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Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers

Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
The City of Chicago has filed suit against five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers, accusing the companies of concealing the health risks associated with a class of potent painkillers in order to boost profits.
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"The purpose of the suit is to stop 'deceptive and unlawful marketing and hold these companies responsible for the harm their deception has caused.'"

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Going Clear l HBO Documentary Films l HBO

Going Clear l HBO Documentary Films l HBO | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
The official website for the HBO Documentary Film Going Clear, featuring videos, images, interviews, resources and schedule information.
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Here's an antidote for that #SB50 ad: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief @HBODocs. The cult runs an addiction treatment outfit call Narconon, based on Scientology quackery, which serves as a front and recruitment tool. 

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Heroin's youngest addicts are dying in high school : News

Heroin's youngest addicts are dying in high school : News | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
“It’s all hush-hush, and it can’t be hush-hush anymore. It’s everywhere, including in our perfect world of Glendale and Kirkwood. ”
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Recovery and Personal Safety | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Recovery and Personal Safety | Blog & New Postings | William L. White | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
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Lifesaving Heroin Antidote To Be Sold Over The Counter At More CVS Stores

Lifesaving Heroin Antidote To Be Sold Over The Counter At More CVS Stores | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
Other pharmacies have rolled out similar naloxone programs.
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Estimates of Drug Use Disorder in the United States | Recovery Research Institute

Estimates of Drug Use Disorder in the United States | Recovery Research Institute | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
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The Insane Idea | The Point Magazine

The Insane Idea | The Point Magazine | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
Last April, the Atlantic published a feature-length takedown of America’s longest-standing mutual-aid fellowship. “The False Gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous” was the work of Gabrielle Glaser, who delivered the bad news in dry and dismal…
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Remission/Recovery from Cannabis Use Disorders: New Findings | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Remission/Recovery from Cannabis Use Disorders: New Findings | Blog & New Postings | William L. White | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
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'New Hampshire' Episode 3: How The Heroin Crisis Is Bleeding Into The Primary

'New Hampshire' Episode 3: How The Heroin Crisis Is Bleeding Into The Primary | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
The epidemic has taken a particularly ruinous hold in the nation's first primary state, and the candidates are listening.
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Talking SMART with Steve Bergier

Talking SMART with Steve Bergier | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
In this episode we speak with Steve Bergier, a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator in Orange County, California.
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Why I Stopped Going to AA and Why I Feel Guilty About It

Why I Stopped Going to AA and Why I Feel Guilty About It | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
When I first came into recovery in 1990 I had a higher power. The higher power was making me pee in a cup randomly.
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Fentanyl: drug 50 times more potent than heroin ravages New Hampshire

Fentanyl: drug 50 times more potent than heroin ravages New Hampshire | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
Of 69 fatal overdose victims last year, 68% had taken the synthetic opioid, which Mexican cartels have learned to make and smuggle to interstate highways
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Pastor's underground syringe exchange highlights South's heroin explosion

Pastor's underground syringe exchange highlights South's heroin explosion | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
As heroin related deaths rise amid crackdown on painkillers, states slow on harm reduction, treatment, advocates say
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Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction — NEJM

Review Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction
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FACT SHEET: President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic

FACT SHEET: President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use Epidemic | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
President’s Budget includes new mandatory funding to help ensure that all Americans who want treatment can get the help they need
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Depression Screening Recommendation For All Adults Is A Step In The Right Direction

Depression Screening Recommendation For All Adults Is A Step In The Right Direction | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
I am pleased to learn that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation statement that all persons over the age of 18 be screened for depression, including pregnant ...
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Finding the right words for addiction - The Boston Globe

Finding the right words for addiction - The Boston Globe | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
Researchers and advocates want to substitute nonjudgmental medical terms for common words that blame addicted patients for their illness.
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Toward an Addiction-ary: Language, addiction, policy | Recovery Research Institute

Toward an Addiction-ary: Language, addiction, policy | Recovery Research Institute | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
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A promising 12-step facilitation treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders | Recovery Research Institute

A promising 12-step facilitation treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders | Recovery Research Institute | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
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Addiction TV Lite—The New TV Show “Recovery Road” | The Fix

Recovery Road is harmless enough, but bears only a vague resemblance to the harsh realities of addiction or, more specifically, the series’ purported focal point: sobriety.
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David Bowie Helped Trent Reznor Get Sober | The Fix

The Nine Inch Nails frontman wrote about his experience in Rolling Stone magazine.
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Massachusetts Chief’s Tack in Drug War: Steer Addicts to Rehab, Not Jail

Massachusetts Chief’s Tack in Drug War: Steer Addicts to Rehab, Not Jail | Addiction, Treatment & Recovery | Scoop.it
Believing addiction is a disease, the Gloucester Police Department became the unusual law enforcement agency offering heroin users an alternative to prison.
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AA's Most Annoying Clichés | The Fix

Some adages repeated in meetings are really helpful. Others, not so much. The Fix takes aim at seven of AA's most cloying clichés—one saying at a time.
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