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SA study attempts to curb binge drinking

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:06

Australian researchers believe a new drug might be able to stop excessive drinking by tapping into the brain's immune system. The study by the University of Adelaide found the brain's reaction to alcohol was shaped during adolescence and by giving the drug Naltrexone to young mice it blocked responses to the brain meaning the mice wanted less alcohol.

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Can Users of Medicinal CBD Be Denied Organ Transplants?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:35

Last weekend I took an Uber to the airport to attend a conference down in California. As so often happens, the driver asked me what I do, and was immediately filled with questions about life as a pot lawyer.

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Almost half of those who resolve a problem with drugs or alcohol do so without assistance

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:01

A study from the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital has estimated, for the first time, the number of Americans who have overcome serious problems with the use of alcohol or other drugs. More than 9 percent of those responding to their survey of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults indicated they had previously had such a problem but no longer did, and a little more than half of them reported accomplishing this with some sort of assistance.

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Drugs for alcoholism go largely unused

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:30

Here are four things you should know about alcoholism in the United States. Here are four things you should know about alcoholism in the United States.

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Flagstaff Recovery Programs Available for Street Alcoholism

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 05:52

Hope Cottage is just one of the many resources in Flagstaff that is available to help people recover from alcohol addiction, homelessness, and violence. Stephanie Boardman, the Executive Director of Hope Cottage, shares the different program options that can help those who are struggling.

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Helping Clinicians Curb the Opioid Crisis

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 03:37

The New Jersey medical examiner recorded close to 1,600 drug-related deaths in 2015, the most recent year data was collected - a 16 percent increase from the year prior that has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to list New Jersey as having a "statistically significant" increase in the overdose death rate. Most of these overdose deaths involve opioids, including heroin and now fentanyl - a particularly strong prescription opioid.

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch Wrote a Manifesto for the Misfits of the World

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 23:07

The Misfit's Manifesto is a misfit-it is not the book it appears to be. Despite originating as a TED talk last year about "the beauty of being a misfit," Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch's theoretical "self-help" book contains no lifehacks, no simple takeaways and no self-congratulatory redemption narratives.

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Rescue Mission to Hold Recovery Graduation Ceremony

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:13

The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission will hold its fall and final graduation ceremony for 2017 at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Living Faith Church, 4597 Hollister Ave. There will be 14 men and women who will walk the stage to receive their certificates of completion from the life-changing 12-month, state-certified residential drug and alcohol treatment program. They will join 723 recovery program graduates since 1997.

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Declaring opioids a public-health emergency won't solve the crisis. Here's what will.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:28

After declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Oct. 26, President Trump told the story of his late brother Fred's struggle with alcohol addiction. The spotlight shone by President Trump last week on the opioid addiction crisis sweeping the country was a welcome use of the bully pulpit.

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Maintenance treatment with buprenorphine and naltrexone for heroin...

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:08

Expansion of access to effective treatments for heroin dependence is a worldwide health priority that will also reduce HIV transmission. We compared the efficacy of naltrexone, buprenorphine, and no additional treatment, in patients receiving detoxification and subsequent drug counselling, for maintenance of heroin abstinence, prevention of relapse, and reduction of HIV risk behaviours.

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The Effectiveness of Injectable Extended-Release Naltrexone vs Daily...

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:24

To date, extended-release naltrexone hydrochloride has not previously been compared directly with opioid medication treatment , currently the most commonly prescribed treatment for opioid dependence. To determine whether treatment with extended-release naltrexone will be as effective as daily buprenorphine hydrochloride with naloxone hydrochloride in maintaining abstinence from heroin and other illicit substances in newly detoxified individuals.

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Injectable naltrexone, oral naltrexone, and buprenorphine utilization ...

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:59

Injectable naltrexone, oral naltrexone, and buprenorphine utilization and discontinuation among individuals treated for opioid use disorder in a United States commercially insured population. We investigated prescribing patterns for four opioid use disorder medications: 1) injectable naltrexone, 2) oral naltrexone, 3) sublingual or oralmucosal buprenorphine/naloxone, and 4) sublingual buprenorphine as well as transdermal buprenorphine in a nationally representative claims-based database of commercially insured individuals in the United States.

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Yukon offers Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to remote communities by video conference

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:29

'We really have something in the Yukon that's unique and wonderful and such a great demonstration of cooperation,' said Corliss Burke, a non-alcoholic volunteer with the organization. Through the Yukon Telehealth Network , every community can now be connected by video conference to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings happening in Whitehorse.

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Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:40

What if it was possible to predict which people are at high risk of suicide? Researchers may have brought us a step closer to such a feat, after developing a brain imaging technique that could pinpoint individuals with suicidal tendencies. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Some call painted trees at Oregon Ridge Park an unwelcome surprise

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:40

An outdoor art installation of painted trees that a nonprofit group created at Oregon Ridge Park, in Cockeysville, has angered some members of the park's advisory board, who say they weren't consulted on the project and believe the paint to be a desecration of nature. An outdoor art installation of painted trees that a nonprofit group created at Oregon Ridge Park, in Cockeysville, has angered some members of the park's advisory board, who say they weren't consulted on the project and believe the paint to be a desecration of nature.

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Taking note on addiction - hard lessons learned by NJ journalists

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:50

Everyone's talking about the opioid crisis - because it's everywhere. But too few of those making the important decisions and trying to bring light to the problem really understand it.

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Addiction made me lost and isolated, Araminta Jonsson says

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 05:32

A Monmouthshire woman who has faced an 18-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction has launched a magazine to help others like her.

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For people looking to get sober, Lenoir County has multiple options Updated at

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 16:39

In 2016, Justin Barnett, pastor at Jackson Heights Original Free Will Baptist Church, saw a need in his community and decided to do something about it. "You would be surprised, man, there are people right here in this community that are addicts," he said.

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'People, Places & Things' Is A Clear-Eyed Look At Addiction

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:01

Denise Gough as Emma, an actress who goes into rehab after coming unhinged onstage, in People, Places & Things . Gough won an Olivier award for the role during the play's London run.

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3rd suit alleges rehabs kept pay

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 03:24

A lawsuit filed in Benton County court this week alleges that two Arkansans worked at Northwest Arkansas chicken plants and other manufacturing sites without pay in lieu of criminal prosecution. The plaintiffs accuse Simmons Foods, Hendren Plastics, up to 30 "John Does" and two rehabilitation programs of conspiring to use clients as free labor to fill a shortage of manufacturing workers in the region.

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