Alcohol, drug abuse cost Alaska's economy $1.2 B in 2010

Alcohol, drug abuse cost Alaska's economy $1.2 B in 2010
Juneau Empire
Alcohol and drug abuse took a heavy toll on Alaska's economy in 2010, according to a new report from McDowell Group, funded by the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Board, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Mental disorders can trigger drug abuse
The Trentonian
“One of the ways folks deal with their (mental illness) symptoms is to use drugs or alcohol,” said Karalee Pieluc, executive director of a local Catholic Charities program that assists people with a dual diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder and drug ...

Maltese employers 'take advantage' of incentives for former drug users
Malta Independent Online
According to a report published earlier this month by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs andDrug Addiction, an EU agency: “Experience with this approach (offering financial incentives to employers in the form of wage subsidies and tax reductions ...

Photogenic homeless man off the streets
October 28, 2012: A Brazilian man who worked as a model but reportedly ended up on the streets due to drug addiction has been admitted to rehab after a photo of him was widely distributed on the internet. A former Brazilian model, who became homeless ...

Meds a good 'first step' for treating alcoholism
Fox News
Naltrexone had the advantage when it came to cutting back on heavy drinking and helping recoveringalcoholics avoid cravings. All of the trials randomly assigned participants to take one of the drugs or a placebo ... The findings make sense to ...

Diabetes drug could treat illicit drug addiction
By Piriya Mahendra, medwireNews Reporter. Researchers have found that a drug currently used to treat Type 2 diabetes could treat addiction to drugs such as cocaine. Exendin-4 (Ex-4) is an analog of glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and, under its synthetic ...

Tyrann Mathieu fumbling when it comes to life
After numerous failed drug tests, LSU was forced to kick off arguably their best player on defense. Mathieu bucked numerous offers from lower tier colleges to play for them immediately ... Athletes and celebrities alike are not immune to addiction, and ...

Robbie Williams wishes addiction help came later
Monsters and
The former Take That star - who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse - was sober for most of his 20s and wishes he hadn't accepted he was 'out of control' at such a young age. He said: 'I regret that it was all over so fast. I regret the fact I was ...

Monsters and

Methadone: Miracle or menace?
Lodi News-Sentinel
Methadone: Miracle or menace? Healthy Connections, the first methadone clinic in Lodi, recently opened on the corner of Ham Lane and Vine Street. It brought with it a debate over methadone's merits in treating drug addiction. Buy this photo. Dr. Ernest ...

Treating drug users
Marquette Mining Journal
"The need for a specialty court to address the problem of prescription drug addictionin Marquette County has been recognized for several years," Mason said in a recent memo to the county board. "The issue has become progressively more urgent as the ...

Marquette Mining Journal

Program teaches teens to combat pornography addiction
Some have asked if junior high is too early, but Olsen says it is never too early to teach kids the dangers of pornography addiction, which is why "Fight the New Drug" campaign says it reached out to hundreds of students at Kaysville's Centennial ...

Woman, 21, Shares Her Struggle To Overcome Addiction To Bath Salts
CBS Local
But bath salts are the name of a dangerous and powerful new drug that turns normal people into zombies. KCAL9's Sharon Tay sat down with a young woman recovering from her addiction to this horrific drug. “I thought I was demonized and possessed at one ...

CBS Local

The Good Samaritan Bill Will Save Lives (blog)
That said, the fact is that addicts who survive an OD will often continue their drug addictionimmediately, rationalizing the event as they have for years rationalized their addiction and whatever they must do to sustain it. I have known addicts, lying ...

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