Meth Addiction

Prizes for sobriety: As Washington meth use rises, this treatment is one of few that works - Seattle Times

Thu, 2019-08-22 07:00
Prizes for sobriety: As Washington meth use rises, this treatment is one of few that works  Seattle Times

It sounds weird, but it works better than any treatment for drug addiction outside of medication. So why isn't it being implemented in Washington?

Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients - WUNC

Thu, 2019-08-22 03:00
Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients  WUNC

Jason was hallucinating. He was withdrawing from drugs at an addiction treatment center near Indianapolis, and he had hardly slept for several days. "

To Help With Withdrawals, Clinics Offer Pricey And Unproven NAD Infusions : Shots - Health News - NPR

Thu, 2019-08-22 01:00
To Help With Withdrawals, Clinics Offer Pricey And Unproven NAD Infusions : Shots - Health News  NPR

Some addiction treatment clinics offer IV infusions of a mix of supplements — including something known as NAD. The treatment isn't proven to work and is not ...

Manitoba Tory election platform includes tackling meth crisis - CBC.ca

Thu, 2019-08-22 01:00
Manitoba Tory election platform includes tackling meth crisis  CBC.ca

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives plan to create 12 new treatment and waiting spaces for people addicted to methamphetamines if the party is re-elected ...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe, state to combat meth addiction - KSFY

Thu, 2019-08-22 01:00
Rosebud Sioux Tribe, state to combat meth addiction  KSFY

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe joins forces with the state to expand treatment of people addicted to methamphetamine.

Americans spend nearly $150 billion on illicit drugs each year - Healio

Wed, 2019-08-21 13:51
Americans spend nearly $150 billion on illicit drugs each year  Healio

In 2016, Americans spent $145 billion on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, according to a new report. Most spending is attributed to those who ...

Director's Corner: A successful approach to addiction demands political courage and compassion - Real Change News

Wed, 2019-08-21 12:51
Director's Corner: A successful approach to addiction demands political courage and compassion  Real Change News

This month, an installation stands outside the Fifth Avenue entrance to City Hall as a silent indictment of a city that just doesn't care.

Tiffany Roberts and the Harmful Pattern of Criminalizing Pregnant Mothers - Ms. Magazine

Wed, 2019-08-21 10:04
Tiffany Roberts and the Harmful Pattern of Criminalizing Pregnant Mothers  Ms. Magazine

Tiffany Roberts, a Chattanooga woman, faced felony charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse when her twins died two days after a premature ...

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US - CNBC

Wed, 2019-08-21 05:30
The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US  CNBC

Drug overdose deaths are declining in the United States. The finding is being greeted as a sign that we may have reached a turning point in the relentless ...

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US - CNBC

Wed, 2019-08-21 05:30
The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US  CNBC

Drug overdose deaths are declining in the United States. The finding is being greeted as a sign that we may have reached a turning point in the relentless ...

What parents need to know about recent movies - Washington Post

Wed, 2019-08-21 01:00
What parents need to know about recent movies  Washington Post

Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping. “Overcomer” is a faith-based sports drama from Christian filmmaker Alex Kendrick, who also stars.

From meth to mayor: The transformation of a small-town drug addict in Arkansas - KATV

Wed, 2019-08-21 01:00
From meth to mayor: The transformation of a small-town drug addict in Arkansas  KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Jeff Collins was dead. After more than 20 years of using methamphetamine and other hard drugs, Collins and his heart had had ...

The Amazing Johnathan's 25-Year Meth Addiction Chronicled In New Doc - TheFix.com

Wed, 2019-08-21 01:00
The Amazing Johnathan's 25-Year Meth Addiction Chronicled In New Doc  TheFix.com

The former Las Vegas headliner gives an open, honest look into his ongoing drug use in the Hulu documentary.

Christchurch woman jailed for stealing plaques from war veterans' graves to fund drug addiction - TVNZ

Tue, 2019-08-20 22:46
Christchurch woman jailed for stealing plaques from war veterans' graves to fund drug addiction  TVNZ

A Christchurch woman who stole bronze plaques from the graves of 37 war veterans and sold them as scrap metal to fund a drug addiction has been sentenced ...

Chattanooga man helps others after recovering from addiction, attempting suicide - WTVC

Tue, 2019-08-20 21:42
Chattanooga man helps others after recovering from addiction, attempting suicide  WTVC

One Chattanooga man was living in parking lots, stealing from his family and robbing pharmacies to feed his drug addiction. Nearly 20 years went by before A. J. ...

Operation Frontia - Sentencing for record meth bust in Northland - New Zealand Police

Tue, 2019-08-20 19:24
Operation Frontia - Sentencing for record meth bust in Northland  New Zealand Police

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Lloyd Schmid, National Organised Crime Group: New Zealand Police acknowledge today's sentencing at the High Court ...

Colorado attorney general talks addiction, mental health in Craig - Craig Daily Press

Tue, 2019-08-20 19:01
Colorado attorney general talks addiction, mental health in Craig  Craig Daily Press

Colorado's top attorney might look to Craig and Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume for a model to address Colorado's opioid crisis. Attorney General Phil Weiser ...

A drug addict at just 13 - The Star Online

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:39
A drug addict at just 13  The Star Online

ALOR SETAR: It is a predicament that no mother will want to be in – see her only son drop out of school and become a drug addict at 13.

Lawmakers want more information on addiction treatment before decreasing ingestion punishment - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:30
Lawmakers want more information on addiction treatment before decreasing ingestion punishment  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Lawmakers say they want more treatment for people addicted to drugs, but want to know how programs will be sustained.

The ‘fourth wave’ of the opioid crisis: Feds warn of a rise in meth use - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tue, 2019-08-20 09:58
The ‘fourth wave’ of the opioid crisis: Feds warn of a rise in meth use  McClatchy Washington Bureau

Federal drug enforcement agents are alarmed that the opioid epidemic is fueling a spike in methamphetamine use.