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Online sobriety groups growing, but in-person meetings more effective

An international survey has found that face-to-face meetings are more effective than online groups for those trying to curb alcohol abuse – but use of web-based sobriety support sites is continuing to grow.<p>The study by researchers at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif., recruited …

Massachusetts declares public health emergency over heroin overdoses and opioids addiction

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency in the state concerning the rising numbers of heroin overdoses and opioid …

Science inches closer to 'home brew' heroin

About a month ago, researchers and policymakers started fretting about a nightmare scenario for drug enforcement: the possibility that the impending invention of morphine-producing yeast could make it easy for many people to start manufacturing highly addictive opiates.<p>"Home brew" narcotics, they …

North Vancouver couple accused of being fentanyl ‘kingpins’

<b>WATCH: Fentanyl has been blamed in the deaths of several recreational drug users in recent weeks. Rumina Daya takes a look at where the dangerous</b> …

Doctor suspended for alleged crack cocaine use

A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of Richard Pascal Williams, Jr., M.D., after …

A Florida Cop Caught $12 Million of Cocaine While Fishing

An off-duty Florida cop made a lucky catch on Friday. Instead of fish, he reeled in 50 pounds of cocaine. He was 25 miles off the coast of Englewood …

Crime

10 Musicians Who Have Successfully Battled Drug Addiction

Music<p>10 Musicians Who Have Successfully Battled Drug Addiction<p>Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015<p>Musicians, drugs and alcohol abuse all seem to go hand-in-hand. …

'Overdose' kills 23-year-old heroin addict 'hours after she gave birth to stillborn baby left abandoned in cardboard box'

A 23-year-old heroin addict has died from a suspected overdose just hours after giving birth to a stillborn baby.<p>Police are investigating the death …

Pediatrics

Fentanyl deaths are a Canada-wide 'disaster'

Most recreational drug users don't expect the extreme drowsiness, difficulty breathing and slowed heartbeat that can come after popping one little …

First in Heroin, First in the Nation to Vote

New Hampshire’s drug problem is so dire, candidates stumping in the state have been forced to address the issue, whether they’re ready to or not.<p>A …

Online therapy is growing incredibly fast — here's why that matters

Now, there are over 100,000 health apps in the iTunes and Google Play stores, and in September 2012 about 6% of those apps in the iTunes store were specifically focused on mental health.<p>Technology offers even more ways to deliver health care without patients actually visiting a doctor. That's …

Heroin addict, 23, dies of an overdose 'just hours after giving birth to baby girl who she left dead in a cardboard box'

• <b>Kimberly Ann Karosy, 23, was found unconscious in her home on Saturday</b>• <b><br>Her roommate, 51-year-old Larry Davenport, said she gave birth to a baby girl</b> …

Arizona Spent Over $1.7 Million Drug Testing Welfare Recipients to Catch One Person

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> Backwards Land, also known as the United States of America, hosts many states that have implemented <i>arguably</i> counterproductive mandatory …

B.C. overdose highlights small number of recreational fentanyl users who seek out the powerful drug

Minutes after snorting crushed up fentanyl pills – or "fake oxy" as it's known on the street – two Vancouver-area boys fell unconscious on a park bench and one of them never woke up.<p>But they weren't among the mounting number of victims who have overdosed after unwittingly ingesting street drugs …

Here’s Which Drug You’re Most Likely To Enjoy Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Everyone experiences consciousness a little differently – and when it comes to altering their experience of consciousness, most people have a …

Fast food picks up speed: Iowa police find meth lab inside Taco Bell restaurant

Two men arrested after remnants of methamphetamine lab found inside taco restaurant in Cedar Rapids<p>Two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.<p>The Cedar Rapids police department said officers found two men outside the …

Taco Bell

A drone dropped heroin, marijuana and tobacco in an Ohio prison yard

"Upon reviewing the cameras, it was determined that a drone passed over the recreation yards immediately before the fight began," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in an incident report.<p>There were no significant injuries to staff or inmates in the July 27 fight, which was …

Detox or lose your benefits: new welfare proposals are based on bad evidence and worse ethics

When is a choice not really a choice? It could be argued that the latest proposal from the government aimed at people who have problems with drugs …

Privileged Wives in North Korea Are Apparently Using Meth to Lose Weight | VICE News

A troubling new diet fad is said to be gaining in popularity among the wives of North Korean elites: methamphetamine. Though much of the isolated communist country contends daily with malnutrition, a report in the online news outlet Daily NK indicates that these women are increasingly using crystal …

After two teenaged boys were rushed to hospital from suspected fentanyl overdoses, Vancity Buzz has learned one of them has died.<p>[am2_see_also]<p>The …

Eminem Says He 'Replaced Addiction with Exercise' After Ballooning to 230 Lbs.

After overdosing on pills in 2007 and weighing close to 230 lbs., Eminem says he got healthy by replacing “addiction with exercise.”<p>“When I got out …

Weed is probably not as bad as heroin 'but I'm no expert', says newly-appointed DEA leader

The new head of the Drug Enforcement Administration sure knows his drugs, saying this week that marijuana is "probably" not as dangerous as heroin.<p>In …

Cannabis

I Want to Be a Harm Reduction Counselor

<i>As in many other arenas, it can take a long time, often years, for evidence-based findings in addiction medicine to “trickle down” to the</i> …

They Became Billionaires By America's Addiction to Oxycontin - The Ring of Fire Network

The Sacklers have been added to the <i>Forbes</i> list of America’s wealthiest families. The family owns Purdue Pharma, makers of the highly-addictive …

Personality Types Attract Different Drugs

Here’s Ernest Hemingway, dead drunk on a stool in Cuba with his face on his hand and his hand on an ever-present mojito. He's the tormented writer, …

Psychology

Vivitrol or Suboxone? That is the Question

There is much contention surrounding a new opiate addiction treatment program which would target individuals who are involved in the criminal justice …