Latest News for: Use addictions


Lebanon County woman attributes being a patient of the ‘pill mill’ doctor to losing everything

Penn Live 21 Sep 2021
Dawn Smith of Cornwall testified in U.S. Middle District Court said she went from never using drugs, “not even a joint,” to becoming addicted to opioid painkillers and then heroin ... Raymond J ... Under cross-examination, Smith acknowledged not following the instructions on the bottle for pill use ... One of those who died was a documented addict, he said ... .

Perry County man charged with felony, jailed on $50k cash bond for 43-cent ‘theft’

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 21 Sep 2021
Criminalizing a matter that may have been a misunderstanding over 43 cents is a waste of taxpayers’ money, which must be used to house and process those defendants, Flood said ... It’s punishment of poverty and substance use disorder.” ... The amount and terms can be used to ensure someone appears at trial.

Overnight Health Care — Presented by Indivior —Pfizer: COVID-19 vaccine safe for young kids

The Hill 21 Sep 2021
For its trial, the companies used a much smaller dose than what is given to people age 12 and older. Instead of giving two 30 microgram doses three weeks apart they used 10 microgram doses in the younger children ... It’s time to rethink opioid addiction ... It’s time to rethink opioid addiction.

September offers a chance to celebrate overcoming substance use

The Lufkin News 20 Sep 2021
Recovery from addiction has meant a hard-fought but rewarding battle for many of them ... Stories of Substance Use and Recovery." ... Nash and others who work professionally in substance use treatment and recovery want people to understand that addiction is a real disease and it is something that affects people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Local authorities try to warn community amid overdose surge

The Daily Nebraskan 20 Sep 2021
Methamphetamine use and overdose deaths are on the rise in Nebraska, according to reports from the Lincoln Police Department ... Fentanyl can cause addiction, respiratory depression and arrest, coma or death ... For students who want to receive help for their drug use or addiction, Fehringer said there are different avenues they can take.

How should we treat substance use disorder?

Johnson City Press 20 Sep 2021
Last week, 1st Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street and District Attorney General Ken Baldwin spoke in favor of a plan to create a residential treatment facility for substance use disorder in a former state prison annex in Roan Mountain ... People addicted to drugs ...

Congress must act to protect seniors from becoming addicted to opioids | Opinion

NJ dot com 20 Sep 2021
Because the nation’s opioid crisis was first fueled by an increased prescribing of powerful, addictive painkillers, the ability of doctors and patients to use safe pain management alternatives can help prevent overdose and save lives ... As many patients continue to use for longer ...

A new bill could legalize medical marijuana in NC. Here's what that could mean for ...

The Courier-Tribune 20 Sep 2021
Her journey has allowed her to meet many extraordinary people in Randolph County who might fly under society's radar due to their drug use ... He has seen how marijuana use impairs an individual's cognitive ability to complete tasks such as operating a vehicle ... As a result, the center has many clients who use marijuana and are addicted to opioids.

‘Fierce’ force: For two decades, Meredith Hart House has supported women in recovery

MinnPost 20 Sep 2021
When an overdose landed her in the ER and then in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (ADAP) at Regions Hospital, she worked hard to accept her addiction, understand its roots and focus on her recovery ... Because she felt lost and afraid of falling back into addiction, Korolchuk agreed to go to Hart House ... But there is not a cure for addiction.

Rajasthan advisory to stop mobile game fixation

The Times of India 20 Sep 2021
The state government has issued an advisory for parents and teachers suggesting measures to prevent children from becoming addicted to online gaming ... The Rajasthan Council of School Education on Saturday suggested technical points which are helpful in monitoring activities of children addicted to online gaming.

Michelle Heaton told by doctor ‘I don’t know how you were still alive’ after crushing alcohol battle in lockdown

Metro UK 20 Sep 2021
Michelle Heaton’s doctor has revealed how ‘terrible’ her physical state became while she was suffering from alcohol addiction in lockdown, saying that he doesn’t know ‘how she was still alive’ at the time ... Wine, prosecco, vodka, brandy, and then you said you started to use a bit more coke,’ he responded.

Excessive tech use can hasten aging - Turkish expert

Malaysian National News Agency 20 Sep 2021
Excessive tech use can hasten aging - Turkish expert ... Unay reiterated that excessive use of tech tools affects people both psychologically and physiologically. To reduce the risks stemming from tech addiction, he suggested removing apps from phones that people do not use and turning off notifications from games and apps.

Southfield police adopt new initiative to deal with opioid abuse

Royal Oak Daily Tribune 20 Sep 2021
The Southfield Police Department is now one of 18 police agencies in Michigan who’ve created a FAN Comeback Quick Response Team, an initiative to help those struggling with addiction due to Substance Use Disorder or Opioid Use Disorder ... been affected by the disease of addiction.”.

Clean: 'Tipping the Scales' (9/20/21)

Seven Days 20 Sep 2021
The prospect of performing with them was reawakening memories of numerous opportunities that I had squandered due to my past substance use. In the darkest days of my active addiction, my worsening chemical dependency had forced me to withdraw from a highly ranked conservatory program.

Report identifies gaps in RI services for mental illness, addiction

The Providence Journal 20 Sep 2021
PROVIDENCE — Fresh eyes have found that years-old problems persist in Rhode Island's programs for people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, or developmental disabilities.   ... "Review all Substance Use and Addiction grants, allocations, and contracts to better align dollars with needs and service gaps.