Lindsay Lohan - alcohol and prescription drug addiction treatment

Lindsay Lohan to be treated for alcohol and prescription drug addiction in rehab
The 'Liz & Dick' actress - who agreed to plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges in relation to a car accident last summer in return for 90 days treatment in a residential clinic - will undergo her sixth attempt at getting sober when she begins her ...


Personaliezd medicine hopes to reduce addiction
Austin News
Drug addiction, overdose, and misuse are common problems. For many, even following directions can be troublesome, because people digest medicine differently. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, adverse drug reactions have been ...

Cancer, drug addiction treatment fund set up
Daily Pioneer
Waging a war against the menace of cancer and drug addiction, Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Wednesday announced the setting up of Punjab State Cancer and Drug AddictionTreatment Fund. Besides, Dhindsa also announced to set up ...

Hidden scale of drug addiction
The government has admitted that many drug addicts remain unknown to the authorities for a long time before they are found out. Latest figures show that people had taken drugs for an average of four years before trying to end their addiction. This ...

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Drug Addiction in Myanmar

Drug Addiction Lurks in Myanmar Conflict's Shadow
ABC News
Freshly dumped hypodermic syringes litter alleys, cemeteries and shaded corners in Myitkyina, the provincial capital of Kachin state, on Myanmar's northern border with China. Myitkyina is known for having one of the highest concentrations of drug ...

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Bills Take on Drug Addiction and Pregnancy | Tennessee Bar ...
Bills Take on Drug Addiction and Pregnancy. By Barry Kolar on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 4:53pm. A proposal that would put pregnant women at the front of the line for ...

Drug addiction among the deaf: It's a neglected problem
The author says that attention must be paid to the often neglected problem of drug addiction in the deaf community.

Stevie Nicks' Drug Addiction and Affair with Mick Fleetwood - Video ...
For years, Stevie Nicks battled an addiction to cocaine. Find out how her drug use escalated during the '70s and contributed to her doomed affair with Mick ...

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Stress and Drug Addiction

stress-drug addiction
It was confirmed that people with previous records of drug addiction are more prone to become addicted again when placed under significant amounts of stress, but how exactly stress works to increase the chance of repeat addiction has not been verified, ...

Suing doctors and drug companies for addiction to pain medication?
Point of Law
From a legal perspective, this proposed law is little more than the feel-good expansion of tort law that serves no purpose other than to make the Nevada government look like it is doing something to counter drug addiction and punish those 'big bad drug ...

Cocaine addiction studied through brain activity
The Aggie
All people from all social classes and ethnicities are vulnerable to the ubiquitous presence of drug addiction. Yet research into a cure gets less than 2 percent of the funding of other, more mainstream diseases like cancer. To make up for this ...

Iain Duncan Smith: Ex-alcoholics and drug users can be “top employees”
... rehabilitation treatment providers can deliver "better outcomes" for addicts, getting more of them into employment. In a speech to Alcoholics Anonymous in May last year Smith said addicts who are unable to work had been let down by the welfare ...

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem? - Alcoholism -
Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them ...

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Drug Addiction Plagues Trafficking Survivors in Cape Town

Drug Addiction Plagues Trafficking Survivors in Cape Town | ATEST
The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST) is comprised of prominent human rights groups working to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

SSR 13-2p issued on evaluating cases involving drug addiction and alcoholism - 3/15/13: "The Social Security Administration is giving notice of Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-2p, in which the agency explains its policies concerning how it considers whether “drug addiction and alcoholism” (DAA) is material to its determination of disability in disability claims and continuing disability reviews. This SSR rescinds and replaces SSR 82-60, Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. It also obsoletes EM 96-200. The SSR becomes effective on March 22, 2013."

Hybrid addiction: When drug and sex addictions fuse
SALT LAKE CITY — Treatment providers have long recognized the dangers of "cross-addiction," or reaching sobriety in one addiction and then moving addictive behavior to a new drug of choice. One treatment provider is now recognizing that some addicts ...

Alcoholics Anonymous host allegedly sold drugs at meetings
So KOMO news now has a responsibility to do the right thing and set the story straight, drug addiction and alcoholism is a life and death matter that I have seen in action within my personal life and my 31 years of sobriety in AA. Somebody might read ...

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Ex drug users and alcoholics 'can make the best workers'

Ex drug users and alcoholics 'can make the best workers' says Iain Duncan Smith
Official figures revealed last year that more than 77,000 people are receiving benefits because their addiction to alcohol or drugs renders them unable to work. More than 20,000 of them are considered disabled because of their addiction and given ...

UK Rehab Helps Families Find Drug Addiction Help Despite Decline ...
Addicts and their loved ones looking for help in UK are faced with decline in resources, in wake of rehab centre closures and budget cuts. UK Rehab is helping ...

Rates of Drug Addiction Diagnoses Increasing in US
These studies said that between 2001 and 2003, there were 10.6 million diagnoses of drug addiction in the United States and that that number increased to 18 ...

Recovering From Cocaine-Related Psychiatric Disorders | Drug ...
Cocaine-related psychiatric disorders are a group of 10 officially recognized mental health disorders that can occur in the aftermath of cocaine use.

Drug addict ends life; father blames de-addiction centre
Hindustan Times
Investigation officer (IO) Harinder Singh said the victim's father Veer Singh said that he had admitted his son to a drug de-addiction centre in Dhuri a few days ago. According to Veer Singh's statement to the police, the victim was severely tortured ...

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Downside of Drug Courts

Downside of Drug Courts
New York Times
“Outside Box, U.S. Judges Offer Addicts New Path” (front page, March 2), reported on the benefits ofdrug courts and their increasing popularity. But enthusiasm for replicating drug courts should be tempered with a healthy dose of caution. Drug ...

TIL that Portugal's response to drug addiction was to decriminalize ...
TIL that Portugal's response to drug addiction was to decriminalize drug use and invest in treatment and support. In the following decade, "problematic" use had ...

Alcoholics Anonymous host allegedly sold drugs at meetings | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News: " . . . Shepard, 64, turned the club at 4267 S. Orcas St. into a hub for prescription drug dealing, selling only to people who became members of the club in order to avoid law-enforcement detection, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Shepard sold drugs to someone working with law enforcement five times in January and February. Some of those sales were reportedly monitored or witnesses by undercover officers. Court documents say Shepard sold the pills in between meetings. "It's like, 'Show-up early, stay late and get your drugs, and in-between if you want to learn a little more about AA,  we can talk about that too,'" Whitcomb said. Shepard was arrested Monday, and officers found prescription narcotics and two guns inside the Nomadian Community Resource Center, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Shepard could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if found guilty of selling oxycodone . . . "

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UN Report Suggests Some Autism & Addiction Treatments Are Akin to Torture

UN Report Suggests Some Autism & Addiction Treatments Are Akin to Torture
So-called treatments for drug users and the disabled in some places of the world—including the U.S.— are far from helpful, says a new United Nations (U.N.) report. The U.N. special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, presented the report to the ...

Punjab cabinet okays Bill on cancer, drug addiction
Hindustan Times
In an effort to accelerate the drive against cancer and drug-addiction, the Punjab cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to the Punjab State Cancer and Drug Addiction Treatment Infrastructure Fund Bill-2013. The Bill would be tabled in the assembly and ...

Health Effects of Adderall Abuse | Drug Addiction Treatment
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine these same stimulating effects can also contribute to the eventual onset of amphetamine-related drug dependence or ...

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The pain of alcohol and drug addiction

Our Authors: Author writes about the pain of alcohol and drug addiction: "Title of book and publisher: “Can I Be An Inspiration To You?” Xulon Press. Synopsis of book: This book is my personal testimony about the hurts and pains of my alcohol and drug life. Then the triumph and joy of deliverance by God. This book is a true account of the events of being a drug addict, a chronic alcoholic and willing to do anything to keep it going. Family, friends, children and my husband couldn’t stop me  — but God could and he did. Is this your first book? Yes, this is my first book. God has given me another book to write so I have started working on that one as well. Why did you write the book? God came to me one day and told me to be still and I didn’t understand at first but then I became humble a day or so later. God came to me again and said that he wanted me to write a book. I told God that I didn’t know how to write a book. Then God said I know. Then I asked God what will I write about. God said your life. I said OK and I started on it right away."

Jennifer Sultan Pleads Guilty to Selling Prescription Drugs - "At the height of dot-com mania 13 years ago, Jennifer Sultan and a few colleagues sold their small technology company for $70 million in stock and cash. She and her boyfriend rented a large house in the Hamptons for the summer and bought a spacious loft near Union Square. In the years since, that temporary flush of wealth evaporated and Ms. Sultan, 38, developed an addiction to prescription painkillers. On Friday, she sat handcuffed in a courtroom at State Supreme Court in Manhattan. In exchange for a promise of a four-year prison sentence, she pleaded guilty to selling prescription painkillers and conspiring to sell a firearm. . . ."

Thief asks for help with drug addiction
The Daily Telegram
A Tecumseh man convicted of stealing a pickup and fleeing a Michigan State Police trooper who forced him off M-50 asked for help with a drug addiction when he was sentenced Thursday in Lenawee County Circuit Court. “I just want to apologize for what I ...

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Drug Addiction Ravaged Bill Moyers Family

Bill Moyers and family describe how drug addiction ravaged their lives | The National Press Club: "“Stunning shock,” “exhausted” and “no more.” Those were some of the words noted broadcast journalist Bill Moyers and his wife Judith used to describe the ravaging effects of drug addiction on a family In an informative and emotional discussion before a large National Press Club audience in the Club Ballroom Feb. 27. Also speaking was their formerly addicted son, William C. Moyers, author of a new book on his addiction, “Now What?” He that his addiction to cocaine “filled a hole in his soul,” and was an escape from living with the fact he was not perfect. Although had been through rehab and had relapsed a couple of times, he said the last rehab “worked” because he wanted to live. He said he wrote his book to help people find hope."

Former NBA player talks drug addiction
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - A former NBA player who battled drug addiction and won shared his story Monday night for folks at the University of West Florida. ... "Drugs addicts, alcoholics, are the throw away of our society," Herren said. "We are stepped ...

Crystal Meth's Transparent Addiction | Drug Addiction Treatment
Crystal methamphetamine is a synthetic drug most commonly created in illegal labs, which often concealed in normal houses within nondescript neighborhoods.

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Drug addiction creates a cycle of problems

Drug addiction creates a cycle of problems in the area - Local News: " . . . Lee worries about his behavior when he drinks and uses drugs. He said the drugs make him into a different person. “I just know I can't keep going the way I was. It's bad to say it like this, but I'm glad I got caught. What if I made the choice to shoot somebody and run someone over, I don’t know. You never know when you're at that point, what you are going to make for a choice, because look what you just did." And some community members feel unsafe. “It’s depressing and it’s taking over the community," said Lorri Rodier, 37, of Winchester. "These addicts are not going to get better by themselves,” she said. “There needs to be less (stigma) so addicts feel more comfortable asking for help,” Rodier said. “If you’ve already robbed everything from your family and stolen things from friends, you don’t have anyone you can reach out to.” Police say they can only do so much. “It’s really how you deal with subjects afterwards that I think is probably more important, as far as what do we do with people now who have a drug addiction who have committed a crime and are looking at going to jail," said Meola, the Keene chief. "Simply sending them to jail doesn't necessarily cure that addiction." Treatment, he said, seems to be the best option for dealing with addiction and the crimes that can come with it. . . . "

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Drug Drama Meth Head

Drug Drama 'Meth Head' Hopes to Attract Attention on Capitol Hill
Hollywood Reporter
"I don't see Meth Head as simply a drug film. I see it as a film about family – the one that we are born into, the ones that we create – and how they impact the addiction and how the addiction impacts them. In simple terms, it's about the human beings ...

Hollywood Reporter

More Sex Partners Linked to Higher Risk of Drug Addiction, Alcoholism
Researchers explored the relationship between addictions and risky sexual behavior in a report published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. They followed virtually all of the 1037 children born between 1972 and 1973 in Dunedin, New Zealand ...


Adolescent Drug Addiction Program Kicks Off at New Jersey Treatment Center (press release)
Locally owned Advanced Health drug treatment facility will offer drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs for adolescents four days a week. The program will take place after school from 3– 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and will offer ...

Federal rules eased for opioid addiction treatment drug
American Medical News
Washington Federal regulators have relaxed restrictions on physicians prescribing the opioidaddiction treatment drug buprenorphine to patients. The rule change offers doctors and opioid treatment programs greater flexibility when dispensing ...

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New Federal Rule Requires Insurers to Offer Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Treatment

“Essential Health Benefits” Rule Covers Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Treatment--

New Federal Rule Requires Insurers to Offer Mental Health Coverage - " . . . “essential health benefits” that must be offered by most health insurance plans next year, and it said that 32 million people would gain access to coverage of mental health care as a result. Related Times Topic: Health Care Reform and the Supreme Court (Affordable Care Act) The federal rule requires insurers to cover treatment of mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, drug addiction and alcohol abuse, and other conditions. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said that in addition to the millions who would gain access to mental health care, 30 million people who already have some mental health coverage will see improvements in benefits. . . ."

With drug overdose deaths on rise, experts push to recognize signs of addiction
CBS News
Drug addiction can be a hard fact to face and accept, but it's an ongoing problem that needs dire attention. A new report published in Tuesday's Journal of the American Medical Association shows that drug overdose deaths were on the rise for the 11th ...

CBS News

Prescription Drug Addiction Should Not Be a Silent Battle -
WALB News for Albany, Valdosta, Thomasville, your source for weather, severe weather, social engagement, sports, investigators, troubleshooter, Albany jobs, ...

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Lunch with Donald Trump

Lunch with Donald Trump
Sipping Diet Coke as we wait for our dishes to arrive, I open the conversation by asking about his tastes in food (“all types – pastas, steaks ... ” he says) and the fact that alcohol has never passed his lips. He leans forward, and answers carefully with press-conference formality, his voice surprisingly soft. “I’ve seen over the years too many people who have destroyed their lives with alcohol ... I have some good traits and some bad traits. The bad traits I never talk about.”

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse - NY Times Health Information: "Alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse are two different forms of problem drinking. Alcoholism is when you have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. Alcohol may control your life and relationships. Alcohol abuse is when your drinking leads to problems, but not physical addiction. . . . . "

SF forum takes up prescription drug addiction issue
(KGO) -- Prescription drug abuse is fueling a San Francisco Bay Area crime wave. There has been a huge spike in pharmacy robberies including one on Tuesday at the A.G. Pharmacy in San Francisco. In all, there have been half a dozen robberies recently ...


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