Public officials don't understand addiction

Public officials don't understand addiction, poverty in general
The Newark Advocate
Do you pretend to understand the complicated issue of addiction -- or just poverty in general? You say your argument is "not about saving money," but in helping welfare recipients stop their drug abuse. However, targeting welfare recipients implies ...

Drug addict who injured pensioner, 75, in handbag mugging attack blames victim...
Daily Mail
Vile heroin addict Rebecca Oxley, 36, pulled 75-year-old Irene Bracewell to the floor as she tried to run away with her wallet after asking the pensioner for her spare change. The victim tried to cling onto her purse but fell flat on her face and was ...

Daily Mail

Doctors Support Treatment, Not Additional Prison Time for Cameron Douglas and ...
Huffington Post
An amicus brief was filed by the Drug Policy Alliance on behalf of a wide array of New York State's and the nation's leading medical and substance abuse treatment authorities on Thursday, May 3, in New York federal appeals court challenging what may be ...

Dennis Rodman's party lifestyle, alcoholism battle profiled on ESPN's 'Outside ...
Dennis Rodman hasn't battled for an NBA rebound in more than 12 years, but it's alcoholism the former Detrtoit Pistons Bad Boy is wrestling with these days. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" aired a piece on Rodman on Sunday, profiling his party lifestyle ...

Nick Stahl's wife confirms he checked into rehab to beat addiction
Rose Stahl, the wife of actor Nick Stahl, confirmed Monday he is safe and has entered rehab to overcome an addiction. She reported him missing on May 14, telling police she last saw him on May 9. On May 18, he resurfaced by making contact with his ...

Can a Drug Cure Alcoholism? Most Alcoholics Say No
Food Consumer
But an alarming amount of attention also went to the apparent new Pharma profit center of alcoholism and drug addiction. Addiction specialists have known for more than 70 years that the only "treatment" for drug addiction and alcoholism (after patients ...

Real Mom: Addict son back to square one, but we're not
Pioneer Press
Right now, I wish I could retreat. But it's not my nature, and it's not like there aren't other motivating, appealing pursuits (and mundane, daily commitments) that can trump the insidious disruptions of my son's problems.

What does addiction do to your brain?
ABC Online (blog)
Most of us have felt the pull of addiction - it might not be illegal drugs, it could exercise, video games, food or caffeine. What is your brain doing when it becomes reliant on a behaviour or substance? Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist who spent much of ...

Homeless alcoholic Plymouth man stole to go back to prison
This is Plymouth
A HOMELESS alcoholic stole hundreds of pounds worth of shopping from a Plymouth supermarket because he wanted to go back to prison, a court heard. Francis Miles was granted his wish as he was yesterday jailed for a total of 16 weeks.

Addict doctor 'spread hep C'
The Age
His committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday, adjourned since last year, heard Dr Peters had been addicted to the drug fentanyl, an opioid used in general anaesthesia, and had confessed his addiction to the Victorian Medical ...

Drunk alcoholic bit man's ear before police chase
Get Surrey
By Stephanie Jones-Berry AN alcoholic who went on a drunken rampage in Camberley, biting a man's ear, cutting himself with a knife and sparking a police car chase, has been sent to prison for nearly two years. Neil Tier, 34, of Chapel Road in the town, ...

Substance Abuse Prevention Event at WHS
Parent Teacher Student Association in conjunction with Wilton High School will be a hosting asubstance abuse prevention program tomorrow, May 22, from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Zellner Gallery located within Wilton High School.

Two honored for work against teen addiction
Arkansas News
By John Lyon LITTLE ROCK — In 2010, after years of addiction to prescription drugs and having relapsed following a fourth visit to rehab, 24-year-old Cameron Bradbury locked himself in his room at his parents' home and shot himself.

Arkansas News

WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 9 – Recovering Painkiller Addict ...
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Michael Green is a grandfather 13 times over, in his 50s, and he can now proudly call himself a recovering addict, a survivor of Oxycontin. He just completed a program at Daytop Village that freed him from his craving for ...

CBS Local

Drug addict who aided dealer is jailed for two years
This is Leicestershire
An addict who helped a dealer supply class A drugs has been jailed for two years. When police raided Rebecca Thompson's home in New Buildings, Hinckley, they found incriminating text messages relating to drug dealing on her phone.

Addiction Psychiatry and The New Medicine « Thought Broadcast
By stevebMD
Successful treatment of addiction requires attention to all of these facets of the disorder, and theaddict often describes the recovery process not simply as being relieved of an illness, but as enduring a transformative, life-changing experience.
Thought Broadcast

Chewin in the Chung: Addiction
By Karl
Nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin. The addictive properties of all of these are insignificant. I have found that which engenders the most crushing, life-destroying cravings of all substances known to mankind.
Chewin in the Chung

Is my husband an alcoholic?
By texgirlinsc
This doesn't necessarily mean that they are an alcoholic. You need to study his behavior more and compare it to signs of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. This article has some good information (that is summarized and not overwhelming) plus ...
Support Groups

FBI — Substance Abuse Counselor Charged with Health Care Fraud
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Alan Emmett Bradley, 56, of Norwalk, Connecticut and Ocoee, Florida, was ...

Addiction Recovery Program Site Added to - Church News ...
A new website for the Addiction Recovery Program is helping members become ... Now, with the advent of, the 12-step program's message of ...

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