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Gambling Addiction Can Lead to Violent Crimes

Gambling Addiction Can Lead to Violent Crimes | Addiction | Scoop.it
DAEGU, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data suggests that violent crimes related to gambling are on the rise. Gambling addiction is …
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Staying Busy: Work as a Replacement for Addiction

A job is a positive distraction and provides a structured environment, plus more benefits.
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6 Ways to Fight America's Heroin Epidemic

6 Ways to Fight America's Heroin Epidemic | Addiction | Scoop.it
Beyond the typical law-and-order response, some areas are taking unique approaches to battle drug addiction. Here's a look at six ideas
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Middletown family travels to White House for addiction roundtable | Myinforms

Middletown family travels to White House for addiction roundtable | Myinforms | Addiction | Scoop.it
As the war with heroin rages across the Tri-State and the nation, one family refuses to…
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Drug addiction screening program debuts in 2 Worcester schools

Drug addiction screening program debuts in 2 Worcester schools | Addiction | Scoop.it
WORCESTER – In anticipation of a new statewide mandate next year, the Worcester school system will begin giving drug addiction screenings to students at Burncoat Middle School and Sullivan Middle School this school year.
Called SBIRT, short for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, the screenings are intended to identify early warning signs of drug addiction in students, and refer those kids for additional help. While a new state law earlier this year will require all
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'I know I might die': 22-year-old fentanyl addict tells her story

'I know I might die': 22-year-old fentanyl addict tells her story | Addiction | Scoop.it
Kati Mather thought it would be fun to try fentanyl as a party drug. After 11 overdoses, the 22-year-old lives life one day at a time, wondering if she'll wake up tomorrow.
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4 things to know about addiction and recovery

4 things to know about addiction and recovery | Addiction | Scoop.it
According to a 2013 study, 22.7 million people in the United States ages 12 and up needed treatment for alcohol or substance abuse addiction — only 2.5 million of those received treatment.
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Pres. Obama pushing new plan to fight heroin, opioid addiction

Pres. Obama pushing new plan to fight heroin, opioid addiction | Addiction | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - President Obama is pushing a new plan to fight deadly heroin and opioid addiction.The Justice Department plan calls for law enforcement to identify links between over-prescribing doctors and distribution networks across t
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Hawaii gets $8.4M grant to train doctors on signs of addiction

Hawaii gets $8.4M grant to train doctors on signs of addiction | Addiction | Scoop.it
Hawaii has received an $8.4 million federal grant aimed at training doctors to better help patients suffering from alcohol or substance abuse.

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To Protect Children, It's Okay To Stigmatize Addicts

To Protect Children, It's Okay To Stigmatize Addicts | Addiction | Scoop.it
After an Ohio couple overdosed in the car with a child in the back seat, the police posted pictures on social media in an effort to raise awareness about the harms of addiction. What’s wrong with making a bad example of them?
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The photos of an overdosing couple in Ohio won't help anyone — especially addicts

The photos of an overdosing couple in Ohio won't help anyone — especially addicts | Addiction | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the small Appalachian city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted photographs on Facebook of a man and woman apparently passed out from an opioid overdose. The two adults sit slumped i
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Prescription to addiction: Examining Minnesota's opiate problem

Prescription to addiction: Examining Minnesota's opiate problem | Addiction | Scoop.it
For the last four months, thousands have flocked to the gates of Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., leaving behind letters and mementos, with some hoping in return for an answer to
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How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware

How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware | Addiction | Scoop.it
Opioid addiction has claimed thousands of lives in San Diego County. Understanding who is dying and how addiction has changed over the last 15 years is central to confronting the region’s epidemic.
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We need to discuss addiction openly to truly overcome the stigma

We need to discuss addiction openly to truly overcome the stigma | Addiction | Scoop.it
The City of Angels is an organization focused on raising money to directly help people recovering from heroin addiction. I was honored to serve as a co-chair and Emcee for the annual Walk of Angels this weekend.
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Heroin: A 10-Year-Old Boy Recalls Life With Addicted Parents

Heroin: A 10-Year-Old Boy Recalls Life With Addicted Parents | Addiction | Scoop.it
The use of heroin has exploded since the 1998 airing of "Moyers on Addiction," in which a child talked about the reality of living with addicted parents.
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Opiate addiction treatment costs have increased 1,000 percent in last 5 years

Opiate addiction treatment costs have increased 1,000 percent in last 5 years | Addiction | Scoop.it
While taxpayers are picking up the cost for treatment in some circumstances, many have turned to insurance companies. Opiate addiction treatment costs have increased 1,000 percent in the las
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WeConnect is an app to support addiction recovery

WeConnect is an app to support addiction recovery | Addiction | Scoop.it
Keeping close, quantified track of personal progress is absolutely imperative for one group of people: recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. And it's this..
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Stop labelling addicts 'bad people making bad choices,' says B.C. doctor

Stop labelling addicts 'bad people making bad choices,' says B.C. doctor | Addiction | Scoop.it
A culture of blaming the addict ignores the science of addiction and compounds the crisis of overdoses and deaths — not unlike the AIDS crisis, says doctor Patricia Mark.
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A Recovering Heroin Addict Hopes to Inspire Others With a Selfie That's Gone Viral

A Recovering Heroin Addict Hopes to Inspire Others With a Selfie That's Gone Viral | Addiction | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, a Reddit user named DisregardThisOrDont posted an incredibly powerful selfie, Stuff reports. The selfie—posted alongside a mugshot taken two years ago—is captioned: "Here... Health News Summaries. | Newser
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Drugmakers fight state opioid limits amid addiction crisis

Drugmakers fight state opioid limits amid addiction crisis | Addiction | Scoop.it
Part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity. First of two parts.
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School events to focus on addiction

School events to focus on addiction | Addiction | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Law enforcement and health officials plan a series of educational events with high school students and tribal leaders to mark National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week, which begins today.The events are part of the New Mexico Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative, which aims to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in the state through education, prevention and law enforcement.The initiative was formed last year by U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez and New Mexico Health Sciences Center Chancellor Dr. Paul Roth.Heroin or prescription painkillers caused about 90 percent of the 540 drug overdose deaths in New Mexico in 2014.
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Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse, addiction and death'

Overprescribing of drugs for adult ADHD causing 'trail of misuse, addiction and death' | Addiction | Scoop.it
While the nation’s attention has been focused on the role of prescription painkillers in our current, tragic opioid epidemic, another class of overprescribed drugs — those used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults — is also causing “a trail of misuse, addiction and death,” according to a new investigative report publis
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Federal crackdown on drug some say treats opioid addiction faces backlash

Federal crackdown on drug some say treats opioid addiction faces backlash | Addiction | Scoop.it
Critics call DEA’s new regulations on Kratom, plant botanically related to coffee, ‘reversion back to drug war policymaking’
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What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict? - BBC News

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict? - BBC News | Addiction | Scoop.it
BBC Panorama film an experiment designed to reveal how the brain of a person addicted to gambling differs from that of others
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5 Stars Who've Gotten Candid About Addiction

5 Stars Who've Gotten Candid About Addiction | Addiction | Scoop.it
Thank you to all those who have contributed knowingly and unknowingly, she tweeted
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Abby Wambach: DUI arrest set me straight after years of addiction

Abby Wambach: DUI arrest set me straight after years of addiction | Addiction | Scoop.it
Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.
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