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In Rural Ohio, An Opioid Crisis Becomes A Meth Crisis - NPR

Wed, 2018-06-06 03:12

In Rural Ohio, An Opioid Crisis Becomes A Meth Crisis
NPR
Everyone we meet seems to know someone struggling with addiction. For the past few years, that something has been opioids and, when people are desperate, heroin - like the woman in the back of that car. But over the past few months, the situation in ...

Shalersville meth addict gets treatment, $5k fine - Record-Courier

Tue, 2018-06-05 13:28

Record-Courier

Shalersville meth addict gets treatment, $5k fine
Record-Courier
Starting in January 2017, meth “destroyed my life,” Jacobs told Pittman. After a divorce, Jacobs said, he feared he would lose his children and went into a deep depression. He said he met a woman who introduced him to meth, and started “a downhill ...

WJJQ - Wjjq

Tue, 2018-06-05 07:52

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Mary Felzkowski says, "Meth addiction is a big-time issue in the northern portion of the state, and its heart breaking for everyone involved. The only way to prevent addiction is to refrain from using in the first place, and it's programs like these ...

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HNZ meth tested after a DHB told them a tenant was seeking drug help, Tenancy Tribunal ruling says - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 2018-06-04 22:18

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HNZ meth tested after a DHB told them a tenant was seeking drug help, Tenancy Tribunal ruling says
Stuff.co.nz
Housing New Zealand meth tested a house after a tip-off from Auckland DHB where a tenant had sought addiction services, a Tenancy Tribunal decision ruling says. But Auckland DHB said they don't provide detoxification or addiction services - and the DHB ...
New meth hysteria allegations – Auckland Health Board narked on tenants using their addiction services to HNZthedailyblog.co.nz (blog)

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The true impact of meth addiction on families - 6PR

Mon, 2018-06-04 20:12

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The true impact of meth addiction on families
6PR
A new study out of Edith Cowan University is looking into how methamphetamine addiction affects the families of users, and their role in treatment. ECU researcher Gideon de Jong told Mornings with Gareth Parker, it's a complex issue which needs further ...

Push for more research into meth addiction and families - 97.3 Coast FM

Mon, 2018-06-04 18:56

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Push for more research into meth addiction and families
97.3 Coast FM
A Western Australian researcher is concerned not enough is being done to support methamphetamine addicts and their families. Edith Cowan University's Douglas Gordon said there is an urgent need for more research into how meth addiction affects the ...

South Dakota lawmakers divided over Medicaid expansion - Rapid City Journal

Mon, 2018-06-04 16:59

Rapid City Journal

South Dakota lawmakers divided over Medicaid expansion
Rapid City Journal
The Legislature, however, appropriated $2 million this year for the state Department of Social Services to expand substance abuse service including treatment for meth addiction. The governor controls the department. Lawmakers gave him the additional ...

As meth use grows in Wisconsin, DOJ imagines "Altered State" - WBAY

Mon, 2018-06-04 12:30

WBAY

As meth use grows in Wisconsin, DOJ imagines "Altered State"
WBAY
"When we have over 7,300 children removed from homes because parents are struggling with addiction-- that's a shocking number," Schimel said during a stop in De Pere. The campaign includes the Altered State, or what Wisconsin would look like if meth ...
'Know Meth' campaign launches next phaseWGBA-TV
Attorney General Brad Schimel kicks off new meth awareness campaignWSAW

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5 facts about the methamphetamine crisis - Yellowhammer News

Sun, 2018-06-03 11:38

Yellowhammer News

5 facts about the methamphetamine crisis
Yellowhammer News
A study published in 2014 in the journal Addiction found that violent behavior increased after subjects used meth. The drug's users also face a higher risk of death than people who use other drugs, including cannabis, cocaine and alcohol. 4. Nearly 30 ...

On inclusion, God's laws trump man's and more letters to the editors - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Sat, 2018-06-02 22:02

Chattanooga Times Free Press

On inclusion, God's laws trump man's and more letters to the editors
Chattanooga Times Free Press
'Despair': Addiction a tragedy for many. Re: "Portrait of Despair" (May 26):. Interesting article about opioid and meth addiction and tragic statement about our society and the families of the addicts affected. I don't know if I'm supposed to feel ...

The Mexican Revival of Small-Town America - New York Times

Sat, 2018-06-02 12:30

New York Times

The Mexican Revival of Small-Town America
New York Times
In the Midwest, immigrant renewal includes neighborhoods overrun by heroin and meth addiction. These same illegal drugs fuel violence in the hometowns of these immigrants back in Mexico. Trouble back home resonates here in Kennett Square. When I ...

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Let's Talk About Meth - INTO

Fri, 2018-06-01 17:19

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Let's Talk About Meth
INTO
Meth was once thought of as a white person's addiction, then a white gay man's addiction—most likely because they were the ones more open to speaking about it. But anyone who has logged onto a social app like Jack'd or Grindr is well aware that Meth ...

Montana Tribes To Feds: Help Our Community Fight Meth Addiction - TheFix.com

Fri, 2018-06-01 11:23

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Montana Tribes To Feds: Help Our Community Fight Meth Addiction
TheFix.com
Native American tribes in Montana are asking the federal government to help them confront methamphetamine addiction in their communities, which they say is causing health consequences and putting many children in foster care. Members of the tribal ...

Foster parents needed for growing number of Montana children - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Fri, 2018-06-01 05:05

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Foster parents needed for growing number of Montana children
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
The Douthits are trying to help with a growing need for foster parents because the problem of children affected by opioid and meth addiction, as well as abuse and neglect, has become severe. And the unprecedented rise in the number of children in ...

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Deep-red Utah pushes reform to parole, probation - Daily Herald

Thu, 2018-05-31 14:02

Daily Herald

Deep-red Utah pushes reform to parole, probation
Daily Herald
This May 23, 2018 photo shows Leighann Marsh during a interview at her home in West Jordan, Utah. A nationwide effort to reduce the number of people on probation and parole has found allies in deeply conservative Utah. Marsh, 48, is a former meth ...

Man Who Fled Wailuku Police Gets 10 Years for Meth Offense - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 2018-05-31 10:52

Man Who Fled Wailuku Police Gets 10 Years for Meth Offense
U.S. News & World Report
"For way too long, I have let my addiction control my life, telling myself I wasn't hurting anyone but me," Duarte said in court. "But that's not true for the people whose camera I pawned. It's not true for my family who sit in the gallery and has been ...

'As an Addict, I Know the Dangers' - New York Times

Thu, 2018-05-31 03:00

New York Times

'As an Addict, I Know the Dangers'
New York Times
“As an addict, I know the dangers! Every time I use could be my last! Someone being charged here is ridiculous.” — Kurt Kleiner in Ohio, via Facebook. “I'm in North Carolina, and they're sticking it to the drug dealers here and charging them with ...

'I could be more': Stockton woman overcomes meth addiction, graduates college - ABC10.com KXTV

Wed, 2018-05-30 19:37

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'I could be more': Stockton woman overcomes meth addiction, graduates college
ABC10.com KXTV
'I could be more': Stockton woman overcomes meth addiction, graduates college. Unable to load video. Lisa Jewett has decided to tell her story in the hopes others who are still addicted to drugs may be inspired by her life's journey. Published: 6:32 PM ...

Ohio police warn meth users drug 'may be contaminated with the Zika Virus,' offer free testing - Fox News

Wed, 2018-05-30 13:38

Fox News

Ohio police warn meth users drug 'may be contaminated with the Zika Virus,' offer free testing
Fox News
"We're just trying to keep things lighthearted and humanize the police department with some jokes," Assistant Chief Dennis Blankenship told Fox 45. "We're not doing it to arrest 100 people that are going to bring in meth. Drug addiction is a serious ...

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About 1/4 of people who text about drugs text about meth - Big Think (blog)

Wed, 2018-05-30 13:13

Big Think (blog)

About 1/4 of people who text about drugs text about meth
Big Think (blog)
Meth is mentioned or referred to in a whopping 25.91% of the texts addiction.com found. According to the organization, 2016 saw 7,000 deaths from meth (There were nearly 10,000 ER visits due to meth in 2009.) Young adults who aren't quite that unlucky ...