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A Recovering Addict on Why Legalizing Weed Might Be Better for Us All

...  Recovering Addict On Why Legalizing Weed Might Be Better For Us All If drugs and alcohol didn't make you feel better, be more productive, or make you think that you look/talk/behave/sing/dance better than you do, then people wouldn't be lining up to abuse them. The issue, of course, is that drugs and alcohol are a … Read more on UPROXX 'Addiction is a brain illness': Drug task force focuses on substance abuse … Mary Painter, director of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Treatment and Recovery with the state Department of Children and Families, discusses substance abuse among adolescents at the second meeting of the North Central Opioid Addiction … Read more on Journal Inquirer Tags: substance abuse, opioid addiction, intimate partner violence, task force, drugs and alcohol ...

Liver Hormone Could Reduce Cravings for Sweets, Alcohol: Study

...  Hormone Could Reduce Cravings For Sweets, Alcohol: Study The researchers report that mice with elevated levels of FGF21 showed reduced preference for sweetener- and alcohol-laced water as well as a marked decrease in levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a central role in reward behaviour. Read more on NDTV Cork Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force wants injecting centres to be … The taskforce said the centres were not “a panacea” and that there are many other issues in Irish drug policy that need to be addressed, including the provision of accessible residential stabilisation, and detox and rehabilitation services for polydrug … Read more on Irish Examiner Tags: rehabilitation services, drug and alcohol, drug policy, irish examiner ...

Exec Who Jacked Up Price of a Life-Saving Drug Is Arrested

...  who jacked up price of a life-saving drug is arrested Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is escorted by law enforcement agents in New York Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, after being taken into custody … Read more on Bluefield Daily Telegraph Drug task force claims it's making progress AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A special statewide task force, which was formed after the Governor's controversial Drug Summit last summer, said it's making progress on a plan to fight the state's opiate drug crisis. Leaders of the task force … They … Read more on WCSH-TV Read ...

Dixon Police Program Helps Heroin Addicts Get Treatment

Dixon police program helps heroin addicts get treatment Police will dispose of drugs and paraphernalia without pressing charges for possession. Costs for treatment are left up to private insurance, state funds or Medicaid, and rehab centers also sometimes pay for it. The idea is catching on among Chicago … Read more on WRAL.com Nearly Half of Hepatitis C Patients on Medicaid Denied Coverage for Life … SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 50 percent of Medicaid patients infected with chronic hepatitis C whose doctors had prescribed newer, life-saving antiviral drugs were denied coverage to the therapies because they weren't considered “a medical necessity” or … Read more on Penn Current Read more... ...

Synthetic Marijuana Challenges Court System

...  marijuana challenges court system Led by Brent Blevins of the Boyle County Health Department and Kathy Miles of the Boyle County Heroin Task Force, the forum sponsored by Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Boyle County Community Education and SelfRefind gave … Read more on Central Kentucky News Man allegedly kills himself with bailiff's gun Mr. Barnett was able to knock down the bailiff, and retrieve his service weapon,” said Trooper, Shane Jacobs, with Kentucky State Police. We're told it happened in an elevator, inside the Farmer Helton Judicial Center, as Barnett was being escorted … Read more on WKYT Tags: health department, substance abuse policy, state police, synthetic marijuana, task force, substance abuse ...

Heroin: Still a Statewide Crisis

...  still a statewide crisis BELLOWS FALLS—John Merrigan, commander of the Vermont State Police Narcotics Task Force, noted that while there may be a nationwide crackdown on websites like Silk Road, the state drug task force focus remains on heroin, noting that opiate addiction … Read more on Commons The Greatest Hits of 2014? The new coverage for psychiatric care, and the additional requirement for coverage for substance abuse services as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has brought improved access to care to millions of people. … But, that ideal is a long way off … Read more on Psychiatric Times (blog) Tags: state police, task force, substance abuse service ...

“Genes, Environment, and Development”

  “Genes, Environment, and Development” – “Genes, Environment, and Development: An Integrated Approach to Understanding and Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems” Danielle Dick, Ph.D., gave this presen…   by Neil. Moralee Time to Talk About Alcohol Issues in Thunder Bay “Reducing alcohol-related harms is a public health priority and understanding how we see our drinking culture is an important part of reducing these harms.” says Dr. Janet DeMille, associate medical officer of health. “We want to hear from citizens in … Read more on Net Newsledger Read more... ...