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Trump’s opioid agency fails to cite marijuana’s benefits, despite mounting evidence

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid abuse and mortality, President …

Wave of addiction linked to fentanyl worsens as drugs, distribution, evolve

NASHUA, N.H. — Michelle MacLeod died in a tough part of town known as the Tree Streets, where many of the streets have names like Ash, Palm, Chestnut and Walnut. Kevin Manchester, who provided the fentanyl that killed her, lived on Pine.<p>After MacLeod's death, Nashua police wired her fiance and …

Theodore Roosevelt
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Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

Julie Eldred has been struggling with addiction to opioids for more than a decade and she says the criminal justice system punishes her for it.<p>Eldred, a part-time pet caretaker in Acton, Mass.,was put on probation last year for theft. She knew staying drug-freewould be tough — especially at first, …

Criminal Justice

WATCH: Trump Tells Personal Story During Speech on Addiction

During his speech on the opioid epidemic, President Trump told a personal story about his late brother, underlining why he takes the topic of addiction so seriously.<p>Trump said his oldest brother, Fred Trump Jr., died of complications of an alcohol addiction.<p>"He would tell me, 'don't drink'. He …

Donald Trump

Your Brain on Drugs: Experts Explain Disease of Addiction

EDITOR'S NOTE: As part of NBC10's award-winning special report, <i>Generation Addicted</i>, our journalists gathered experts in the field of addiction …

Addiction Can Come In Many Forms: Signs and How To Deal With Different Addictions

The world of the working mother can be quite stressful which leads many mothers and even couples to ease their stress by overindulging in alcohol. …

Mental Health

There are medications that can treat alcoholism, but doctors rarely use them

Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's far higher than the latest numbers …

Drug Addiction

Graduates of rehab program celebrate second chances

More than 200 graduates of Portage drug addiction programs were recognized on Sunday for their commitment to a healthy and positive lifestyle. It was …

Sustained Alcohol Use Increases Vulnerability to Cocaine Addiction

The 'gateway drug' hypothesis has its basis in the brain.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Drugs, Marijuana & Movies<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

The Pain Behind Opioid Abuse

Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. At first I thought, is this the first time I approve of …

Chris Christie

An Effort to Stop Student Drug Use That Starts With a Simple Conversation at School

An intervention that was originally designed for adults in clinical treatment settings is being pitched as a school-based solution to the opioid …

Opioid Crisis

'The Wire' star: Opioids treated differently from crack because they affect white people

Actor Wendell Pierce responded to President Trump’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis by slamming the difference in how …

Melania Trump: 'Drug addiction can take your friends, neighbours or your family'

First Lady Melania Trump has spoken about drug addiction across the United States, saying it “can happen to any of us.”

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. dying at an alarming rate, study finds

‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking,’ says Mary Teegee, Chair of the Cedar Project Partnership<p>Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. are 13 times more …

Brain circuit connectivity predicts relapse to cocaine use

Connectivity in the brain circuit that joins the temporal pole (TP) and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) predicted relapse to cocaine use.<br>Source: …

Neuroscience

This Is What It’s Really Like To Be An Alcoholic In Your 20s

I think a lot of people, especially when they're young, worry that they may have a drinking problem.<p>And that makes sense.<p>In college, there's a huge …

Alcohol

Substance abuse is no way out, it never was

Everybody knows bad things can happen to drug users. They become addicted. They can have serious or even fatal health problems. They can ruin their …

Mental Health

College of Social Work awarded $3 million to address substance abuse in Ohio

The Ohio State University College of Social Work has received a $3 million grant to address substance abuse problems in Ohio – one of the largest …

What Is... Alcohol Use Disorder? Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Americans love to drink. There are more people in the United States who drink on a regular basis than there are people who do not drink at all, …

All Massachusetts social work students will learn about drug addiction under new agreement

All nine of Massachusetts' social work schools announced Tuesday that they had agreed on a set of core educational principles addressing opioid …

Drug Addiction

Prevalence of deaths through substance abuse, mental health and road accidents differ by region

This blog is part of a series using data from <i>World Development Indicators</i> to explore progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and their …

Sustainable Development Goals
Mental Health

Kamaiyah Speaks Out Against Rap’s Glorification Of Drug Abuse: ‘Why Are You A F*cking Addict?’

For whatever reason, the number of rappers in hip-hop who rap about drug abuse seems to be increasing by the day. From Future and Young Thug to Lil Pump, Lil Peep, Yung Lean, and the rest, hip-hop seems to spend more and more time celebrating rappers for abusing painkillers, prescription anxiety …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Colleges using sober dorms to combat alcohol, drug addiction

Over 20 million young Americans started college this fall. For most of them, the next few years will be a time of intellectual challenges, new friendships and career exploration. But for many, those years will also include a lot of partying and exposure to an abundance of alcohol and …

Why Do We Get Addicted to Things?

Think about an experience that makes you feel good. It could be successfully completing a project at work, eating a warm chocolate chip cookie or …

Drug Addiction

Addiction and the “Why Can’t They Stop?” Enigma

<b></b>Why can’t they stop?This is perhaps the most elusive question posed when it comes to addiction. The answer is just as elusive — fleeting, …

Psychology

Party and Weight Loss Drugs Are Being Repurposed to Treat Cocaine Addiction

There's currently no FDA-approved medication to treat coke dependence.<p>On August 1, 2016, Jamie Blyth walked down to the river a couple of miles from his home with only thought on this mind—to kill himself. His plan was to hang himself by jumping off the bank, but his weight pulled him down, his …

Mental Health