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Congress Members to VA: Let Veterans Smoke Marijuana
Some statistics show that more than 20 veterans a day commit suicide as a result of PTSD and depression, while many others succumb to the perils of painkiller addiction and alcohol abuse in an effort to shadow the pain long enough to function like a … Read more on HIGH TIMES

Mexican Lawmakers on Medical Marijuana Legalization: Current Policy 'Not Working'
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will … Read more on Latinos Health

British Company Developing Field Sobriety Test for Marijuana
"THC is a molecule that really loves human fat, and when you ingest it, it sticks in the fat, and then it slowly seeps out over the course of a week, or a month if you are a heavy user," Timothy Fong, an addiction psychiatrist at the University of … Read more on ATTN

The online program that may revolutionize addiction treatment
The program, an online system designed to teach people how to reformulate their relationships with abusive substances at a fraction of the cost of traditional face-to-face therapy, was the culmination of a multidecade effort to revolutionize how … Read more on The Kernel

Corrie star Michael Le Vell back boozing less than two years after rehab stint
Michael admitted being an alcoholic during his 2013 trial on child sex abuse charges, which he was ultimately acquitted of. He was … Speaking in 2013 before he sought treatment, Michael admitted that he is attracted to the social aspect of drinking … Read more on The Sun

Russian Political Activist Commits Suicide after Months of Bullying
Instead the authorities labeled his overdose an accident, implying that he had a drug and alcohol abuse problem. What this all boils down to is … Maybe their medical treatment will be substandard due to cutbacks linked to politics. Whatever the case … Read more on Russia! (blog)

How to Save a Life: Understanding suicide risk factors, warning signs
“Beyond this, there are certain risk factors that are higher than others in the depressed population, including the presence of substance abuse, a history of physical or sexual abuse, family history of a completed suicide, and more.” Other risk factors … Read more on Pike County News Watchman

Shining a Light | Families share their pain to prevent more lives lost too soon
Lauren moved back to Topeka, where she ended up in a residential treatment facility. November 8th, 2012, Erin called Lauren, but Lauren was having a … Add drugs and alcohol to the situation and it can become worse. "When these stresses hit kids, it's … Read more on WIBW

Heroin: Road to Recovery
The Sunrise Centre in Alpena specializes in drug or alcohol rehabilitation, with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment. Over the years, the Centre has seen a shift from when it mainly saw patients who suffered from alcohol abuse. "Currently, our … Read more on WBKB-TV

Solutions Recovery Announces Expanded Services
LAS VEGAS — Solutions Recovery Inc., a leading addiction treatment center in Las Vegas, announced it has launched multiple initiatives to provide expanded and improved services for clients across Southern Nevada. These efforts include opening a new, … Read more on Nevada Business Magazine

Details of harm reduction emerge
"When you talk about treatment of any kind of addiction, whether smoking, alcohol or any type of drugs, there's a time when, in their thinking, they're not ready," he said. "Their truth is they need to be doing this. They're incorrect, but until they … Read more on Huntington Herald Dispatch

Darien cops warn of dangers of fake ID
Underage drinking can also contribute to suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, violent and property crime, high-risk sex, alcohol poisoning, or the need for treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence, Marron said. “The moral of the story here is that … Read more on The Darien News

Man Faces Murder Charges For Wrong-Way Crash On I-85
ASHEBORO, N.C. — A judge said in a court hearing on Monday that he will only consider a reduction in Kania's bond as long as the defense comes up with an in-patient treatment plan for Kania's alcohol abuse, an Orange County clerk of court confirmed. Read more on WFMY News 2

AAC Holdings (AAC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday – Dakota
AAC Holdings, Inc. is a provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services for individuals with drug and alcohol addiction. The Company operated six substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States, focused on delivering … Read more on Dakota Financial News

RLS Drug May Be Likely To Stop Alcohol Abuse
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced the initiation of a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil as a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder. The multi-site, randomized … Read more on Neurology Advisor

Mental Health Care: 'A Very Difficult System to Navigate' | Valley News
Vermont's newly enacted fiscal 2016 budget treated mental health care “reasonably well,” Frank Reed, the interim commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health, said in an interview in late May. “We did not see …. Right now the state is … Read more on Valley News

Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse Improving But Still Limited
Aetna says that while treatment of drug and alcohol abuse traditionally amounted to a 28-day inpatient or residential program, that has given way to an “array of treatment settings.” In a written statement sent by spokesman Matthew Clyburn, the company … Read more on Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

SA implements 5 year plan to end drug abuse and trafficking
The Central Drug Authority was established as an advisory body in terms of the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act (Act No. 70 of 2008) and is mandated to assist in the fight against substance abuse in the country. Alcohol abuse is a … Read more on Health24

McShin Foundation president understands pitfalls of addiction
She helped organize a coalition of more than 300 organizations that successfully pushed for a 2008 parity law that requires health plans to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse at the same level other health problems are covered … Read more on Richmond Times-Dispatch

Suboxone: What is the drug linked to Charleston shooting suspect?
… be provided at specialized addiction centers, of which there are a limited number In fact Suboxone was one of the first two narcotics to be made available under the Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 to help solve the growing shortage of addiction … Read more on