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Meth abuse surging - Marietta Times

Meth Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 23:37

Marietta Times

Meth abuse surging
Marietta Times
“Respondents noted that many meth users are heroin addicts and explained that the drug is often used to avoid opiate withdrawal symptoms,” said the study. “Meth is also used in combination with heroin for the 'speed ball' effect (concurrent or ...

Colons, Cocaine & Cancer - Above the Law

Cocaine Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 14:45

Above the Law

Colons, Cocaine & Cancer
Above the Law
Like trips to the dentist, I keep putting it off as something unpleasant. The morning after the dream, I made the call and scheduled it. Mike would probably still be alive today if he had made the call, but cocaine addiction intervened and provided the ...

Are recreational marijuana and opioid addiction linked? - CNN

Marijuana Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 11:27

The Cannabist

Are recreational marijuana and opioid addiction linked?
CNN
Yet when it comes to recreational marijuana and opioid addiction, many experts say there's no definitive evidence to support an exclusive connection between them. Factors fueling the opioid crisis have been identified -- and none is related to ...
Sean Spicer correlated marijuana use to opioid addiction. Medical research is not on his sideThe Cannabist
Will Legalizing Marijuana Exacerbate America's Opioid Epidemic?snopes.com
Press Secretary Sean Spicer Compares Weed Use to Opioid AddictionShape Magazine
SFGate (blog) -Forbes -Business Insider
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How Alternative Facts Fueled Cannabis Prohibition - Ganjapreneur

Marijuana Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 10:30

Ganjapreneur

How Alternative Facts Fueled Cannabis Prohibition
Ganjapreneur
The physical symptoms of marijuana addiction are nothing like those of the other drugs I've mentioned [morphine, heroin cocaine]. I have seen the withdrawal from alcohol, and it can be life-threatening.” A woman takes a hit from a glass pipe in the forest.
My Turn: Legalize and tax marijuanaConcord Monitor

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Commentary: Medical marijuana will help Pa. fight opioid crisis - Philly.com

Marijuana Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 10:02

Philly.com

Commentary: Medical marijuana will help Pa. fight opioid crisis
Philly.com
Pennsylvania is in the midst of an opioid crisis that continues to worsen. For too many patients, seeking relief from their pain has led to addiction - which, in some cases, has cost them their lives. The commonwealth has the eighth-highest rate of ...

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'Meth abuse is exceptionally concerning' - Burnett County Sentinel (subscription)

Meth Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 09:09

Burnett County Sentinel (subscription)

'Meth abuse is exceptionally concerning'
Burnett County Sentinel (subscription)
One of the newest concerns among social workers is that mothers who are pregnant are using meth when they are pregnant – leading to newborns already addicted to meth. “We started tracking this issue, called the neonatal abstinence syndrome, in 2016,” ...

Cocaine addiction leads to accumulation of iron in the brain - ResearchGate (blog)

Cocaine Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 07:06

ResearchGate (blog)

Cocaine addiction leads to accumulation of iron in the brain
ResearchGate (blog)
In a new Translational Psychiatry study, Karen Ersche of the University of Cambridge and colleagues demonstrate for the first time that chronic cocaine use is ...

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Sean Spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. The evidence isn't on his side. - Washington Post

Marijuana Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 04:43

Sean Spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. The evidence isn't on his side.
Washington Post
The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents.

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Commentary: Medical marijuana will help Pa. fight opioid crisis - Philly.com

Marijuana Addiction - Fri, 2017-02-24 02:01

Philly.com

Commentary: Medical marijuana will help Pa. fight opioid crisis
Philly.com
Pennsylvania is in the midst of an opioid crisis that continues to worsen. For too many patients, seeking relief from their pain has led to addiction - which, in some cases, has cost them their lives. The commonwealth has the eighth-highest rate of ...

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Marijuana being used to treat Opioid addiction - CW39

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 20:54

CW39

Marijuana being used to treat Opioid addiction
CW39
According to the study, states where marijuana is legal reported less opioid use and fewer prescriptions for those types of painkillers. The study also reports that not only is cannabis unlikely to lead to harder drug use, weed can actually be useful ...

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What you need to know about the science of addiction - KCRA Sacramento

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:23

KCRA Sacramento

What you need to know about the science of addiction
KCRA Sacramento
John Daily, founder of drug abuse treatment centers "Recovery Happens," said the biggest risk at an early age really is alcohol and marijuana use. "What's happening now is people enable, it's kids will be kids, boys will be boys," Daily said. "It's a ...

China Exclusive: Virtual reality helps drug addicts kick habit - Xinhua ... - Xinhua

Meth Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 18:14

China Exclusive: Virtual reality helps drug addicts kick habit - Xinhua ...
Xinhua
HANGZHOU, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chen strapped a pair of virtual reality goggles to his eyes and put on a headset. As videos played, his heart pounded and his ...

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Sean Spicer Wrongly Links Recreational Marijuana With Opioid Crisis - Forbes

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 15:41

Forbes

Sean Spicer Wrongly Links Recreational Marijuana With Opioid Crisis
Forbes
White House press secretary Sean Spicer seemed to link recreational marijuana to the opioid addiction crisis happening in the country, but the facts don't support that connection. During today's press conference, Spicer was asked about marijuana and ...
Will Legalizing Marijuana Exacerbate America's Opioid Epidemic?snopes.com
Get high while you can: the Trump administration is going after legal marijuanaQuartz
Trump administration signals a possible crackdown on states over marijuanaLos Angeles Times
KOMO News -Politico
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Here's What We Understand About Snoop & Martha's T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad Backlash - The Fresh Toast

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 12:03

The Fresh Toast

Here's What We Understand About Snoop & Martha's T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad Backlash
The Fresh Toast
“Ads like this show exactly what the marijuana legalization movement is about—addiction for profit. Last year, tens of millions of pot lobby dollars bankrolled an initiative in California that would allow pot smoking ads to run on television. Three ...

Letter: Marijuana gateway to nicotine addiction - Herald Times Reporter

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 10:13

Herald Times Reporter

Letter: Marijuana gateway to nicotine addiction
Herald Times Reporter
I recently attended a memorial event for a friend who died of mouth and tongue cancer. My friend had begun smoking marijuana in his teens. In his early 20s, he began smoking cigarettes, something he had, theretofore, opposed. However, I believe his ...

Cocaine disrupts iron regulation: study - Yahoo7 - Yahoo7 News

Cocaine Addiction - Thu, 2017-02-23 03:08

International Business Times

Cocaine disrupts iron regulation: study - Yahoo7
Yahoo7 News
Research that cocaine addiction leads to a build up of iron in the brain proves that drugs are poisonous and lead to ageing, says a drug addiction expert.
Cocaine disrupts iron regulation: study - News.com.auNEWS.com.au

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Meth is back, with a vengeance - Athens NEWS

Meth Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 21:43

Athens NEWS

Meth is back, with a vengeance
Athens NEWS
Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn's office also played a role in some of the bigger busts that have squashed supply lines for heroin and prescription opioids, and also has instituted a Vivitrol program that treats opioid addiction. Meth ...

Poll Shows Increased Support For Legalizing Marijuana in Texas - EverythingLubbock.com

Marijuana Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 19:41

EverythingLubbock.com

Poll Shows Increased Support For Legalizing Marijuana in Texas
EverythingLubbock.com
Dr. George Comiskey with the Texas Tech Center for Study of Addiction and Recovery said it's not fair to call marijuana a "gateway drug" because that's not the case for every drug addict, but he does have concerns with how it would be regulated if ...

Marijuana use at MVRHS is well above state and national averages - Martha's Vineyard Times

Marijuana Addiction - Wed, 2017-02-22 15:31

Martha's Vineyard Times

Marijuana use at MVRHS is well above state and national averages
Martha's Vineyard Times
The results of the 2016 Youth Task Force (YTF) survey, which examine substance use of middle school and high school students, show that although the rates of use of alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription pills are on the decline, marijuana use is on the ...

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