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Help HB 3238, Which Would Establish Pilot Syringe Programs in 7 Texas Counties

Help HB 3238, Which Would Establish Pilot Syringe Programs in 7 Texas Counties | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
I know this is last minute, but the urgency of this was just brought to our attention yesterday!   We have been supporting the HB 3238 (see attached bill), which would allow for 7 pilot programs...
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France Aims to Open Supervised Injection Sites

France Aims to Open Supervised Injection Sites | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
France's health minister, Marisol Touraine, has stated that France will open trial centers where addicts could safely inject drugs could open before the en...
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Can drug services cope with an influx of the 'Trainspotting generation'?

Can drug services cope with an influx of the 'Trainspotting generation'? | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it

Max Daly: Ageing heroin users with long-term health problems are now a major challenge for treatment services facing cuts in funding (Can drug services cope with an influx of the 'Trainspotting generation'?


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Dope Sickness: My First Methadone Call Personal Story, Part 2

Dope Sickness: My First Methadone Call Personal Story, Part 2 | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Read Part 1 Here.    Clutching the phone, I made my way to the kitchen, began digging through the cabinets, the drawers, I know there is a phonebook h...
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Reflections of an Overdose, A Memoir Piece

Reflections of an Overdose, A Memoir Piece | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it

Thinking back to witnessing an overdose, and all those I lost to addiction...

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What Can I Do To End This Chaos???

What Can I Do To End This Chaos??? | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Often times, many of these parents told me they really liked my work because it helped them to understand their children. They could read my story, and somehow they found hope in my dark tales of the addiction.
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Snake Venom Shows the Potential to Replace Morphine

Snake Venom Shows the Potential to Replace Morphine | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
The Black Mamba is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world, with a powerful venom that can kill a person is less than thirty minutes.  According to T...
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Florida's prescription drug database is vital to curbing abuse of prescription painkillers

Florida's prescription drug database is vital to curbing abuse of prescription painkillers | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Unreasonable restrictions on the funding of Florida's prescription drug database threaten to act like a poison pill -- dooming the database just as it begins to prove its effectiveness.
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Clean Needles for Canadian Prisoners- Where Do You Stand on Harm Reduction?

Clean Needles for Canadian Prisoners- Where Do You Stand on Harm Reduction? | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Four AIDS groups and a former prison inmate filed a lawsuit in Canada's Federal Court recently, seeking a court order that would force Ottawa to establish (Check out this awesome opinion piece on clean needles in prison.

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Drug Rehab In America: Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Drug Rehab In America: Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Infographics & Data Visualization - Home ... There is no question that millions of Americans deal with drug and alcohol abuse each year. ... The below infographic by All Treatment visualizes the growing need for drug treatment in America: ...

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Study to look at the impact of legal alternatives to illegal drugs (Aus)

The use of legal substances that mimic the effects of illegal drugs appears to be on the rise in Australia, yet little is known about their long-term impact on users. Deakin University health researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Tasmania and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, are running a study to better understand Australian’s experiences of using these substances, referred to as emerging psychoactive substances.


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Nick Flanagan's curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:09 PM

this article takes an interesting look at how some people in Australia are buying drugs online that are legal to mimic the effects of drugs that are illegal.  While many of the drugs they are buying are legal for the people to sell, they are actualy illegal in Australia.  This article just goes to show how wide spread drug use is.  It is used in just about every country and is a real problem.  

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Blog: Would you hire someone with a drug or alcohol dependency?

Blog: Would you hire someone with a drug or alcohol dependency? | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
alcohol.jpg The HRZone community will already be well aware that getting people ‘back to work’ and reducing the welfare bill are central to this government’s ambitions.
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Hepatitis C: The Diagnosis, A Personal Look

Hepatitis C: The Diagnosis, A Personal Look | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
I remember how the bottom dropped out; my heart fell into my stomach when I first heard my Hepatitis C status. I remember sitting in my methadone counselor’s office in a small, drab room in Savannah, Georgia.
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Dope Sickness: My First Methadone Call A Personal Story, Part 1

Dope Sickness: My First Methadone Call A Personal Story, Part 1 | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
My head spins, back and forth, over and over again with the same old thoughts, the thoughts that invade my mind, when it is reeling with the madness of the...
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Hepatitis C Clinical Trial Turns Deadly

Hepatitis C Clinical Trial Turns Deadly | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it

Brain and Jessica Starkey with their young son Drug trials involving an unapproved drug that could help to eradicate the Hepatitis C virus has a tragic outcome in Kansas City...

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6 Things You Should Know About Rapid Detox

6 Things You Should Know About Rapid Detox | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it

          Rapid opiate detoxification clinics speckle the Internet, selling the buyer a painless detox from opiates, making wild claims that the addict will be back to normal in a matter of days! This ever-popular treatment claims to have a magic pill, but it just sounds too good to be true.  What is really going on here? 

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Methadone Cuts HIV Risk

Injection drug users on opiate substitution treatment with methadone cut their risk of HIV infection by more than half, researchers reported.
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The Caging of America: Mass Incarceration and Criminal (in) Justice in USA

The Caging of America: Mass Incarceration and Criminal (in) Justice in USA | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it

There are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height. That city of the confined and the controlled, Lockuptown, is now the second largest in the United States.
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Australia's pointless and deadly drugs crackdown - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia's pointless and deadly drugs crackdown - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Mainline to Opiate Addiction | Scoop.it
Every weekend, police around Australia try to do the impossible - clamp down on that use of those drugs with sniffer dogs and bag searches. While a handful of young people might be caught, the vast majority will not.
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