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Drug shows promise for fighting meth addiction

Drug shows promise for fighting meth addiction | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Fewer than a fourth of people addicted to methamphetamine successfully complete treatment, said University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher Dr. Bankole A. Johnson.
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Brooke Mueller back in rehab after relapse - New York Daily News

Brooke Mueller back in rehab after relapse - New York Daily News | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
PerezHilton.comBrooke Mueller back in rehab after relapseNew York Daily NewsBrooke Mueller is back in rehab – reportedly after an extended reunion with ex-hubby Charlie Sheen.
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Oh No They Didn't! - Pete Doherty: 'I'm struggling with drug addiction'

Oh No They Didn't! - Pete Doherty: 'I'm struggling with drug addiction' | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Pete Doherty has admitted that he is currently "struggling" in his battle with drug addiction. The former Libertines man, who is currently promoting his new film Confession Of A Child Of The Century, has spoken frankly about ...
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When drugs meet crime

When drugs meet crime | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it

When drugs meet crime... Being tough on criminals may be a vote-winner, but putting addicts behind bars only causes other problems.

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A Video Game Addict Tells His Story

A Video Game Addict Tells His Story | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Taking a closer look at the world of video game addiction and how it is affect the health and happiness of those who get trapped in the “virtual world.”...
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Revised definition of ‘addiction’ may spur hike in number of addicts - Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

Revisions to the definition of addiction in the manual that helps to dictate health insurance costs could sharply increase addiction diagnoses.
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Project Prevention Pays Drug Addicts $300 to Get Sterilized

Project Prevention Pays Drug Addicts $300 to Get Sterilized | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it

Project Prevention is raising eyebrows and controversy by offering drug addicts $300 to either undergo sterilization or use a form of long-term birth control. What do YOU think about this idea?

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'Lost' star Matthew Fox arrested for DWI in Oregon - Pioneer Press

'Lost' star Matthew Fox arrested for DWI in OregonPioneer PressAP PORTLAND, Ore. - Actor Matthew Fox, star of the television series "Lost," has been charged with drunken driving in Oregon.
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The world's first mosque to treat drug addiction

The world's first mosque to treat drug addiction | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
It is located in Kuala Lumpur and the government plans to further expand its treatment to other mosques.
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Prison Time vs. Rehab for Drug Offenders | Recovery First

Using drug rehab as an alternative to prison may be the best way to address the alarming rates of both crime and addiction in the United States. Violent and non-violent drug offenders...
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Rehab With Dr. Drew To Premiere In September 2012 | VH1 BlogVH1 Blog

Rehab With Dr. Drew To Premiere In September 2012 | VH1 BlogVH1 Blog | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
We are excited to announce that Dr. Drew Pinsky and his team are returning to VH1 in just a few short months to share their expertise with a new group of patients.
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Car crashes into Connecticut liquor store -- and driver gets a DUI charge - msnbc.com

Car crashes into Connecticut liquor store -- and driver gets a DUI charge - msnbc.com | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Car crashes into Connecticut liquor store -- and driver gets a DUI chargemsnbc.comBy Bob Connors, NBCConnecticut.com A woman charged with DUI after her car slammed through a Connecticut liquor store is blaming it all on Nyquil and Armor All.
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Heroin Facts: The Dangers of Shooting Heroin

Heroin Facts: The Dangers of Shooting Heroin | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Among the most disturbing heroin facts is knowing that the symptoms of addiction are not as clear as many drug addiction symptoms. Learn more about withdrawal, effects, & the life of heroin addicts.
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Celebrity Rehab's Rodney King Dead At 47 | Reality TV Magazine

Celebrity Rehab's Rodney King Dead At 47 | Reality TV Magazine | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Celebrity Rehab's Rodney King Dead At 47 Rodney King has died. He was 47. He appeared on both VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House.
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Matthew Fox -- No Jail in DUI Case - TMZ.com

Matthew Fox -- No Jail in DUI Case - TMZ.com | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
TMZ.comMatthew Fox -- No Jail in DUI CaseTMZ.com"Lost" star Matthew Fox won't be locked up after his DUI arrest last month -- TMZ has learned, the actor struck a plea deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.
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Memorial Day Weekend DUI Crackdown - Patch.com

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Crackdown - Patch.com | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
CBS LocalMemorial Day Weekend DUI CrackdownPatch.comThe Avoid the 13 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers who still don't...
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The troubled path to painkiller addiction: Prescription drug abuse epidemic taking a toll on Central New York

The troubled path to painkiller addiction: Prescription drug abuse epidemic taking a toll on Central New York | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Many get hooked while using the drugs to treat legitimate pain. Others get addicted after sharing, borrowing or stealing other people's prescription painkillers.
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Ray Lucas: Painkiller addiction my problem, not the NFL’s problem | ProFootballTalk

Ray Lucas: Painkiller addiction my problem, not the NFL’s problem | ProFootballTalk | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
At a time when close to 2,000 former NFL players are suing the league over health problems that they blame on their playing days, it comes as something of a surprise to hear from a former NFL player who dealt with a health problem that started with...
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Addiction in the Ranks, Soldiers and Heroin

Addiction in the Ranks, Soldiers and Heroin | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Heroin is becoming a real problem for soldiers in Afghanistan...
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Quit-Smoking Drug Reduces Alcohol Use in Smokers Who Drink Heavily | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Quit-Smoking Drug Reduces Alcohol Use in Smokers Who Drink Heavily | The Partnership at Drugfree.org | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
A drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.
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Military turns focus to drug smuggling

The U.S. military has brought lessons from the past decade of conflict to the drug war being fought in the wilderness of Miskito Indian country, constructing this remote base camp with little public notice but with the support of the Honduran government.
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Addicted to Tanning? | KSEE 24 News - Central Valley's News Station: Fresno-Visalia - News, Sports, Weather | Local News

Addicted to Tanning? | KSEE 24 News - Central Valley's News Station: Fresno-Visalia - News, Sports, Weather | Local News | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Woman accused of burning daughter in tanning bed draws attention to "tanorexia."...
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Marijuana DUI bill clears big Colorado hurdle - NECN

Marijuana DUI bill clears big Colorado hurdle - NECN | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
CBS LocalMarijuana DUI bill clears big Colorado hurdleNECN"We are well are on our way to a doped-driving epidemic that will match the DUI epidemic that we had 15 and 20 years ago," King argued.
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Police: No 'Special Treatment' in Redskins' Meriweather DUI Arrest - Patch.com

Police: No 'Special Treatment' in Redskins' Meriweather DUI Arrest - Patch.com | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
FOXSports.comPolice: No 'Special Treatment' in Redskins' Meriweather DUI ArrestPatch.com"This DUI was no different than any other DUI arrest or traffic stop initiated by our officers," Sternbeck said.
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Doctors say teens go to hospitals after drinking hand sanitizer

Doctors say teens go to hospitals after drinking hand sanitizer | Addicted-To-Sobriety | Scoop.it
Doctors are warning parents about a dangerous new trend after six teenagers drank hand sanitizer and ended up in Los Angeles-area emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning.
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