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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Prescription drug abuse continues to climb, especially usage of painkillers

    whatdoctorsknow.com When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
  • Separate fact from fiction about pain medication and addiction

    whatdoctorsknow.com When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...
  • Sons of Anarchy recap: “Los Fantasmas”

     
    Sons of Anarchy recap: “Los Fantasmas” After the entertaining sidetrip last week that showed us the continuing exploits of Venus Van Dam, we get back on track this week with a pretty focused, straightforward episode. The fallout from Tara's...
  • Community groups discuss ways to fight heroin

    Community groups discuss ways to fight heroin
    Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes. The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin. The heroin led to his death. "Heroin took his life," Foley said of the...
  • Equality for mental illness

    Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
  • 'That man from President Street' doing better

    'That man from President Street' doing better
    Terry Reed, likely Baltimore's best-known panhandler — the one with prosthetic arms and legs, who for years worked the traffic along President Street through all kinds of weather — is alive and doing much better than anyone thought he would....
  • 'Cocaine congressman' received the right sentence

    'Cocaine congressman' received the right sentence
    "Cocaine Congressman" Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested Radel. The 37-year-old former TV reporter and radio show host arrived...
  • Are you addicted to your smartphone?

    Are you addicted to your smartphone?
    Dr. David Greenfield's lunchtime patient was a no-show on Monday, so I snagged the chance for a turn on his office couch. Well, virtually at least. Appropriate, considering the psychiatrist is a leading authority on how virtual lives are taking over...
  • Dangers of heroin outlined at forum

     Dangers of heroin outlined at forum
    After hearing how one young woman is recovering from her addiction to heroin, Dori Campbell couldn't help but show support. "We're proud of you," she yelled out during a heroin education forum last week. Campbell lost her son four years ago to a...
  • Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop

    Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop
      One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.  Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
  • FF12: Another wandering child found; experts say it's 'a warning call'

    FF12: Another wandering child found; experts say it's 'a warning call'
    Wichita police found another child wandering the streets. The toddler’s mom was passed out inside her home in southeast Wichita. It’s one of at least a half dozen incidents this year in Wichita. “This should be a warning call to...