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Indiana mother recognized for fight against drug addiction
After Phillips lost her son Aaron at the age of 20, she helped created Overdose Lifeline Incorporated, a non-profit that helps addicts find treatment and gives first responders and families narcan- the drug that can reverse a heroin overdose. Her … Read more on WISH-TV

Cohasset High School to host Drug Story Theater presentation
Drug Story Theater is an improvisational theater program for teens who are in the early stages of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. The actors use performance to share their own true experiences with addiction in hopes that the treatment of one … Read more on Wicked Local

An Indiana town recovering from 190 HIV cases
AUSTIN, Ind. — From the start of the HIV outbreak, health officials emphasized that nothing set Scott County apart from many other rural communities where opioid drug use had become an epidemic. This could happen anywhere, people were told. Read more on Indianapolis Star

Manna Ministries owes state .3 million for clinic mismanagement
BANGOR, Maine — Well-known social services organization Manna Ministries owes the state $ 1.3 million for mismanaging an addiction recovery clinic it operated in Medway and Medicaid reimbursement overpayments, according to the Maine Department of … Read more on Bangor Daily News

The Medical Minute: The path from prescription painkillers to addiction
“But if they don't have an exit strategy and get referred for alternate treatment, addictions counseling or rehabilitation, they can become desperate as they go through withdrawal.” Without a renewing prescription for narcotics, the patients may turn … Read more on Penn State News

Traditional healing to help tackle addiction
About an hour's drive east of Adelaide, the non-medical rehabilitation facility is set on former farmland, with a gym out the back and a community garden out the front. It's a temporary home to dozens of men battling drug and alcohol addiction each year. Read more on SBS

Israeli Program to Send Women Ex-convicts to College on Verge of Cancellation
A program that has helped around 100 women ex-convicts go to college will end after this academic year unless more funding can be found. The project, called Catching the Wave, is run by the Prisoner Rehabilitation Authority, but since its inception in … Read more on Haaretz

Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair
In January, a CDC Vital Signs report found that alcohol poisoning kills more than 2,200 Americans a year, three-quarters of them adults aged 35 to 64. A 2012 Health Affairs study found that life expectancy for white, female high-school dropouts has … Read more on The Atlantic

Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died
But in her 2000 autobiography, "Angel on My Shoulder," Cole discussed how she had battled heroin, crack cocaine and alcohol addiction for many years. She spent six months in rehab in 1983. When she announced in 2008 that she had been diagnosed with … Read more on KABC-TV

Gloucester Township, developer headed to court over rehab center
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst. Unlike in Haddonfield, his dispute with Gloucester Township has landed in court. O'Neill wants to … Read more on Philly.com

'Time to start anew'
29 and, a day later, he was in Holmes House in Simcoe. He spent 13 days there and is now ready for a long-term treatment program, one he hopes will help him deal with his drug addiction once and for all. Morrison, of Paris, began his abuse of … Read more on Brantford Expositor

Longterm alcohol and drug treatment center opening in Bristol
Garrett is just one person working to address the need for long-term treatment when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction. After years of working with the Manna House in Johnson City, he is joining forces with Dreama Shreve with the Homeless … Read more on WCYB

LLOYD OMDAHL: Prison-population challenge starts long before sentencing
All of this being said, rehabilitation is one solution for prison crowding, but it is long term and will require considerable investment. Thus far, we haven't measured up to the challenge—or we wouldn't be faced with overcrowding today. Omdahl is a … Read more on Grand Forks Herald

What you should know about careers in addiction abuse recovery
Certification is important for individuals who wish to work in addiction recovery centres. However, the certification requirements will vary depending on the state that one is working in. Some states will necessitate for a state or national … Read more on Examiner.com

Art Exhibit Tells Story of Addiction and Recovery
that puts a face on addiction and recovery. All with hand-written profiles full of pain and hope. The "Hello, My Name is…" exhibit was sponsored by Asheville area arts council. Douglas also raised nearly $ 3,500 for the project through a Kickstarter … Read more on WLOS

Review 392 Drug and Alcohol addiction Recovery Centers in IL
The length of recovery for an alcohol or drug dependence depends on a number of factors. It starts with the individual, what sort of addiction he or she has, and how severe the dependence is. Some drugs may require only outpatient services, where you … Read more on The Voice Observer (blog)

To prevent addiction in adults, help teens lean how to cope
Smoking, drinking and some forms of drug use among teens have declined in the U.S. in recent years, but an estimated 2.2 million adolescents — 8.8 percent of youth aged 12 to 17 years old — are currently using an illicit drug, according to a 2014 … Read more on WBEZ

Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with 'same urgency as other drugs
Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes an … Read more on EurekAlert (press release)

Ohio youth drug deaths quadrupled since 2003
The Reducing Teen Substance Misuse report rated states on whether they have 10 drug abuse prevention policy and program areas. It did not evaluate the effectiveness of individual state's efforts. Ohio received an eight out of 10, missing points for not … Read more on Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Painkiller Use as Teen May Raise Addiction Ri…
Researchers said teen painkiller use was associated with a 33 percent increased risk of later abuse. And it was seen mostly among those with little to no history of drug use and those who strongly disapproved of illegal drug use. "A prescription for a … Read more on WebMD