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Covering all the current news swirling in the land of addiction recovery.

New Synthetic Drug Flakka Spawns the Bizarre
2 years ago

New Synthetic Drug Flakka Spawns the Bizarre

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy …
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The White House’s Drug Czar Knows Addiction Firsthand
2 years ago

The White House’s Drug Czar Knows Addiction Firsthand

This recent New York Times article profiled United States “drug czar” Michael Botticelli, telling a story of the fateful night on the Massachusetts Turnpike that led to him confronting his own …
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Addiction Is A Problem For America’s Workforce
2 years ago

Addiction Is A Problem For America’s Workforce

Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the United States has had a recent substance abuse problem, a new government study reveals.

Analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2012 …
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Addiction: A Disorder Of Knowing
2 years ago

Addiction: A Disorder Of Knowing

By  • News, Resources

The nature of addiction is complex and comes in many varieties. We can be addicted to substances, like heroin, or coffee, or even food, and we can be addicted to activities, …
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Sadly, Police Target Heroin Addiction Clinics
2 years ago

Sadly, Police Target Heroin Addiction Clinics

With heroin addiction skyrocketing, methadone remains the gold standard for narcotics dependence treatment. Yet cops nationwide target heavily regulated methadone clinics to turn vulnerable addicts into informants, with little public …
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Drugs for Alcoholism Don’t Have to Lead to Sobriety, says FDA
2 years ago

Drugs for Alcoholism Don’t Have to Lead to Sobriety, says FDA

By  • Alcohol, News

Drugmakers aiming to tackle alcoholism, a condition that affects 17 million Americans, may have a smoother path to market under a U.S. proposal to guide development of treatments.

Drugs to …
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David Carr: The best way to fight addiction is acceptance
2 years ago

David Carr: The best way to fight addiction is acceptance

By  • News, People

It was a hazy night in 1983 when a newspaper writer built like a bear descended upon a Minneapolis comedy club to do a story on a fast-rising comedian. At …
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Two Alcoholic Russian Bears Struggle to Find a New Home
2 years ago

Two Alcoholic Russian Bears Struggle to Find a New Home

By  • News

The two animals have been held in cages at Patskhu-Guria restaurant in Sochi for more than 20 years, and are in need of urgent medical treatment after customers were allowed …
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Drinking and Drone-ing
2 years ago

Drinking and Drone-ing

By  • Alcohol, News, Tech

Remember how the White House was in lockdown yesterday morning after a rogue DJI Phantom drone crashed into the lawn? According to The New York Times, the perpetrator …
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For Teens, Poor Sleep is Linked Drinking, Drug Use
3 years ago

For Teens, Poor Sleep is Linked Drinking, Drug Use

New findings appearing in the February issue of the medical journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states researchers analyzed data from more than 6,500 American teens collected in three separate waves: …
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