Heroin vaccine won't 'cure' what ails addicts

Heroin vaccine won't 'cure' what ails addicts
Los Angeles Times
The idea of an anti-addiction vaccine is not new. For nearly 40 years scientists have been working on vaccines against all kinds of addictions, including nicotine, marijuana and alcohol. There are even trials of vaccines to prevent obesity.

Ryan Leaf's addiction is no laughing matter
It seems clear now, even after going through treatment for his addiction in 2009, Leaf either didn't fully embrace recovery or "fell off the wagon" and continued to spiral downward. Either way the onetime NFL laughingstock remains sick and in need of ...


The dangers and addiction of 'fake' marijuana
Travis, 23, lights up a bowl of synthetic marijuana in the spare room of his home Wednesday morning, in Northwest Ocala. He is trying to ween himself off of the drug, unlike his wife Megan, 22, who just quit cold turkey. Both are trying to stop smoking ...

Addiction: Blight on America
Charleston Gazette
"Addiction remains one of our nation's most stubborn public health challenges," he wrote. "In 2010, 22 million Americans ages 12 and older were classified with substance dependence or abuse, a number that has remained stable since 2002.

Al-Anon not Alcoholics Anonymous
Alamogordo Daily News
By John Bear, Staff Writer "Alcohol affects not just the alcoholic, but friends, families, employers," Peggy said. "Al Anon concentrates on us. We are learning to take care of ourselves." The Daily News refers to Peggy by her first name only because of ...

We all have a role in addressing alcoholism
Poughkeepsie Journal
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) reports that alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States — 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence.

Senior Spotlight: Substance abuse, grief topic of talk by expert
By Greg Hatala/The Star-Ledger Amiano is a prevention specialist with Somerset Treatment Services of Somerville and will discuss potential issues related to grief-sufferers and ways to avoid problems with abuse of alcohol or other substances.

Google him, he says, and it's all there - former partner-manager of aspiring but failed pop star Aja Rock, party promoter, convicted ecstasy trafficker, recovering cocaine addict and founder of a high-end drug rehabilitation centre.


Daniel Borenstein: The Lockyer family desperately needs help
San Jose Mercury News
By Daniel Borenstein The alcoholic 40-year-old Alameda County supervisor, who is also battling drug addiction, checks in and out of rehab, then continues to behave erratically like a typical substance abuser. The codependent 70-year-old elected ...

W. Cape sees reduction in substance abuse: Plato
The New Age Online
Chrysalis Pilot Drug Testing Project (CPDTP) sees major reduction in substance abuse in the Western Cape since its implemented last year, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato said on Sunday. “I have received an extensive report on the pilot project ...

Thomas Kinkade's brother says artist relapsed into alcoholism
(KABC) -- Thomas Kinkade's brother says the artist battled alcoholism for several years and had a relapse right before his death. Patrick Kinkade told the San Jose Mercury News his brother had been troubled by a longtime drinking problem and also ...


Substance Abuse Photography Exhbit Deemed Success
By Ted Andrew A recent photography exhibit in Prince George depicting women's battle with substance abuse and mental health has gone better than expected. Last month at Arts Space a collection of photos were on display to show women's struggles with ...

Drug-exposed babies, a growing problem in Delaware County
Muncie Star Press
The hospital does not keep an accurate count of how many children are born with addiction, but the Prenatal Substance Abuse Commission would estimate it is between 86 and 100 babies annually. Members of the Delaware County chapter of Prevent Child ...

Raritan Valley Community College leads Safe Community Coalition
By Kevin Lechiski/Warren Reporter As the three-year, Healthy Options for Prevention and Education Project nears its end, a new regional partnership —the Safe Communities Coalition —h as been formed to carry on the efforts to reduce substance abuse ...

Tide Task force plans public forum
Republican & Herald
BY STEPHEN J. PYTAK (STAFF WRITER spytak@republicanherald.com) The Pottsville Area Tide Task Force is inviting the public to learn about the harsh realities of drug addiction in a special event April 24. The organization, formed in 2010, will hold its ...

Events offer ready ear, help to teens
BERKLEY — The Tri-Community Coalition of Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park will bring teens and adults together at two events this month aimed at finding solutions to substance abuse issues and other problems young people are dealing with.

Post rehab party: Gerard Butler tests his willpower at Coachella ...
Daily Mail
So perhaps it's not the ideal setting for a recovering alcoholic and painkiller addict like Gerard Butler. With a floating row of vodka bottles lined up behind him, the recently-rehabbed actor enjoyed a Coachella festival afterparty with some friends ...

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Court brings abused, addicted mother back from brink
From Villalobos' journal Although many factors contribute to abuse and neglect — poverty, domestic violence and the loss of family support systems — the primary cause is substance abuse and addiction, according to Kathleen Moore, research associate ...

New battle plan launched against drug overdoses
WSOC Charlotte
Malik Ashhali was a recovering drug addict. He had been clean for 12 years when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2006. The doctor providing treatment offered to write a full prescription for hydrocodone. Had Ashhali not been aware enough of his ...

UAE has a low drug abuse relapse rate
Khaleej Times
ABU DHABI — The UAE has a substance abuse relapse rate of only 20 per cent, lower than anywhere else in the world, according to the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC). “For the years 2010/2011, the percentage of NRC's patients admitted more than one ...

Prescription drug drop-off scheduled to help keep painkillers off the streets
Dale Kasprzyk, resident agent in charge at the Buffalo branch of the DEA, said that prescription drug addiction is one of the largest and fastest-growing concerns both in Western New York and nationwide. “It's become almost an epidemic.

Stearns County felony sentencings, November 2011
St. Cloud Times
... left open for 30 days, abstain from alcohol and nonprescribed mood-altering substances, undergo random urinalysis, provide a DNA sample, attend Alcoholics Anonymous andNarcotics Anonymous and provide verification to agent and continue counseling.

Mental illness means higher risk of physical problems
Adults who had a mental illness in the past year have higher rates of certain physical illnesses than those not experiencing mental illness, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Need help with a serious weed addiction. PLEASE READ!!
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I'm 18 years old and have been smoking weed now almost everyday since early last october and it has seriously messed me up. I want to quit but no matter how hard i try the feelings of severe depression, loneliness and insomnia when i do ...
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Sex addiction: marriage or divorce? | Addiction Blog
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If you're married and just found out your husband has problems with sex addiction, do you stay married or consider divorce? We examine ... Plus, the book informs and guides you through the shock of finding out your partner is a sex addict.
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How Exercise Can Prime the Brain for Addiction | Addiction ...
By Jason Schwartz
How Exercise Can Prime the Brain for Addiction. This makes sense, but is a weird thing to think about. Drug addiction may be more difficult to kick if it became habitual while exercise if part of your routine: It does indicate that shedding an ...
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Left my denial ridden HFA...so much pain right now - SoberRecovery ...
By willpower12
For an alcoholic in active addiction, it sometimes isn't "just that easy". Willpower alone is frequently not enough. Your ex needs to become so uncomfortable in his addiction that he makes the decision to change his behavior--and he is the only ...

Al-Anon not Alcoholics Anonymous | ArmedForces.com
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This post was originally published by News. April 15, 2012 in Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico by clevine. Peggy started going to Al-Anon in 1988. It changed her life. "Alcohol affects not just the alcoholic, but friends, families, employers," ...

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This is the official web site of Chicago Area Alcoholics Anonymous. Graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written ...

25 Fascinating Soviet Anti-Alcoholism Posters, 1929-1969
25 Fascinating Soviet Anti-Alcoholism Posters, 1929-1969: The Battle with the Bourgeois Bottle. Obvious Winner: the Bottle...

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