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Lawmakers say they're fixing roads and fighting drugs and diseases. They just
They're not so good at providing money to pay for things,” said Richard Nance, who directs alcohol and drug treatment programs in Utah County, south of Salt Lake City. Like public health officials, law enforcement leaders and clinic operators … Read more on Los Angeles Times

Four injured when car crashes through Billerica daycare center
The driver of the vehicle was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington for treatment of unspecified injuries. Two other children were treated at the scene for minor injuries and released to their parents. There were a total of four toddlers and two … Read more on Wicked Local

Family of Worcester State overdose victim speaks openly at funeral
Everything about Emmett Scannell was bathed in bright light at his midweek memorial service in the center of Bridgewater: the good, the bad and the ugly truth about what killed him. Scannell, 20 … He fit homework in around Alcoholics Anonymous … Read more on Worcester Telegram

Telehealth Takes the Lead in Addiction Treatment
Texas-based MAP Health Management is adding 1,200 counselors to its national MAP Recovery Network, with the goal of creating programs that connect providers with the estimated 22 million Americans with addiction problems on a continual basis, rather … Read more on

Helping DrugAddicted Inmates Break The Cycle
About two-thirds of the nation's 2.3 million inmates are addicted to drugs or alcohol, compared to 9 percent of the general population, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Yet only 11 … Read more on Huffington Post

'I was completely and utterly addicted to hurting myself'
Soon, she was dabbling in tobacco, alcohol and huffing fly spray and petrol. … Police arrested her at the scene and after a court appearance, she was sentenced to seven years and nine months behind bars on three separate charges. Jail was a wake-up … Read more on

Plymouth health news
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide. Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous program of the late … Read more on Wicked Local

Gratitude practices reinforce recovery from addiction, pilot study finds
“Recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous has always involved gratitude,” Krentzman said. “Substance abuse counselors also report encouraging gratitude and positive social engagement for their clients. But no one has done the research to back up the belief … Read more on MinnPost

Feds, Colo. discuss countering prescription-drug abuse
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, speaking at a news conference Thursday at Denver Health, was joined by Gov. John Hickenlooper at the event to draw attention to prescription-drug abuse and ways to overcome the problem. Read more on The Durango Herald

Alaska should help addicts heal, not forever brand them felons
Make simple drug possession offenses — where the offender is clearly a user, not a dealer — misdemeanor charges for first and second offenses. This way, addicts have a chance to work their way through recovery and are not labeled as felons right off … Read more on Alaska Dispatch News

Adolescents with social anxiety disorder, addiction benefit from treatment
“Given finite treatment resources and the reality that addiction is lifelong, [Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping] should be encouraged for socially anxious youths in particular.” – by Amanda Oldt. Disclosure: The study was partly funded by grants … Read more on Healio

N.C. bill would reduce number of teens in adult courts
He had a substance abuse problem, and Feld got a judge to order intensive treatment three to four times a week. He had a troubled relationship with his parents, and the judge had the authority to require both parents to take an active part in their son … Read more on Charlotte Observer

Jail expansion to include substance abuse program
The county's jail expansion will add 104 beds in three pods as well as 32 isolation beds, a control area, training room and multipurpose room for programs including substance abuse treatment. Daley said the jail needs space because it is continuously … Read more on

Support Groups, Clubs, and Services
Free blood pressure check, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Living & Rehab Center, 811 S. 10th St. Caregiver Support and Education Group, noon, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, 815-626-7333, ext. 317. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon … Read more on

Charity Profile: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Our continuum of care begins with a Medically-Assisted Detox Program, and also includes our High-Intensity Residential Program, Low-Intensity Residential Program, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment Programs. In total, CADA offers 15 programs … Read more on Shreveport Times

'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm Finishes Secret Rehab Stay For Alcoholism — Years
As the cast of Mad Men prepares to toast their final season, one of the series' most familiar faces will be abstaining from champagne: has learned that leading man Jon Hamm recently completed a 30-day treatment program for alcohol abuse … Read more on RadarOnline

Addiction is a disease
The American Medical Association has considered alcoholism a disease since 1956. Nearly a half century later, the American Society of Addiction Medicine declared addiction a disease. In doing so they … Many take advantage of intensive treatment … Read more on Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Alcoholics Anonymous Ain't Perfect, But At Least It's Free
Those authors found no difference between naltrexone and placebos for treating “chronic, severe alcohol dependence.” I know many people who have tried to overcome addictions with Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs, meditation, … Read more on Scientific American (blog)

Drug treatment rare in prison — for now
Only a small percentage of Ohio inmates currently get access to drug treatment, according to Gary Mohr, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He estimates that 30,000 inmates need treatment for drug or alcohol addictions … Read more on Dayton Daily News

Maverick wine guru Tim Hanni rethinks the pour
His new wife, Kate, had recently checked into an alcohol treatment center. She'd quit drinking 12 years before, … Though it's dangerous for a recovering addict, Hanni said he felt confident enough in the taste-and-spit approach. Maintaining his … Read more on Sacramento Bee

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