Rise of women in jail blamed on drug addiction

Rise of women in Pasco jail blamed on drug addiction
The increase in female inmates has had a huge impact on medical services, not just with pregnancies and normal medical issues, but many women booked in are also detoxing off drugs. The jail is opening a new medical unit next year to handle the overflow ...


DNT investigation - Methadone: '60s treatment for drug addiction comes with ...
Duluth News Tribune
Methadone, a drug available since the 1960s and deemed by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control as “the most effective treatment for opiate addiction,” is in essence a risk-versus-reward system. By: Brandon Stahl, Duluth ...

Focus on the Family: No easy solutions when child struggles with drug addiction
Newnan Times-Herald
Contact Focus on the Family for referrals to programs of this nature, or a list of qualified therapists in your area who specialize in treating drug addiction. During this process, you may need to present your son with a number of options, including ...

'Commonwealth Update' addresses drug addiction
Wicked Local
Hosted by Senate President Therese Murray, Commonwealth Update will pose a special focusing on drug addiction, featuring Murray and officials from Massachusetts discussing the issue. The special will air on PACTV Duxbury government access channels ...

School districts combat drug use by students (with video)
... "don't drink and drive" mentality to students. Throughout the rest of the year, students are educated in their health classes about the dangers of drugs and drug addiction, and they have the chance to hear from guest speakers once or more per year ...

Senator conducts panel on prescription drug abuse among teens
WTOV Steubenville
Those at the discussion said they are pushing for a comprehensive approach to solving drug addiction, to fight what the senator calls an "epidemic" among students. Rockefeller said the discussion is a part of more drug abuse events in the state this month.

I had a good degree and a great job -- and still nearly killed myself with drugs
Irish Independent
His recovery from addiction to a cocktail of drugs had been going well -- then he relapsed. He took cocaine and experienced once more that fleeting high that had made him so dependent on the drugfor most of his life. Then, his body effectively went ...

Community Celebrates Recovery on the River
It's held every year to recognize National Recovery Month, which highlights addiction in our area. Organizers say drug abuse is becoming an increasing problem. For more information about drug addiction recovery, including where to reach for help, you ...

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Children of alcoholics face increased addiction risk; other health problems
Plain Dealer
The fallout of drug and alcohol addiction in the family can carry on for a lifetime. In short, children of alcoholics, called COAs by researchers, are much more likely to perpetuate the cycle of alcoholism in their own lives. It's a problem that costs ...

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Teen Challenge offers hope and help from drug addiction
It started with a burden on Leisa Bagget's heart for those young people who go in and out of the statedrug program and never seem to get beyond that. “The programs they are going through just aren't working,” she said. She gathered a group of folks ...

Ride raises awareness of drug addiction
Wisconsin Dells Events
The group, Never Alone, holds weekly meetings that offer hope and recovery to people affected by theaddiction of a loved one or friend. Our group is growing, and we hope to add more meetings in the surrounding areas. I have come across situations ...

Program probes the whys behind addiction
The Augusta Chronicle
Battling drug addiction on and off since she was 18, Grovetown resident Tracy Renew has been involved in many rehab programs over the past two decades. Photos. Rick Sholette started REST because he thought other rehabilitation programs were missing ...

Bradenton man tells police drug addiction drove him to forge checks
Bradenton Herald
He later told police that he is currently battling a drug addiction and took the money to support his habit. Glenney was in the Manatee County jail Friday in lieu of $2,000 in bonds, the Manatee County Sheriff Office's jail website stated. Glenney ...

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Input needed in opiate fight
Marion Star
Jody Demo-Hodgins, director of Crawford-Marion Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, said the task force is distributing the surveys as it develops a "strategic prevention framework." Working with Marion-Crawford Prevention Programs, the ...

Sabrina Howard's Meth Use Allegedly Leads to Son's Suicide
Opposing Views
An Indiana woman's alleged addiction to morphine appears to be the reason her 16-year-old son committed suicide in July. According to court documents, the boy was living in constant fear his mother's drug addiction would eventually lead to a fatal ...

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Addicts in recovery may be at risk for another addiction
Plain Dealer
William Denihan, CEO of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, says it more directly yet: “If you look at the face of addiction -- you're really looking at the face of America.” Throughout September, Ideastream ...

Rockefeller hosts W.Va. forum on teen drug use
Jay Rockefeller is hosting the Saturday afternoon meeting at Wheeling Park High School. Representatives from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, law enforcement, mental health groups and education officials will talk about the gateways to ...

Drug centre faces axe in funds crisis
Stressing that the cost of treating those with addiction in hospital or prison costs three times more than therapy at Coolmine, Mr Conlon added: "It makes no sense to cut our funds which will result in increased costs to care for those with addiction ...

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