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Mum likely to die while meth-addict in prison - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

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Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Mum likely to die while meth-addict in prison
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
HIS mother is dying from cancer, his partner had a miscarriage and he was caring for his pre-teen sisters when the stress became too much and Jason Ronald Clarke went on a methamphetamine-fuelled crime spree. Clarke stole over $24,600 of items ...

Reality Week starts with marijuana talk - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Marijuana Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-27 19:49

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Reality Week starts with marijuana talk
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Montecito High School's Reality Week kicked off April 18 with a presentation on the harmful effects of marijuana and dangers of addiction. “We have legal weed now in the state,” said Joe Eberstein, program manager of San Diego County Marijuana ...

MONTGOMERY: The realities of addiction come 'In the Blink of An Eye' - Packet Online

Cocaine Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-27 13:10

Packet Online

MONTGOMERY: The realities of addiction come 'In the Blink of An Eye'
Packet Online
Greg began drinking, which led him to drugs. He discovered marijuana and pills. He thought that if the pills were prescription pills, it would be okay. It wasn't exactly a “rock” (crack cocaine) or a powder, he said. Looking back on his addiction, Greg ...

Exercise and meth combined could be new way to treat addiction - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Meth Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-27 03:13

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Exercise and meth combined could be new way to treat addiction
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Exercise coupled with a regimen of methamphetamine could help addicts get clean, according to a pre-clinical study published Oct. 12 in The FASEB Journal. The reason lies in the mechanism through which exercise and methamphetamine affect circadian ...

Ronald McDonald jailed for trying to kill meth addict son - Metro

Meth Addiction - Thu, 2017-04-27 02:44

Metro

Ronald McDonald jailed for trying to kill meth addict son
Metro
A man named Ronald McDonald has been jailed for trying to kill his meth addict son in a brutal hammer attack. McDonald, 70, will spend five and a half years in jail for attacking his son Mark as he slept on the sofa at his mother's home in Perth ...

Perth man Ronald James McDonald jailed over hammer attack on ... - ABC Online

Meth Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-26 21:48

ABC Online

Perth man Ronald James McDonald jailed over hammer attack on ...
ABC Online
A 70-year-old man who attempted to kill his methamphetamine-addicted son by repeatedly striking his head with a hammer is sentenced to five and a half years ...

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Magic: The Gathering addiction 'worse than meth' - New Zealand Herald

Meth Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-26 17:47

New Zealand Herald

Magic: The Gathering addiction 'worse than meth'
New Zealand Herald
Fans under the spell of a fantasy card game are flinging thousands of dollars at the hobby for a winning edge. Electrician apprentice Ash Harrison, 19, started playing at Auckland's Armageddon Expo three years ago and since then has spent about $3000 ...

Nevada Senate Votes to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition - TheJointBlog (blog)

Marijuana Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-26 16:27

TheJointBlog (blog)

Nevada Senate Votes to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition
TheJointBlog (blog)
A bill to allow those with opioid addiction to legally possess and use medical marijuana – along with some other changes – has been passed by Nevada's full Senate. Nevada Senate Bill 374 was given approval yesterday by the state's Senate with a 12 to 9 ...
Nevada senators vote to OK smoking pot in businesses, among ...Reno Gazette Journal
No Child's Play For Cannabis ContainersSF Weekly

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Marijuana Addiction Is on the Rise - Inverse

Marijuana Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-26 16:12

Inverse

Marijuana Addiction Is on the Rise
Inverse
A study published by the JAMA Network found that states where marijuana is less regulated or legal saw a spike in instances of cannabis use disorder. Seems obvious, right? The more weed you legalize, the more weed abuse is likely to occur — at least ...
Marijuana laws increase rates of illicit use and disordersPulse Headlines
Medical marijuana laws linked to greater increase in illicit use, disordersMedical News Today

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After three witnesses testify, Kostenko enters guilty plea - Beckley Register-Herald

Cocaine Addiction - Wed, 2017-04-26 01:05

Bryan-College Station Eagle

After three witnesses testify, Kostenko enters guilty plea
Beckley Register-Herald
The third witness, Michael Kevin Meadows, a former patient, employee and friend of Kostenko's, testified Tuesday that the doctor not only played a role in his oxycodone addiction, but also his cocaine addiction. Kostenko, former owner and operator of ...
WV doctor pleads guilty in opioid trialCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

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'I've beat my £1000 a week cocaine fix' - Halstead Gazette

Cocaine Addiction - Tue, 2017-04-25 22:36

'I've beat my £1000 a week cocaine fix'
Halstead Gazette
A MAN has told how he is turning his life around after kicking a £1,000 a week cocaine habit, which spanned 30 years. Martin White, 54, from Southend, lost everything to his addiction - his business, his health and his family. However, he has bravely ...

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Two sheriffs want higher pot tax to pay for addiction treatment - Worcester Business Journal

Marijuana Addiction - Tue, 2017-04-25 09:31

Worcester Business Journal

Two sheriffs want higher pot tax to pay for addiction treatment
Worcester Business Journal
Two sheriffs urged lawmakers on Monday to use the legalization of marijuana as an opportunity to invest in substance abuse treatment by raising the tax on pot sales to support public and private addiction treatment programs. "We are searching and ...

Treating addiction with marijuana - WCSH-TV

Marijuana Addiction - Tue, 2017-04-25 05:00

WCSH-TV

Treating addiction with marijuana
WCSH-TV
Venice, CA (NEWS CENTER) -- What is the solution to the rising heroin epidemic? Arresting more people, expanding access to treatment? What about Marijuana? In 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association found states with Medical Cannabis ...

Western Massachusetts sheriffs push to raise marijuana taxes, fund addiction treatment - MassLive.com

Marijuana Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 15:02

MassLive.com

Western Massachusetts sheriffs push to raise marijuana taxes, fund addiction treatment
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- Marijuana legalization will increase arrests and addiction, argued two Western Massachusetts county sheriffs on Monday as they sought to raise taxes on the marijuana industry to fund drug addiction treatment. Hampden County Sheriff Nick ...
Sheriffs say raise Mass. pot tax to pay for addiction treatmentWorcester Telegram
Sheriffs: Raise pot tax, use money for addiction treatmentwwlp.com
Ex-Cons Fight To Work In Marijuana IndustryCBS Boston / WBZ
The Cannabist -WPRI 12 Eyewitness News -WCVB Boston
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Anti-drug vaccines could be a game-changer for people battling addiction - WRCB-TV

Cocaine Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 13:19

WRCB-TV

Anti-drug vaccines could be a game-changer for people battling addiction
WRCB-TV
The latest efforts in the field focus on prescription opioids like fentanyl, but work on addiction vaccines also includes shots for nicotine, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines. Chilean researchers are even working on an addiction vaccine for alcohol.

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Is Cannabis Actually Addictive? - Care2.com

Marijuana Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 12:00

Care2.com

Is Cannabis Actually Addictive?
Care2.com
When it comes to drugs like the nicotine, caffeine or even heavier substances such as cocaine or heroin, we know that they are in fact, addictive. However, the answer to whether or not cannabis is addictive is not so simple. This hot-button question is ...

Strong connectivity between brain networks can predict and prevent cocaine relapse - Addiction Now

Cocaine Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 10:34

Addiction Now

Strong connectivity between brain networks can predict and prevent cocaine relapse
Addiction Now
The study, which was published in the journal Addiction Biology, sought to find neural markers of relapse risk and determined that strong connectivity between the executive control network and executive control network's salience network could help ...

Anti-Drug Vaccines Could Be a Game-Changer for People Battling Addiction - NBCNews.com

Cocaine Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 09:44

Anti-Drug Vaccines Could Be a Game-Changer for People Battling Addiction
NBCNews.com
The latest efforts in the field focus on prescription opioids like fentanyl, but work on addiction vaccines also includes shots for nicotine, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines. Chilean researchers are even working on an addiction vaccine for alcohol.

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Medical Marijuana Is Effective, Underused Treatment for Opioid ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Marijuana Addiction - Mon, 2017-04-24 06:36

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Medical Marijuana Is Effective, Underused Treatment for Opioid ...
PR Newswire (press release)
SCRANTON, Pa., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scranton law firm The Slocum Firm, PC, today released a white paper entitled "The Utilization of Cannabis for ...
Trump pick for substance abuse commission warns against ...Casper Star-Tribune Online

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Can you be in recovery if you use marijuana? - Bangor Daily News

Marijuana Addiction - Sun, 2017-04-23 21:00

Bangor Daily News

Can you be in recovery if you use marijuana?
Bangor Daily News
But whether viewed through that lens or a harm reduction lens, the idea of marijuana as a tool for recovery is long overdue. And now there's a recovery support group in Maine that is cannabis-friendly. Freedom from Addiction is a recovery support group ...

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