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George Michael 'was addicted to crack cocaine before entering rehab' - Daily Mail - Daily Mail

Sat, 2015-07-11 18:55

George Michael 'was addicted to crack cocaine before entering rehab' - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Jackie Georgiou, wife of the singer's cousin Andros, told The Sun she is 'petrified' the 52-year-old will die after claiming his alleged binges on crack, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana left him a drug-addled wreck. In a shocking interview, the actress ...

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George Michael addicted to crack: WORLD EXCLUSIVE - The Sun (subscription)

Sat, 2015-07-11 16:37

George Michael addicted to crack: WORLD EXCLUSIVE
The Sun (subscription)
Jackie Georgiou, wife of George's cousin Andros, said his family feared he was killing himself with crack, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana before he finally agreed to their pleas to undergo rehab last summer. And she said of George, who is still being ...

Can pot ease fibromyalgia? OHSU town hall talks pros and cons - OregonLive.com

Sat, 2015-07-11 06:26

OregonLive.com

Can pot ease fibromyalgia? OHSU town hall talks pros and cons
OregonLive.com
Weimer saw that first-hand at a recent clinical trial at CODA, an addiction treatment center in Portland where she also works as medical director. The trial studied the use of a drug to treat people with a marijuana addiction. "We were the No. 1 ...

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Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory – WebMD - WebMD

Fri, 2015-07-10 08:54

KAIT

Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory – WebMD
WebMD
WebMD Home next page Mental Health Center next page Substance Abuse and Addiction Health Center next page Substance Abuse and ... For example, kids who use marijuana because they are bored are more likely to also use cocaine, while kids using pot to ...
Marijuana study counters 'gateway' theory - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 ...KAIT

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Medical marijuana a growing workers comp challenge | Business Insurance - Business Insurance

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:11

Business Insurance

Medical marijuana a growing workers comp challenge | Business Insurance
Business Insurance
... marijuana for any medical condition, so it's difficult to compare its effects with other drugs used in workers comp, such as opioids, said Dr. Damon Raskin, a Pacific Palisades, California, internist who specializes in treating addiction and ...

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Heroin-related overdose deaths quadruple since 2002 - KSL.com

Wed, 2015-07-08 15:31

PennLive.com

Heroin-related overdose deaths quadruple since 2002
KSL.com
People addicted to cocaine were 15 times more likely to also be addicted to heroin, while marijuana addicts had a threefold increase. Alcoholics were twice as likely to be addicted. Those addicted to opioid painkillers were found to be 40 times more ...
CDC charts jump in heroin addiction, overdosesPennLive.com
Heroin related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last one decadeThe Hoops News
Heroin deaths up sharply in the past decadeAllentown Morning Call
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Heroin use and addiction are surging in the US, CDC report says - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 2015-07-07 14:38

Los Angeles Times

Heroin use and addiction are surging in the US, CDC report says
Los Angeles Times
All but 4% of the people who used heroin in the past year also used another drug, such as cocaine, marijuana or alcohol, according to the report. Indeed, 61% of heroin users used at least three different drugs. The authors of the new study highlighted ...
Heroin deaths have quadrupled in the past decadeWashington Post
CDC: Heroin-related overdose deaths quadrupleWESH Orlando

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Dalton: My thoughts on the legalization of marijuana - Oregon Daily Emerald

Tue, 2015-07-07 14:25

Oregon Daily Emerald

Dalton: My thoughts on the legalization of marijuana
Oregon Daily Emerald
Becoming emotionally dependent is as dangerous as addiction. Some become too reliant on weed to get through the day. Depending on a substance to stay happy could be considered an addiction or a remedy. Either way, dependence is risky. Weed isn't ...

Can Marijuana Cure PTSD? Many Veterans Say Yes - AlterNet

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:45

Philly.com

Can Marijuana Cure PTSD? Many Veterans Say Yes
AlterNet
"The VA would give me six medications in three bags, but because I took medical marijuana to stop some of the effects of the other medications, they said I was a drug addict." VA spokeswoman Ndidi Mojay notes that federal law prohibits VA physicians ...
Philly420: Pa. medical marijuana becomes political circusPhilly.com

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New Marijuana Law Could Have Harmful Effects for Recovering Drug Addicts - KDRV

Wed, 2015-07-01 19:20

New Marijuana Law Could Have Harmful Effects for Recovering Drug Addicts
KDRV
MEDFORD, Ore. -- The legalization of recreational marijuana could have harmful effects for recovering drug addicts. Medical experts who work in addiction recovery said addicts could be triggered into relapse at the sight or smell of pot. Everyone's ...

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Threatening Truths or Misleading Myths? Uncovering 5 Cannabis Misconceptions - Leafly

Tue, 2015-06-30 14:00

Leafly

Threatening Truths or Misleading Myths? Uncovering 5 Cannabis Misconceptions
Leafly
Addiction is an issue with all substances, which is why both awareness and mindset are crucial when using cannabis. The potential harm, no matter how minimal, should be combated through education and proper protocol, not fear and misinformation.

The $3 Million Federal Grant to Cure Pot Addiction - Daily Beast

Mon, 2015-06-29 12:57

Daily Beast

The $3 Million Federal Grant to Cure Pot Addiction
Daily Beast
Did you know that marijuana addiction is not only a thing, but also, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse's drugabuse.org, an affliction that will affect nearly 1 in 10 habitual pot smokers? And if you broaden “addiction” to “dependence ...

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Bill eliminating jail time for possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis now in ... - Peoria Journal Star

Sat, 2015-06-27 21:03

Rockford Register Star

Bill eliminating jail time for possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis now in ...
Peoria Journal Star
Flaws in previous studies on the impact of decriminalization make it difficult to gauge the impact on crime rates, impaired driving and even on marijuana use or addiction, said Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, co-director of the Rand Corp.'s drug policy ...
Debate surrounding marijuana decriminalization bill has opponents fuming ...The State Journal-Register

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Holliston: Police host talk on medical marijuana - MetroWest Daily News

Thu, 2015-06-25 20:57

Holliston: Police host talk on medical marijuana
MetroWest Daily News
But Dr. Vasu Brown, who specializes in pain and addiction medicine, prescribes marijuana to her patients and argued Thursday night that the laws are unclear and constantly changing. “It almost feels like tug-of-war,” said Brown, who has a practice in ...

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Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages ... - Washington Times

Thu, 2015-06-25 20:14

Washington Times

Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages ...
Washington Times
The National Institutes of Health is dedicating $3 million to fast-track the development of drugs to treat marijuana addiction — an estimated 4.2 million Americans are hooked on cannabis — even as the president encourages its legalization and more ...

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Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages ... - Washington Times

Thu, 2015-06-25 20:13

Washington Times

Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages ...
Washington Times
The National Institutes of Health is dedicating $3 million to fast-track the development of drugs to treat marijuana addiction — an estimated 4.2 million Americans are hooked on cannabis — even as the president encourages its legalization and more ...

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Addiction specialist says synthetic marijuana easy to get - KPLC-TV

Wed, 2015-06-24 17:25

Addiction specialist says synthetic marijuana easy to get
KPLC-TV
Yet local addiction specialist, Diana Drake, says such drugs are still easy to get. "They have code words. They walk into the convenience store. They ask for incense or potpourri and they pull it out from under the counter and they sell it under the table.

Marijuana dispensary regulations approved in Vancouver - CBC.ca

Wed, 2015-06-24 13:33

CBC.ca

Marijuana dispensary regulations approved in Vancouver
CBC.ca
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose opposed the bylaw, sending letters to Vancouver's mayor and city councillors telling them marijuana is illegal and the bylaw will increase marijuana use and addiction, and she issued a strongly worded statement ...
Vancouver Becomes 1st In Canada To Regulate Medical Marijuana DispensariesHuffington Post Canada
Vancouver medical marijuana dispensary regulations approved by City CouncilVancity Buzz

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Why is nicotine addictive? You asked Google – here's the answer - The Guardian

Wed, 2015-06-24 01:00

The Guardian

Why is nicotine addictive? You asked Google – here's the answer
The Guardian
With the onset of dependence as the start date, half of those ever addicted to cocaine had quit using this drug at clinically significant levels by year four, and the half-life for marijuana dependence was six years. In contrast, alcohol and cigarette ...

CNN Parents chat on mental health, addiction - KCCI Des Moines

Tue, 2015-06-23 15:18

CNN

CNN Parents chat on mental health, addiction
KCCI Des Moines
During our CNN Parents Facebook chat Monday, three things became immediately clear: There are so many people who know someone who is mentally ill and addicted, most feel there are not enough resources available to help, and there is power in ...
What we learned during CNN Parents' chat on mental health and addictionWZVN-TV

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