Addiction News Week In Review:: Episode 1

Fentanyl Overtakes Heroin as Leading Cause of US Drug Deaths – New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/02/upshot/fentanyl-drug-overdose-deaths.htmlFentanyl Overtakes Heroin as Leading Cause of US Drug DeathsDeaths involving prescription opioids continue to rise, but many of those deaths also involved heroin, fentanyl or a fentanyl analogue. There is a downward trend in deaths from prescription opioids alone. Fentanyl Overtakes Heroin as Leading Cause of US Drug Deaths – New York Times

Former drug addict Pays it Forward to pastor who helped change his life

http://www.azfamily.com/story/36267044/former-drug-addict-pays-it-forward-to-pastor-who-helped-change-his-lifePaul Vargas is doing well these days. He recently got married and the couple is expecting a baby. But life wasn’t always so rosy. Years back, Vargas lost his job, his house and was living on the street with a drug addiction. He then ended up in jail. Former drug addict Pays it Forward to pastor who helped change his life

Drug users say lack of support system leads to addiction

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/drug-users-say-lack-of-support-system-leads-to-addiction/4593172/ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Organizers of the Downtown Albuquerque Grower’s Market are asking vendors to be extra cautious ahead of this weekend’s event after a young child was stuck with a needle at the market last month. Drug users say lack of support system leads to addiction

After reversing cocaine addiction in mice, University of Maryland researcher turns to opioids – Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-brain-stimulation-addiction-20170821-story.htmlAfter reversing cocaine addiction in mice, University of Maryland researcher turns to opioidsAs part of her work, Creed is trying to learn more about how drug addiction rewires the brain. Her past research on cocaine addiction in mice showed that addictive agents permanently change brain synapses, which act as “craving messengers.”. After reversing cocaine addiction in mice, University of Maryland researcher turns to opioids – Baltimore Sun

She was once a victim of abuse and addiction — now she’s enjoying life at Valley Rescue Mission – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/living/religion/article170948542.htmlColumbus LedgerShe was once a victim of abuse and addiction — now she’s enjoying life at Valley Rescue MissionColumbus LedgerThere was a time when Shannon Phillips was mentally in a tough place, the result of abuse and drug addiction. She would wake up wondering “Who can I hurt today? She was once a victim of abuse and addiction — now she’s enjoying life at Valley Rescue Mission – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Katie Price’s ‘sex addict’ husband Kieran Hayler admits to cheating: ‘I wanted a fix’

http://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/849455/Katie-Price-Kieran-Hayler-sex-addict-cheating-claims-Loose-WomenSpeaking of his infidelity, the 30-year-old explained: “This wasn’t a big love affair, I didn’t fancy Nikki. “I’m a sex addict and needed a thrill. If our nanny had been 80 I’d probably have tried to manipulate her into having sex too. Katie Price’s ‘sex addict’ husband Kieran Hayler admits to cheating: ‘I wanted a fix’

Something for the weekend: UK’s first openly gay soldier discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/something-for-the-weekend-uk-first-open-gay-soldier-james-wharton-sex-addiction-drugs-chemsex-a7873776.htmlWhen James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. Something for the weekend: UK’s first openly gay soldier discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

A new sex addiction clinic has just opened in Plymouth

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/sex-addiction-clinic-opened-plymouth-407084A brand new service for people who are addicted to sex has just been launched in the city. Horizon Counselling Services, based at The Crescent, is now offering counselling and hypnotherapy for people who have been affected by sex addiction. A new sex addiction clinic has just opened in Plymouth

Midsummer Common is becoming a haven for ‘out of control drug users’

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/midsummer-common-becoming-haven-out-13559153He said: “The use of Midsummer Common for drug taking was mentioned by a member of the public Midsummer Common is becoming a haven for ‘out of control drug users’

Valeo observes National Recovery Month – KSNT News

http://ksnt.com/2017/09/01/valeo-celebrates-national-recovery-month/Valeo observes National Recovery MonthNational Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and  Valeo observes National Recovery Month – KSNT News

Manatee County sheriff’s life-saving Narcan supply getting fundraising boost – Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/heroin-epidemic/article171057902.htmlManatee County sheriff’s life-saving Narcan supply getting fundraising boost“Each time should be treated as an opportunity to engage them into treatment or into recognizing that they have a disorder,” Barnett said. Manatee County sheriff’s life-saving Narcan supply getting fundraising boost – Bradenton Herald

Trump urged to expand substance-abuse treatment access – Norwalk Reflector

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/Government/2017/08/31/Trump-urged-to-expand-substance-abuse-treatment-access.htmlTrump urged to expand substance-abuse treatment accessIn July, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary report calling for an emergency waiver from the IMD Exclusion, calling it “the single fastest way to increase treatment availability across the Trump urged to expand substance-abuse treatment access – Norwalk Reflector

Finding solutions to the opioid epidemic will take holistic … – Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/heroin-epidemic/article171058647.htmlFinding solutions to the opioid epidemic will take holistic … Finding solutions to the opioid epidemic will take holistic … – Bradenton Herald

NC governor promotes substance use recovery during Vaya Health visit – The Mountaineer (subscription)

http://www.themountaineer.com/news/state/n-c-governor-promotes-substance-use-recovery-during-vaya-health/article_a1cfb60e-8f2e-11e7-98ba-ab3cd2904c17.htmlNC governor promotes substance use recovery during Vaya Health visitAugust 31, 2017 – N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper called for compassion, cooperation and expanded treatment services to combat “epidemic” levels of opioid drug addiction during a Thursday visit to Vaya Health in Asheville. NC governor promotes substance use recovery during Vaya Health visit – The Mountaineer (subscription)

 

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