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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
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