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Bill to decriminalize psychedelics in California gutted by lawmakers

Finger Lakes Times 13 Aug 2022
Senate Bill 519 would have allowed for the possession and personal use of some hallucinogenic drugs, which advocates said would provide a critical mental health tool to treat addiction, PTSD, anxiety and depression, especially for veterans ... mental health and addiction treatment.
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Guidelines released on opioid for cancer patients

The Buffalo News 13 Aug 2022
The drug is also sometimes used for maintenance or discontinuation therapy in patients who are addicted to opioids. Despite its limited use, buprenorphine has several advantages over other painkillers, Case said, including a lower incidence of depression, and it appears to be less addictive than traditional opioids.
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All Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation skywalks, foot over bridges to now have escalators

The Times of India 13 Aug 2022
BMC, which maintains 49 skywalks and FOBs, has decided that henceforth all will have escalators as few persons are making use of them ... "We have found that fewer people use skywalks as they find it inconvenient to climb ... Some skywalks have anti-social elements like drug addicts sitting on them, so some women avoid using them," said Shah.
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Opinion: War on Drugs is not working

Delta Democrat-Times 13 Aug 2022
How can we use our horrific loss and heartbreak? We can wield it in anger and bitterness, or we can use it to support life-giving solutions ... Would their message be for more jailing to heal the problem? Would their message be for long sentences? Or would it be listening to the stories of people using drugs and in addiction?.
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Maddox shares story of finding purpose in life

Messenger-Inquirer 13 Aug 2022
In the time since, the Owensboro native’s life has taken a 180-degree turn ... His path to weight lifting began at the Owensboro YMCA, and his journey to finding himself started at Friends of Sinners as he battled drug addiction and depression. “I used weight lifting to combat those things I was experiencing,” said the almost 6-foot-4, 425-pounder ... .
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Local News in Brief: Virtual 5K to benefit senior center

The Daily Independent - Ashland 13 Aug 2022
Virtual 5K to benefit senior center. ASHLAND. The upcoming Youth Has No Age virtual 5K run/walk will benefit the Ashland Senior Center. It will take place on Aug. 20 and 21. Anyone from any city or any state can participate in the virtual event on any course of their choosing ... to 2 p.m ... Pathways accredited ... substance use disorders/addictions (adults) ... 18 ... .
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Secret behind ‘nic-sickness’ could help break tobacco addiction

Technology Org 12 Aug 2022
Nicotine is addictive because it activates the brain’s dopamine network, which makes us feel good ...Maybe in the future that will be an approach for nicotine addiction therapy, where we use genetic editing technologies to selectively target these receptors in specific brain circuits and then overexpress or delete receptors,” Lammel said.
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Jaffrey-based non-profit Reality Check receives $11K donation

The Keene Sentinel 12 Aug 2022
... cost and destruction of addiction in New Hampshire ... Its mission is to reduce drug and alcohol use, addiction and death by overdose by providing drug and alcohol addiction services.
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How Modern Marijuana Changes the Brain

Principia Scientific 12 Aug 2022
“Studies done in the past would suggest that only about one in 10 people would develop a cannabis use disorder (addiction to cannabis),” D’Souza said ... Since younger people have immature prefrontal cortexes, this may be why early marijuana use increases risks of addiction and brain impairment.
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Theoretical Neuroscience: Potential Mental Health and Addiction Care | Saskatchewan

Moosejaw Today 12 Aug 2022
Province-wide implementation of the mental health and addictions information system supported by a $1.0 million investment ... Thought and memory are also the experiential basis for drug addiction, such that when some use, thoughts [seem to] travel elsewhere from destinations of being down, feeling-like heaviness, worried, anxious, irritable and so on.
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Inside Lebanon's thriving underground Captagon scene

The New Arab 12 Aug 2022
Fenethylline, which metabolises into amphetamine, is generally considered safer than other drugs of its kind since it doesn’t raise your blood pressure to the same degree, and less addictive because of the indirect route the chemical takes to your brain ... Even though they don't consider themselves addicted, they cannot stop using.
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Use opioid legal awards for help, drug prevention

The Vindicator 12 Aug 2022
Most importantly, these dollars must not be used to extend local government’s general fund or routine spending ... We urge the allocation of these funds be used to help those who have suffered addiction brought on by these opioid prescription drugs to get clean.
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Social media addiction bill fails in California Legislature

Napa Valley Register 12 Aug 2022
... general or other local prosecutors sue social media companies for up to $250,000 per violation for knowingly using features that can cause children to become addicted to their products.
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Editorial: If Gavin Newsom is the national progressive leader he claims to be, he’ll sign ...

Finger Lakes Times 12 Aug 2022
... to use drugs ... A 2018 research review by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction found that the facilities encourage “improvements in safe, hygienic drug use increased access to health and social services, and reduced public drug use and associated nuisance.
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Rhode Island man pleads guilty to sex trafficking in Atlantic City

Atlantic City 12 Aug 2022
From at least 2010 to 2019, Hall, using force and threats, ... The District Attorney's Office on Tuesday said Hall recruited several women suffering from substance use disorder, using their addiction as a tool for coercion, exchanging drugs for their earnings as prostitutes.

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