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Surprising facts about drug rehabilitation

Surprising facts about drug rehabilitation | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
These interesting facts about drug addicts could help change your view of drug addiction. Learn some surprising facts about drug addiction and drug rehabilitation.
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Scotland Has the Highest Cocaine Use World Wide

Scotland Has the Highest Cocaine Use World Wide | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
The UN has announced that Scotland has the highest percentage of cocaine users of any country on earth.
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Prescription Painkillers Causing More Deaths

Prescription Painkillers Causing More Deaths | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Painkiller addiction is killing more people than heroin overdose and cocaine overdose combined. New research gives incites into painkiller addiction.
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Anti-Drug Vaccines On Horizon

Anti-Drug Vaccines On Horizon | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
New vaccines could soon be a part of treating drug addiction. These vaccines help the body fight drugs before they enter the brain and could aid traditional therapies.
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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 10:19 AM

This article is related to the chapter in that it is a treatment for addiction. This article shows a modernized way of treating addiction by vaccines. Although this is still a new project, the future of addicts could be better and also those that may fear becoming addicts.

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Drugs and Their Origins

Drugs and Their Origins | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A map showing where the most common drugs are produced and which countries produce them.
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A map of the most common drugs and where they come from. 

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 10:12 AM

This article speaks of the location that drugs are found around the world. Geographically, this give a visualization of what drugs are affecting which countries the most. In relation to the chapter, the article mentions types of the most common drugs and their effect on people.

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Beat Depression, With a Brain Implant

Beat Depression, With a Brain Implant | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
New brain implants could one day treat depression, anxiety, PTSD and even traumatic brain injury. DARPA is working to help treat depression in veterans.
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A brain implant could treat depression according to new research from DARPA. 

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Casual Cocaine Use Damages The Heart

Casual Cocaine Use Damages The Heart | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Cocaine may be more dangerous than previously imagined. New research shows cocaine can harm the heart and raise blood pressure.
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casual cocaine use can harden the arteries and hurt the heart. 

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Breaking the Social Taboo

Mental Health Awareness Week: Breaking the Social Taboo | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Mental health is a taboo subject for many people. For generations, mental illness has been something to lock away, ignore or push to the fringe of society. People with mental illnesses were seen as dangerous and movies portrayed them as someone to fear. We at Life Works want to change this fear of mental illness. To do this, we have compiled a list...
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Mental health awareness week.

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UK Cocaine Habit Contaminates Drinking Water

UK Cocaine Habit Contaminates Drinking Water | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
British people are using so much cocaine that it is leaching into the water supply. Cocaine in the UK is the highest in Europe.
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Cocaine has entered the British water supply. 

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:23 PM

This article provides a different view on the effects of addicts on those around them. According to the article, there has been so much drug use by the inhabitants of the UK that it has begun to contaminate the water. This indicates the sheer amount of drugs that people are consuming. In relation to our chapter, this article portrays the extreme effects of consuming drugs.

Rishi Suresh's comment, December 11, 2014 1:03 PM
This is shocking that there is so much cocaine just available for consumer use
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New Cocaine Treatment Could Kill Cravings

New Cocaine Treatment Could Kill Cravings | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A new discovery in cocaine addiction could end drug cravings and help people stay clean. This could revolutionist cocaine addiction treatment.
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Cocaine addiction could have a new treatment.

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 10:14 AM

This article relates to the chapter in that it is about parts of the brain that respond to drugs. However, the article is about a receptor in the brain that, when activated, can eliminate the desire for a drug. This finding could lead to future discoveries that could end addictions. 

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NHS Pays Addicts to Stay Clean

NHS Pays Addicts to Stay Clean | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
The NHS is paying heroin addicts to stay clean. A new trial is underway to test whether paying opiate users can be paid to stay clean.
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The NHS has opiate users on the payroll. 

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 10:16 AM

This article is unique in that the treatment for addicts described is by paying people to not consume drugs. This could arise moral dilemmas as well as financial dilemmas for society. This relates to the chapter as it is a method for treating addicts.

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Glee Star Dies from Alcohol and Heroin Overdose

Glee Star Dies from Alcohol and Heroin Overdose | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Star of Glee Cory Monteith has died of an alcohol and heroin overdose at his hotel in Vancouver.
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Budget Failed to Fund Alcohol Projects

Budget Failed to Fund Alcohol Projects | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
New budgets are failing to fund alcohol projects.
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US States Charge Heroin Dealers for Deaths

US States Charge Heroin Dealers for Deaths | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Heroin dealers are being charged for the deaths their drugs caused. New drug laws hold dealers responsible for their product.
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Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:59 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows the news laws coming about dealing with drugs and their distribution. Addicts would benefit from reading this because if heroin wasn't such a big deal and wasn't killing so many people their wouldn't be these types of laws. This would show them how bad it really is. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how the community is trying to handle drug addiction and distribution. 

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Treatment for Cocaine Overdose

Treatment for Cocaine Overdose | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A new enzyme could provide a treatment for cocaine overdose and a vaccine against further use of the drug. This could be a key to helping addicts.
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Low Dose MDMA May Still Be Lethal

Low Dose MDMA May Still Be Lethal | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that even low doses of MDMA could still be lethal. Science challenges the idea that small amounts of MDMA are safe.
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Starting a Family Means Quitting Cannabis

Starting a Family Means Quitting Cannabis | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Cannabis can harm fertility in men. A new study shows cannabis use lowers healthy sperm counts.
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cannabis can affect male fertility. 

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The Changing Face of Heroin

The Changing Face of Heroin | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Young suburban women are the new face of heroin addiction. What has fueled this shift in heroin usage, check out the blog to find out.
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The average US heroin addict is a 23 year old white women from the suburbs.

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Alcoholism Could Be In Your Genes

Alcoholism Could Be In Your Genes | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered 11 gene variations that could determine someone’s future risk of alcohol addiction. This discovery adds further proof to the idea that, to a certain extent, genetics plays a role in alcoholism.Scientists were even able to use the new information to develop a genetic risk score based on how many of the 11 variations a pers...
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alcohol addiction may be a genetic disease.

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A&E Departments Facing Addiction Head On

A&E Departments Facing Addiction Head On | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A&E departments are fighting drug addiction by tracking the most frequent emergency room visitors.
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Emergency medical departments are using a new technique to treat addiction.

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Cannabis Rewires the Brain

Cannabis Rewires the Brain | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Cannabis use changes the brain according to new research. A study shows even casual cannabis use can have real effects on the brain.
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Cannabis addiction changes the structure of the brain. 

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:28 PM

This article speaks to the point that ingesting drugs can have serious effects on the brain. As mentioned in our chapter, the brain can suffer a great deal from too much use of a drug. In the article, it mentioned that even the use of a drug once a week can cause damage to the brain which will make it crave the drug even more.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:01 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows what drugs do to the brain. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this video because most think it's cool and fun to do but they do not realize the final effects it can have on your brain. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the issues it causes inside a person and the damage it can do to the brain. 

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Heroin Infographic

Heroin Infographic | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A heroin infographic detailing the risks and consequences of using heroin. This includes heroin facts and even dosages.
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heroin addiction infographic.

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Brain Shape Affects Cocaine Addiction

Brain Shape Affects Cocaine Addiction | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
New research shows cocaine addiction may be tied to the shape of the addicts brain. Check out what your brain could say about you.
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The shape of the brain may be the cause of cocaine addiction. 

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Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 11, 2014 10:09 AM

This article is related to our chapter as it talks about the effects of the brain with drug use. The article speaks to the point that people who consume drugs have a smaller frontal lobe than those that don't. This could imply that as one consumes drugs, their ability to think rationally about their decisions diminishes which could be why those on drugs make poor choices.

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New Fears Over Legal Heroin-Like High

New Fears Over Legal Heroin-Like High | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
A new legal high called AH-791 has hit the UK and already claimed one life. The drug is a synthetic opiate producing similar result to heroin and is linked to deaths in several European countries.The drug is not actually all that new. It was created in the 1970s and was designed as a pain reliever. It was licensed and was shelved as people became a...
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A new legal high similar to heroin has doctors worried. This is one of the first opiate legal highs to hit the market in a very long time. 

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Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs

Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs | Drug addiction news | Scoop.it
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in Ireland as addicts begin to use new and different drugs to supplement their heroin habit.
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