Drug Addiction

Friends of the Homeless to provide drug, substance abuse treatment in Springfield thanks to $2 million grant

People at the Friends of the Homeless shelter on Worthington Street struggling with substance abuse and drug addiction will now be able to get help …

Addiction

Jermaine Dupri Revealed Something About Bow Wow's Drug Addiction That Will Have You Side-Eyeing...

Addiction

Those Struggling With Drug Addiction Have A Unique Place To Seek Help In New Jersey

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> There are many reasons people walk into police stations, usually to report a crime or because they’re accused of committing …

New Jersey

Neighbours spoilers: Aaron’s drug addiction gets worse, Leo and Terese get caught, and who is Chloe’s mystery man?

Secrets are swirling in Ramsay Street.<p>Leo and Terese are about to get rumbled, but can they cut a deal with the person who discovers them to keep …

Entertainment (UK)

Lily Allen reveals that Coldplay’s Chris Martin staged an intervention over her drug addiction

• .<p>He and Gwyneth Paltrow were compelled to act after Allen accidentally headbutted Orlando Bloom<p>Coldplay’s Chris Martin once staged an intervention to …

Lily Allen

New Haven resolution addresses drug addiction as chronic disease

NEW HAVEN — Alders are turning the ever-present conversation around drug addiction in the city to focus on it being a disease the disease of it, …

Addiction

Philly McMahon revealed the devastating death of his brother John due drug addiction in London

Dublin football star Philly McMahon revealed the devastating death of his brother while chatting on The Late Late Show.<p>The All-Ireland winner spoke …

Celebrity (UK)

Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford overcame addiction and became a health advocate

Christopher Lawford, the actor born into political and Hollywood nobility who turned his recovery from drug addiction into a career as a public-health advocate and bestselling author, died on Sept. 4 in Vancouver. He was 63 and had homes in Los Angeles and Hawaii.<p>The cause was a heart attack, his …

Public Health

Instagram rolls out a pop-up to address drug addiction

Instagram wants to join the fight against drug addiction in the U.S.The visual platform announced it would roll out a feature such that users …

Social Media

Daphne Bramham: Harm reduction just one part of Portugal’s war on drugs

Although the focus of Portugal's drug strategy is treatment and recovery, it does fund harm-reduction programs including outreach teams.<p><i>In the 1990s,</i> …

Addiction

Xanax Epidemic Hits Elderly Americans, As One In Four Are Reportedly Addicted To The Pill

A new study by the University of Michigan revealed a high number of elderly Americans are addicted to Xanax.<p>A study by the University of Michigan …

University of Michigan

Exclusive clip: “Dopesick Nation” EP talks addiction and moving to Viceland

The ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. takes center stage in <i>Dopesick Nation</i>, the latest docuseries from A+E Networks and Vice Media’s cable channel …

A+E Networks

Casey Affleck says brother Ben is ‘brave’ to go to rehab

Casey Affleck is in big brother Ben‘s corner as the elder Affleck receives treatment for alcoholism.<p>“He’s an alcoholic and he’s in rehab,” Casey, 43, …

Rehabilitation

Charlie Puth admits Mac Miller was trying to get sober before death

<b>Charlie Puth recently admitted that he tried to help the late Mac Miller with his substance abuse before he died.</b><p>Mac Miller was found dead on Friday …

News (South Africa)

Opioid crisis has New Hampshire primary voters in somber mood

While New Hampshire voters are traditionally animated and vocal during campaign season, one issue this year leaves many of them virtually speechless: …

New Hampshire

Overcoming Opioid Addiction: A Woman Shares her Story

Five days a week, Cristin wakes up before dawn and calls her employer to get her assignments for the day. As a mobile phlebotomist, the 36-year-old …

Addiction

The Music Industry Profits Off Pain Like Mac Miller's

On Friday afternoon, prolific rapper and producer Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando, California, home from an apparent overdose. He was 26 years old.<p>Miller’s struggles with sobriety and his diminishing mental health weren’t secret. He foretold his own tragic ending on the haunting …

African-American News

Medical schools fall short on addiction education

Medical schools don’t spend much time teaching students how to recognize and respond to patients suffering from addiction — and that shortcoming is …

Education

Substance Abuse/Addiction Recovery Month

Sep 11, 2018<p>September is Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Month. We are joined in studio by Andrew Romanoff, Mental Health Colorado President …

Mental Health

Diego Maradona's 'rebirth' at coaching job at Mexican side Dorados

<b>Argentine football legend Diego Maradona says his new job as manager of a Mexican second-division club is a "rebirth" after years of battling drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity.</b><p>The choice though of Dorados in Sinaloa state, home to one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, surprised some.<p>He …

Soccer

Is it easier to quit smoking in September?

New statistics show that Sudbury has one of the highest smoking rates of cities in Ontario and the Smokers’ Helpline wants to help people quit.<p>It's …

Northeastern Ontario

“Bizarre Foods” chef Andrew Zimmern on getting sober—and why every man should go through therapy

Getting sober is hard. Staying sober is harder—especially when you work in the food and beverage industry, where boozing is implicit in the very description of your profession.<p>Popular culture doesn’t help. Television loves romanticizing chefs as hot-headed tyrants with full throats and empty …

Addiction

News anchor reports on own daughter's death from drug overdose

Angela Kennecke, a US journalist and TV news anchor who has covered the country's opioid crisis for 10 years, went on air to report her own …

South Dakota

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”<p><i>‘What I Want to Tell You About Heroin’</i> <i>is a new series from VICE friend and contributor Hannah Brooks. Hannah is a Melbourne-based writer and musician, who has spent the past several years battling a heroin</i> …

Rehabilitation

Former child soldier finds book about his life and struggles with drugs helps his recovery

Jamal Damtawe has shared his story of trauma in detail with a new book called 'Forced Paths - Ordered Steps: When Our Addiction Meets Jesus'.<p>For …

Vancouver

Drug Patent For Opioid Use Disorder Granted To Member Of Family That Owns Maker Of OxyContin

With more than a thousand lawsuits against Purdue for allegedly misleading the public about the dangerous addictive properties of the painkiller, …

Health Policy

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Taking Action in Wake of Mac Miller’s Death & Own Addiction Battle (Exclusive)

Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean is sharing how his two young daughters continue to motivate him to stay sober and reveals that he is helping launch …

Entertainment

Canadian Atheist Still Says Mandatory Alcoholics Anonymous Is Unethical

This atheist lost his job after saying no to a religious recovery program (even though secular options were available).

Addiction

Cough Medicine a Popular Teenage Drug

This article discusses how teenagers are using Cough Medicine as a Drug and it is very popular<p>Many parents who are raising teenagers know they need …

Pharma

Kerry Katona reveals she almost died from cocaine addiction: ‘I’d start frothing at the mouth’

<b>Kerry Katona</b> has always been open about her battle with drug addiction, but now the mum-of-five has revealed the true extent of her dangerous …

Mental Health