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Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug Overdose
Theresa Plummer, 69, is believed to have accidentally come in contact with the same drug that killed her son.
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Americans Are Drinking More, But Why?
Jeremy D. Martinez, M.D.
Addiction Psychiatrist, CEO of Matrix Institute on Addictions
With so much focus on the opioid crisis, perhaps a parallel alcohol crisis has gone unnoticed.
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More Than 100 People Overdosed On Synthetic Marijuana In One Pennsylvania County
The drug is far more dangerous than real cannabis.
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Heroin Vaccine Could Turn Body's Defenses Against The Drug
By Amanda Onion, Live Science
The vaccine is the first of its kind shown to be effective in monkeys.
How Medicine Treats Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women
HuffPost Campus Editor-at-Large
Medical professionals have a handful of options in treating overdose and addiction when babies are at stake.
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Ben Affleck's Relapse Is A Common Scenario For People With Alcoholism
By Rachael Rettner, LiveScience.com
Addiction is a chronic illness, which means relapse is likely.
The Changing Face Of Meth
Louise Stanger Ed.d, LCSW, CDWF, CIP & Roger Porter
Writer, Speaker, Clinician, Interventionist
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 1.2 million Americans used meth in 2012.
Mom Shares Stunning Transformation 4 Years After Beating Heroin, Meth Addictions
“Never give up on yourself. Forgiveness of ourselves is essential in our recovery process."
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Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects
It could have some serious, long-term effects on the child.
Intervening Early to Prevent Substance Use Disorders
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
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'Tis the Season for At-Risk Drinking: A Reminder to Health Care Providers -- Screen, Intervene and Refer
During the holiday season at-risk alcohol use is common, either because of holiday parties and celebrations or in response to stressors such as grief and loss, depression or financial troubles.
Amid a Boom in Addiction Treatment, Will Big New Players Understand the Old Model Must Change?
President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health
How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? This Guy Has A Plan
Why I Care About Drug and Alcohol Use
Drug and Alcohol Researcher
Substance use is one of the most important public health issues of our time, and yet stigmatization impedes progress at every turn.
Louisiana Bans Synthetic Marijuana Components Following Health Scare
Federal Drug Agency Admits It's Clueless About Marijuana
Are Drugs Today Really Cheaper, Purer, and More Available Than Ever?
Director of Public Affairs, FEMA
Some critics go so far as to say that "illegal drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today" than ever before. This is a compelling argument and a powerful sound bite, to be sure. There's just one problem: It's not true.
We Need a
Breakthrough in the War on Drugs
Among the misconceptions fostered by AA and the disease theory of addiction is the idea of "hitting bottom" -- that there is some objective state beneath which no human being will go. The same is true in our misconceptions about what will end our war on drugs.
Shock Study Finds Link Between Jagerbombs And Casual Sex
Politics in the Diagnosis of Addiction
There is an inescapable conceptual struggle when dealing with America's volatile history of, and attitudes toward, substance use. In other words, the meaning of addiction is a never-ending American, and thus worldwide, cultural debate.
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