Former Addict Speaks of Life's Hardest Lessons

Former Addict Speaks of Life's Hardest Lessons
At last night's Truth About Marijuana presentation, Nick Levine shared the story of his drug addiction and how his life changed in unexpected ways. By Sean O'Donnell When Nick Levine graduated from Hopkinton High School in 2000 he would have been ...

Massachusetts alcoholism forum speaker tries to modify Patient Privacy Act
Wicked Local
It wasn't until Cahill was 37 that her family first learned of her addiction to alcohol. “Nobody knew in the family that she had an alcohol problem,” said Sequeira. During Cahill's three stays at alcoholic rehabilitation centers, she refused any ...

ICDC College CEU Division Launches "Substance Abuse in the Workplace ...
PR Web (press release)
The two-hour online course is approved and/or recognized by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), California Association of Addiction ...

Seminar to help with gambling addiction
Toledo Blade
BY CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT With just more than two months to go before the opening of Hollywood Casino Toledo, county and state officials are preparing for an unwelcome potential side effect: a rise in gambling addiction. On Monday, Lucas County officials ...

A Leader's Worst Addiction
BusinessWeek (blog)
Humbly, they admit their addiction. As each one speaks, the pain is palpable. All of them can feel their own “rock bottom” closing in quickly. They know something has to give. Are we describing an AA meeting? Hardly. This scene (which we admit is ...

'Anti-alcoholism' drug clears key test
Khaleej Times
PARIS — A drug designed to treat nervous spasms has cleared an important early test in a project to see whether it can also cure alcoholism, French doctors said on Tuesday. Baclofen — the lab name for a medication branded as Kemstro, Lioresal and ...

Fighting Addiction As Friends
"An addict will rob a person of their cellphone just to get his next fix." The group is currently establishing a recreation centre in Swakopmund where people can get together, socialise and be entertained without the temptation of alcohol or drugs.

Speakers Alberta Sequeira and Richie Barnes to give alcoholism presentation ...
Wicked Local
Barnes, a recovering alcoholic who's been sober for more than five years, will discuss his years of addiction and his struggle towards recovery. Sequeira will present from the side of a family member trying to understand and cope with a loved one's ...

Can addiction can be fixed with substitute drugs? Probably not. (blog)
By David Kerr/Integrity House There was an article published on March 12, 2012, in "Join Together" by the Partnership at Drug entitled: "LSD May Help People With AlcoholismQuit or Reduce Drinking.." The study suggests that " The effectiveness ...

Dawn becomes 250th graduate of addiction project
In the grip of addiction, the 34-year-old from Muirhouse was knocking back a bottle of vodka a day, and disappearing all weekend as her parents looked after her daughters. Having already returned to drinking after two attempts to detox she knew she was ...


Substance Abuse Task Force
Now, the regional substance abuse task forces want to do more to combat drug abuse. Six regional groups, which include district three in our area, were created last fall by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. That group met Monday night at Pleasants County ...

Businessman Drops Alcoholism, Picks Up Altruism
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - From rags to riches and from addiction to altruism: the life of a Houston businessman – warts and all – hits the silver screen. Best of all, the movie's profits will be plowed back into education. Dick Wallrath's tale is featured in the film, ...

MyFox Houston

Hearing in Lebanon Township on proposed addiction clinic continues tonight
Hunterdon County Democrat -
The public hearing on a proposed addiction treatment facility on Trimmer Road continues tonight, March 20 at the Woodglen School. GenPsych wants to convert an existing office building into an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Cymbrowitz Concerned About Seven New Casinos In NY, Increase In AddictionProblems
Sheepshead Bites
by Ned Berke on Mar 19th, 2012 Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, which has jurisdiction over compulsive gambling issues, has voiced his concern, in an address before the Assembly, that increased ...

Sheepshead Bites

'Alcoholic' armyman kills wife, arrested while fleeing Mumbai
Daily News & Analysis
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA City crime branch sleuths arrested a 35-year-old armyman on Monday for allegedly murdering his wife. Police said that Maypalsingh Khangorat, resident of Kalina Military Camp in Vakola, is addicted to ...

How I Stopped Drowning in Drink
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Paul Carr For years I'd told myself I wasn't an alcoholic. I never drank alone. I didn't wake up with fierce cravings, and sometimes I went for one or two days without drinking. A need to drink all day, every day, was never my problem.

Your 16 Year-Old Is Not An Addict For Life: Research Says
PR Web (press release)
Contrary to what most Americans in our society think, a teen who loses their way, possibly getting arrested for drinking under-age, or driving under the influence (DUI) is automatically labeled an alcoholic in need of alcohol rehab or treatment for ...

Brookline Coalition Against Substance Abuse to present program on marijuana use
Wicked Local
By Anonymous Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug among today's young people, and in Brookline, marijuana use is on the rise. This is fueled in part by the decriminalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and the misperception that marijuana ...

Online Gambling Addict Jailed for £230k Theft
An accounts clerk that stole £236000 from her employer to fund her online gambling addictionhas been sentenced to nearly four years in jail for her fraudulent actions. Kay Fearnley, 55, was jailed for three years and nine months having admitted to ...

Mike Doughty on battling drug addiction
Minnesota Public Radio
Doughty will join The Daily Circuit Tuesday to discuss his addiction. He says he doesn't regret his drug use. "I can't renounce drugs," he wrote in his memoir. "I love drugs." And yet--he's well-acquainted with the chaos, destruction and despair that...

Minnesota Public Radio

Methadone for MaineCare patients capped at two years under bill
Lewiston Sun Journal
The bill, LD 1840, limits reimbursement for methadone for opiate addiction to 24 months unless the provider gets approval for longer treatment ahead of time from the Department of Health and Human Services. The legislation mirrors a similar cutoff ...

Lewiston Sun Journal

Substance Abuse Task Force
One of the six regional substance abuse task force groups appointed by West Virginia's Governor last year, met Monday night in Pleasants County.
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Call my addict brother? - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug ...
By Talltrees
I am not sure if people remember any of my other posts, but my brother is a heroin addict, is on house arrest living with my grandfather and probably going to federal prison for a long time soon. So the new part : (I hope this doesn't turn into a ...

Can LSD cure alcoholism? - Daily Mail
Several decades ago, a number of clinics used LSD to treat alcoholism with some ...understanding of lysergic acid diethylamide's (LSD's) potential for alcoholism .... a problem with addiction, they try to help each other overcome this addicition.

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