Narcotics Anonymous - Hope for Addicts

Narcotics Anonymous - Hope for Addicts
Trinidad & Tobago Express
By Sue-Ann Wayow SUBSTANCE abuse has been blamed for many of crimes and social ills taking place in this country. But persons who want to be free of the uncontrollable desire or habit can only be completely free when they are determined to make a firm ...

Do you think alcoholism isn't really a disease? Careful – you'll be branded as ... (blog)
By Damian Thompson Politics Last updated: June 1st, 2012 If you're a member or an ex-member ofAlcoholics Anonymous, think very carefully before you question its belief that alcoholism is a disease. That's what I've just done, and this week I found ...

Help deal with substance abuse, eating disorders
Rockford Register Star
By Melissa Westphal The task of approaching a friend or relative with a substance abuse problem or an eating disorder can feel daunting and uncomfortable. We're ultimately drawn to help other people overcome their suffering because we love them.

You blew up at wrong man over fear of porn addiction
Winnipeg Free Press
DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: My last husband was a porn addict and it's made me very skittish about having any kind of porn in the house. I haven't told my new guy about the porn addiction, and that I put up with it for four years, for fear he'd think I was ...

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse issues alert over "bath salts"
680 News
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has issued an alert about "bath salts," a new synthetic drug popping up in some Canadian communities. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has issued an alert about "bath salts," a new synthetic drug that can be ...

Surge in babies born into drug addiction
Victorville Daily Press
In addition, babies born with NAS often require powerful prescription methadone, a drug used to treataddiction detoxification. These infants can spend weeks or months in intensive care units, as they are cared for and weaned — a safer method than ...

Ex-Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer is bringing camp home
Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 6:51 am, Sun Jun 3, 2012. by Hilary Bentman Area children living with addiction in their families will get a little help from a Phillies legend. Former pitcher Jamie Moyer's foundation is partnering with ...

From drugs to dance
This Is Cheshire
His crack cocaine addiction had led to three years in a South American prison after being caught drug trafficking and being forced to learn to read, write and walk again after brain surgery. The dad-of-four has now set up groups to help others through ...

Local program teaches veterans how to cope with stresses of past and present
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The program provides veterans who are struggling with post traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, substance abuse and homelessness issues with knowledge and skills to make healthy choices and get their lives back on track.

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Cri-Help: Turning Fear and Loathing Into Sobriety and Redemption
Cri-Help was founded by Bill Beck, a former addict who wanted it to be a place addicts could get clean through group support and the 12 steps of Narcotics Anonymous. The idea of in-house drug treatment for addicts was a new one back then.

After Navy comes drugs, streets, VA help
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Navy veteran Daryl Jones, 40, at one time homeless and battling drug addiction, got back on his feet with the help of programs available at the GV "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is now working on his master's in social work.

Senate Approves Bill To Expand NJ Drug Court Program
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Union County state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Nicholas P. Scutari which would expand eligibility for the State's drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a pilot program in two counties in which any ...

D. Lorne Coyle: No one can force homeless to live with addicts; in fact ...
Those results, broken down by Treasure Coast counties, show that in Indian River only 6 percent became homeless because of substance abuse. That is far less than the 16 percent of Americans having substance abuse issues. From those point-in-time ...
I was addicted to sex
Daily Mail
An addict wants what she wants, when she wants it. An addict's favourite word is 'now': I want to leave now. I want a drink now. I want to die now. I want to f*** now. I refuse to wait. Ted puts the lid back on his pen and watches me with steady eyes.

Daily Mail

Support Groups
Florida Times-Union
Alcoholics Anonymous hotline and website available 24/7. (904) 399-8535 or Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, “Free to Be” Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual friendly group, 6:30-7:30 pm Mondays, Unity Church of Jacksonville, ...

Cops taking prevention message to grade school kids
Seaside Signal
Seaside Police Officer Guy Knight conducts a substance abuse prevent class with fourth and fifth graders at Seaside Heights Elementary School. Signal Photo / Jeremy C. Ruark Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:00 am | Updated: 1:02 pm, Fri Jun 1, 2012.

Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell Honoured With Stevie Ray Vaughan Award
By Binayak Khatri | June 3, 2012 12:28 PM GMT Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has been honoured with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, for his hard work and dedication in helping musicians and artists recover from drug addiction.

Mandatory NJ drug court would improve on success
Gloucester County Times -
The letter, about a son whose addiction ascended from roxicoden to heroin, was more than a desperate plea for help from a family struggling to heal a young man from a deadly disease. It was one vivid example of an epidemic in New Jersey that goes ...

Gloucester County Times -

Teen Country Sensation Mia Bergmann is Destined for Stardom (press release) South Jersey singer also performs to help raise money to fight drug and alcohol addiction. . . Hansen's mission is to treat, in a residential setting, those who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction. To provide job placement, living skills and 12-step meetings other assistance to residents designed to guide them to recovery.

CEO of mental health agency is married to former CEO, who remains on the payroll
Lexington Herald Leader
By John Cheves — Bluegrass is a state-backed non-profit that provides psychiatric care, addiction treatment and counseling for people regardless of their ability to pay. It also manages two of Kentucky's largest mental health ...

Lexington Herald Leader

Straight Women Need HIV/AIDS Tests, Too
Post News Group
By Rachel A. Harralson As an HIV test counselor and Counseling, Testing, and Linkages Coordinator working primarily with people in substance abuse treatment, I have discovered that not everyone battling addiction “looks” like it.

Post News Group

Sterilization-for-cash activists work mean streets of Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review - Journal
The fliers offer $300 to any addict or alcoholic willing to be sterilized or go on long-term birth control. Don't wait, make the call now. 1-888-30-CRACK. Harris came up with idea while raising four children born to a drug-addicted Los Angeles woman.

Microloans for mental-health patients rolling out across Ontario
Globe and Mail
Mr. Middaugh is part of a quiet pilot micro-credit project run by the Rotman School of Management and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health over the past two years. The partnership gives small loans to people with a history of mental-health ...

Globe and Mail

Periodic Drinking - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help ...
By elin
But I can see that his destructive behavior isn't a choice but an addiction that he, despite trying, is unable to stop. This is a mad circle, and it is only recently that I have understood and accepted that he might be a periodic alcoholic. Has anyone ...
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