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Influx of methadone clinics worry businesses

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The growing number of methadone clinics in the downtown is a concern for business owners in the core.
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Substance abuse, and addictions are a serious problem. Harm Reduction programs, like methadone clinics are at the front line of a long road to what is needed to help people with not only addictions, but Mental Health issues, Homelessness, and Substance Abuse etc. The more clinics can be a result of a bogged down system in addressing a longer term commitment, and programs to address this problem...

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It's never to late to overcome substance abuse. Find out how I broke the cycle... http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Lifeinthegame

I have dwelled in the darkness of subsatance abuse, but today I live in the light of recovery. Find out how I won the war...  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Lifeinthegame

 

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Drug addiction changes the brain - DigitalJournal.com

Drug addiction changes the brain - DigitalJournal.com | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.com Drug addiction changes the brain DigitalJournal.com The lead researcher, Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was quoted by The Scientist as saying: "In heroin users, there are clear disturbances of...
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All agree: drug abuse is an epidemic - Barnstable Patriot

All agree: drug abuse is an epidemic - Barnstable Patriot | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
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All agree: drug abuse is an epidemic
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TACKLING A PROBLEM – Cape Cod Times reporter K.C.
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Why has Rob Ford's use of crack sparked such an intense moral panic? - National Post

Why has Rob Ford's use of crack sparked such an intense moral panic? - National Post | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
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Why has Rob Ford's use of crack sparked such an intense moral panic?
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At the time, my parents were coming out of their own denial.
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'Hippy crack' party drug.

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Compulsive pornography users shows the same brain activity as alcoholics and ...

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Could this be a 'gateway', or would kids try more risky drugs if this was not about?

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Drug addicts may be given 'safe rooms' where they can inject themselves with crack cocaine and heroin in controversial plan by Brighton council

Drug addicts may be given 'safe rooms' where they can inject themselves with crack cocaine and heroin in controversial plan by Brighton council | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
Brighton is set to become the first British city to provide official 'drug consumption rooms' in the hope of preventing heroin, crack and cocaine overdoses by offering supervision.

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Chief: Crimes Being Committed By People Feeding Drug Habits - Patch.com

Chief: Crimes Being Committed By People Feeding Drug Habits - Patch.com | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
Chief: Crimes Being Committed By People Feeding Drug Habits Patch.com I don't have the answer, but based on my experience, these crimes are being committed, not because people need money to pay bills, but because they need money to feed their drug...
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Letter: Trudeau pot comments undermine substance abuse efforts - Montreal Gazette

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Letter: Trudeau pot comments undermine substance abuse efforts
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The Saving Station Foundation is a Canadian-registered charity dedicated to the elimination of youth substance abuse.
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Elderly prescription drug addicts fly below radar, experts say - Dickinson Press

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Elderly prescription drug addicts fly below radar, experts say Dickinson Press Addiction experts say elderly prescription drug addicts are going unnoticed, in part because it's hard to balance seniors' legitimate medical concerns and the potential...

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My Name is John and I Am a Sex Addict. (Or Maybe Not) - TIME

My Name is John and I Am a Sex Addict. (Or Maybe Not) - TIME | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
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My Name is John and I Am a Sex Addict. (Or Maybe Not)
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Previous work involving p300 with drug addicts showed that drug-related pictures were far more compelling than other depictions.
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How To Be Happy

How To Be Happy | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
7. Stop checking email in the morning. Seriously cut that garbage out. Your brain actually functions differently when you first wake up, spe…

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Free Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment? We Can Fix That ...

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In a time of limited health resources the government is helping Big Pharma create a new, unnecessary, unethical and possibly harmful revenue stream.
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Mayor Rob Ford's admitted alcohol and drug use shines spotlight on substance ... - The Globe and Mail

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Mayor Rob Ford's admitted alcohol and drug use shines spotlight on substance ...
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admitted alcohol and drug use have shone a glaring spotlight on addiction and substance abuse.
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New Programs at Drug Rehab Carrollton Tackle Prescription Addiction - PR Web (press release)

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New Programs at Drug Rehab Carrollton Tackle Prescription Addiction
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Long term abuse of prescription medications can cause significant damage to a person's health and overall well-being.
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Mike Tyson reveals drug, sex addictions in memoir - New York Post

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Mike Tyson reveals drug, sex addictions in memoir
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By the time he was 22 years old, Brooklyn born Mike Tyson was a worldwide phenomenon.
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Compulsive pornography users shows the same brain activity as alcoholics and ... - Daily Mail

Compulsive pornography users shows the same brain activity as alcoholics and ... - Daily Mail | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
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FDA beefs up pain-drug warnings in face of abuse epidemic - Fox News

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FDA beefs up pain-drug warnings in face of abuse epidemic
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Smarter Kids Are Smart Enough to Avoid Alcohol and Drugs, Right? - TIME (blog)

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Smarter Kids Are Smart Enough to Avoid Alcohol and Drugs, Right?
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Addiction injection: the mission to immunise drug users against dependency (Wired UK)

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Could drug users be immunised against addiction? Kim Janda, a research chemist in California, has already shown that a vaccine can ‘cure’ drug-dependent mice and rats.
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'Didn't Choose To Die'; Drug Addiction Is 'A Disease' - Perez Hilton

'Didn't Choose To Die'; Drug Addiction Is 'A Disease' - Perez Hilton | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
Demi Lovato opens up about drug addiction: Cory Monteith ”didn't choose to die.”
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A Memorial In South Riverdale Brings Drug Use Out Of The Shadows - Torontoist

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A Memorial In South Riverdale Brings Drug Use Out Of The Shadows Torontoist On Friday afternoon, local artist Rocky Dobey unveiled a gleaming, eight-foot copper memorial beside South Riverdale Community Health Centre on Queen Street East—a fitting...
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Ibogaine: Can it Cure Addiction Without the Hallucinogenic Trip?

Ibogaine: Can it Cure Addiction Without the Hallucinogenic Trip? | Life in the game of addictions | Scoop.it
Ron Price needs his milkshake.It's 10 o'clock on a Monday morning and the bald-headed, barrel-chested former bodybuilder is shuffling around the kitchen of a posh rehab clinic in Tijuana, wearing slippers and a blue Go...

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