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Parents Arrested after Modesto Baby Tests Positive for Meth, Community Speaks Out - FOX40

Wed, 2017-10-04 15:32

FOX40

Parents Arrested after Modesto Baby Tests Positive for Meth, Community Speaks Out
FOX40
He says what many people don't understand is that meth addiction is a disease -- so strong, so obsessive that some addicts are literally incapable of putting their children before it. “Tragic, and sadly. It happens. It happens more often than I think ...

Investigation: Drug court rehabs survive on forced labor - Coeur d'Alene Press

Wed, 2017-10-04 14:26

Coeur d'Alene Press

Investigation: Drug court rehabs survive on forced labor
Coeur d'Alene Press
In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Brandon Spurgin sits at home of his mother Reese in Velma, Okla. Spurgin was struggling with a meth addiction when the Stephens County drug court sent him to Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery, also known as CAAIR, ...

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Whanganui resident tells how she ended 25-year meth addiction ... - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 2017-10-04 11:41

Whanganui resident tells how she ended 25-year meth addiction ...
New Zealand Herald
Former P addict says she had three near-death experiences before she became clean.

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“The Big House, Pt. 2” finds the Nine-Nine stuck between a rock and a hard place - AV Club

Tue, 2017-10-03 20:09

AV Club

“The Big House, Pt. 2” finds the Nine-Nine stuck between a rock and a hard place
AV Club
And unfortunately, that story ended up being one of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's weakest. But if there's one thing Brooklyn Nine-Nine knows how to provide, it's hope. Now to see if it follows up on that. And possible rehab for Jake's new meth addiction. Nine-Nine!

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Heroin, meth, pot seized in Bethlehem raid, police say - lehighvalleylive.com

Tue, 2017-10-03 15:14

lehighvalleylive.com

Heroin, meth, pot seized in Bethlehem raid, police say
lehighvalleylive.com
... turned up 7 grams of meth with a street value of $700, 2 grams of heroin worth $500, an unspecified amount of marijuana, eight pills of the sedative clonazepam and one pill of buponephrine/naloxone that is used to treat opioid addiction, according ...

Singer-songwriter Bates visits Jennings - American Press

Tue, 2017-10-03 12:16

American Press

Singer-songwriter Bates visits Jennings
American Press
JENNINGS — Country music artist Jeff Bates visited HLE Radio on Monday to share his testimony as a recovering meth addict with online listeners. The singer-songwriter known for such country hits as “Long Slow Kisses,” “I Wanna Make Your Cry” and “The ...

Albuquerque man gets life plus 18 years for 2016 murder - Albuquerque Journal

Mon, 2017-10-02 22:17

Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque man gets life plus 18 years for 2016 murder
Albuquerque Journal
... it was carelessly taken from him,” she said. Barela asked Loveless to impose only the mandatory 30-year life sentence, without the additional 18 years tacked on. She said York had had a tumultuous childhood and that he struggled with a meth addiction.

2 sentenced in multistate meth conspiracy - Brunswick News

Mon, 2017-10-02 22:09

2 sentenced in multistate meth conspiracy
Brunswick News
U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood called the methamphetamine conspiracy run out of Calhoun State Prison as one of the most extensive meth operations to ever take place in the Southern District of Georgia. Monday, two more defendants in that ...

Williams: Searching for Light — Robinson Shares Reality of Addiction - Daily Utah Chronicle

Sun, 2017-10-01 23:49

Williams: Searching for Light — Robinson Shares Reality of Addiction
Daily Utah Chronicle
Robinson explains that in some cases it is a person's biological burden that leaves them prone to addiction. For example, “heroin babies,” babies conceived by mothers using meth/heroin during pregnancy, have a higher chance of addiction, a circumstance ...

Oklahoma Watch: Reports of drug-exposed newborns surge - Tulsa World

Sun, 2017-10-01 18:03

Tulsa World

Oklahoma Watch: Reports of drug-exposed newborns surge
Tulsa World
The statistics, which cover fiscal years ending June 30, make it clear that significant numbers of babies are born with addictive opioids or illegal methamphetamine in their bloodstreams. Both drugs can cause extreme distress, withdrawal symptoms and, ...

Bottoming out: Methamphetamine addiction gives way to a new life - Sioux City Journal

Sat, 2017-09-30 18:02

Sioux City Journal

Bottoming out: Methamphetamine addiction gives way to a new life
Sioux City Journal
It was a scary time for Bolyard, 36, whose recollection of her descent into the depths of drug addiction rapidly tumbles out of her mouth as she sits cross-legged on a sofa at Jackson Recovery Centers. Bolyard, who is wearing salmon pink scrubs ...

Yakima Valley feeling addiction's impact on families - News & Observer

Sat, 2017-09-30 01:13

News & Observer

Yakima Valley feeling addiction's impact on families
News & Observer
In the Lower Valley, Sunnyside Community Hospital pediatrician Dr. Ana Garcia said most drug-affected babies seen there are exposed to meth, not opioids. Sunnyside staff call CPS anytime a baby tests positive for any drugs, she said, and keep babies ...

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Community alerted to threat of opioids, ongoing meth use and sales - The Daily Progress

Fri, 2017-09-29 17:39

The Daily Progress

Community alerted to threat of opioids, ongoing meth use and sales
The Daily Progress
While opioid and heroin users may remain at home, users of meth “run up and down the road, hurting people and shooting,'' Martin said. Martin said a pound of meth shipped from Mexico to the Shenandoah Valley can be sold for a profit of nearly $45,000 ...

Naked, dirty baby found in crane incident was born addicted: report - MLive.com

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:35

MLive.com

Naked, dirty baby found in crane incident was born addicted: report
MLive.com
MUSKEGON, MI - Before he first used a forklift to wreak havoc inside an abandoned factory and then commandeered a large construction crane, a father high on meth left his naked, screaming baby in mud and dirt. That's according to a petition seeking ...

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SD prison inmate brings anti-drug program to women's prison in Pierre - The Capital Journal

Thu, 2017-09-28 23:40

The Capital Journal

SD prison inmate brings anti-drug program to women's prison in Pierre
The Capital Journal
Jamee Corean told her fellow inmates how meth led to her being convicted of aiding a murder and kidnapping that put her in the State Women's Prison in Pierre for life without the possibliity of parole. Corean took part in the first-of-its-kind Families ...

Community fighting against drug addiction on area reservations - Valley News Live

Thu, 2017-09-28 23:10

Valley News Live

Community fighting against drug addiction on area reservations
Valley News Live
Against this rising tide of meth, opioids, and liquor is one group hoping to pull people back to their roots and away from their vices. Addiction is a killer on the rise on the White Earth Reservation with heroin being its weapon of choice. Paul ...

From armed robbery to mothers' groups: Porirua woman speaks of meth recovery - Stuff.co.nz

Thu, 2017-09-28 18:43

Stuff.co.nz

From armed robbery to mothers' groups: Porirua woman speaks of meth recovery
Stuff.co.nz
Maarametua Williams once robbed a bank at gunpoint while she was high on meth, these days she leads a mothers' group. It's been six months since the Porirua woman told the story of her 16-year addiction and now she's celebrating one year of sobriety.

As King County Grapples With Heroin Addiction, Another Lethal Drug is on the Rise - Seattlemag

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:59

Seattlemag

As King County Grapples With Heroin Addiction, Another Lethal Drug is on the Rise
Seattlemag
Caleb Banta-Green, a researcher with the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and a member of the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force, says one reason for the uptick in meth use is the fact that ...

As King County Grapples With Heroin Addiction, Another Lethal Drug is on the Rise - Seattlemag

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:59

Seattlemag

As King County Grapples With Heroin Addiction, Another Lethal Drug is on the Rise
Seattlemag
Caleb Banta-Green, a researcher with the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and a member of the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force, says one reason for the uptick in meth use is the fact that ...

BHC gunman sentenced - Mohave Valley News

Thu, 2017-09-28 01:27

BHC gunman sentenced
Mohave Valley News
Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert questioned why James lived 60 years without any problems before committing several shootings in the past six months, reasoning it had to be connected to his meth addiction causing him to turn violent. The judge ...