State of Addiction: Oklahoma ranked No. 1 state in prescription painkiller abuse

State of Addiction: Oklahoma ranked No. 1 state in prescription painkiller abuse
A 32-year-old Wagoner man with a history of substance abuse. An examining doctor told the medical examiner it appeared the man had been taking morphine pills on the night he died. A family member said the man's death was not a surprise because of his ... 

Substance abuse bill passes
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Earl Ray Tomblin and his staff saved the substance abuse bill. The bill is described as among the most comprehensive substance abuse legislation passed by legislators. But it was hung up on the medicine used in production of methamphetamine.

New Maine group to promote responsible gambling
A combination of private, state and non-profit groups, led by Maine's Office of Substance Abuse and the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, is involved in the effort. Besides promoting responsible gaming, the group is encouraging ...

LSD Study Spotlights Decades-Old Research On Hallucinogen For Drinking, Mental ...
Huffington Post
New research suggests that LSD--a mind-altering drug known to cause recurrent hallucinations--may find new popularity not as a recreational drug but as a treatment for alcoholism. For a study published in Journal of Psychopharmacology, ...

Brother stabs alcoholic in Pune
Daily News & Analysis
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA This is second incident within a week wherein differences among family members over alcoholism have claimed lives. The police said Suresh Bhagirathi Rajput stabbed to death his brother, Naresh (22) after ...

Born to addiction
Roanoke Times
Virginia's population of drug-exposed infants has more than doubled in 10 years. A Roanoke doctor is committed to helping the tiniest victims. By Sarah Bruyn Jones Foster mother Shirley Bryant holds the infant she has nicknamed Tiny Man while she gives ...

Roanoke Times

Gerard Butler shows he is winning addiction battle as he mingles with fans in ...
Daily Mail
By Mike Larkin It was only a few weeks ago Gerard Butler emerged from rehab after being treated for addiction to prescription painkillers. And perhaps the Bounty Hunter star was giving a signal that he had won his substance abuse battle as he was ...

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Grant aimed at battling addiction among homeless
Colorado Springs Gazette
Springs Rescue Mission has received a $100000 grant from the Denver-based Daniels Fund to expand a program that helps men overcome drug and alcohol addiction. The New Life Program currently has space for about 43 men, many of whom come for help after ...

Foundation helps local residents fight addiction
Shore News Today
OCEAN CITY — With the help of a grant from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation, area residents who suffer from substance abuse problems will have access to the treatment they need. The foundation awarded Atlantic Prevention Resources a $1500 ...

Dr. Bonnie Explains how People can Learn from Whitney Houston's Addictions
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
One of the things that stands out about their commentary on the late singer is that they seemed to know it would only be a matter of time before drug addiction took her life. "It's so sad we lost a good soul," sympathizes Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, ...

20% social drinkers turn alcoholics, warn experts
Daily News & Analysis
By Alifiya Khan | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Even as Pune saw two cases in which a person murdered his own relative over alcoholism, experts say liquor and the associated violence is not new, but is rising by leaps and bounds. Counsellors at addiction ...

Former NBA player, addict giving back
Dayton Daily News
If you or your family need help with addiction, Chris would love to hear from you at The Daryn Kagan is the creator of She is the author of “What's Possible! 50 True Stories of People Who Dared To Dream They Could ...

Prescription-drug overdoses are major killer in Oklahoma
Tulsa World
By WARREN VIETH Oklahoma Watch The project reporting on addiction seeks to undercover reasons leading to Oklahoma's top ranking in prescription drug abuse and high use of other substances, current efforts to address the problem and possible solutions.

Schools try creative approach to substance abuse, bullying
Galesburg Register-Mail
Churchill Junior High, Lombard Middle School and Galesburg High School have all used programs, incentives and curriculum in the past decade to combat the effects of peer pressure and misinformation about behaviors, like substance abuse and teen sex.

Good Shepherd has long tradition of substance abuse treatment
Kewanee Star Courier
“Good Shepherd is committed to serving adolescents and adults and offers innovative programs that span the field of substance abuse treatment,” Roesner said. - Substance abuse evaluations for school, employment, courts and DUI.

Mice Study Shows Brain's Natural Resistance to Drugs
The findings suggest this may be a protective, anti-addiction response, say the researchers, who theorize that it might be possible to mimic this response to treat drug addiction. “It was stunning to discover that one exposure to these drugs could ...

P Hartmann suspended for violating substance abuse policy
P Brett Hartmann, still recovering from a torn ACL, was suspended by the league for four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to the Houston Chronicle. Since the incident occurred last season, Hartmann will be eligible ...

Benefactor's story heads to the big screen
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Kay Bailey Hutchison at the rodeo in 2004, is a recovering alcoholic. His foundation awards scholarships to Texas students in 4-H and FFA programs. (Chronicle file) “Deep in the Heart” is a new film based on the life of Richard Wallrath, 81, ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Chris Herren stops by Fall River to tell his story
Wicked Local
Durfee legend Chris Herren, who lost his pro career to drug addiction, talked about his mistakes at the CD Recreation gymnasium in Fall River on Thursday. By Derek Vital Chris Herren is quite familiar with large crowds watching him perform on a ...

Ex drug addict gives talk to students at Copland School
Harrow Times
An ex drug addict went to a school in Brent on Friday, to speak to students about the dangers of using drugs. Paul Hannaford, who first started using cannabis when he was 13, went to Copland School, Cecil Avenue, to share his experiences.

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i'm not bashing 12 step programs. the one i'm in now (alanon) has enabled me to face facts and discover things about myself that i wouldn't have. ... A proud member of the SoberRecovery® Network of Addiction and Recovery Websites ...

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