Addiction grips Afghan women and children

Addiction grips Afghan women, children
Tucson Citizen
Zarghoona, 37, sits on the ground in a courtyard of an impoverished Turkmen village in the northwestern province of Kunduz. Her wrinkled face make her appear twice her age. “I am from this village,” she says. “I have five sons and three daughters; ...

Addiction grips Afghan women, kids
Several people work on a rug loom in Afghanistan. The taking of drugs, such as opium, is common practice in dozens of villages that make up the carpet-weaving center of the Qali a Zal district. By Bethany Matta, for USA TODAY By Bethany Matta, ...


'Bath salts' addict filmed overdosing in shocking video where he describes the ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Freddy Sharp, a drug addict since the age of 13, describes his overdose on bath salts as being the 'evilest thing imaginable.' A shocking video of Sharp after taking the potent drug shows him writhing on the floor then making ...

Daily Mail

Orangetown Substance Abuse Committee Searching for New Members
The Orangetown Substance Abuse Committee brings in programs and resources to help the community combat substance abuse and help those who have a problem. By Ryan Buncher Orangetown Substance Abuse Committee member Ann Marie Hahr, here standing with ...

Robert Garrigus overcomes addiction, revels in golf career
His journey to San Francisco included a long detour through drug and alcohol addiction -- an eight-year stretch in which he spent more time smoking marijuana than hitting towering shots on the range. Now, as Garrigus crisscrosses the country playing on ...

A Holistic Approach to Health in Early Recovery: Withdrawal and Insomnia
Huffington Post
In early recovery, an addict/alcoholic will often begin attending 12-step meetings, therapy, and perhaps taking some pharmaceuticals to ease the physical and psychological burden of coming off drugs and alcohol. Natural medicine dovetails nicely with ...

Addiction expert discusses dangers of K2
... can cause seizures and psychotic episodes. K2 doesn't typically show up on a standard drug test, which is why many teens buy it, Mehta said. You can watch Mehta's entire interview by clicking on the video above. Addiction expert explains dangers of K2.


The Calderdale artist trying to warn others through drug addict's horror
Halifax Evening Courier
The 39-year-old from Mytholmroyd has created a collection of 3D sculptures based on the horrific ordeal of an heroin and crack addict. She was inspired by a series of stories the Courier ran last year about a recoverd drug addict from Hebden Bridge.

Halifax Evening Courier

UT researchers hope to create drug to treat alcohol addiction
The Horn
University of Texas researchers are looking at how alcohol affects brain receptors and gene expression in hopes of treating alcohol addiction. University of Texas researchers are looking at how alcohol affects brain receptors and gene expression in ...

Derek Boogaard prescribed thousands of pills by team doctors
Boogaard, who dealt with a wide range of injuries during five seasons with the Minnesota Wild and one with the New York Rangers, entered the league's substance abuse program in 2009. The prescriptions came before and after that, and included sleeping ...

Alcoholic spared jail after racial assault
This is Cornwall
Laura Page explained he was also a recovering alcoholic and the sole carer of his elderly mother. She continued: "I appreciate the lady was six months pregnant. My client regrets that deeply." District Judge John Zani decided not to send him to prison ...

That's So Bad! Former Addict Gets High Off Bath Salts (VIDEO)
Global Grind
27-year-old Freddy Sharp is a former abuser of “Bath Salts,” dubbed the new “LSD,” a drug associated with the Miami man who was discovered eating the face and brains of a homeless drifter. "I'd never experienced anything like that.

Lawmakers push for medication tracking
Albany Times Union
By Casey Seiler Jeffrey Reynolds, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, center, speaks at a news conference in Albany, NY, on Monday, June 4, 2012. Reynolds, along with pharmacists, recovering addicts and ...

Alcoholic given chance
This is Plymouth
AN ALCOHOLIC who shoplifted a four-pack of strong lager has been given a chance to go straight by magistrates. Prosecutor Caroline Gates told them that on April 9, James Hickey and another man entered a Co-op store at Mutley Plain and went straight to ...

Candidate Says She Beat Her Addiction, Criminal Past
It's a testimony that I want people to see that they can overcome their addiction...if you turn to God and trust in God, then He will help you overcome anything," Hurley told KARK in an interview. Her criminal past, however, has come back to possibly ...

Karnataka govt to start campaign against alcohol addiction
Daily News & Analysis
By Y Maheswara Reddy | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA The state government will organise a programme across the state from June 19 to 26 to encourage people to give up liquor. The Karnataka State Temperance Board is in charge of the week-long campaign.

Cries For Help: Substance Abuse And Teen Suicide « CBS Boston
By KC Downey
BOSTON (CBS) – There have been some alarming findings on suicide circumstances. The Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System says in 2009, 30 percent had a history of substance or alcohol abuse. And Yale University reports bully ...
CBS Boston

Former bath-salts addict: 'It felt so evil' | is the website for ...
By Web Staff
Former bath-salts addict: 'It felt so evil'. Posted on: 5:50 pm, June 4, 2012, by Web Staff, updated on: 05:56pm, June 4, 2012. Bath Salts. (CNN) — The man is strapped onto a gurney and restrained, yet he is singing, making faces and twitching. is the website for KDVR...

Girl Dies Due To Alcoholic Energy Drink; Parents Demand Answer ...
By Dinesh Chandra Gaur
Girl Dies Due To Alcoholic Energy Drink; Parents Demand Answer It has been recently seen in a new report that there has been the rise of energy drinks based on alcohol these days and this is a growing cause of concern. There were sharp ...
TopNews New Zealand

SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
By aliveforme
holy cow.....he seems to revert to alcoholic behavior just not with the booze or drugs.....two different times he's into emotional text relationships - hes into one right now - we've already been to a coudelor to try to understand boundaries in ...
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Tobacco Addiction On the Up in the Country
By Mathias Haufiku, 5 June 2012 Rundu — The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Richard Kamwi, says his ministry is prepared to fight against entities that want to derail the implementation of the legislation on tobacco control in the country.

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