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April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

DRUG REHAB – USA
‘Teen Mom 2′ Star Leah Messer Calvert To Enter Rehab For Drug Abuse, Corey Simms To Seek Custody Of Twins: Report – International Business Times

“She’s confessed to Jeremy that she has a problem, and knows she has no other choice than to go to rehab immediately.” In the past, Messer, 22, was accused of nodding off during an episode of “TM2” and supposedly abused prescription pills.

DRUG REHAB – USA
ACA affects drug rehab funds: Federal health law causing San Mateo County centers to struggle with demand, resources – San Mateo Daily Journal

Although the Affordable Care Act implemented sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system that support treatment for those with drug and alcohol addiction, two San Mateo County rehabilitation centers are struggling to provide services as the new law had unintended consequences

DRUG REHAB – PUERTO RICO / USA
Puerto Rico exports its drug addicts to Chicago – WBEZ

Angel said that when he landed in Chicago he was met at the airport and taken to a place that definitely had no pool. That place didn’t have social workers or doctors. Instead, it was just a rundown building with other addicts trying to stay clean, sleeping on dirty mattresses on the floor, going cold turkey.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Sam Quinones outlines the path of addiction from painkiller to heroin – Los Angeles Times

More than half a million Americans a year now use heroin, and many of those users’ addictions began with pills like Oxycontin. “Dreamland” is the story of how the nation’s addiction epidemic was nurtured into crisis by pharmaceutical salespeople and doctors.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Soccer Mom’s Secret Heroin Addiction – The Daily Beast

After Candace broke her neck in a car accident, doctors prescribed OxyContin. When her insurance fell through, the single mother of two found something cheaper for the pain: heroin.

ALCOHOL – USA
3-star aims to prevent alcohol abuse with conversations – Marine Corps Times

For Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, the call to action came when he read a news report about 1st Lt. Matthew Davis, a California-based Marine, husband and father who was hit and killed by a drunk driver Nov. 7, 2014. The driver who hit him was allegedly another West Coast Marine who had gotten behind the wheel after an evening of drinking.

ALCOHOL – USA
John Dennis enters rehab for alcohol abuse – Larry Brown Sports

Longtime WEEI radio host John Dennis announced on Wednesday that he has checked into rehab for alcohol treatment and is taking a leave of absence from his duties with the “Dennis and Callahan” morning show.

ALCOHOL – USA
U.S. State Legislators Fear Palcohol Will Encourage Teen Alcohol Abuse – Regal Tribune

Powdered alcohol hasn’t even hit the shelves yet, but that hasn’t stopped its inventor to do everything in his power to avoid the efforts of banning the product.

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April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015

DRUG TREATMENT – USA
Drug Court, Carle to try heroin treatment pilot program – News-Gazette

Local medical, drug treatment and court officials are partnering on a pilot program to get the addiction treatment Vivitrol to selected heroin addicts sentenced to Champaign County drug court.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Ex-Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye describes descent into drug addiction at Springfield opioid symposium – MassLive

Foye’s 20-minute address drew the only standing ovation of the day. In a fairly steady voice, he told a story of a most unlikely path to becoming an addict.

MARIJUANA – USA
Side Streets: Colorado Springs drug treatment center won’t have marijuana shop next door after all – Gazette

After declaring the U.S. attorney’s enforcement of drug-free school zones arbitrary and not based on law, the owner of several medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational pot shops statewide has abandoned a dispensary he was developing near Colorado College, walking away from it just weeks before it was scheduled to open.

DRUG TREATMENT – USA
Together4Utah discusses drug treatment programs in Utah – Good4Utah

On this Sunday’s episode of Together 4 Utah, Jim and Thomas continue the discussion about the drug addiction problem in the state of Utah. The two go in depth about what needs to change in the state when it comes treatment programs.

DRUG ABUSE – USA
More treatment, less jails: Incarcerating pregnant women for drug use is dangerous, not compassionate – Salon

North Carolina is considering jailing pregnant women for drug use. This isn’t just bad policy — it’s dangerous.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
‘In Our Own Backyard’: opioid crisis symposium in Springfield brings together law enforcement, medical professionals, government officials and addicts – MassLive

The growing heroin and opioid epidemic was enough to bring together top law enforcement officials, members of government and medical professionals from across the state to a symposium at the U.S. District Court on State Street.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Speakers tell their stories at Westmoreland County drug forum – TribLive

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show that more Americans die every year from drug overdoses than from car accidents. About half are pharmaceutical overdoses.

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April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
RICK HOLMES: The walking dead – Halifax Wicked Local

If anything would scare people away from drugs, I said, it would be the death of a friend. “Are you kidding?” Philip said. “Back when I was selling, if someone I’d sold to died, I’d get 10 new customers. They figured I must have the good stuff.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Community Voices: Talk to your kids about dangers before it’s too late – Taunton Daily Gazette

My name is Dee. I am a mother, a volunteer and a caretaker. My family has always been a priority in my life; I have always believed that family is first. On Aug. 15, 2007, my world shattered and would never be the same again.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Families Against Narcotics organizing in Calhoun – Battle Creek Enquirer

Kristi Angelo, a Michigan State Police trooper who lost her son to an overdose is trying to save others. “People addicted to painkillers are everywhere. “It can be a person who lives in a castle or on the street or everyone in between.”

DRUG REHAB – USA
What makes a good drug rehab facility? Depends who you ask. – WITF News

How many people who check in and follow the treatment plan eventually get clean? You won’t find that on a state inspection report.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Watertown woman describes her battle against daughters addiction – Wicked Local Watertown

Just this year alone, Middlesex County has already reported 45 deaths from drug overdoses. The rising numbers, year over year, reflect an alarming trend, especially for Watertown resident Rhonda Lotti who lost one of her daughters to an overdose in 2011. Lotti is now helping her 25-year-old daughter through the same addiction.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak – Maine Public Broadcasting

Hoping to reverse a steep increase in HIV infections in southern Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence has temporarily suspended state law and his own anti-drug policies to implement a short-term needle exchange program for addicts. Almost all of the HIV cases are connected to injection of the powerful painkiller Opana.

ALCOHOL – USA / AUSTRALIA
Pirates 5 on hold as Johnny Depp battles alcohol addiction – Courier Mail

Depp, 51, returned to Los Angeles on March 11 to undergo surgery on his right hand after injuring himself during what sources described as a “wild weekend bender” at motorcycle ace Mick Doohan’s luxurious Coomera property on March 7-8. Pirates 5 sources said worried family and Disney “big wigs” had gone to Depp’s home to push him into seeking help for his problems so he could return to the Coast and resume work on the film.

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March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Prescription drug database bills add security protections – Sun Herald

Missouri lawmakers have tried and failed for more than a decade to join the rest of the country in creating a prescription drug monitoring program. All the while, state Rep. Holly Rehder watched her daughter’s addiction to painkillers deepen.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION- USA
We Thought He Would Die!’ The Dangerous Booze & Drug Binges Behind Scott Disick’s Rehab Stay Revealed – Radar Online

Scott Disick’s latest rehab stay came right on the heels of a very public party weekend in Atlantic City. But RadarOnline.com has learned that his boozy casino trip was just the latest in a series of dangerous drug and booze benders that left eyewitnesses worried he could die from his addiction.

HEROIN – USA
Recovering addicts urged to share their victories – Sun Herald

Heroin overdoses have claimed thousands of lives — 25 in Haverhill alone last year. Yet millions of people have succeeded in freeing themselves from addiction to heroin, other drugs and alcohol.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
WASTED YOUTH: Our ongoing coverage of the region’s drug epidemic – Patriot Ledger

An OxyContin and heroin epidemic that began several years ago continues to kill at an alarming rate. So far, several thousand have died across the state, including 3,200 from 2003-2007. But people are starting to fight back. Find out what you need to know to protect your family in our nationally recognized “Wasted Youth” coverage, which began in 2007.

ALCOHOL – USA
Jon Hamm treated for alcohol addiction – BBC News

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his publicist has confirmed. The actor, who plays hard-drinking advertising executive Don Draper in the hit TV show, asked for “privacy and sensitivity” following the revelation.

ALCOHOL – USA
Dealing with alcohol addiction – Iowa Farmer Today

Dan denied to his wife, “Darla,” that he was drunk, even though she found him asleep as frequently as three evenings per week most anywhere in the house when she came home from her job shortly after 8:00 p.m. Their two young children were usually trying to make supper when Darla arrived home.

METHADONE – Ireland
3,300 heroin addicts on methadone for more than 10 years at a cost to Ireland’s public health system of €20M-a-year – Herald

More than 3,300 heroin addicts have been on a HSE sponsored methadone programme for 10 years or more.

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March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

DRUG REHAB – Costa Rica
What is iboga? Psychedelic drug Scott Disick will take at rehab isn’t cure-all for addiction, say experts – NY Daily News

Scott Disick is getting high to beat his addictions. The Costa Rican rehab that the 31-year-old reality star has called home since early this week specializes in treatment using the iboga plant, a hallucinatory African rainforest shrub.

ALCOHOL – USA
Liza Minnelli Checks Into Rehab Again For Alcohol Abuse – US Magazine

Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility.

ALCOHOL – USA
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous – The Atlantic

The 12 steps are so deeply ingrained in the United States that many people, including doctors and therapists, believe attending meetings, earning one’s sobriety chips, and never taking another sip of alcohol is the only way to get better.

ALCOHOL – USA
Alcohol: ‘a significant issue everywhere’ – Duke Chronicle

Initiatives to assist students in recovering from alcohol addiction are becoming increasingly common in universities throughout the country.

ALCOHOL – RUSSIA
Captive Russian Bears Suffer from Alcohol Addiction, Junk Food Diet – Outdoor Hub

Bears may not be picky eaters, but is hard to imagine one of the critters consuming enough junk food and alcohol to land itself in rehab. But a Russian court in February ordered the confiscation of two captive male bears living in Sochi after it was discovered that they were addicted to alcohol and had been living on a diet of junk food for years.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Los Angeles drug alcohol recovery publisher stigmatizes addiction – Examiner

The word stigma has been used frequently these days in a multitude of references ranging from mental health to addiction. This issue once again reared its ugly head yesterday for a South Florida alcohol, drug and mental health rehab owner that came under attack from – of all places – a publication that ironically supports people in addiction recovery.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Harder-to-abuse OxyContin doesn’t stop addicts – CBS News

Nearly five years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved an abuse-deterrent version of OxyContin from Purdue Pharma L.P. The newer version of the powerful drug has binders that make the drug difficult to crush for the purpose of snorting or using intravenously for a quick high. But it turns out that change hasn’t deterred drug abusers as effectively as officials might have hoped.

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12 March 2015

March 12, 2015

DRUG REHAB – USA
Governor Candidate Pitches Drug Rehab Plan in Newport – The River City News

Former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, currently running for Governor of Kentucky, was in Northern Kentucky on Wednesday where he made a major policy announcement at press conference in front of the Campbell County Detention Center Administration Building in Newport, concerning his proposed state program that he says will better address the influx of crime in the state related to heroin.

HEROIN – USA
Drug Treatment Demand in York County Limits Agency’s Ability to Help – Reading Eagle

The York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission, which helps hundreds of people a year, has denied short-term, inpatient treatment — which lasts 14 to 28 days — to 24 people since July 1. During the 2013-14 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 22 patients were affected. The number of people being referred to the agency for inpatient care has almost doubled in less than five years, with one of the main drugs of choice being heroin.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Nick Gordon in Rehab After Admitting Drug Use and Threatening Suicide – Music Times

Nick Gordon chose to remain silent for the first few weeks after Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub. Investigators are still trying to piece together what was going on in the couple’s lives in the weeks, days and even hours leading up to her crisis. Whitney Houston’s 22-year-old daughter is still in a medically induced coma and her condition is pretty much the same as it was when she was first admitted five weeks ago.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Born addicted – Port Huron Times Herald

Danielle Kurtz had been through withdrawal before. The 29-year-old Port Huron woman knew about the tremors, the vomiting, the relapses. But the symptoms took on new meaning when she entered her son’s hospital room in early November.

HEROIN – USA
NH drug czar: Addiction dragging state’s economy down – The Union Leader

Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the Pennsylvania suburban counties and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases in body counts their rates have as much as tripled – putting many on a par with the city’s rate, and in some cases surpassing it.

DRUG REHAB – USA
The End of Long-Term Drug Rehab – East Bay Express

State and federal officials are expected to eliminate funding for long-term residential drug treatment programs as part of an overhaul of MediCal.

ALCOHOL – USA
Stephen Moyer Opens Up For 1st Time About Alcohol Addiction – ABC News

“True Blood” star Stephen Moyer opened up about his past bouts with addiction during a panel for Santa Monica’s CLARE Foundation, a treatment facility in Los Angeles. Moyer has been sober for 14 years and has worked with CLARE for more than five years, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

DRUG REHAB – USA
Adam Meyer, Sports Betting Pro to the Stars, Sent to Drug Rehab by Federal Judge – Broward Palm Beach

Meyer, 42, the president and chief executive officer of sports betting consulting firm Real Money Sports Inc., has apparently failed four drug tests, one as recently as February 13, and has also failed to show up to other drug tests. He’s also ignored federal probation officers’ instructions to enroll in an inpatient rehab program.

DRUG REHAB – CHINA
Drug addicts struggling to reintegrate after rehab – English.CNTV.CN

China’s toughest ever campaign against drug abuse has attracted global attention. Official figures estimate that one out of every hundred Chinese is a drug user. Reporter Han Peng has spoken with drug addicts at a state-run rehab center, to shed some light on the struggles they are trying to cope with.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Prescription Drug Abuse Linked To Indiana HIV Outbreak – Huffington Post

Since mid-December, there have been 27 confirmed and 10 preliminary — meaning they need to be confirmed with further testing — HIV-positive cases in the state. In all cases, the patients had reported injecting the prescription opioid oxymorphone hydrochloride, known by the brand name Opana.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin Addiction Increasingly Becoming A Young, White, Midwest Issues – CBS Local

A new report out today from the federal government says America’s growing addiction to heroin is reaching more teenagers and young adults. Those who die from heroin-related overdoses increasingly tend to be young, white and from the Midwest.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Here’s One Simple Way We Can Change The Conversation About Drug Abuse – Huffington Post

The negative words we use to describe drug addiction — “clean” vs. “dirty,” “patient” vs. “addict” — can drive some individuals away from the very help they so desperately need. To reduce that stigma, we need to start changing the language for people struggling with a disease.

MARIJUANA – USA
Marijuana legalization carries risks, Ohio drug treatment leaders say – News-Herald.com

Legalizing marijuana in Ohio will not necessarily rid the state of problems with the leafy drug, said the leaders of two Lorain County agencies that deal with treatment for people struggling with addictions.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
The New York Times On Drugs – Wrong, Naive Or Misleading? – Science 2.0

I never know what I’m going to find on the editorial pages of the New York Times. Sometimes I agree with them, and sometimes I don’t. But, they usually, at the very least, make sense. That streak ended on March 2nd, when the Times printed an editorial titled “Painkillers Abuses and Ignorance.”

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February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015

DESIGNER DRUGS – USA
Drug rehab center sees more cases of new designer drugs; Flakka and Budder becoming more popular – WPTV

Drug rehab experts say users are putting butane hash oil, known on the streets as Budder, in their vaporizers. This drug along with another new type of bath salt called Flakka, are becoming dangerously popular.

DRUG ABUSE – USA
Arrests, drugs, rehab: All hell is breaking loose this NFL offseason – NJ.COM

The NFL off season is not even a week old but the league has already endured it’s share of unflattering off-the-field headlines.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Poison Pill – PSMag.com

How the American opiate epidemic was started by one pharmaceutical company.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Opioid painkillers emerging as safety threat for elderly, study – Business Insurance.com

“Psychological and Physical Side Effects of Pain Medications” states that risk of death and unintentional injury is particularly high for elderly adults taking opioid painkillers.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Amy Poehler Speaks Out Following ‘Parks and Rec’ Producer’s Death – ExtraTV

Wittels was candid about his battle with drugs, revealing in interviews that he had used Oxycontin and heroin in the past.

MARIJUANA – USA
Colorado Sold Nearly 5 Million Marijuana Edibles in 2014 – Time

Colorado just got its first year-long batch of data on the state’s grand experiment with legal marijuana. In the first annual report on supply and demand, Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division disclosed on Friday that 4.8 million edible marijuana products and nearly 150,000 lbs. of marijuana flowers were sold in 2014.

MARIJUANA – USA
63% of Republican Millennials favor marijuana legalization – Pew Research

Support for legalizing marijuana has rapidly outpaced opposition, with a slim majority (52%) favoring its legal use as of October 2014. That trend is driven largely by the Millennial generation, who support marijuana at much higher rates than their elders.

ALCOHOL – Australia
FAMILY members who abuse alcohol behind half of reported child protection and domestic violence cases – News.com.au

Alcohol abuse is behind up to half of all child protection and reported domestic violence cases, a landmark new report shows.

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February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
State of Withdrawal: Methadone Works, so Why the Push to End Coverage? – News MPBN

Maine is in the grip of an opiate epidemic, and has been for the past 15 years. Heroin is firmly entrenched in the most rural parts of the state.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
State of Withdrawal: Addiction Specialists Take Aim at Maine’s Coverage Plan – News MPBN

Under his proposed two-year budget, Gov. Paul LePage wants to end MaineCare coverage for more than 3,000 methadone patients. They would still have the choice of continuing to pay for their medication out of pocket, or – under the governor’s plan – they could switch to two other treatments that involve the opiate replacement drugs Suboxone and Vivitrol.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
State of Withdrawal: Forcing Addicts Onto Drug Treatment Few Doctors Willing to Provide – News MPBN

Suboxone and Vivitrol are also effective opiate replacement medications. But critics say the plan is medically inappropriate for many patients. And in part three of our series “State of Withdrawal,” Susan Sharon reports on another big challenge for the plan: a shortage of willing Suboxone providers.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Could medicinal marijuana be used to treat drug addiction? Some say yes – KOAA

Judith Miller, executive director of Courage to Change Ranch, an addiction recovery program, says that addicts using medical marijuana to replace other drugs is not the way to go. “For people who are going to live and establish a sustainable recovery program, marijuana adds to their addiction,” she says.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Save lives and money; fund drug treatment – Lancaster Online

Rick Kastner, executive director of Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission, said the agency has always been “lowest system on the totem pole” for human services funding. Kastner’s agency has been out of money for inpatient treatment for at least two months. Substance abuse treatment funding suffers, no doubt, because many believe addictions to drugs and alcohol are moral failures.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub details past Oxycontin addiction – Bloody Elbow

Brendan Schaub was a guest Joe Rogan’s latest ‘Fight Companion’ podcast last Saturday, and the UFC heavyweight revealed some details about an addiction he had following his bout against Mirko Cro Cop in 2011. Schaub knocked out the MMA legend, but in the process of getting one of the biggest wins of his career, he also sustained a broken nose that required surgery. “It was the most pain I’ve ever been in,” Schaub said as he spoke about recovering from surgery. “Popping painkillers everyday. Got addicted to them.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S. – Courant

A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare’s drug program in 2012 — an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show that nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such drugs, which have a high potential for abuse.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Painkiller addiction crisis: Pa. prescription drug database faces lack of money – PennLive

State Sen. Pat Vance said Thursday that until two week ago she was sure the state would have a prescription drug database running by June 30. But then she learned there is presently no money in the state budget for the project, expected to cost $1 million.

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February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Dying To Be Free – Huffington Post

Patrick Cagey walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a picture of his son with his cell phone. Patrick is 25. His face bright, he sticks his tongue out in embarrassment. Four days later, he will be dead from a heroin overdose.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – UK
Tory benefit clampdown on alcoholics, drug addicts and the obese – Express

Welfare claimants signed off work due to drug and alcohol addiction or being too fat could be stripped of sickness benefit if they refuse treatment under a new Tory crackdown.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Treatment, breaks on drug crimes urged in Utah prison reforms – Salt Lake City Tribune

Addicted to cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol, Damian Trujillo received his first prison sentence in 1998 when he was 19. He spent the next decade in and out of the Corrections system, never being able to kick his habits. It took a probation officer’s mercy to change his life and end his criminal behavior. That officer could have sent Trujillo to prison again, but instead got him into drug treatment.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Mother of drug-addicted infant going to prison – WREG

Jamillah Falls, the first woman to be arrested under a Tennessee state law for giving birth to a drug-addicted baby, is going to prison. She opted for the court-mandated treatment program and was in rehab for several months, but she opted for jail instead Thursday.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Drug Treatment Court Participation Down – Huffington Post

As reported in the December LA Times with the passage of Prop 47, Californians may see the demise of drug treatment courts for nonviolent drug offenders. While the judges and prosecutors may believe this is an unintended consequence, it is a benefit for those that use drugs recreationally as well as those that have drug issues. Charges that may have been treated as a felony may now be considered a misdemeanor. No longer facing a felony charge these individuals are free to opt out of the forced medical treatment imposed by the courts.

HEROIN – USA
The Wonder Drug – Slate

While the media was consumed last week with the debate over childhood vaccinations, the Obama administration, spurred on by a stunning investigation by the Huffington Post, quietly took an important step in another realm where medical science has been doing battle with ingrained superstition: heroin addiction.

DRUG TREATMENT – UKRAINE
Ukrainian drug addicts dying due to treatment ban, says UN – The Guardian

Of 800 Crimean users who were on programmes using methadone or Buprenorphine, experts believe at least 10% have died. Reliable data from Russian authorities is hard to come by, but local rights activists believe the 10% figure is a conservative estimate. The deaths are “mostly overdoses or suicide” said Michel Kazatchkine, UN’s special envoy for HIV/Aids in the region.

ALCOHOL – USA
Episcopal Church in ‘denial’ over addiction, leader says – Baltimore Sun

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, a leader in the national church’s governing body, said the election last year of Heather Elizabeth Cook as the second-ranking bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in spite of her 2010 conviction for drunken driving is the latest example of why many believe the process is flawed.

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