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A new label for OxyContin

Although many types of prescription drugs are abused, prescription painkiller abuse is a growing epidemic. Nearly 3 of 4 overdoses are caused by opioid pain relievers. In 2008, these drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths, more than cocaine and heroin combined....

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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New Hampshire is set to become the final state in New England to allow medical marijuana after negotiators from the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House agreed on a bill backed by Governor Maggie Hassan. The law would allow up to four marijuana dispensaries...

source: Reuters via Yahoo News

People who smoke cigarettes are "drug addicts", Anna Soubry, the outspoken public health minister, has said. Speaking at an event in Parliament, Soubry, an ex-smoker herself, said she realized this was the right description for smokers after her daughter delivered her the...

source: The Telegraph

A recent study claims one million former smokers across the United States picked the habit back up after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The research team hopes their findings can lead to a suitable form of stress therapy after a traumatic event in the future.

source: Medical Daily

LSD, ecstasy and magic mushrooms are helping people face death, cope with trauma and quit booze and smokes. Can these drugs revolutionize addiction treatment? Today, some four decades after the counter-culture's widespread recreational use of hallucinogens led to criminalization...

source: The Fix

Adoptees in recovery say that early experiences of abandonment or feeling "different" can have a major impact on developing addictions. Many experts agree.

source: The Fix

In Colorado, girls and women who are pregnant and need help can jump to the top of waiting lists to get drug or alcohol treatment, and if they qualify, Medicaid will cover costs for their care. But many of those spaces remain unfilled, and Colorado recently lost some federal...

source: Health Policy Solutions


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