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How I Juggled Probation and Active Addiction

After my arrest, I took the probation option without reading the fine print. In 2010, I was arrested for a “DUI with Enhancements” and...

Molly’s Secrets: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About MDMA

Molly is dangerous because you never know how pure it really is. On the street you’ll hear her referred to as Molly, as...

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Deni Carise: Dollars Over Sense When It Comes To Addiction Treatment

I've worked in the substance abuse treatment and research field for quite some time. At this point, there are a few indisputable...

Morning Roundup: Oct. 18, 2016

Medicaid rules make it harder to treat addiction, Maine man who overdosed required 5 doses of naloxone, Mel Gibson says he's been sober...

How To Make the 12 Steps More Effective: Add Yoga

Taylor Hunt recently broke his anonymity and published a gritty memoir of his drug addiction,...
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NEWS

You Might Want to Cut Back on the Energy Drinks. Here’s Why…

A new study shines light on the dangers of drinking heavy amounts of energy drinks. Years ago, I spent an entire summer behind a...

How Concerned Should We Be About Opiates?

Opiate substances (both natural and synthetic) are highly addictive. Opiates are a group of drugs that manage pain by depressing the central nervous...

Watch Your Mouth: It Matters How You Use the Language of Addiction

Dr. Kimball was asked to read a brief story. It told of a man having a difficult time complying with court-ordered addiction treatment....
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ADDICTION

Alcohol damage to fetus measured by new blood test

The effect of alcohol on the developing fetus is difficult to predict; however, earlier...

Binge drinking may be encouraged by cycle of stress and reward

Binge drinking could be curbed by switching off a circuit between two brain regions...

Morning Roundup: Sept. 13, 2017

Kenyan president urged to sober up, NYC First Lady promotes new suicide prevention anthem,...

The Book of Tater Part 6

In this installment of The Book of...

A Son's Death, a Mother's Fight for Justice, and Henry's Fund

Katie Granju made her mark on...

TREATMENT

America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today

Doctors prescribing painkillers willy-nilly. Outrage over foreigners importing “poison” into America. Expensive treatment facilities marketed to addicts from well-off families. These are things...

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Opioid epidemic: 20 percent of prescribed painkiller users share them

Since 1999, overdose deaths from opioids - including prescription painkillers and heroin - have nearly quadrupled in the United States. In the thick...

Morning Roundup: Sept. 20, 2017

Cocaine 'advice cards' by Spanish health workers spark outrage, Dr Oz says MMJ could help solve opioid addiction, smoking and poor diet leading...