heroin addiction

Overdoses Fell With Medical Marijuana Legalization

...  Fell with Medical Marijuana Legalization Our study should also not be used to tout the use of marijuana to treat opioid addiction, a particularly upsetting misinterpretation, as the limited evidence available points to the opposite being true: Quitting marijuana may strengthen recovery for … Read more on New York Times Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction? It's a tempting sell in New England, hard hit by the painkiller and heroin crisis, with a problem: There is very little research showing marijuana works as a treatment for the addiction. … Bolstered by stories like Ham's, doctors are experimenting … Read more on CBS Local Read ...

Kathleen Parker: New Biography Speaks the Truth, Doesn't Beat Around the Bush

...  Bush Among other nuggets, we've learned that his favorite term for Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld is “iron ass,”a phrase one can't resist saying as much as possible. Cheney, who was secretary of defense under the first Bush, has responded that he considers … Read more on Press Herald I'm dependent on narcotics; that doesn't mean I'm an addict. In the years that I've been using opioids, their use has become more restricted and controversial. A surge in heroin addiction and overdose is directly related to painkiller abuse. People get hooked on the Vicodin or Percocet prescribed after surgery … Read more on Salon Tags: heroin addict, heroin addiction, dick cheney ...

Scarborough Starts Heroin Treatment Program

Scarborough starts heroin treatment program The initiative is in response to a surge in overdoses, some of them fatal, in Maine from heroin and from heroin laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate. The police department has partnered with Liberty Bay Recovery Center in Portland and … Read more on Press Herald Talking heroin in Boothbay Harbor Last week, the Lincoln County Healthcare community committee, which meets monthly at St. Andrews Family Care Center, heard from local and state professionals about Maine's opiate epidemic and efforts to counter it. Holly Stover, a community volunteer … Read more on Boothbay Register Read more... ...

'Sock-it-to-me' Star Judy Carne Dies at 76: Learn More About Pneumonia

...  on September 3 due to pneumonia. Carne had an autobiography entitled “Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside”. She chronicled her the various problems she had with substance abuse and how she survived. Unfortunately, the addiction … Read more on Health Aim Lives Remembered: Judy Carne But unlike Hawn, who went on to become a major Hollywood movie star with fi lms such as Private Benjamin and The First Wives Club, Carne's life spiralled out of control as she battled heroin addiction, broken marriages and a series of arrests for drugs … Read more on Express.co.uk Read ...

The Stunning Paradox of Iran's War on Drugs: How It Actually Makes America

...  between Afghanistan's extensive poppy fields and eager Western markets, Iran has an extensive history of domestic opium, alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use dating back centuries. In recent decades, heroin has become more popular. Most recently … Read more on Salon Substance abuse, lack of treatment a top Mat-Su health concern Dr. Melissa Kemberling, director of programs at the Health Foundation, and a trained epidemiologist, says the role of alcohol abuse should not be overlooked in heroin addiction. “Alcohol is the drug that wreaks the most havoc in our community. And we … Read more on Alaska Public Radio Network Read ...

Oregon Shooter Killed Himself After 3 Officers Arrived at Community College

...  shooter killed himself after 3 officers arrived at community college Charley Thompson, left, and his wife Rachel Thompson place flowers at a makeshift memorial near the road leading to Umpqua Community College, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer walked in a … Read more on New Haven Register Former heroin addict finds purpose in bringing hope to others At 26, Lindsey Greinke said she has survived heroin addiction, rape, abuse, heartbreak, homelessness, suicide, depression, self-harm and the death of the love of her life. … She checked into rehab in April 2011. Greinke said she felt God with her … Read more on HeraldNet Read ...

Kevin McEnroe on His Mom Tatum O'Neal: I Thought She Was Choosing Drugs Over Us

...  McEnroe on His Mom Tatum O'Neal: I Thought She Was Choosing Drugs Over Us As a young boy, Kevin McEnroe knew his mom, Tatum O'Neal, was struggling with drugs, even if he didn't understand the details of her heroin addiction. "I would lock myself in my room because it was hard to be around her not acting like herself … Read more on People Magazine Bobbi Kristina Brown Used Heroin, Other Drugs Before Being Found in Bathtub … In 2011, Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, spoke to PEOPLE about his own drug use, admitting to using heroin and cocaine before getting clean. He said he was inspired to get off drugs partly after watching his reality show, Being Bobby Brown, ...