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What Are Drug Courts and How Do They Work?

Not only do millions of Americans spend time incarcerated due to drug offenses, a high proportion of violent crimes involve the use of alcohol or other addictive substances. While incarceration is “effective” for people with substance abuse disorders in that it may stop people from using while jailed, this type of abstinence from substance abuse […]

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Neuroscientist Claims that Adderall Is Exactly the Same As Meth

The cannabis industry has recently come under fire recently for edible that might appeal to children, despite the fact that the edible treats are sold in dispensaries and only to adults with proper ID. But now the FDA just approved a candy-flavored amphetamine, Adzenys, that is much more dangerous for children that the cannabis treats yet […]

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Non-opioid drug Gabapentin becoming part of the heroin epidemic

ALBANY — Gabapentin is used by a lot of people to help with seizures, and for diabetic neuropathy, among other things. However, now it’s also becoming a part of the deadly heroin epidemic as addicts look for something to give them a stronger, bigger high. It’s got other names, like Neurontin, and it’s been around […]

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‘Needle exchanges’ can counter drug abuse, disease, N.C. police tell Iowa legislators

A recently released report by the federal government found that needle exchange programs increased significantly over the last decade. Wochit (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier) Veteran North Carolina police commanders urged Iowa legislators Tuesday to set aside drug-war attitudes and do what their state did: Legalize distribution of clean syringes and needles to people who shoot […]

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Missouri considers unprecedented addiction help for moms

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would extend Medicaid for new mothers struggling with addiction, a notable expansion for a state that did not expand Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Missouri’s Medicaid now covers substance abuse programs for about two months after a woman gives birth. The […]

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Trump Is Freaking Out About the Wrong Border: Killer Fentanyl Is Coming From Canada

While Trump raged about building a wall on the southern border, a lab in Calgary was pumping out 18,000 counterfeit OxyContin per hour. Inside the new threat north of the border. President Donald Trump has made building a wall along the southern border the backbone of his anti-drug policy to keep deadly narcotics like fentanyl from entering the country […]

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Missouri bill would give heroin addicts a safe place to use

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 8:47 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 19, 2018 10:06 AM EDT by Daniel Barnett, Digital Producer This file photo shows discarded syringes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) –A new Missouri bill aims to fight the opioid epidemic by giving drug users a “safe space.” Lawmakers are debating the incoming bill, titled, House Bill […]

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When Life Got Real…

“FREEZE!” I will never forget hearing that word, five months ago today, as I stood in front of a friend’s house in south city St. Louis, while trying to pop the hood to a van. I had been up for four or five days, and had just done a gram shot of Ice about an […]

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Hatred Bred from Addiction

“LET THEM DIE.” “WHY ARE WE CALLING 911.” “THEY ARE JUST A USELESS JUNKIE.” “THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE.” “WHAT A WASTE.” The above sayings are all things I have read and heard in regards to addicts who have overdosed or those of whom are living in active addiction, in general. These are not the only […]

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Gratitude in Recovery

While in active addiction, I found that I happened to have my hand out, a lot. I have always held to the ideal that closed mouths don’t get fed, which is true. As an addict, I exploited that saying to the point it was like beating that dead horse. In my addict mindset, I found […]

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This Too Shall Pass

Happy Thursday! Today’s Just for Today reading touches on anxiety. One of three definitions of anxiety, according to Google, is as follows: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome Anxiety is something that has affected me personally for several years now. I have had anxiety […]

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Recovery is Selfish

Whenever you make the decision to enter into recovery, you are often asked why you made the decision to get clean. Answers come in various forms, such as for the kids, because I have to go or went to jail, I can’t afford it, etc. One answer most people shy away from is that they […]

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