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New Face of Addiction: Opioid crisis takes personal toll - Valdosta Daily Times

Sun, 2017-11-05 02:06

Valdosta Daily Times

New Face of Addiction: Opioid crisis takes personal toll
Valdosta Daily Times
The toxicology reports have not been released yet, but Dustin's mom, Lisa Manning, said Thursday that she was notified her son's death was caused by meth laced with the fentanyl. “You think it will never happen to your child,” Manning said. “I was that ...

Former crystal meth addict: "Moving to Liverpool saved my life" - Liverpool Echo

Sat, 2017-11-04 05:57

Liverpool Echo

Former crystal meth addict: "Moving to Liverpool saved my life"
Liverpool Echo
Former Meth addict Ian Brown, who has become a professional dancer after moving from London to recover in Liverpool. (Image: Liverpool Echo). He said: “I was given the option of sober accommodation in Luton, Warrington or Liverpool. I chose to come to ...

Missouri's Veterans Court Sees First Graduate - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 2017-11-02 23:11

Missouri's Veterans Court Sees First Graduate
U.S. News & World Report
Court officials in Jasper County say the program is helping people whose mental health problems, including addiction, land them in court repeatedly. It adds to a roster of several programs in the county that offers such people an option besides jail time.

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Neighbors witness disturbing behavior from suspected murderer - KOB 4

Thu, 2017-11-02 22:36

KOB 4

Neighbors witness disturbing behavior from suspected murderer
KOB 4
Sharon said Kramer later apologized and admit a meth addiction to her husband. Now his house stands empty. The surrogate uncle and former architect faces life in prison. Kramer also has a pretrial detention hearing soon. Prosecutors want him to stay in ...

Born addicted: Addressing the rising number of babies born drug-dependent - WIBW

Thu, 2017-11-02 21:07

WIBW

Born addicted: Addressing the rising number of babies born drug-dependent
WIBW
"I was addicted to meth," she says of her past. "I was homeless. I had no job, no car." Her pregnancy, she says, was no match for six years of addiction. "You live, breath, eat, die, sleep drugs. That's all you think about," she said. At 12 weeks along ...

Tompkinsville native overcame addiction to earn honor from Men's Health - Glasgow Daily Times

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:48

Glasgow Daily Times

Tompkinsville native overcame addiction to earn honor from Men's Health
Glasgow Daily Times
Before the problems with addiction, Dubree struggled with depression. At age 10, he contemplated suicide. Many years later, Dubree became addicted to opioids and methamphetamine. It was his escape from the difficulties in life that he faced as a young ...

Putting a face to homelessness: Local architect sets up Facebook page of stories, photos - Corvallis Gazette Times

Thu, 2017-11-02 17:44

Corvallis Gazette Times

Putting a face to homelessness: Local architect sets up Facebook page of stories, photos
Corvallis Gazette Times
A former meth addict — he says he has been clean for nearly four years — Anthony has worked in construction, restaurants and retail but says his dyslexia makes construction a better bet than the other two options. He said he has an 8-year-old son in ...

Holly Bobo trial highlights drug problems in rural counties - wreg.com

Wed, 2017-11-01 23:10

wreg.com

Holly Bobo trial highlights drug problems in rural counties
wreg.com
Many have speculated about his alleged suicide, but no one's questioned his addiction. “I've seen it firsthand, drugs having a way of changing a person from somebody who is kindhearted and just a ... to put drug users in jail or prison, our objective ...

To Solve Opioid Crisis, President Trump Needs To Acknowledge Who Caused It - The Daily Caller

Wed, 2017-11-01 22:17

Wall Street Journal

To Solve Opioid Crisis, President Trump Needs To Acknowledge Who Caused It
The Daily Caller
... not seem like such a bad idea, but for anyone who knows the history of the opioid crisis, there is a gaping problem: expecting the pharmaceutical industry to seriously help solve this crisis is like making Walter White a spokesman against meth ...
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Galesburg man gets prison time in meth plea deal - Galesburg Register-Mail

Wed, 2017-11-01 17:13

Galesburg man gets prison time in meth plea deal
Galesburg Register-Mail
According to his sentencing order, Circuit Judge Scott Shipplett found that the “offense was committed as a result of the use of, abuse of, or addiction to alcohol or a controlled substance.” That ruling means Hennenfent is allowed to seek drug ...

Bessemer crystal meth dealer sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison - UpperMichigansSource.com

Wed, 2017-11-01 16:14

UpperMichigansSource.com

Bessemer crystal meth dealer sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison
UpperMichigansSource.com
Acting U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge observed that the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is being hit particularly hard by a caustic mix of crystal methamphetamine, opioid addiction, and opioid-related overdoses. Birge vowed that the U.S. ...

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Former criminal defense attorney pleads guilty to selling meth - The Union Leader

Wed, 2017-11-01 02:38

The Union Leader

Former criminal defense attorney pleads guilty to selling meth
The Union Leader
An article in the New Hampshire Union Leader last July documented the downfall of a criminal defense lawyer who fell into an abyss of meth addiction and sales. In January 2014, Bennett's law license was suspended for two years because of financial ...

Second chance for Halloween fun after meth found - Fox11online.com

Tue, 2017-10-31 20:32

Fox11online.com

Second chance for Halloween fun after meth found
Fox11online.com
And now, according to Besaw Sunday's incident has become a wake up call about addiction in this community. "Many tribal members are stepping up their concern for, 'how do we make this safer? What can we do?'" he explained. Besaw told FOX 11 tribal ...

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The Legit Smit - Residents of Ridgecrest: Resilience - Taft Midway Driller

Tue, 2017-10-31 15:39

Taft Midway Driller

The Legit Smit - Residents of Ridgecrest: Resilience
Taft Midway Driller
Darren Hoyt is legally deaf and blind and spent 18 years as a meth addict. He has since recovered from addiction and now refuses to be slowed down by any disability. He now performs music, is in a happy relationship, and will soon graduate from Cerro ...

Healing Grounds - Winston-Salem Journal

Mon, 2017-10-30 22:07

Winston-Salem Journal

Healing Grounds
Winston-Salem Journal
Parental and caregiver opioid and meth addiction top the reasons children are in foster care at Crossnore, Loftis says. At the Winston-Salem campus, there are six cottages: Three are full, and they are hiring staff for another three. They care for ...

The Legit Smit - Residents of Ridgecrest: Resilience - Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Mon, 2017-10-30 12:30

Ridgecrest Daily Independent

The Legit Smit - Residents of Ridgecrest: Resilience
Ridgecrest Daily Independent
She said Darren is a recovered meth addict who is about to graduate from Cerro Coso Community College with a double associates degree in human services and psychology. She said he wants to use his experience to work as a counselor, helping others to ...

Programs provide addiction support - Hays Daily News

Mon, 2017-10-30 08:36

Programs provide addiction support
Hays Daily News
SALINA — Saline is one of 12 counties in central and western Kansas identified as target areas for additional support based on data on the dosages of opioids prescribed and opioid overdose deaths. Those 12 counties — which also include Thomas, ...

He Was the Beloved Mayor of a Tidy Washington Suburb. Then He Got Busted for Meth. - Washingtonian.com

Sun, 2017-10-29 16:04

Washingtonian.com

He Was the Beloved Mayor of a Tidy Washington Suburb. Then He Got Busted for Meth.
Washingtonian.com
... of the vote to Ammazzalorso's 42. “I was slipping,” he says. “I think drugs had something to do with it. I just wasn't as sharp. I wasn't on top of my game.” Still, as he was sworn in for his third term, the public had no idea that their mayor was ...

Local programs provide support in overcoming addiction - Salina Journal

Sun, 2017-10-29 10:13

Local programs provide support in overcoming addiction
Salina Journal
Hudson said meth and alcohol see high levels of abuse in Salina, but for many addicts the drug of choice is determined by what is most accessible. If the availability of opioids increases, the number of overdoses is likely to rise as well. He said that ...

Southwest Kansas treatment providers targeting opioid addiction - The Garden City Telegram

Sun, 2017-10-29 07:33

The Garden City Telegram

Southwest Kansas treatment providers targeting opioid addiction
The Garden City Telegram
In 2008, about 80 percent of patients struggled with alcoholism or meth addiction, Lund said. By 2010, patients began reporting problems with prescription medications, including opiates, over-the counter drugs like cough syrups, and benzodiazepines ...