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Addiction Inc. - New York Times

Wed, 2017-12-27 16:53

New York Times

Addiction Inc.
New York Times
America's Addiction Crisis ranks among the great epidemics of our age. Millions of people have fallen victim to painkiller abuse, alcoholism, the rise of meth and the revival of heroin. Sorrowful tales of death at a young age and of families torn apart ...

The Giant, Under Attack - New York Times

Wed, 2017-12-27 16:53

New York Times

The Giant, Under Attack
New York Times
America is convulsed by an addiction crisis — painkillers, heroin, alcoholism, meth — and its victims die with tragic regularity. But Mr. Benefield's case is extraordinary. His death in July 2010 kicked off a six-year battle that very nearly brought ...

Arrest warrant alleges drug addiction, details moments leading to Owens' arrest in fatal shooting - LubbockOnline.com

Wed, 2017-12-27 10:26

LubbockOnline.com

Arrest warrant alleges drug addiction, details moments leading to Owens' arrest in fatal shooting
LubbockOnline.com
The woman had ended her relationship with Owens based on his alleged drug use, claiming he was addicted to crystal meth. Owens reportedly moved out of the woman's home in November, and on Thanksgiving, the woman drove Owens to a rehab center in Scurry ...
Warrant Says Murder Suspect Was Jealous Ex-Boyfriend With Drug ProblemEverythingLubbock.com

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After years of soaring meth busts, evidence of production in Maine suddenly plunges - Bangor Daily News

Wed, 2017-12-27 00:03

Bangor Daily News

After years of soaring meth busts, evidence of production in Maine suddenly plunges
Bangor Daily News
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has found less than half as much evidence of meth production this year as last year — 56 incidents compared with 2016's record high of 127. But law enforcement officers and drug treatment counselors caution that the ...

Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless - The Daily Herald

Tue, 2017-12-26 03:51

The Daily Herald

Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless
The Daily Herald
Teams try to serve people where they are — in streets, in the woods or under freeways. Volunteers with The Hand Up Project, many of whom are recently homeless and recovering addicts, have been hitting familiar haunts to find others who might be ready ...

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A butterfly out of the darkness: Couple's path to sobriety leads them through addiction maze - The Hutchinson News

Sun, 2017-12-24 01:10

The Hutchinson News

A butterfly out of the darkness: Couple's path to sobriety leads them through addiction maze
The Hutchinson News
Her teeth were rotted from her meth addiction. Her hair roots were graying. She had lost her home and her children. Patrick was in the same dark place. They were going on one year of being clean. It was a struggle. Both had child support to pay ...

Drug use explodes in Mexico as more narcotics stay home - Santa Fe New Mexican

Sat, 2017-12-23 22:23

Drug use explodes in Mexico as more narcotics stay home
Santa Fe New Mexican
Now Mexican officials must reckon with rising heroin use in the border town of Ciudad Juárez; cocaine circulating in Acapulco's beach scene; and meth addicts filling rehab centers in the western Jalisco state. While rates of drug use here remain far ...

Local meth source: South of the border - International Falls Journal

Sat, 2017-12-23 09:09

International Falls Journal

Local meth source: South of the border
International Falls Journal
Every community has issues related to drug use, some to a bigger extent than others. “We are not alone in it,” Koochiching County Sheriff Perryn Hedlund recently told The Journal. “What we have seen is the continuation of the meth addiction up here ...

Meth cases continuing to rise in the Upper Peninsula - UpperMichigansSource.com

Fri, 2017-12-22 17:42

UpperMichigansSource.com

Meth cases continuing to rise in the Upper Peninsula
UpperMichigansSource.com
In 2017, meth cases in the Upper Peninsula have been on the rise. In Forsyth Township alone, meth labs and other addictions are becoming a common problem. "We've had a meth lab or two this year, one just recently that we've discovered, so that's ...

Users hooked on crime - Marietta Times

Thu, 2017-12-21 23:12

Marietta Times

Users hooked on crime
Marietta Times
Like heroin use, meth addiction has ramifications across the crime spectrum and throughout the community. “I'm not a sociologist, and one thing we don't do is really effective and efficient statistical analysis, but I can say anecdotally, the vast ...

He thought he'd be dead by now. Instead, he's stopping an addict from stealing your car - Sacramento Bee (blog)

Thu, 2017-12-21 14:24

Sacramento Bee (blog)

He thought he'd be dead by now. Instead, he's stopping an addict from stealing your car
Sacramento Bee (blog)
He lost touch with his family for 20 years. He has been homeless. He has been in the full grip of meth addiction. “It's a hellacious drug,” he said. “It controls your mind.” Greear said he thought was ready to get clean around 1999 or 2000, but it took ...

Mexico's drug trade hits home - Washington Post

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:28

Washington Post

Mexico's drug trade hits home
Washington Post
PHOTOS ABOVE: Cesar Corona, who is addicted to heroin and methamphetamine, shoots up near “El Bordo,” a gathering point for drug users in Tijuana. After years of supplying the American market, Mexican cartels are increasingly selling drugs domestically ...

Building a safe passage from addiction to recovery - OurQuadCities

Wed, 2017-12-20 23:20

OurQuadCities

Building a safe passage from addiction to recovery
OurQuadCities
For volunteer Linda Wegner, Safe Passage is personal after watching how addiction can take hold. "My husband and I are both teachers and we had a son that had a heroin addiction and meth addiction, and he is six and a half years clean, sober, but there ...

VIDEO: Combating Meth Addiction - WCBI

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:55

WCBI

VIDEO: Combating Meth Addiction
WCBI
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – When we turn on the news or pick up a newspaper we often see mug shots of people arrested for possession, selling, or using some type of illegal drug. “The first step is admitting there's a problem, wanting to get help for it ...

UF researchers say new drug therapy could help beat meth addiction - WTXL ABC 27

Wed, 2017-12-20 11:48

WTXL ABC 27

UF researchers say new drug therapy could help beat meth addiction
WTXL ABC 27
(WTXL) - University of Florida neuroscientists have made what they describe as a significant finding that holds the potential to break the cycle of addiction for methamphetamine users. They say they have identified a novel way to use on-the-market ...

Former opioid addicts see promise in governor's strategy to combat crisis - WYFF Greenville

Tue, 2017-12-19 22:20

WYFF Greenville

Former opioid addicts see promise in governor's strategy to combat crisis
WYFF Greenville
My tolerance grew that much. I had to take that many to feel them.” Goldman hit rock bottom when her pill addiction spiraled into a meth addiction. She actually revealed quitting meth was easier than giving up prescription pills. Now, she hopes the ...

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Fighting the never-ending battle against drugs - Sampson Independent

Tue, 2017-12-19 11:04

Fighting the never-ending battle against drugs
Sampson Independent
Drug use is a vicious, often unforgiving, cycle. One week, the news focuses on opioid abuse, the next it's heroin addiction, and the next cocaine. All are highly addictive, powerful elixirs that destroy families, disrupt communities, escalate crime and ...

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Young mother gets second chance after meth addiction, incarceration - THV 11

Tue, 2017-12-19 08:00

THV 11

Young mother gets second chance after meth addiction, incarceration
THV 11
For more than a dozen years, Kasey Jordan struggled with a meth addiction. "I kind of leaned towards that lifestyle of using and partying instead of studying," she told us. At 16, she was a high school drop out with an expensive habit. That's when she ...

Young mother gets second chance after meth addiction, incarceration - THV 11

Mon, 2017-12-18 22:30

THV 11

Young mother gets second chance after meth addiction, incarceration
THV 11
For more than a dozen years, Kasey Jordan struggled with a meth addiction. "I kind of leaned towards that lifestyle of using and partying instead of studying," she told us. At 16, she was a high school drop out with an expensive habit. That's when she ...

Meth-related crime on the rise in Laramie County - KGWN

Mon, 2017-12-18 19:57

KGWN

Meth-related crime on the rise in Laramie County
KGWN
Malatesta said, "I think it's due to the nature of those drugs, they're highly addictive, they are very hard to kick. And so when people use methamphetamine, it's something you can't just use a couple of times and be done with." Malatesta added ...