B suit against OxyContin-maker Purdue – Fierce Pharma

To settle or not to settle? That’s always the question in drugmaker lawsuits, but Purdue Pharma faces a more dramatic choice than most in a Kentucky lawsuit. As Bloomberg reports, the state accuses the OxyContin maker of Medicaid fraud, false advertising, and 10 other claims–but the addiction epidemic is the crux of the matter.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Why Opioids May Not Be Best for Your Chronic Pain – Cleveland Clinic

From late 1980s through early 2000s, physicians tried to improve the way they treated chronic pain by prescribing opioids for more people. They believed that by taking the highly addictive drugs only as prescribed, patients wouldn’t become addicted. This thinking was quickly proved wrong. “Reality caught up with us,” says Dr. Rosenquist. “Over the years, we learned that dependence on opioids develops quickly.” The consequences have been making headlines ever since.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG – USA
Former Ludlow police lieutenant Thomas Foye pleads guilty to drug crimes; sentencing next week – Masslive.com

Foye, choking up in tears, told Hampden Superior Court Judge Mary Lou Rup: “I just want you to know your honor I did not choose addiction. No one chooses one disease they don’t throw fundraisers for. It chose me.” Foye became addicted to Oxycontin after a series of back, shoulder and hip surgeries.

ALCOHOL – USA
Elizabeth Pena died from complications related to alcohol abuse: report – NY Daily News

The 55-year-old TV and movie star stunned Hollywood when she passed away last week, from “cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol.”

ALCOHOL – SCOTLAND
Hundreds of under-10s given treatment for alcohol abuse – Express

“People will be shocked that more than 200 children under 10 were treated for alcohol-related injury or illness. They should be out kicking a ball about, not hitting the bottle. “It should set alarm bells ringing that so many who shouldn’t be drinking at all are being treated for alcohol-related conditions.

ALCOHOL – FINLAND
Powerful Ad That Deals With Parental Alcohol Abuse – 2dayfm

We all know that children can’t choose their parents. But what if they could? Would that change the way we as parents behave?

ALCOHOL – UK
Shock at level of alcohol abuse – Accrington Observer

Shock health figures have revealed that five Accrington residents per day are hospitalised for alcohol abuse. The number of hospital admissions among Accrington men and women has increased by almost 50 per cent between 2008 and 2013.

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October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Christie pledges $12 million to expand ‘Mommy & Me’ drug rehab programs to southern N.J. – nj.com

Speaking at a residential facility that allows new mothers in recovery to receive treatment for drug addiction without giving up custody of their young children, Gov. Chris Christie today announced he was designating $12 million in state funds to support such specialized care.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Editorial: The changing nature of drug abuse – Daily Iowan

Common street drugs such as meth and cocaine are no longer the main culprits. Prescription-drug abuse now rules as the No. 1 cause of overdose in the United States.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
‘It’s everybody’ — 2 families struggle with addiction – wtop.com

Trish Glowacki describes her son Charlie as having been a “typical teen.” But halfway through high school, she noticed a dramatic change in his behavior. Glowacki says her son wasn’t sleeping well; he was reclusive and alone in his room more than usual. His coloring was off, too, and his pupils were constricted. “It all started to change after sophomore year in high school,” Glowacki says.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
One Young Mother’s Battle With Opiate Addiction – Worcester Mag

When Worcester County resident Andrea Smith was 18 years old, her physician prescribed her Vicodin – an opiate pain pill – for fibromyalgia. She used Vicodin intermittently for the first two years. However, by the third year, she was using it on a regular basis.

DRUG REHAB – USA
#14Days: Moderation, a radical option in treating addiction – CBS News

Is it possible for people with alcohol use disorders to heal, resolve their drinking problems, and then safely continue to drink in moderation? It’s a controversial idea, but some experts say that for certain people in early stages of alcoholism, moderation management can be a solution.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Matt Prater: Rehab was ‘voluntary’ – ESPN

During his four-game suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, new Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater spent time at a rehabilitation facility for treatment for his alcohol addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
The shadow life of Jim Irsay – ESPN

KIMBERLY WUNDRUM’S friends passed by the lilacs and lilies and other flowers that she loved, but it was the blue orchids by her open casket, arranged in the shape of a horseshoe, that stopped some cold. Jim Irsay, the 55-year-old owner of the Indianapolis Colts, had sent the flowers, which was typical of the kind of thing he did.

MARIJUANA – USA
Pot should be legalized, sold like alcohol, says addiction centre – MacLeans

Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre is calling for the legalization of marijuana, with strict controls that would govern who could buy weed, from where, and in what quantity.

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October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Can we talk drug treatment? ‘Obamacare’ Ky.’s best shot at beating scourge – Kentucky.com

For the first time, nonprofits and other providers will be able to afford to build treatment facilities, both residential and outpatient, knowing they will be reimbursed for the services. If the law is allowed to work as envisioned, Kentuckians who are ready to commit to treatment no longer will be consigned to a long waiting list that pretty much guarantees they’ll be using again before their names come up.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Buzz: Prescription drug abuse, deaths growing in U.S. – Press Connects

A 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed more than 15 million people in the U.S. used prescription drugs outside of their original purpose.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Beware of prescription drug misuse, especially among senior citizens and teens – Times Leader

According to a recent report by the Medicine Abuse Project, one in six teens has used a prescription drug to get high or change his or her mood, and 44 percent of teens have at least one friend who abuses prescription drugs. That same organization reports that more Americans die each year from drug overdoses than car crashes – a tragic trend that’s increasingly driven by the abuse of prescription drugs.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
The Realities of Prescription-Drug Addiction – WBKB11

It all started with a back injury in high–school when doctors prescribed pain relievers. At the time Jackie had been battling depression and coping with the loss of multiple family members, and opiates became a way to numb the emotional pain, but also a start to a dark path.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Will efforts to halt prescription drug abuse affect students? – USA Today

According to the Substance and Mental Health Services Association, nonmedical use of prescription drugs—with an 8.8% rate of past-year nonmedical use as of 2013—is the second most prevalent illicit drug use category among individuals from age 18 to 25, second only to marijuana.

MARIJUANA – USA
Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds – Telegraph

Research conducted over 20 years by Professor Wayne Hall, an adviser to the World Health Organisation, links use of cannabis to a wide range of harmful side-effects, from mental illness to lower academic attainment to impaired driving ability.

MARIJUANA – USA
Dr. Drew on marijuana: “It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction” – The Cannabist

“It acts like an opiate and causes severe addiction,” said Drew Pinsky during a Colorado visit this week. “It affects the white matter of the brain, and for kids who start using marijuana when they are 12, or even younger, those bad consequences tend not to reverse.” Withdrawal, he said, can last at least two weeks and involve severe anxiety, sleeplessness and irritability.

ALCOHOL – USA
Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here’s How I Made It. – Huffington Post

Could I be one of the exploding numbers of Americans, unable to imagine a Friday night that didn’t include enough drinks to get a serious buzz? After finding it difficult to enjoy myself or relax without a drink, concerned that I might be leaning towards alcohol dependency, I challenged myself, 32 years after my first legal beer, to quit drinking alcohol for 30 consecutive days.

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October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Oklahoma State football: Justin Blackmon voluntarily checks into drug rehab program – NewsOK

The winding saga of Justin Blackmon’s personal battle with addiction seems to have recently taken a turn for the better. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver has checked himself into a voluntary drug rehab program.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Report: Chapman beginning drug rehab – Courier-Journal

Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman has started a substance-abuse treatment program at Louisville’s The Brook Hospital, according to a report by WDRB citing an unnamed source. Chapman is seeking help to end addiction to Suboxone,

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Unholy drug addicts in LDS Church culture – Standard

Trouble in the Temple: Utah, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has the lowest rates of tobacco use and alcohol-related deaths in the nation. Yet, every year more people in Utah are dying from prescription drug overdoses than are dying in car accidents. In this episode, Lisa travels to Salt Lake City to discover how the hard hit LDS Church is battling an epidemic that is wreaking havoc on its faithful followers.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Most Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for Overdose – WebMD

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Panel in Paramus says changing behavior is key path to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse – North Jersey.com

Changing behavior and mind-set — and making sure that process continues — is crucial not only in helping drug- and alcohol addicts sustain their recovery, but also in talking about and preventing addiction from developing.

COCAINE – USA
Stevie Nicks: ‘Late actress’ tragic story inspired my rehab stint’ – Express

The Fleetwood Mac star admits her own lyrics made her realize that she was walking the same road as the 1920s star.

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
Woman recounts 100 days of meth addiction – Local News 8

As the Idaho Meth Project holds its “Givin’ Meth the Boot” event, an Idaho woman is speaking out about her addiction to meth. Cyn Reneau said she was addicted to meth for 100 days.

ALCOHOL – USA
Drug recommended to help cut drink dependence – BBC

A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers looks set to be made available to NHS patients in England and Wales.

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September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Preventing teen prescription drug abuse – 13 maz.com

Dallas Gay describes his grandson, Jeffrey, as energetic and friendly. While in high school, Jeffrey used prescription painkillers for recreational use, and rapidly became addicted. “Most everyone like myself, or Jeffrey’s parents, didn’t have any idea what it was about. That it was a progressive disease,” Gay explains. After struggling for years, Jeffrey died in 2012 at age 21.

MARIJUANA – USA
Drug rehab expert urges businesses to oppose marijuana legalization – Globe Gazette

“Businesses need to be proactive. You need to advocate your concerns to your legislators. You also need to be involved in community prevention discussions,” Pedelty, of Prairie Ridge in Mason City. If those concerns are shared, Pedelty said, then the legalization process might be slowed.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Good Teens Turned Drug Addicts – Huffington Post

The afternoon of her grandmother’s funeral, Brittany, 19, sat on the bed in what used to be her grandmother’s room, relieved to have finally snuck off after spending all day with her grieving family. In her trembling hands, she held a beaded plastic purse. Brittany knew it belonged to her younger cousin, but still she nervously reached inside, pulling out a $5 bill with her clammy fingers. Brittany was desperate. Yet, as desperate as she was, she couldn’t shake the feeling that stealing from a 6-year-old was a new low. How had she gotten here, she wondered—and what had she become?

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Seventeen-Year-Old Is Exposing The Scary Secrets Of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse – Huffington Post

Seventeen-year-old Cyrus Stowe saw a dangerous trend happening at his Dallas high school. His classmates were abusing prescription drugs and nobody was talking about it. So Cyrus decided to expose the problem by making a documentary.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease – New Old Age

I swear I don’t go looking for alarming news about benzodiazepines, drugs widely prescribed for insomnia and anxiety. But it shows up with some frequency, so, mindful of your fervidly held views on the subject, I am donning a hazmat suit to bring you the latest findings from the medical journal BMJ. They’re disturbing.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Former head of New York D.E.A. to talk prescription addiction in Oakland County – Mlive

PONTIAC, MI — After a judge noticed a rise in prescription drug-addicted youths appearing in her courtroom, officials in Oakland County have booked the former head of the New York office of the Drug Enforcement Agency to give a series of talks next month.

ALCOHOL – USA
1 million hits for alcohol addiction video by victim’s brother – ITV

Henry Maybury from Shrewsbury lost his brother Tom, he died at the age of just 29. To pay tribute he put together a piece to sum up how his brother was feeling and what kind of impact drink was having not only on Tom, but also the rest of the family and his close friends.

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September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes – NY Times

Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250.

HEROIN – USA
Eminem Rehab, Heroin Addiction HOAX! ‘MMLP2′ Rapper NOT ‘Quitting Music’ – MStarz

Rapper Eminem had a troubling addiction to prescription drugs several years ago. Now, the 41-year-old MMLP2 emcee is completely drug-free and healthy – so do NOT believe rumors that Shady recently checked into rehab for issues involving heroin. NOT true!

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDC – ABC News

Deaths from prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2011, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, there were 4,263 deaths linked to opioid drugs but, by 2011, the number had climbed to nearly 17,000, the researchers found, adding that it likely climbed even higher. “The numbers we’re seeing are definite underestimates.”

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
N.J. lawmakers say it’s time to treat drug addiction like the disease it is – NJ.com

Saying that New Jersey needs to change the way it treats a spiraling heroin and prescription drug epidemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers today unveiled a package of 21 bills intended to treat addiction just like any other serious disease.

MARIJUANA – USA
Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Alcohol? – The Atlantic

So you’re considering a move to Colorado to live a lifestyle that includes the local (herbal) refreshments. But you don’t want to end up like some sort of burnout. You intend to maintain your weapons-grade professional trajectory, balancing it alongside a rigorous weekend mountain-biking regimen. You plan to toke, that is, in moderation. But how much is too much?

ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Robin Thicke reveals wife left him over addiction – Zeenews

Robin Thicke’s several attempts to get wife Paula Patton back failed and now the singer has revealed that she ended their relationship because of his addiction. “Every day I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews,” he said.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin: Mom struggles to help addicted daughter – Lohud

Every alert — every buzz, every ring — from Jayne Read’s phone brings a surge of dread. “I think it’s going to tell me my daughter is dead,” she said.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin Addict Beginning to See a Life ‘Without Drugs’ – NBC News

After two heroin overdoses and five relapses, Dan Gordenstein says he’s starting to experience times when “I don’t feel as though there’s no life without drugs.” Gordenstein’s mother, Debbie, was desperate to help her son, but when she found a rehab center for him, he threatened to run away. “My stomach sank,” she said, but her persistence paid off.

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