Detox for meth addicts

A trial of compulsory detox treatment for meth addicts will be developed by the State Government as part of a plan to help families in crisis and tackle the methamphetamine scourge. Premier Mark McGowan and Mental Health Minister Roger Cook said today the task force had listened to desperate families who wanted immediate help for… Continue reading Detox for meth addicts

USDA drug, alcohol addiction roundtable

State officials joined representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office on Thursday for a roundtable discussion on drug and alcohol addiction. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Indian Affairs Commission’s executive director Scott Davis, representatives from the state Department of Human Services, and other guests gathered at the Raymond J.… Continue reading USDA drug, alcohol addiction roundtable

Drug treatment court to fight addiction

Federal court officials announced new help Thursday for nonviolent criminal defendants with a drug or alcohol addiction. The Drug Treatment Court Program for the Western District of Virginia will trade incentives — including the possibility of reduced penalties for criminal activity — for a defendant’s serious effort at sobriety. The program is open to adults… Continue reading Drug treatment court to fight addiction

From cocaine to sex: Addiction statistics revealed

The latest data shows there are 120,000 addicts in Israel today with drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and online shopping is the most popular vice choices. While the overwhelming majority of the addicts are men, there has been a sharp increase in the number of women becoming addicted to harmful substances and behaviors.

Father blames body-broker after son dies during drug rehab

It has been dubbed “the Florida Shuffle.” Drug addicts from across the country get lured to the Sunshine State for decades with the promise of treatment, only to be traded from one unscrupulous drug rehab to another. Meanwhile, the patient’s insurance company gets milked for tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges. Many have… Continue reading Father blames body-broker after son dies during drug rehab

Treat the addicted brain

As efforts continue to battle the opioid epidemic, it’s important to know how addiction affects the brain. Drugs, especially opioids, flood the so-called “pleasure center” of the brain with a powerful surge of dopamine. Addiction is linked to the speed and intensity of that release. In the 1930s, when studies on addictive behavior began, researchers… Continue reading Treat the addicted brain

Ask for help

Fayette County resident Jacob Wilson, 25, has never been someone who likes to ask for help. After nine years of abusing heroin, however, he knew he needed to change his life. He said he realized “all the people I’ve hurt that care about me. I was also living on the streets and that’s no life… Continue reading Ask for help

The Watershed Offers $6,000 in Scholarships

The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs announced that six scholarships will be offered this year to students who are either currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university. Each semester, three $1,000 scholarships will be offered by The Watershed, which includes a Health Care Scholarship, Addiction Science Scholarship, and Addiction Recovery Scholarship. The deadline… Continue reading The Watershed Offers $6,000 in Scholarships

Knight discharged from probation

A former Jonesville man appeared in Hillsdale County Circuit Court Monday morning for sentencing on a probation violation. Adam James Knight, 29, was placed on felony probation in March 2016 for purchasing pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. At the time, Knight was already on probation through the Hillsdale County Circuit Court for a… Continue reading Knight discharged from probation

OC Board Approves Sober Living

The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an ordinance requiring sober-living facilities to register with the county, a proposal District Attorney Tony Rackauckas fought for to crack down on bad actors in the industry, which has thrived in coastal cities. The board voted 3-1, with Supervisor Shawn Nelson voting no and Supervisor Todd Spitzer… Continue reading OC Board Approves Sober Living

Stop ignoring addicts

On June 21, 2018, Demi Lovato released a song titled “Sober.” At first glance, most who have followed along with Lovato’s sobriety journey would assume that she would be singing about conquering her addiction. However, after listening to the first 45 seconds of the song, listeners everywhere realized that wasn’t the case. This song was… Continue reading Stop ignoring addicts

How Demi Lovato’s friend Henry Levy

Demi Lovato is staying on the path to sobriety, and she’s getting some support and help from her new guy friend. The “Sober” songstress was recently photographed spending time with clothing designer Henry Levy, and a source tells ET that he’s the “perfect” person to help Lovato, who was hospitalized after an apparent overdose three… Continue reading How Demi Lovato’s friend Henry Levy

Addiction treatment provider sold to Texas chain

SpecialCare Hospital Management, a St. Charles-based provider of inpatient stabilization and withdrawal management services for those with drug or alcohol addiction and related health issues, has been acquired by BayMark Health Services. The terms of the deal, announced Friday, weren’t disclosed. SpecialCare currently provides the inpatient service for 46 acute care hospitals in 13 states,… Continue reading Addiction treatment provider sold to Texas chain

Biggest grant ever to treat patients

The Center for Addiction Treatment has been awarded $500,000 by the SL Gimbel Foundation, the largest grant for patient care operations ever received by Cincinnati’s longest-serving addiction treatment center. CAT will use the money to help cover the one-year cost of providing primary care services for 1,200 patients and mental health counseling for 520 patients… Continue reading Biggest grant ever to treat patients

Holistic approach vs drug addiction

Sen. Nancy Binay is pushing for the establishment of a comprehensive program for the prevention, intervention, evaluation, treatment, and continuous care for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug abuse in all high schools, colleges, and universities. In the explanatory note of her Senate Bill 2077, entitled “An Act Establishing a Comprehensive Substance Abuse Educational Program in… Continue reading Holistic approach vs drug addiction

Combat Opioids and Pot

America needs leaders who will actively discourage recreational drug use and promote “meaningful prevention” and recovery, a former White House drug czar said in remarks to a Heritage Foundation audience. Public debate over opioid deaths and legalized marijuana could spur real change in how society approaches public health, Robert L. DuPont said in his appearance… Continue reading Combat Opioids and Pot

Former bowling alley to become $27M drug rehab

The pile of rubble and dirt on the site of the former Baker Lanes bowling alley in Cherry Hill will soon be transformed into a $27 million, 90-bed inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. The new facility will include dedicated recreational activity areas for patients, including a yoga room, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a… Continue reading Former bowling alley to become $27M drug rehab

Addiction services reach fewer people

In its annual report on those in treatment for addiction, it said: “There were an estimated 589,101 adults with alcohol dependency in need of specialist treatment in 2016-2017. These alcohol dependency estimates have remained relatively stable over the last five years, which suggests that the falls in the numbers of alcohol-dependent people accessing treatment do… Continue reading Addiction services reach fewer people

City shuts down recovery house over code violations

As Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic continues to proliferate, a longtime Kensington-area resource for people struggling with addiction has been taken out of service. On Oct. 1, officials from the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down the Last Stop recovery center over code violations. Last Stop proprietor Eddie Zampitella said he was first confronted by… Continue reading City shuts down recovery house over code violations

Senator has missed opportunities to solve crisis

Thousands of students from across the state were bused to downtown Salt Lake City on Friday to hear a unified message — opioids kill. The event, Sen. Mike Lee’s annual Utah Solutions Summit, brought together top law enforcement officials, addiction survivors, and celebrities to help steer them away from an epidemic that killed 360 Utahns… Continue reading Senator has missed opportunities to solve crisis

New rehab laws revamp addiction treatment in California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a raft of bills into law Wednesday that will begin imposing order on the Wild Wild West of California’s addiction treatment system. Most take small steps in what reformers say is the right direction – toward stronger regulation. But one of the new laws could be a game-changer, forcing fundamental revisions… Continue reading New rehab laws revamp addiction treatment in California

Sober living facility, new building draw criticism

A group of neighbors is banding together to fight against what they believe will become a sober living facility. About 90 percent of those living on Pine and Oak avenues east of Interstate 5 have signed a petition urging the City Council to take action regarding sober living facilities. David Fischbach owns the property at… Continue reading Sober living facility, new building draw criticism

No insurance – Get professional addiction treatment help

How to get professional addiction treatment without an insurance business? People that abuse illicit drugs, prescription medications, and alcohol face many obstacles when they try to quit and fight addiction. That’s because illicit drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications have a damaging influence on their bodies. Drug addiction is a problem with negative psychological, social and… Continue reading No insurance – Get professional addiction treatment help

Legacy Village New Start in Life

It’s never too late to change your legacy. If you are suffering with addiction, and do not want to live another day hurting yourself and hurting others, call Legacy Village Recovery Centers and Sober Living in Bakersfield today. (800) 997-6977.    

We don’t want a drug treatment center

SSTAR has filed an appeal with the Fall River Zoning Board of Appeals after the city denied a building permit last month to construct a controversial $11.7 million drug, alcohol treatment, and research facility at 75 Weaver Street. New Bedford-based attorney Philip Beauregard filed the appeal with the Planning Department on July 31. Director of… Continue reading We don’t want a drug treatment center

Anti-drug and alcohol program.

Former NBA player Chris Herren is helping to turn Delaware purple this month through his anti-drug and alcohol program. His mission is led by the THP Project Purple Initiative, an undertaking of Herren’s nonprofit foundation The Herren Project. It assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. Purple is a color that’s associated with the country’s… Continue reading Anti-drug and alcohol program.

Drugs, Alcohol aiding in growing domestic violence cases

Domestic violence deaths are on the rise according to the Spartanburg County Coroner. “Those who have addictions, they are also fueling other crimes,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller. It’s a trend Sheriff Mueller says starts with abusers committing petty crimes to satisfy their addiction. Those crimes include stealing from loved ones to pay for… Continue reading Drugs, Alcohol aiding in growing domestic violence cases

SMS reminders significantly increase addiction treatment session attendance, study finds

SMS reminders sent to patients booked in to addiction treatment sessions significantly increase attendance rates, University of Queensland research has found. Dr. Matthew Gullo, from UQ’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, said the study was the first to evaluate the effectiveness of SMS appointment reminders for alcohol addiction treatment sessions. “There is good evidence… Continue reading SMS reminders significantly increase addiction treatment session attendance, study finds

Community meeting on new approach to addiction

A meeting is planned, where a panel will discuss the possibility of creating a Knox County Recovery Collaborative, modeled after the Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative to our immediate south. The panel will consist of Knox County officials and leaders of Knox County nonprofit organizations involved in addressing the local addiction epidemic. While additional panelists have… Continue reading Community meeting on new approach to addiction

Lexington restaurant taking on addiction

A Lexington restaurant is giving recovering addicts the opportunity to start from scratch. After losing 13 employees to addiction over 10 years, two Lexington restaurant owners are taking on the opioid epidemic through life-changing food. DV8 Kitchen hires people in treatment for addiction using the restaurant as a tool for recovery and rehabilitation. Rob Perez… Continue reading Lexington restaurant taking on addiction

Nitrous oxide accelerates treatment

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide/oxygen gas mixtures in variable concentrations have been used by dentists for many years. Entonox®, a fixed concentration gas mixture consisting of 50% nitrous oxide (N2O) and 50% oxygen (O2) was first used by obstetricians and has since become an established analgesic. Entonox® is widely used to offer women… Continue reading Nitrous oxide accelerates treatment

Cullman County’s struggle against opioid addiction

Through Wellstone Behavioral Health, formerly Mental Healthcare of Cullman, a pharmaceutical company will be sending a representative to Cullman this month to discuss donating an undetermined amount of Vivitrol to be used at the Cullman County Detention Center and Cullman Regional. The drug is widely used in Florida to treat opioid-addicted individuals who have been… Continue reading Cullman County’s struggle against opioid addiction

Summit community conversation of addressing drugs

Three times last month, Dr. Ben Watters treated a 19-year-old man struggling with an addiction to methamphetamine. In the second and third visits, he came into Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s emergency room complaining of a dysphoric reaction. “He was freaking out,” Watters said. “In his words ‘seeing ghosts’ and experiencing hallucinations.” In both of those… Continue reading Summit community conversation of addressing drugs

From NFL hopeful to heroin addict: How a Kent State football star overcame addiction

He was a standout football player at Poland Seminary High School, then a star safety at Kent State University. “Football was my first love,” he said. “A lot of people could say it was my first drug. It was everything to me.” The NFL was in reach for Wollet until he was sidelined with a… Continue reading From NFL hopeful to heroin addict: How a Kent State football star overcame addiction

Drug rehab centers are using VR to catch liars

Chinese drug rehab centers have come up with a high-tech solution for catching inmates who lie about their addiction — using VR headsets. A pilot program in Shanghai is using virtual reality to discover whether addicts still crave drugs, flashing them a series of realistic scenes that test whether they’re excited by the prospect of… Continue reading Drug rehab centers are using VR to catch liars

New Kensington clinic offering medication-assisted addiction treatment

New Kensington’s Community Health Clinic is now providing medication-assisted treatment for men and women suffering from substance abuse. The treatment uses FDA-approved medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, which decrease cravings and withdrawal symptoms, along with counseling and behavioral therapies. “While these medications do not cure opioid addiction, they can assist in the development of… Continue reading New Kensington clinic offering medication-assisted addiction treatment

Cannabis Addiction Is Not Heroin Addiction

A large minority of people have trouble with cannabis, and for those people, it’s important to find help. When I tell people that I am a clinical psychologist who treats people with cannabis addiction, the response that I receive can often be disbelief. “Marijuana is a natural and medicinal plant,” people tend to voice. Versions… Continue reading Cannabis Addiction Is Not Heroin Addiction

Dr. Phil’s VR program added to Delray Beach boot camp

Recovery Boot Camp, the Delray Beach alcohol and drug treatment facility, has added a virtual reality program to treat addiction developed by television talk show host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw. “We could not be prouder to include the exclusive team of addiction treatment providers at Dr. Phil’s Path to a Recovery program,” said Tim… Continue reading Dr. Phil’s VR program added to Delray Beach boot camp

AG shuts down sober living house

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a complaint this week alleging that the owner of a sober living program in Reynoldsburg was not operating in the best interests of its residents.

Drop-In for Recovery in Sussex on Third Wednesdays

What do people need as they seek and sustain recovery from alcohol and other drugs? What is available right here in Sussex County for anyone to access and learn more about addiction, recovery, as well as FREE support services and programs available? Recovery is a lifelong process, therefore, offering recovery support services before, during, and… Continue reading Drop-In for Recovery in Sussex on Third Wednesdays

Purchase pending over property for drug treatment clinic

Despite contention over its close location to a school and a church, plans are moving ahead for a drug treatment clinic in the city to aid those battling drug addiction. On Monday, the nonprofit community service provider Acacia Network announced it will be entering the city of Dunkirk as a contract of sale is in… Continue reading Purchase pending over property for drug treatment clinic

Opioids crisis is backdrop to new play about Betty Ford

It’s no exaggeration to say Betty Ford changed the national conversation about addiction. The former U.S. first lady, who died in 2011, established drug and alcohol treatment centers credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans alike overcome addiction. She also was a leading advocate for breast cancer awareness. Her pioneering work both inside… Continue reading Opioids crisis is backdrop to new play about Betty Ford

Diverting drug offenders to rehab is more effective

New Bedford’s announcement last month that city police will begin diverting offenders who struggle with addiction to treatment programs, not jail, is a welcome one for us all. For too long, communities have relied solely on punitive responses to illegal drug use and misdemeanors related to drug and alcohol addiction, leading to jails that are… Continue reading Diverting drug offenders to rehab is more effective

More addiction treatment coming to Butler County

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Sojourner in Butler County to double capacity at women’s residential treatment facility. Sojourner Recovery Services will double the capacity at one of its women’s treatment facilities in response to community needs, according to organizations officials. In partnership with the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board, Sojourner Recovery Services has expanded its women’s… Continue reading More addiction treatment coming to Butler County

Local Somerset County police helping addicts get treatment

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program launched in the county in early May through the state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office. It helps low-level, non-violent criminal offenders who are addicted to drugs get into treatment. So far, two addicts have been referred by local police to rehab centers. “It’s not complicated if you have… Continue reading Local Somerset County police helping addicts get treatment

Details suggest how cardio could treat addiction

New research clarifies how aerobic exercise could affect the brain in ways that may support treatment—and even prevention strategies—for addiction. Also known as “cardio,” aerobic exercise is brisk exercise that increases heart rate, breathing, and circulation of oxygen through the blood, and is linked to a decrease in a variety of health problems, including diabetes,… Continue reading Details suggest how cardio could treat addiction

Sober living home at risk after opioid deaths

On the surface the facts appear ironically damning: five drug overdose deaths in 17 months and a sixth suspected O.D. death at a tax-exempt facility for recovering drug addicts called “Our Safe Place.” It doesn’t help that the operators of Our Safe Place, or OSP, have described it as “a transitional residential living facility” —… Continue reading Sober living home at risk after opioid deaths

Rehab clinic faces multiple NC investigations for forced labor

A man participating in the Recovery Connections Community rehab program was accused of sexually assaulting a disabled elderly woman in the shower at the care home in 2016. In response, Candler barred male rehab workers from bathing female residents, according to seven current and former employees and participants. As of mid-May 2018, the man was… Continue reading Rehab clinic faces multiple NC investigations for forced labor

Exercise helps treat addiction

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction. Also known as “cardio,” aerobic exercise is brisk exercise that increases heart rate, breathing, and circulation… Continue reading Exercise helps treat addiction

Recovery coach program for opioid addiction

A program that pairs overdose patients with recovery coaches is expanding countywide, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday. Expanding the program, which is a partnership between the county and Safe Communities — a nonprofit that works on improving health and safety issues in Dane County — is an effort to intervene in the growing… Continue reading Recovery coach program for opioid addiction

Forced rehab

The last thing Lizabeth Loud wanted, a month from giving birth, was to be forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller addiction. But her mother saw no other choice and sought a judge’s order to have her committed against her will. Three years later, Loud said her month in state prison, where Massachusetts… Continue reading Forced rehab

Gambling addiction researchers wary amid legal sports betting

Gambling addiction researchers are concerned about a potential rise in problem gambling, following the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a 1992 federal law that prevented states from permitting sports betting. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Lia Nower, director of the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University, and Michael Burke, who was addicted… Continue reading Gambling addiction researchers wary amid legal sports betting

Drug addiction – Is brain stimulation the answer?

In 2016, more than 64,000 people in the United States are thought to have died from a drug overdose. According to the most recent estimates, about 21.5 million U.S. individuals aged 12 and above live with a substance abuse disorder. While the exact causes of drug addiction are unknown and researchers do not yet fully understand… Continue reading Drug addiction – Is brain stimulation the answer?

Dedicated drug detox center to open in Maryland

As the opioid epidemic rages, a new center in Maryland is joining the ranks of those working to thwart its damage by tackling the first step of treatment and recovery. Maryland House Detox in Anne Arundel County opens Monday and will be the Free State’s first free-standing center specifically for medical detoxification. Sober Group reports Maryland… Continue reading Dedicated drug detox center to open in Maryland

Preventing drug addiction

During the recent Addiction Forum, co-hosted by the Newark Advocate, participants from much local public and non-profit agencies, recovering addicts, family members impacted by addiction, and other concerned residents, met to discuss the impacts, causes, and solutions to Licking County’s addiction crisis. It became clear from the conversations, that while Licking County has an opioid… Continue reading Preventing drug addiction

New San Angelo detox and treatment center

The Journey Recovery Center, 3600 U.S. 277 North, will be a 20,000-square-foot facility with a detox center and residential treatment program. “Unfortunately in San Angelo, we’ve lost too many people to the disease of addiction,” said Eric Sanchez, CEO of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, which will run the new… Continue reading New San Angelo detox and treatment center

Treatment in Ashland boosted by program

The Police Department of Ashland, Kentucky has instituted a program designed to help the local people receive access to drug and alcohol treatment services instead of being incarcerated. The Angel Program is what the Ashland Police Department will be instituting and Ashland will become the fourth city to implement this program and will be the… Continue reading Treatment in Ashland boosted by program

Connecticut drug rehab center pays $1.3M to settle claims

New Era Rehabilitation Center agreed to settle allegations it fraudulently billed Medicaid for services to patients fighting methadone addiction. A Connecticut-based substance abuse treatment facility has agreed to pay $1.37 million to settle claims it defrauded the Medicaid program. The agreement by the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of… Continue reading Connecticut drug rehab center pays $1.3M to settle claims

Uber And Lyft to transport patients to drug treatment

Forty-year-old local resident Mike, checked his cell phone recently, just outside the main entrance to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, while waiting for an Uber car to pull up. “Hi I’m Michael,” he said as he greeted the Uber driver before jumping into the back seat of the dark grey sedan. Mike, who asked us… Continue reading Uber And Lyft to transport patients to drug treatment

New drug treatment office to open In Birmingham

Birmingham will be home to a new office-based drug and alcohol treatment practice, located at St. Vincent’s East. This week, Pathway Healthcare will open its flagship office and that opening brings a new approach to one of the major issues facing Alabama. The office will open on May 1. Pathway Healthcare specializes in treating opioid… Continue reading New drug treatment office to open In Birmingham

Best alcohol treatment facilities in Miami, Florida

If you’re trying to find a drug treatment facility within the Miami, Florida region, allow us to help. Locating the ideal program is crucial for you or your dearly loved one to attain a successful result. The facility you decide on will need to handle your dependency with a plan tailor-made for your situation. Why… Continue reading Best alcohol treatment facilities in Miami, Florida

Eminem and other celebs who are sober

In addition to Eminem, there are many other celebrities celebrating their sobriety. Eminem recently took to Instagram to celebrate a decade of sobriety. The rapper captioned the photo “Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,” while holding up a coin given to members of Alcoholics Anonymous when they hit the 10-year milestone. Us Weekly reminds everyone that Marshall… Continue reading Eminem and other celebs who are sober

Minnesota officials detail extent of opioid crisis

Minnesota’s opioid epidemic was more deadly than ever in Ramsey County last year, taking the lives of 72 people, a 16 percent increase over the year before. The urgent need to address the crisis came into sharp focus again Thursday, April 19, as law enforcement officials announced a counterfeit prescription drug containing the powerful synthetic… Continue reading Minnesota officials detail extent of opioid crisis

A disease that requires medications

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I remember standing on my tippy toes to be eye to eye with the kitchen counter, trying my best not to spill as I poured the orange juice into the glass. Something about the acidity would settle my mom’s stomach, slightly easing her wrenching symptoms of heroin withdrawal—something akin to the stomach flu mixed with… Continue reading A disease that requires medications

Google set to reinstate ads for rehab centers

Google is to reinstate adverts for drug and alcohol treatment centers on its U.S. search engine from July, after it suspended ads for such facilities. In September 2017, tech website The Verge published an expose on how vulnerable people were targeted by ads on search engines for treatment centers that were scams. “The companies are… Continue reading Google set to reinstate ads for rehab centers

Frontline expands treatment effort

Frontline Foundations is opening a larger outpatient treatment facility downtown with addiction therapy programs involving art, music, and — in a delicious twist — food. Unveiled during an open house Thursday, the facility at 714 Lincoln-Way provides not only effective treatment, organizers say, but a comprehensive recovery support system for those dealing with drug or… Continue reading Frontline expands treatment effort

Data privacy rights hinder effective treatment

The American Hospital Association is pushing Congress for passage of HR 3545, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, which would curb data privacy rights for addiction treatment patients. – The American Hospital Association (AHA) is pushing for passage of HR 3545, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, which would curb data privacy rights… Continue reading Data privacy rights hinder effective treatment

Chemists seek anti-addiction drug

Powerful chemical countermeasures could one day enter the battle against opioid addiction, which killed more than 42,000 people in the United States in 2016. Doctors and first responders already use medications to combat the effects of opioids, including the high and the slowed breathing of an overdose. But the new candidate drugs target the neural… Continue reading Chemists seek anti-addiction drug

Courts advance use of new treatment program

Lake County officials are advancing a new treatment program through the jail to combat the opioid epidemic. The Lake County Jail and court system have started implementing a drug treatment program for people addicted to opioids and alcohol to help aid recidivism and treat the growing epidemic in Northwest Indiana. “Our duty as public servants is… Continue reading Courts advance use of new treatment program

First inpatient center in Williston opens soon

A nonprofit organization is planning to open the first inpatient drug rehab center in Williston, North Dakota after several months of discussion. Last December, a town hall meeting welcomed Williston officials, local healthcare providers and members of the community to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis. They brought up the need for an inpatient drug rehab… Continue reading First inpatient center in Williston opens soon

Trying to Quit Drinking?

Trying to Quit Drinking?  This Implant Will Snitch If You Fall off the Wagon Christmas parties. Dates. Football games. Cookouts. Wherever humans socialize, you can bet that the booze will follow. Its omnipresence, plus its addictive qualities, can make it really hard for people to stop drinking, even if they really want to. Now, researchers are… Continue reading Trying to Quit Drinking?

Keep Naloxone close by

“You don’t have to be a policeman or a firefighter or a paramedic to save a life,” said Dr. Jerome Adams, the nation’s top doctor, who spoke at the National RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta. The advisory was welcomed by drug-treatment experts and officials locally and across the nation, as opiate addiction… Continue reading Keep Naloxone close by

Drug used to treat heroin addicts to cancer patients

The Irish College of General Practitioners, when asked if it was aware of GPs promoting LDN as a cancer treatment, said it “only supports evidence-based, specialist-led, multidisciplinary care” for cancer patients. Irish doctors have been prescribing cancer patients a controversial drug traditionally used in higher doses to combat heroin addiction, the Irish Cancer Society has complained.… Continue reading Drug used to treat heroin addicts to cancer patients

Health officials are sounding an alarm on Gabapentin

Gabapentin, a purportedly nonaddictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control seizures, has landed on the radar of beleaguered health officials and law enforcement already battling the deadly opioid epidemic that has ripped through the Rust Belt and claimed thousands of lives across the country. Kentucky last year became the first state to classify… Continue reading Health officials are sounding an alarm on Gabapentin

Abuse treatment program to educate juvenile offenders

The initiative, which started in 2017, is being undertaken in partnership with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to educate juvenile offenders and minors about substance abuse and to offer treatment. The START comes on the heels of the findings of the NCDA’s 2016 Household Drug Survey, which indicated that one in every six… Continue reading Abuse treatment program to educate juvenile offenders