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Prescription drugs take deadly toll on roads - Chicago Tribune

Prescription drugs take deadly toll on roads - Chicago Tribune | addiction | Scoop.it
Prescription drugs take deadly toll on roads
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Much of the research on prescription drugs and driving has centered on narcotic medications.
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Medications for Alcoholism | Psych Central Professional

Medications for Alcoholism | Psych Central Professional | addiction | Scoop.it
Medications for Alcoholism. By The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Medications for Alcoholism There are now four medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of alcohol dependence, so it is high time we take a fresh look at what our options ...
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One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll

One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll | addiction | Scoop.it

One in 10 Americans admit taking a prescription drug they have not been prescribed, and a quarter of those people have used them just to get high, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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As drug czar exits, does U.S. really need a new one?

As drug czar exits, does U.S. really need a new one? | addiction | Scoop.it
The departure of U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, the ex-Seattle police chief who never yielded on the question of legalizing pot, prompts suggestions that the office has become irrelevant.
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Education is best answer to halt prescription drug abuse

Education is best answer to halt prescription drug abuse | addiction | Scoop.it
Prescription medication abuse is rampant in our state, as The Tennessean reminded us recently in an in-depth report on this life-destroying epidemic.
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Does Science Show What 12 Steps Know?

Does Science Show What 12 Steps Know? | addiction | Scoop.it
So-called spiritual self-help programs for addicts may inadvertently offer medical and psychological solutions.
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas Discusses Her Book 'Almost Anorexic'

Dr. Jennifer Thomas Discusses Her Book 'Almost Anorexic' | addiction | Scoop.it
One in 20 people exhibit substantial eating disorder symptoms. And they aren't all young, female, and skinny.
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Doctors On Drugs: What You Need To Know

Doctors On Drugs: What You Need To Know | addiction | Scoop.it
From alcohol to cocaine to pain pills—tens of millions of Americans deal with addiction every day. It costs the U.S. $600 billion a year in lost productivity, crime, and healthcare.
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A Glut of Antidepressants

A Glut of Antidepressants | addiction | Scoop.it
Overdiagnosis of depression is seen as one factor in the rise in antidepressant use.
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OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors | addiction | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
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Physician Substance Abuse Policies Insufficient in Hospitals

Physician Substance Abuse Policies Insufficient in Hospitals | addiction | Scoop.it
An online commentary published in the May 22/May 29 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association asserts that all hospitals should randomly test physicians for drug and alcohol abuse to increase patient safety.
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CDC: Heavy Drinking a Costly Burden to U.S.

CDC: Heavy Drinking a Costly Burden to U.S. | addiction | Scoop.it
Report tallies $223 billion in total losses, especially from binge drinking
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» Women Seek Help for Alcoholism Five Years Earlier Than Men - Psych Central News

» Women Seek Help for Alcoholism Five Years Earlier Than Men - Psych Central News | addiction | Scoop.it

Women with alcohol problems tend to seek help an average of four to five years earlier than men with alcohol problems, according to new research."

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Interim ban on synthetic drugs extended

Interim ban on synthetic drugs extended | addiction | Scoop.it
The federal government has extended an interim ban on synthetic drugs as work continues to establish a permanent national prohibition.

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Bell: NFL, NFLPA need to adopt tougher alcohol policy - USA TODAY

Bell: NFL, NFLPA need to adopt tougher alcohol policy - USA TODAY | addiction | Scoop.it
Bell: NFL, NFLPA need to adopt tougher alcohol policy USA TODAY The alcohol policy is one more item the league and union must settle before implementing human growth hormone (HGH) testing as part of a comprehensive policy for substance abuse and...
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New Jersey governor to sign law easing pot use for sick kids

New Jersey governor to sign law easing pot use for sick kids | addiction | Scoop.it

Christie, who is running for reelection as New Jersey's governor and widely considered a contender for president in 2016, gave his "conditional" approval to the bill but sent it back to the legislature with the suggested changes.

"I am making commonsense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards," he said in a statement.

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Smiling Without Teeth by William Moyers on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

Smiling Without Teeth by William Moyers on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent | addiction | Scoop.it
William Moyers Lifestyle Columns - Smiling Without Teeth
Hazelden Foundation's insight:

"Remember that a well-tended garden doesn't happen overnight. Rake the soil; remove the rocks; plant the seeds; and water the plants. Eventually, you'll see the flowers or harvest the vegetables. Hang in there."

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New Sign of Stimulants’ Toll on Young

New Sign of Stimulants’ Toll on Young | addiction | Scoop.it
Federal health officials said the increase was fresh evidence of the unexpected consequences that can result from the wide use of medicines for conditions like attention deficit disorder.
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'Mandatory minimum' sentences to end for many drug offenders

'Mandatory minimum' sentences to end for many drug offenders | addiction | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors will no longer seek long, "mandatory minimum" sentences for many low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, under a major shift in policy aimed at turning around decades of explosive growth in the federal prison...
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Stops and Starts by William Moyers on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

Stops and Starts by William Moyers on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent | addiction | Scoop.it
William Moyers Lifestyle Columns - Stops and Starts
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After pain pill crackdown, heroin use jumps

After pain pill crackdown, heroin use jumps | addiction | Scoop.it
More and more young people are turning to an old drug as they look for a new supply to get high. Heroin use is on the rise in Florida, an unfortunate side effect of the crackdown on pill mills.
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Teenage drinking raises risk of early dementia, study suggests

Teenage drinking raises risk of early dementia, study suggests | addiction | Scoop.it
Swedish study identifies heavy drinking as a teenager as the most serious of nine risk factors for young onset dementia
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Almost Anorexic

Almost Anorexic | addiction | Scoop.it
On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.
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Stimulant-related emergency department visits rise 300 percent among younger adults

Stimulant-related emergency department visits rise 300 percent among younger adults | addiction | Scoop.it
SAMHSA Newsroom Press Release
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10 states where people drink the most beer Slide Show

10 states where people drink the most beer Slide Show | addiction | Scoop.it
See which states have the highest rate of binge drinking
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