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Substance abuse treatment: Manchin's proposal merits discussion
Va., has come up with a good idea as it relates to future funding for substance abuse treatment centers across the Mountain State and the nation. The West Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that could raise one-and-half to two billion dollars a … Read more on Bluefield Daily Telegraph

First Substance Abuse Treatment Unit Opens at a WV Regional Jail
West Virginia launches its first inpatient substance abuse treatment program in a regional jail today. The 28-bed unit will serve male inmates at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County who are awaiting transfer to prison. The Logan County … Read more on West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Church, new treatment center strive to fight drug abuse
In unrelated campaigns, a church and a new outpatient drug treatment center are focusing on preventing and treating drug addiction this month. St. Michael Catholic Community in Sterling Heights will participate in a National Drug Take Back Day event 10 … Read more on C&G Newspapers

Promising strategies for substance abuse issues
The Mini-Grants are awarded to programs or projects that help address target problems that have been set as priorities by the Coalition. The current priorities are: 1) Prescription drug misuse and illegal drug use; 2) Illegal drug use, particularly … Read more on

Drug treatment court commencement celebrates veteran graduates
… started in November 2011 after an uptick in veterans in the criminal justice system who were struggling with substance abuse, addiction, serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Since its inception, the program has served more than 160 … Read more on Lompoc Record

Rep. Evan Jenkins: To Fight Opioid Abuse, We Must Care for the Most Vulnerable
Last November, Congress enacted legislation, which Jenkins helped champion, to develop treatments for expecting mothers with opioid addictions — and Jenkins said he recently introduced the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act that will expand … Read more on Newsmax

Ohio invests big in opening recovery houses for heroin addicts
Addiction experts say the road to sobriety for a drug addict doesn't end after spending one, two or three months in a treatment program. To keep addicts from relapsing — and staying clear of old influences — sometimes requires a transition from … Read more on MyDaytonDailyNews

Raiders and Eagles continue making 'connections'
That was one lesson learned at Kennett High School on Tuesday afternoon, when the Eagles played host to Fryeburg Academy for "Prevention through Connections," a program geared to overcoming substance abuse. It marked the second time the two … Read more on Conway Daily Sun

Mental Health and Drug Education – Training and Course Overview
Dealing with mental illnesses or drug addictions is never easy. But there are treatments that can help. Proper medical treatment, counseling, self-help strategies and professional help can help anyone in overcoming such conditions and reclaiming a … Read more on Campus Daily Online

Own experiences open path to helping others
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly one in five Americans suffers from some sort of mental illness. “When I was first diagnosed, I felt very alone,” she said. “I thought nobody else was going through what … Read more on Jacksonville Journal Courier

Former Child Star Todd Bridges Opens Up About Overcoming Substance Abuse
Todd tells Closer, in an exclusive interview, that after the show ended in 1986 his career was sidelined by substance abuse problems. “Addiction is a disease that attacks your emotions and stops you from realizing you can have a beautiful life,” Todd … Read more on Closer Weekly

Solving Problems in Jefferson County
The district's specialty programs include a recovery court for high-risk probationers with substance abuse issues, a family integrated treatment court for parents in the child welfare system struggling with substance abuse, a juvenile and an adult … Read more on Law Week Colorado

Advocates Demand More 'Humane' Drug Policy Ahead of UN Summit
Regarding the establishment of rehabilitation facilities, Kyaw Kyaw Min suggested more direct collaboration at the township or community level between the local social welfare department and the drug users themselves. During the panel, opium farmers … Read more on The Irrawaddy News Magazine

New Approach to Opoid Addiction
"I'm thrilled, because this new policy focuses on all areas of need, not only treatment, but also education, prevention and research," says Basch, director of the Addiction Medicine Program in the Rush Department of Psychiatry. "Until now, delivering … Read more on

Vivitrol Cuts Relapse Risk in Opioid Addicts
About 2.6 million people in the U.S. are addicted to opioids, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Since 2001, the number of people who have fatally overdosed on prescription opioids has more than tripled, and the … Read more on WebMD

Lamar Odom — Khloe Demanding Trip to Rehab … He's Saying No, No, No!
… us Khloe's doing everything she can to convince him to get treatment for addiction. We're told LO's happy to go to physical rehab, but refuses to deal with his drug demons. We're told Khloe's even suggested an outpatient program, but Odom remains … Read more on

Curbing pain prescriptions won't reduce overdoses. More drug treatment will
In addition, looked at from the chronic pain treatment perspective, studies find that very low percentages of people who do not have previous drug abuse histories become addicted during pain care. In a large study of overdose victims, only 13% had a … Read more on The Guardian

Lawmakers get more serious about helping addicts
For years, the people concerned with these problems nibbled at it only on the margins. Most states, including Indiana, have been far more likely to throw drug users in prison than to get them treatment. And there's been little appetite to fund what … Read more on Indianapolis Business Journal

Homeless in Vancouver: Treating meth addicts like pariahs for fun and profit
Turns out that, sanctimonious justifications aside, it's all about the high-pressure marketing of private U.S. drug treatment clinics. isn't itself in the business of addiction treatment. It's in the business of steering addicts toward … Read more on (blog)

Kane County board rejects treatment center in Campton Township
Emotional pleas by speakers, an impassioned request to look at the evidence and the possibility of a lawsuit failed to sway Kane County board members to approve a zoning application which would've cleared the way for an alcohol and drug treatment … Read more on Chicago Tribune

Nightclub tsar and cocaine dealer becomes rehab clinic owner
Some experts in addiction medicine have expressed scepticism about the involvement of Mr Metropolis and Mr Harland in a rehabilitation service. Others defended their role and claimed many counsellors had personal experienced substance abuse and … Read more on The Age