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May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Doctors say treating babies born to addicted mothers expensive, painful – WMUR

“These babies are not happy. They are very irritable, so the littlest of noises disrupts them. Their intestines are overactive. They throw up. They have diarrhea. They sweat.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – CANADA
Federal government reversing its decision to allow generic OxyContin as addictions surge – National Post

The federal health minister said she is going to introduce legislation that will reverse the decision taken by her government to allow generic drugmakers to produce their own version of the powerful painkiller, OxyContin. The government is acting to combat the “silent killer” of prescription drug addiction.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Critics: Mistake to allow addicts to sue for damages in WV – State Journal

Critics fear a recent West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision allowing individuals who admit to illegal acts to sue for damages is going to “open up a pandora’s box” in the Mountain State. “This case says that even if you are a pill-seeking drug felon … the pharmacy and doctor who prescribe to you, even if you have a prior addiction or criminal issues, are now civilly liable for damages,” noted one observer who chose not to be identified. “Essentially, it rewards criminal behavior.”

MARIJUANA – USA
The Side Effects Of Marijuana In The Brain: Some Regions Become More Impaired Than Others – Medical Daily

THC, a key ingredient in marijuana, attaches to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Several areas of the brain have high densities of these receptors, which helps explain the different effects of the drug.

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA – USA
Synthetic ‘marijuana’ isn’t pot, isn’t safe = Washington Times

This past month, there was again a dramatic spike in emergency room visits in several states. Marketed under the names Spice, Smacked, K2, and Black Mamba — to name a few — synthetic marijuana is not the “safe” alternative to plant-grown marijuana that it is made out to be.

MARIJUANA – USA
Supreme Court prods Obama administration in Colorado marijuana dispute – Christian Science Monitor

Nebraska and Oklahoma say marijuana laws in neighboring Colorado are causing harm to their states and want the US Supreme Court to intervene. On Monday, court showed interest in the case by asking the Obama administration for a brief.

ALCOHOL – USA
Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem – Consumer Health Day

To help people identify when drinking becomes a problem, Dr. William Jacobs, chief of addiction medicine at Georgia Regents University’s Medical College of Georgia, outlined five major signs of alcohol abuse or dependence.

METHAMPHETAMINE – Australia
Crystal meth addict ‘gouged out his eyes and ate them’ while high on drug, Australian MP claims – Independent

An Australian MP shocked hundreds gathered at an anti-drugs summit by describing an incident where a young man gouged his own eyes out and ate them while high on methamphetamines.

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April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Dallas County DA Susan Hawk: I sought drug treatment – Dallas News

Dallas County’s new district attorney, Susan Hawk, acknowledged Friday that she sought treatment in late 2013 for using drugs prescribed for a bad back.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA
Breaking News: Ireland Baldwin Checks Into Malibu Rehab For Substance Abuse After ‘Partying Non-Stop’ – Radar Online

According to the source, Baldwin did not enter the facility willingly. “She came in kicking and screaming,” the source claims. Indeed, she posted a tweet earlier in the week revealing she would not be attending Coachella, with a crying face emoji.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Opiate overdoses fall after debut of abuse-resistant OxyContin – Fox News

In the two years after OxyContin was reformulated and Darvon was withdrawn in 2010, prescriptions and overdoses both decreased about 20 percent. But heroin overdoses, while rare, increased after 2010, the study found.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Study: How Does Brain Block Relapse in Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction? – Times of San Diego

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla announced Tuesday that they’ve received a pair of grants worth a total of $3.8 million to fund a five-year study of brain mechanisms that suppress relapses of cocaine and alcohol addiction.

ALCOHOL – USA
Campaign Looks to Combat Alcohol Addiction in Students – WBOC

“Drinking Hurts Thinking.” It’s a simple slogan. But health officials in Delaware are hopeful, it could save lives. The slogan is part of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Service’s newest campaign to combat alcohol addiction and binge drinking.

ALCOHOL – USA
When you’re an addict but serving alcohol is in your job description – Washington Post

Shaaren could no longer handle Scott’s excessive drinking and drug use. He had broken so many promises and she had grown so wary of him that she kept him in her sight as he slipped behind the bar to order their food. When she saw him pour himself a beer, she took Ara and quickly left the restaurant.

METHADONE – USA
Try alternative addiction treatments before taking away methadone – Bangor Daily News

There has been a lot of debate in recent months about replacing methadone treatment for opioid addiction with alternatives, such as Suboxone. In his proposed two-year budget, Gov. Paul LePage would end methadone treatment for MaineCare recipients to move them to Suboxone. Many treatment and health care providers warn that addiction treatment isn’t as simple as swapping one drug for another.

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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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January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

DRUG REHAB – USA
Woman Speaks Out On Drug Rehab, We Follow Up – My Champlain Valley

The focus was supposed to be on a new state office complex in downtown St. Albans that should bring a big boost to the local economy. That was the plan at a news conference Monday with local and state elected officials. That is until Joyce Audette spoke up about other issues she sees in her community. “We have no treatment facilities to help our “bad” guys,” Audette told the crowded room.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Dr. David Gottsegen: Choices in primary care widen gateway to addiction – Gazette Net

The best way to address health problems is through primary prevention. Preventing the flu through hand washing and vaccines is preferable to treating people already sickened by the disease. It is better to prevent injuries from motor vehicle accidents by using seat belts and car seats and by not driving drunk than it is to have to repair broken bodies after the accidents. The same is true for the scourge of painkiller addiction that is ravaging western Massachusetts: Better to prevent the addiction than to punish and try to treat the addict.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – UK
Three key signs of a possible addiction to OxyContin – Daily Mail

The three main signs of OxyContin addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Former addict heads Wheeler shelter after turning life around – WTHR

“I was about 12 years old and middle school just trying to find my place in life…and started to gravitate toward drugs and alcohol. I became addicted to OxyContin and cocaine and, from there, started shooting heroin.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Counterfeit OxyContin claims its price – helpmeout.com

Another young person has been killed in Saskatoon, Canada after taking counterfeit OxyContin pills. He is the third person to die in Saskatoon in the last six months after using such pills.

ALCOHOL / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
A drive with Tollefson: Confessions of an alcoholic – Philly.com

“I always drank,” he says – as much as a fifth of vodka before noon. But life didn’t become unmanageable (to quote the language of 12-step recovery) until he got hooked on the narcotics he started taking for back pain after a 2008 car accident. “OxyContin, Percocet, Tylenol 3. Once you pair that with alcohol, you’re done,” he says.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Ex-ADA denies charge he traded info for oxy pills – Boston Herald

Former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Stephen Gilpatric, center, stands beside his attorney Melinda Thompson, left, during his Arraignment for allegedly trading information for oxycodone pills.

ALCOHOL – USA
Poor Sleep in Teens May be an Early Predictor for Alcohol Abuse – bigthink.com

Lack of sleep has been linked to a myriad of mental and emotional issues—people have been known to experience disorientation and hallucinations when going days without sleep. But Smitha Mundasad from the BBC reported on a recent study that has found sleep can be a predictor of future behavior in teens. Those that have a particularly troublesome time dozing off are more likely to develop alcohol and drug problems.

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January 7, 2015

January 7, 2015

DRUG REHAB – UK
Pete Doherty said to be ‘drug-free’ after treatment in Thailand rehab centre – International Business Times

In early December, two months into his treatment, Doherty is said to have relapsed, but he is now said to be free of drugs. As well as recording, he is planning more live performances. He is also launching a fund to assist other addicts to receive treatment at the British-run Hope Rehab Centre in Si Racha, on Thailand’s east coast.

HEROIN / COCAINE – USA
Battling Drug Addiction, Veteran Credits Support Center for Turning His Life Around – Rochester TWC News

Michael Brown was a member of the Army National Guard from 2006-2012, and when he returned home, he found himself depressed and plagued with survivor’s guilt. Michael became addicted to heroin and crack cocaine.

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS – USA
Heroin cheaper than painkillers in Denver – 9NEWS

Heroin and prescription drug abuse are two of the leading causes of overdose deaths in Colorado. Over the years, there’s been a shift in which drugs addicts have been trying to get their hands on.

HEROIN – USA
Ky. heroin bills raise hope, face skepticism – Cincinnati.com

We all know heroin use is an epidemic in our area. But what are our local leaders and institutions doing – or not doing – to fight it?

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
A Hundred Years Failure – Politico

How did a law to regulate heroin traffic turn into the costly, futile War on Drugs? We don’t need a drug czar to tell us—even though one of them has—the war on drugs, by its own measures, has been a century-long failure.

HEROIN – USA
Arkansas law enforcement concerned about heroin – Chron.com

Arkansas law enforcement authorities are expressing concern about the growing heroin use in the state. The re-emergence of the highly addictive drug is being blamed on easy access for many years to overprescribed pain-treatment opiates, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

ALCOHOL – USA
Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug – Mohave Valley News

There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but still close enough for the extra temptation of smell — and to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say “when” sooner than usual.

ALCOHOL – USA
Campaign looks to discourage parents from supplying alcohol to kids – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

The “Is It Worth it?” campaign reminds parents that there are real dangers and consequences for providing alcohol to minors.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Martial arts class helps kids and adults work through trauma – The Southern

Dawn Prince has learned life lessons through personal drug and alcohol struggles and her experiences being homeless for five years that she uses in her Snow Monkey Martial Arts classes. The Buddhist monk said “everyone can be a teacher” and she learned patience and love from homeless people and addicts.

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December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014

ALCOHOL – USA
Veteran gets help for 30-year addiction through area nonprofit – Gainesville Times

Robert Davis, a veteran who served six years stateside in the U.S. Army, recently got help for his 30-year-alcohol addiction through Veterans Court and Avita Community Partners.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Former Titan Donnie Nickey overcomes demons with help of Bironas, wife – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Donnie Nickey was traveling down a path of destruction. Alcohol, illegal substances, painkillers — you name it, and the former Titans safety was doing it to cope with life after football. But it all came to a screeching halt nine months ago, when Nickey got behind the wheel and nearly ended his life.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders? – Ladybud Magazine

A lot of politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, will happily sing the praises of using drug courts to force those facing criminal drug charges into mandatory drug rehabilitation programs instead into prison. On the surface, rehab does seem like the kinder, more rational approach to working with non-violent drug offenders, but the truth is there isn’t much practical difference for those caught in the criminal justice system.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Oregon addiction counselors define success in treating addicts – OregonLive.com

More than 3,000 counselors work in addiction treatment across Oregon. How do they personally judge success in treating a drug addict?

DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA
More seniors struggling with substance and alcohol abuse – Dallas Morning News

An estimated 2.8 million older adults in the United States meet the criteria for alcohol abuse, and this number is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020, according to a study in the journal Addiction. “This is the fastest-growing portion of AA right now, or the most in need,”

ALCOHOL – USA
Team works to reduce drug, alcohol use and abuse – Great Falls Tribune

It wasn’t until he became a district court judge two years ago that he realized the extent of drug and alcohol abuse in the community.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Ky wants drugmaker to pay for OxyContin abuse – The Courier-Journal

A common refrain in Kentucky’s hardscrabble hills is that an entire generation has been lost to pain-pill abuse. Addiction has spawned crime, filled county jails and overburdened the too-few treatment centers. Overdoses have torn children from parents and parents from children.

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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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July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

MARIJUANA – USA
Cleveland Browns need to give Josh Gordon this choice: Rehab or release – The Plain Dealer

Gordon is keeping some very questionable company for a guy with a history of drug use — and doing so when his pro career is in major trouble for failing drug test.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Is Every American High on Prescription Painkillers? – UPTOWN Magazine

Doctors are prescribing painkillers to nearly every American, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A recent study found that health care providers in 2012 wrote enough prescriptions for every American adult to have a bottle of highly-addictive pills.

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Study: Opioid Outpatient Treatment After Hospitalization Greatly Reduces Relapse – Digital Journal

Patients that begin treatment for heroin and opioid addiction during hospitalization that also receive outpatient treatment are 5x less likely to relapse, according to a recent report.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
OxyContin and other opioids tied to 1 in 8 deaths in young adults, Ontario study shows – Yahoo Canada Shine

She lost her son, Peter Beattie, in 2001 when he was 25 after he became addicted to OxyContin that was originally prescribed for pain. He accidentally overdosed after mixing the opioid with psychiatric medications. “I as a mother was looking for street drugs. You don’t even think about prescriptions,” Kristy said.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Extent of US dependency on prescription drugs revealed: UN report shows 6% of American adults hooked on pills – Daily Mail

America’s painkiller epidemic has been laid bare in its most stark terms to date as a UN report reveals that U.S. citizens abuse more pills than any other country in the world. The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 shows that 6.1 per cent of American adults, aged between 15 and 64, abused prescribed pain opioids, such as codeine and oxycontin, in 2012.

ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Robin Williams Checks Into Rehab For Continued Sobriety – Huffington Post

Robin Williams admitted he once thought he could handle addiction on his own. “It’s not caused by anything, it’s just there,” he said in a 2006 interview. “It waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, ‘It’s fine now, I’m OK.’ Then, the next thing you know, it’s not OK. Then you realize, ‘Where am I? I didn’t realize I was in Cleveland.’”

ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested For Cocaine: Are Genetics To Blame? – Forbes

“Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” Robert Downey Jr. said in a statement released by his representatives. “Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being.”

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June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

DRUG TREATMENT – USA
Law would let families force addicts into drug treatment – Port Huron Times Herald

Mark and Carol Garofoli hold a portrait of their son Mark, who committed suicide while addicted to heroin. His parents had no legal authority to force him to get treatment.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Man in drug rehab returns $125K that dropped from Brink’s truck – Examiner

On May 29, Joe Cornell, a 52-year-old California man who lives at and works for the Salvation Army Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center while going through his own drug rehab stint, found a bag loaded with $125,000 in cash that was mistakenly dropped from an armored truck transporting the money bags.

DRUG REHAB – USA
10 things rehab centers won’t tell you – Marketwatch

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates the relapse rate among drug addicts to be 40% to 60%. Some addiction experts say rehab centers are partly to blame. But addiction is a tough thing to treat.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin the new middle class, suburban addiction – The Patriot Ledger

The face of heroin addiction has radically changed. New research concludes that over the last 50 years, heroin use has changed from an inner-city problem to one that involves primarily white men and women in their late 20s living outside large urban areas.

ALCOHOL – USA
The cost of not confronting our problems: conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The death of Healy resident Gitte Stryhn as she biked to work early Thursday morning wasn’t the first tragedy of its type, and it won’t be the last. But it should prompt residents of Alaska and the Interior to take action and begin a conversation in earnest that is long overdue: the toll that drinking, and driving while intoxicated in particular, takes on our communities.

HEROIN – USA
Recovering heroin addict: ‘People are starting to listen’ – Appleton Post Crescent

He talks about his teenage years in which regular marijuana use led to OxyContin abuse and, later, heroin addiction; the father who, after 10 years of sobriety, died with a needle in his arm; and the drug store robberies for which Darby went to prison.

OXYCONTIN – USA
Reaching for HOPE from rock bottom – Kingsport Times News

An unhappy marriage started Benfield on a path a lot of Americans take — addiction. It started innocently enough. She would party with friends and maybe do a pill here or there. By 1998, the innocent partying had turned into a full-blown OxyContin addiction.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
30 Famous Actors and Actresses Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism – Drug Abuse.com

This is just the start of a very long list. Some made it out alive, and some didn’t.

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