Drug Addiction Double Standard

Drug Addiction: The Double Standard
International Business Times
Keith Richards, the long time lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones rock group, is virtually the poster child of “rock star/drug addict.” If Richard was an ordinary fellow (or if drug laws were applied equally without regard to wealth and celebrity), ...

International Business Times

Recovering addict's cat euthanized by Humane Society
By Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic PHOENIX -- A cat that helped a man here overcome his heroin addiction was euthanized just hours after he brought it to an Arizona Humane Society for treatment of a laceration. The cat that helped Daniel Dockery ...


Natick denies permit for West Central Street addiction clinic
MetroWest Daily News
He said he also intends to treat alcoholism and obesity at Experience Wellness Center. All patients are thoroughly screened, are frequently tested for other drugs and can be kicked out of the program, he said. The building commissioner denied the ...

When kicking the habit becomes an addiction
New York Daily News
Before becoming a serious alcoholic, I got sober. Then my endless oral fixation led me to shove 30 packs of Juicy Fruit in my mouth daily, ruining my teeth. I'd chew quickly, suck out the flavor and reach for a new stick, a sequence my husband said ...

New York Daily News

Addiction recovery center worries Cottonwood Heights neighbors
Salt Lake Tribune
Such housing is important to recovering addicts as they try to get their lives back together, said Bills, who is a recovered addict himself. Balance House residents will be required to find work or continue their education, and do community service ...

Southwest Florida Addiction Services elects officers 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Other members of the board of directors are retired FBI Agent Fred Anderson; Mark S. Atkins of Lee Memorial Health System; Diana Black, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida; Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron; Joseph P. D'Alessandro, Goldberg, ...

Where to Get Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Chicago
By Graham Meyer According to a 2011 Gallup poll, 35 percent of American adults say they don't drink alcohol, yet most Chicago bars and restaurants that pride themselves on creative cocktails don't list nonalcoholic options on their menus. ...

Boy's killer freed despite family concerns
A long-time drug addict who bludgeoned a sleeping seven-year-old boy to death has been freed on parole despite concerns from relatives of the man he will be living with. Anthony Roma, now 45, broke into the Napier home of Simon Reaney and his family in ...

It's like I'm in a hole, addict says
Times of Malta
Mr Bonello admitted he had had an addiction problem since he was 19 and had even completed a rehabilitation programme but started taking heroin soon after. “It's like I'm in a hole. But I'm fed up of this life… I want to start a programme,” he said. ...

Life for addict who murdered man for life savings
Police found that Puxty had taken approximately £50000 over a three month periods in order to fuel his drug and alcohol addiction as well as buying luxury goods and motorbikes. After the sentencing, a family spokesman said: “To imagine that anyone ...


Risk of addiction
Akron Beacon Journal
It now provides about $335000 a year to the state Department of Drug and Alcohol AddictionServices, an amount a 2005 study by Cleveland State University viewed as far from adequate. The study calculated that mitigating the damage from gambling would ...

Ex-Celtic tells Monty Tech students of fall from fame
Worcester Telegram
By Brian Owen II CORRESPONDENT Chris Herren, the one time Celtics player, who lost his career to addiction, addresses Monty Tech students on Monday morning. (T&G Staff/ED COLLIER) "Oxy grabs you by the throat and never lets you go. ...

Addict compulsory treatment unpopular worldwide, expert says
Ivanov shared Krupitsky's idea, saying that only 2 percent out of a million of addicts who asked for medical treatment can truly recover from drug addiction. He also alleged that the existing addicttreatment model is ineffective.

Dr. Gabor Maté and naturopath launch innovative addiction recovery program
The Vancouver Observer
Dr. Gabor Maté will collaborate with naturopathic doctor, Sat Dharam Kaur ND and yoga experts Yogi Amandeep Singh and Sat Kaur Khalsa in teaching an innovative approach to addiction recovery. The program utilizes ancient Kundalini Yoga techniques ...

Treatment center remains community staple
Farmington Daily Times
By Kurt Madar kmadar@daily-times.com Dutremaine runs Cottonwood Clinical Services, a local addiction treatment and counseling facility, but she also was on the other side of the fence. "I know how it works," Dutremaine said. "I am an ex-drug addict ...

Chico's shadow people: trying to climb out
This segment looks at one woman's struggle to escape homelessness and alcoholism. Shaunee Kelly has something precious she desperately wants to nurture and encourage to grow. She has hope. Hope has been in short supply for the 30-year-old Redding ...

Rivers woman writes debut novel
Brandon Sun
Jennifer Brown of Rivers has written her first novel, “Fairy Tales and Poison: A Self-Help Tale Entailing The Emotional Rollercoaster Of A Relationship Cursed By Alcoholism.”  Jennifer Brown of Rivers saw beyond the fairy-tale ending as she ...

Tom Sizemore Publishes Memoir About Drug Addiction | Michael's ...
By Valeria W.
Unfortunately, his struggle with drug and alcohol addiction started to tarnish his stellar acting reputation and create a new name for him that wasn't quite so positive – addict. By the end of the 90s, Sizemore was losing his ability to secure great ...
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Addiction Inbox: The Economic Cost of Heavy Drinking
By Dirk Hanson
Addiction Inbox. The Science of Substance Abuse. Dirk Hanson. Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings. ...
Addiction Inbox

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