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Drug addiction News

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

Conrad Murray: Michael Jackson killed himself

The former cardiologist convicted of killing Michael Jackson says the pop star was paranoid to the point of saving dirty underwear, and in withdrawal from painkillers.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Drug addiction changes the brain

By studying post-mortem human brains of heroin abusers, scientists have found that significant changes in gene networks occur.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

UK alcohol & drug abuse make it 'addiction capital' of Europe

UK think tank, the Centre for Social Justice, warn that booze and drug addictions are increasing and lead to family breakdown, debt and crime. UK has the highest addiction rate to hard drugs, like heroin, and women top the table for alcohol dependency.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 3 comments

Review: 'The Truth About Heroin'

Brighton - This three quarter of an hour plus documentary was uploaded to YouTube last month. Either you believe it, or you believe the politicians.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Review: ‘The Prisoners’ Special

This four-part documentary series follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a number of young men and women who have fallen foul of the law.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 5 comments

Laser treatment on the brain to switch on/off cocaine addiction

Stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers can wipe away addictive behavior and also conversely turn the non-addicted into compulsive cocaine seekers.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Addictive painkiller Oxycontin being tried out on kids

Purdue Pharma is using more than 150 children aged ages six to 16 in drug trials testing its powerful painkiller Oxycontin.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Whitney Houston's death worthy of sadness not condemnation

It was shortly after 7:15pm on Saturday evening, when I first heard the announcement that Whitney Houston had died in her hotel room.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Fire at drug addiction rehabilitation center in Lima kills 26

Lima - At least 26 people were killed and 10 injured this morning in a fire at a private rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol addiction in Lima, Peru.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

'No illegal substances' found in the body of Amy Winehouse

According to a toxicology report, "no illegal substances" were found in the body of Amy Winehouse at the time of her death.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

Op-Ed: The unemployed and the unemployable

Hull - A brief, partial review of two recent BBC Television programmes, and some comment on the issues raised therein relating to petty offenders, poverty and social exclusion.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Charlie Sheen done with porn stars and drug addiction

After entering a drug rehabilitation center over a week ago due to a reported drug overdose, popular actor Charlie Sheen is now taking control of his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Addiction treatment program opens for military in Pennsylvania

When a active duty military member needs an addiction treatment centre they could be turning to the Roxbury Treatment Center in Pennsylvania. The center has added a new program just for military members.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Growing number of Afghanistan children addicted to opium

The United Nations released survey results June 21st saying 1 million Afghans are caught up in drug addiction. The report says the problem is major and growing -- especially amongst children.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

MTV to air DJ AM show about drug abuse

When DJ AM died on August 28 MTV shelved the planned series Gone Too Far. The show, which featured DJ AM, focused on interventions and drug abuse.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Two Dutch towns ban their coffee-shops

All the cannabis-dealing coffeeshops in two Dutch towns near the Belgian border are closing down from 16 september. This decision was made by the mayors of Roozendaal and Bergen Op Zoom, which get a weekly 25,000 drug tourists.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 1 comment

Kazakhi cannibal who ate mother's innards dies

The Belgian police from the medieval Flemish town of Mechelen say that a 21-year-old man from Kazakhstan who had killed his own mother and then tried to eat her intestines, has died in hospital.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 2 comments

US Weekly: Heath Ledger Suffered From Serious Drug Abuse

An article just released by US Weekly Magazine states Heath Ledger, who was recently found dead in his apartment, suffered from serious drug addiction. He was abusing heroine, cocaine and a "variety of pills". His fiance had tried to get him help.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 6 comments

Chinese Researchers Develop Drug Addiction Database

Chinese researchers have developed the first molecular database for addiction-related genes with extensive annotations and a friendly Web interface.The researchers were able to integrate 2,343 items of evidence from peer-reviewed publications.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Drug Prisoners win 750,000 payout

197 prisoners were awarded a 750,000 pound payout after winning a case against being forced to stop taking drugs...
In the Media by Mark M Drewe
 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
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