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A telehealth option for breaking addiction

Lockport Union-Sun 07 Feb 2023
The mission is to increase access to medication used in addiction treatment ... Bisher connected the addict with the New York MATTERS hotline, and because a nurse allowed him to use her phone, Bisher and the addict were able to participate in a three-way Zoom call in which a 14-day ...
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Chief Chat: Center aims to bring justice for victims of opioid epidemic

The Express-Star 07 Feb 2023
We will soon break ground on the tribe’s first addiction treatment center in Tahlequah using the dollars derived from opioid settlement funds ... We will use $10 million over 10 years for Cherokee Nation Career Services programs, which will help people in recovery find employment, ...
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Commentary: Recovering the truth about addiction treatment in Virginia

The Roanoke Times 07 Feb 2023
Communities across Virginia continue to feel the impacts of the addiction epidemic. In 2021, more than 2,600 Virginians lost their lives to drug overdoses — a nearly 15% increase from the year prior — and many more continue to live in active addiction ... Unfortunately, people with substance use disorders do not always get the help they need.
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Analysis-Canada’s decriminalization experiment no match for toxic drug supply

FX Empire 07 Feb 2023
The thinking behind safe supply programs and other “harm reduction” initiatives is that people who use drugs will continue to do so and offering them a safer option keeps them alive ... In part, it reflects a broader shift away from criminal charges as a deterrent to drug use and a move toward treating addiction as a health issue instead.
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Analysis: Canada's decriminalization experiment no match for toxic drug supply

Reuters 07 Feb 2023
Proponents say they are not meant as an alternative to treatments for addiction but in addition to them. In part, it reflects a broader shift away from criminal charges as a deterrent to drug use and a move toward treating addiction as a health issue instead.'RECOVERY-ORIENTED APPROACH' ... Centre on Substance Use.
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Saratoga County unveils new tool for substance abuse surveillance

The Saratogian 07 Feb 2023
— At a press conference at the Saratoga County Public Safety Building, county officials unveiled a new data collection tool that will allow near real-time monitoring of opioid addiction and overdose in the ongoing fight against substance abuse ... To view the Substance Use Surveillance Dashboard at work, visit Savealifeto.day.
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Virginia lawmakers table bill to expand opioid abatement authority

The Roanoke Times 07 Feb 2023
A bill that would give more victims of the opioid epidemic a voice in the use of millions of dollars in state settlement money is no longer in the cards this legislative session ... To do so, the authority is hosting listening sessions, where addicts speak to the board directly about how the money should be used.
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CBD As A Therapeutic Alternative To Conventional Treatments

LA Weekly 07 Feb 2023
Most such medications have the drawback of being highly addictive in nature ... Any form of medical therapy involving the long-term use of such prescription medications may become counterproductive, with the side effects and addictive tendencies negating the positive impact the drug has had on the patient.
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NAC supplement can help curb cravings to smoke

Butler County Times Gazette 07 Feb 2023
It has been used in these capacaties for years and is safe and well-tolerated. But, in addition, there are data that show oral NAC (sold as a dietary supplement) may have a role in helping people overcome addictions to tobacco, with small trials showing a reduction in smoking and the relapse rate in people using NAC compared with placebo.
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‘How I turned my life around after prison and drug addiction. I'm now in UCD and helping people with their recovery’

Irish Independent 07 Feb 2023
I used to get invited back to parties, and that’s when I tried my first line of cocaine.Whatever it was that I was looking for, I found it in that drug ... I didn’t see the type of drugs I was doing as bad, and yet I used to look at people who were addicted to heroin and living on the streets and almost turn my nose up at them.
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To Your Good Health: NAC supplement can help curb cravings to smoke

Corvallis Gazette-Times 07 Feb 2023
When used intravenously, it's a specific antidote to acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose ... But, in addition, there are data that show oral NAC (sold as a dietary supplement) may have a role in helping people overcome addictions to tobacco, with small trials showing a reduction in smoking and the relapse rate in people using NAC compared with placebo.
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EVOLVERE Nootropic Wins Best In Class As Natural Alternative For ADHD Treatment

Victoria Advocate 07 Feb 2023
Its QUANTUMiND product is being considered by many as a possible safe and non-addicting alternative to Adderall.�. NEW YORK, Feb ... EVOLVERE is the superior brand in virtually every important aspect and is on an impressive trajectory ... It is also being used by many as a safe and non-addicting alternative to Adderall for treatment of ADHD ... About ... ....
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Montana lawmakers seek more Info about Governor’s addiction, mental health fund

Belgrade News 07 Feb 2023
It uses revenue ... The department is supposed to receive reports from tribal nations on how their funds were used ... Jackie Kerry Lemon, program and facilities director at the Gallatin County Detention Center, said the money had to be used for mental health and addiction services.
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The White House Announces Guest List for the First Lady’s Box for the 2023 State ...

The White House 07 Feb 2023
Now, Griffin is turning his loss into action by supporting other families like his affected by addiction, raising awareness about the stigma associated with addiction, and calling for better access to substance use disorder treatment services.
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Jill Biden’s State of the Union guests include Tyre Nichols’ parents, Bono, Ukraine ambassador, Paul Pelosi

CNN 07 Feb 2023
Griffin, the White House said, is “raising awareness about the stigma associated with addiction, and calling for better access to substance use disorder treatment services.” The president has put forth a National Drug Control Strategy aimed at “(beating) the overdose epidemic.” ...

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