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Crystal Meth: Three gay men talk candidly about their use and recovery - Gay Star News

Tue, 2017-09-26 08:39

Gay Star News

Crystal Meth: Three gay men talk candidly about their use and recovery
Gay Star News
As an addict, he lost that job. Once he got clean, and looking for a new career to pursue, he decided to explore counseling. He's been with the Center in LA for around ten years. It's been helping gay and bi men deal with meth addiction since use of ...

Drug Court celebrates 10 years at Heyde Center celebration - Chippewa Herald

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:33

Chippewa Herald

Drug Court celebrates 10 years at Heyde Center celebration
Chippewa Herald
Art and drug addiction are two subjects that don't often occupy the same space, but they will meet Thursday evening at the Heyde Center. A celebration open to the public will highlight both Mandelert's struggle with addiction and a decade of the ...

Man charged with meth, marijuana counts after Weston raid - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:34

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Man charged with meth, marijuana counts after Weston raid
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
The defendant violated his alternative release by failing to complete a drug addiction program and testing positive for methamphetamine three times, Pickens said. She successfully asked for prison, while Harrison Assistant Defender Bryan Church sought ...

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FD fire experts cite dangers of meth | News, Sports, Jobs ... - Fort Dodge Messenger

Sat, 2017-09-23 23:10

FD fire experts cite dangers of meth | News, Sports, Jobs ...
Fort Dodge Messenger
The number of methamphetamine labs in Fort Dodge has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, according to Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter.

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Junior College Student Goes From Addiction, Jail to Welding - U.S. News & World Report

Sat, 2017-09-23 23:05

Junior College Student Goes From Addiction, Jail to Welding
U.S. News & World Report
The year was 2015 and Bush was incarcerated in Jones County jail for possessing the ingredients to make meth. She also was facing charges in Stone County for possession of meth with intent to sell. As grateful as she was, it wasn't quite her time to ...

Impulse Group strives to keep gay youth healthy, empowered - Los Angeles Blade

Sat, 2017-09-23 14:38

Los Angeles Blade

Impulse Group strives to keep gay youth healthy, empowered
Los Angeles Blade
The nonprofit also educates gay men via events Ramos described as “80% social, 20% educational.” It may be “a three-hour event, but we take 20 minutes to teach about meth addiction. We're teaching about…viral loads. We package it…in a very social way.

Berks commissioners hear praise for drug treatment agency - Reading Eagle

Fri, 2017-09-22 22:05

Berks commissioners hear praise for drug treatment agency
Reading Eagle
"But basically one bad decision led me down a road that was four years of crystal meth addiction," she said, adding that she quickly found herself homeless with no job prospects, no hope that she could get clean and a growing criminal record. But that ...

Idaho Drug Ring Dismantled - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)

Fri, 2017-09-22 13:54

Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)

Idaho Drug Ring Dismantled
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
The opioid epidemic is battering American communities and rightfully commanding national attention. In certain areas of the country, however, the illicit drug of choice is methamphetamine, and that powerful stimulant is every bit as addictive—and ...

Berks commissioners hear stories about addiction recovery - WFMZ Allentown

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:22

WFMZ Allentown

Berks commissioners hear stories about addiction recovery
WFMZ Allentown
"One bad decision led me down a road that was four years of crystal meth addiction," she said, adding that she was homeless, had no money, no family to support her, and she was hopeless. Jessica was arrested several times and was eventually offered ...

A desperate meth addict, a compassionate cop and the Angel Program that changed their lives - The Courier-Journal

Thu, 2017-09-21 06:16

The Courier-Journal

A desperate meth addict, a compassionate cop and the Angel Program that changed their lives
The Courier-Journal
Editor's note: After spending 72 hours on the front lines of the addiction fight in April, the Courier-Journal is looking deeply at how the city is recovering. We've shared the stories of a woman just starting to live without drugs and a man who has ...

Letter to the Editor - The Saratoga Sun Homepage

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:50

Letter to the Editor
The Saratoga Sun Homepage
Recently, out of rather immense frustration, I addressed the Saratoga Town Council concerning the scourge of methamphetamine addiction/use and attendant crime in this community. Although the Police Department inferred my criticisms to mean that my ...

Understanding Opiates: Monday night forum draws big crowd to M State - Detroit Lakes Online

Wed, 2017-09-20 09:06

Understanding Opiates: Monday night forum draws big crowd to M State
Detroit Lakes Online
Longtime Frazee firefighter — and recovered meth addict — Scott Geiselhart also shared a message of hope: One night three years ago, he was so far gone in his addiction that he took out his gun, put it to his head and pulled the trigger. When it didn ...

United against addiction - Newport News Times

Tue, 2017-09-19 23:01

Newport News Times

United against addiction
Newport News Times
I drank when I was eight, I started doing meth when I was 12, and lines with my father when I was 15.” Taking a big breath to cut through his sobs, Biggar continued, “You see a neighbor who's a meth addict, and their kids don't have any shoes, please ...

The Not-So-New Epidemic: Meth Addiction - Officer - Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

Tue, 2017-09-19 08:09

Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Not-So-New Epidemic: Meth Addiction - Officer
Officer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Meth is surging again in the U.S. again and may not be getting the attention it deserves.

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Why Cannabis Prohibition is a Significant Factor for Meth Use in Southeast Germany - Marijuana.com

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:26

Marijuana.com

Why Cannabis Prohibition is a Significant Factor for Meth Use in Southeast Germany
Marijuana.com
German soldiers were quite familiar with meth as “Stuka,” “Göring-pills,” or “Panzerschokolade” (tank-chocolate) in World War II. Germany's most famous meth addict was literary Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll, who repeatedly begged his family for ...

The Meth Epidemic - Magnolia Banner News

Mon, 2017-09-18 11:17

The Meth Epidemic
Magnolia Banner News
This is part 2 of a 3-part series touching on the problem of methamphetamine addiction in the City of Magnolia and Columbia County. Get started in less than 60 seconds. Pick a plan below to sign up. Stay InformedKnow more about what's going on in your ...

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Jones County Junior College student goes from addiction and jail to welding career - Hattiesburg American

Mon, 2017-09-18 06:04

Hattiesburg American

Jones County Junior College student goes from addiction and jail to welding career
Hattiesburg American
Lauren Bush was 16 years old when she first used meth. She had been sexually abused, and the drug made her feel better. "The first time it hit my head, I felt powerful, I felt strong — but it became my ultimate weakness," she said. Clean and sober ...

'meth·an·chol·y': Former addict, drug dealer pens book to give others ... - Lima Ohio

Sun, 2017-09-17 20:19

Lima Ohio

'meth·an·chol·y': Former addict, drug dealer pens book to give others ...
Lima Ohio
He watched as drugs robbed him of seven years of his freedom, killed his sister and were the primary reason his younger brother is serving a life prison ...

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Meth still a scourge across the Hoosier State - Terre Haute Tribune Star

Sat, 2017-09-16 21:09

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Meth still a scourge across the Hoosier State
Terre Haute Tribune Star
While recent headlines have raised alarm about opioid overdoses and heroin addiction, methamphetamine remains the top illegal substance of choice for many drug users. That's reflected in the number of clandestine meth labs found around Indiana, and ...

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Second-Annual Rock to Recovery Show to Help Addicts Sells Out at Fonda Theatre - HuffPost

Sat, 2017-09-16 20:31

Second-Annual Rock to Recovery Show to Help Addicts Sells Out at Fonda Theatre
HuffPost
I can only speak to meth and opioid addiction. Its out of control, and of course, leads to homelessness. I know it did for me. When you feel lost in life, why not get high, right? 'everyone does it' -its almost the norm now, that's the scary thing. WE ...