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3 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

At a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels, local health care providers are stepping up to the plate to help one targeted group: pregnant women.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone, Allegheny County, PA

7 hrs ago | Psychology Today

Ecstasy by the Numbers: 869,000 New Users on an Impure Drug

According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health , about 16 million people have used ecstasy at some point in their life, and during the 2012 year, 869,000 people used ecstasy for the first time, far higher than the number of new LSD and PCP users combined.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health

12 hrs ago | Suria

Elva Hsiao encourages ex-beau Kai Ko

Although the two have split, singer Elva Hsiao still backed Kai Ko up in the midst of his drug abuse case Following his arrest on Tuesday night for marijuana use , Taiwanese actor Kai Ko has since been serving his 14-day sentence in China.


Related Topix: Health, Drugs, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | Magic City Morning Star

C&C is sole prescriber of Vivitrol for alcohol, drug abuse in Kennebec County

The number of people looking for opiate abuse treatment in Maine has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Maine Office of Substance Abuse.


Related Topix: Health, Kennebec County, ME, Drugs, Medicine, Alcoholism

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas Splits From Husband Marc Cohn In The Midst Of Entering Rehab For Alcoholism

After entering rehab for a second time earlier this week, the ABC News anchor is now planning a divorce with her husband of 12 years.


Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Health

NIDA switches to social media monitoring for drug abuse trends, outbreaks

Washington, DC, United States - The National Institute on Drug Abuse is replacing its community surveillance of illicit drug abuse trends and outbreaks with monitoring of the social media and Internet for such problem.


Related Topix: Prison

New York Daily News

Heavy marijuana use in teens linked to disability later: study

In a long-term Swedish study, researchers found that men who smoked at age 18 were more likely to be on the Swedish disability list by age 59. 'There is reason to believe that the associations found in our study develop over a long period of time,' study leader Anna-Karin Danielsson said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, 9

CBC News

'It just doesn't seem fair' Sydney Mines anti-drug advocate mourned

Friends of Ryan Gillis, a vocal advocate against drug abuse from Sydney Mines, N.S., say it's hard to say goodbye to a man who was finally getting his life on track.


Related Topix: Drugs, Canada, World News, Health

WHMI-FM Howell

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The ordinance came about after Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt told township officials that it was not against state law to possess drug paraphernalia.


Related Topix: Drugs, Livingston County, MI, Health


14:08 Number of drug addicts drops down in Kazakhstan by 10%

The number of drug addicts among youth in Kazakhstan is reducing, said director of the state Scientific-Practical Centre of Medical and Social Problems of Drug Abuse Altynai Yeskaliyeva at the CCS media briefing on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Commonly prescribed painkiller now considered more addictive

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has now moved the commonly prescribed pain medication, Tramadol , to a schedule IV of the Controlled Substance Act.


Related Topix: Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health, Pain

The Raw Story

Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams' rehab efforts...

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council invoked comedian Robin Williams' past drug and alcohol addiction in a column defending so-called "ex-gay" therapy, Slate reported.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism

Bremerton Patriot

Comic's suicide brings new light to prevention, awareness

With the recent passing of beloved actor and comic Robin Williams, discussions on suicide prevention have taken front and center for many mental health organizations across the nation.


Related Topix: Depression, Bremerton, WA


Juneau Youth Services Offers Housing For At-Risk Teens, Young Adults

The Black Bear Apartments in the Mendenhall Valley is one of two youth transitional living complexes operated by Juneau Youth Services.


Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Mendenhall Valley, AK, University of Alaska Southeast, Health

News Democrat

Protecting our infants act

Kentucky has a growing prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse problem, and the scope of the problem is shocking.


Related Topix: Kentucky Government, Kentucky, Drugs, Health, Opinion

The Island Packet

Pot legalization makes anti-drug message hazy

A young couple trade off smoking out of a bong made from a mask on Sunday, the final day of Hempfest, in Seattle's at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Education Etc., Health, Family, Teenagers

Hear both sides of medical marijuana issue

Come November, Florida voters would do well to be schooled on the facts about a constitutional amendment that would permit doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with debilitating diseases.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, Medicine, Health, Bradenton, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

'Help the Hills' town hall meeting to address drug abuse among teens

On Monday night parents can get more information about what some are calling a growing problem in Over the Mountain communities: the use of drugs and alcohol.


Related Topix: Health, Drugs, Vestavia Hills, AL

Science Daily

How genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's wellbeing and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Drugs

Medical News Today

Key to prescription drug misuse among young adults is likely peers, but not peer pressure

Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers - but not peer pressure - according to a Purdue University study.


Related Topix: Drugs, Purdue University, Health, Alcoholism