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Gene Therapy Could Help People Overcome Meth Addiction - MIT Technology Review

Fri, 2017-11-17 14:14

MIT Technology Review

Gene Therapy Could Help People Overcome Meth Addiction
MIT Technology Review
Over the years, there have been attempts to use similar therapeutic approaches for other stimulants—like a vaccine for cocaine. Olsen says these efforts have struggled to make it from animal tests into humans, and a handful of medicines that have been ...

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Retired bus driver swindled partner to feed 'crack' like gambling addiction - Devon Live

Fri, 2017-11-17 08:56

Devon Live

Retired bus driver swindled partner to feed 'crack' like gambling addiction
Devon Live
A retired bus driver looted her ex-partner's bank account and blew more than £13,500 after developing a 'crack cocaine' like addiction to fixed odds betting machines. Ann Tribbel left victim Keith Taylor in debt and struggling to survive when she stole ...

"Recovery In Wyoming County" moves into Oceana - Beckley Register-Herald

Fri, 2017-11-17 02:04

Beckley Register-Herald

"Recovery In Wyoming County" moves into Oceana
Beckley Register-Herald
On Thursday, he officially kicked-off Recovery In Wyoming County in Oceana. “I've found my purpose,” he told those attending. For three decades, Rhodes was addicted to heroin and cocaine. He's been clean for nearly three years now, but addicts are ...

Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths Rise In Maryland - TheFix.com

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:37

TheFix.com

Cocaine-Related Overdose Deaths Rise In Maryland
TheFix.com
“What's so unusual about this situation in New Haven is that it looks as if these people were not opioid users or opioid addicts,” Dr. Raymond Isackila, an addiction specialist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio, said at the time.

Science Pick of the Week: Researchers shed light on alcohol as a 'gateway' drug - Oregon Daily Emerald

Thu, 2017-11-16 18:15

Oregon Daily Emerald

Science Pick of the Week: Researchers shed light on alcohol as a 'gateway' drug
Oregon Daily Emerald
One of their classic arguments is that the alcohol use will lead an individual to try riskier behaviors, such as abusing highly addictive drugs like cocaine or heroin. While alcohol certainly leads to questionable decision making, no data has ever been ...

Rochester man sentenced for possessing crack cocaine in Cayuga ... - Auburn Citizen

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:33

Auburn Citizen

Rochester man sentenced for possessing crack cocaine in Cayuga ...
Auburn Citizen
AUBURN — A two-time convicted drug dealer will spend the next two years in jail for possessing crack cocaine in the city of Auburn.

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Rose McGowan Maintains Innocence After Turning Herself in For Cocaine Charge - Addiction Now

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:24

Addiction Now

Rose McGowan Maintains Innocence After Turning Herself in For Cocaine Charge
Addiction Now
Rose McGowan has maintained her innocence after turning herself in to authorities in Virginia Tuesday and was arrested for a felony possession of a controlled substance. She was then booked and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. “I will clearly plead ...
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Nightclub owner found dead on his holiday home's porch targeted by police over his heavy cocaine use as he was ... - Daily Mail

Wed, 2017-11-15 18:04

Daily Mail

Nightclub owner found dead on his holiday home's porch targeted by police over his heavy cocaine use as he was ...
Daily Mail
Darren 'Razzle' Thornburgh's ice and cocaine addiction was so bad he was buying $10,000 worth at a time and police raided his nightclub. The 'King of the Clubs' was found dead on a mattress on the balcony of his home in Barmah, on the Victoria and New ...

This drug is killing people in Manatee County faster than anywhere else in the state - Bradenton Herald

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:20

Bradenton Herald

This drug is killing people in Manatee County faster than anywhere else in the state
Bradenton Herald
One year ago, the 2015 report noted that Manatee had the highest deaths per capita related to morphine, fentanyl and cocaine, and tied with Palm Beach County for heroin-related deaths. ... However, it does not mean addiction is not still an issue. “We ...

Science Advances - Science Advances

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:04

Science Advances
Science Advances
They used an epigenetic approach in a rodent model to investigate how alcohol use primes the brain for cocaine addiction. Long-term alcohol use degraded nuclear histone deacetylases 4 and 5 in the nucleus accumbens, which creates a permissive ...

"I shouldn't be here I should be dead"-- meth addiction quadruples in Alaska - KTUU.com

Tue, 2017-11-14 22:41

KTUU.com

"I shouldn't be here I should be dead"-- meth addiction quadruples in Alaska
KTUU.com
"He would always say, 'here try this, I just made this, here try this.' It wasn't really my thing at the time but over the years cocaine became less available and meth became way more available." After being addicted to alcohol and drugs for about ...

Local filmmaker takes us inside blue-collar drug addiction - KSDK

Tue, 2017-11-14 20:17

KSDK

Local filmmaker takes us inside blue-collar drug addiction
KSDK
I was an alcoholic, addicted to crack cocaine," explains Paul Cantrell. Cantrell worked for Monaghan as a tuck pointer. "I was unhappy and the drugs and the alcohol, they filled a void. Made me feel comfortable. Help me relax a little bit," Cantrell ...

The horrific descent into drug addiction a mum wants you to read - Coventry Telegraph

Mon, 2017-11-13 13:01

Coventry Telegraph

The horrific descent into drug addiction a mum wants you to read
Coventry Telegraph
The incident was the peak of a 13-year addiction to drugs, which started with cocaine when Araminta was a teenager. But it spiralled out of control when she moved onto crack – a highly addictive form of cocaine - with a boyfriend she met in rehab. Soon ...

'I was a functioning addict': Windsor mom survives opioid addiction, finds hope in helping others - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 2017-11-13 08:30

Globalnews.ca

'I was a functioning addict': Windsor mom survives opioid addiction, finds hope in helping others
Globalnews.ca
Stephanie Bertrand used to call herself a “functioning addict.” The 36-year-old from Windsor, Ont., grew up middle class and went to a good school. She was married and had a beautiful family. Nobody knew her cocaine addiction slipped into needles.

Mother reveals she took heroin 'because it's less damaging than crack' - Metro

Mon, 2017-11-13 08:11

Metro

Mother reveals she took heroin 'because it's less damaging than crack'
Metro
Louise Hansford has been in recovery from a heroin and crack cocaine addiction for the last 14 years. She now works an NHS service – Inclusion and Recovery Hampshire – using her experience to help other addicts. She said she sees firsthand how the ...

Businessman who had £1,500-a-week cocaine addiction reveals ... - Mirror.co.uk

Sat, 2017-11-11 07:54

Mirror.co.uk

Businessman who had £1,500-a-week cocaine addiction reveals ...
Mirror.co.uk
A businessman whose grief over his dead mother resulted in a £1,500-a-week cocaine addiction says his life was saved by a magazine he found in rehab.

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How grief turned a successful businessman into a drug addict who blew £80000 on cocaine in a year - WalesOnline

Sat, 2017-11-11 02:45

WalesOnline

How grief turned a successful businessman into a drug addict who blew £80000 on cocaine in a year
WalesOnline
A businessman who spent £1,500 a week on cocaine at the height of his addiction says his life was saved by a magazine he found in rehab. Alex Drummond, 35, was running a brokerage company in Cardiff when he developed an addiction to the drug after ...

Colombia Says it Has Made the Largest Cocaine Seizure in History - Addiction Now

Sat, 2017-11-11 02:10

Addiction Now

Colombia Says it Has Made the Largest Cocaine Seizure in History
Addiction Now
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that his country has conducted the largest cocaine seizure in their history of tackling Colombia's infamous drug trade. The authorities seized 13.4 tons of cocaine at farms northwest of the city ...

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Number of UK crack users seeking help to beat addiction is up 23 ... - The Guardian

Thu, 2017-11-09 11:39

The Guardian

Number of UK crack users seeking help to beat addiction is up 23 ...
The Guardian
Increased need for support and rise in seizure of the smokable form of cocaine come as overall numbers accessing drug treatment is down.

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