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Weirton, WV moving forward with plans to open new detox center

The Weirton Board of Zoning Appeals gave details on its plan to open a new detox center this past Tuesday night, with residents out in impressive numbers to the Wilsap Community Center to hear the Board speak.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Web Junkie explores Internet habits and addiction

A documentary called Web Junkie opened to limited theatrical release in the U.S. on August 6, 2014. The film explores Internet usage habits, specifically among a group of teens in Beijing who are being treated in an unusual type of recovery facility.

Op-Ed: Addiction: Recovery is possible Special

In the United States, more than 7 million children live with a parent with an alcohol problem. (SAMHSA) Alcohol usage in these families affects the children. Today, 1 in 5 people report that they grew up with an alcoholic parent.

German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.

Reorienting Canadian drug policy

Winnipeg - The Frontier Center for Public Policy has published report called ‘A Blueprint for Reorienting Canadian Drug Policy’. The report argues that the ‘war on drugs’ is not working and calls for a new strategy.

Human Rights Watch calls for better treatment for addicted vets

New York - A recent report published by Human Rights Watch has found half a million veterans returning home from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan have become dependent on drugs.

Addiction 'off' switch is possible but not a cure

A new report has indicated that it may be possible to 'turn off' withdrawal symptoms deriving from when people refrain from taking illegal substances for a period of time to make it easier for people to stop.

U.S. tobacco companies making deadlier, more addictive cigarettes

Earlier this year the U.S. Surgeon-General reported that cigarettes are deadlier and more addictive than ever, and now a report issued Tuesday outlines how tobacco companies have made design changes and put in more additives to achieve that.

Is sunbathing addictive?

Are some people addictive to soaking up the rays? One study concludes so. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet light leads to endorphin release and signs of addiction in mice.

NIDA raises marijuana concerns

Washington - The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has raised concern in relation to drug addiction over the increasing use of marijuana across the U.S.

Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death

Seoul - South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

Op-Ed: Medical cannabis the safe competition to pharmaceutical drugs

The cannabis plant is a safe alternative to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs, especially for mood and anxiety disorders. Because of this, medical cannabis is clearly competition to the pharmaceutical industry.

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.

New pain pill Zohydro is a very dangerous drug

When Zohydro is released for sale in March, it will be one of the most powerful prescription painkillers on the market today. In its highest dosage, it will contain 5 to 10 times as much hydrocodone as Vicodin, a widely prescribed pain medication.

Yemeni wife takes husband to court over WhatsApp addiction

Aden - Ever had the feeling that your "better half" spends more time on WhatsApp than he or she does with you? Well this Yemeni wife decided to do something about it, and took her errant husband to court.

Hormone shows promise in halting marijuana dependence

A hormone may lead to drugs that help people curb marijuana dependence. The hormone pregnenolone blunts marijuana’s effects in rats and mice, according to some published trials.

Op-Ed: Treating addiction like a disease - medically assisted treatment

Addicts know the pain and suffering associated with drug and alcohol dependence but many addicts are seeking help with new forms of treatment that work in medications to affect the chemistry of the brain, in conjunction with traditional therapy.

Nicotine center of the brain found

The part of the brain which becomes addicted to nicotine has been located — the interpeduncular nucleus. This could lead to treatments targeted to the region and may aid smoking cessation.

Controversial study says Oreos as addictive as heroin, cocaine

New London - Are Oreos as addictive as heroin or cocaine? A new study by a team of undergraduate researchers is creating controversy.

Clinic treats people with Internet addictions

People that cannot seem to put down their gadgets, such as smartphones and laptops, are finding more remedies to help treat their addiction to the Internet.

A parent's worst nightmare: The dark side of the Internet Special

Fourteen year-old Hanah Smith had been threatened with a sadistic rape attack, her abuser threatened to attack Hanah with a hammer, anonymous messengers taunted Hanah about her weight, the death of an uncle and urged her to engage in self-harm.

Study finds prescription pills pose a threat to women

Addiction to prescription pain killers is a silent epidemic that affects millions of people; however, women tend to suffer the brunt of the illness.

Study: Tanning might be an addiction

A scientific study discovers that one out of seven patients even after being diagnosed with skin cancer will go back to tanning.

Joe Budden explains battle with addiction and Consequence feud

New Jersey Rapper Joe Budden says he was "high out of his mind" at Hot 97's Summer Jam last year. He says his Shady Records boss and friend Eminem, among others, helped him sober up.

Clues into how alcohol disrupts the brain

Researchers have identified how alcohol might affect key brain proteins. The finding could eventually lead to the development of drugs that could disrupt the interaction between alcohol and the brain.

High energy levels may explain alcohol addiction

Scientists have theorized that the tendency to consume higher levels of alcohol amongst heavy drinkers is linked to extra energy gained from the high levels of alcohol consumed to the extent that the alcohol acts like a ‘brain fuel’.

Canadians consume 50% more alcohol than other countries

Toronto - A recent report from Canada's Center for Addiction and Mental Health has found that Canadians are drinking more alcohol that any other country surveyed.

Gordon Lightfoot headlines Renascent Foundation benefit Special

Toronto - Tuesday evening at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio singer Gordon Lightfoot was the star of Renascent’s inaugural concert series event, Walk You To The Water.

Genetic link to Internet addiction identified

Internet addiction is not a figment of the imagination, according to a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Interestingly, the study also found that the link occurs more frequently in women.
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