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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Safe Haven gives veterans a hand getting back to 'normal' life

    Safe Haven gives veterans a hand getting back to 'normal' life
    Neli Vazquez-Rowland believes that the best way to honor fallen soldiers is by supporting veterans who are struggling to make the transition back to civilian life. Vazquez-Rowland is the co-founder and president of A Safe Haven Foundation, a nonprofit...
  • Jewel enters June Carter Cash's stage

    Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours. The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a...
  • Rob Roberge weighs in on addiction lit

    Rob Roberge weighs in on addiction lit
    I tried your steps And stumbled down your stairs My only problem with drugs Is that they always run out These lyrics are from "The Problem With Drugs" by The Popular Mechanics, a Replacements-meets-Steve-Earle quartet. But the band does not...
  • Earl's Place has helped countless former addicts reclaim their lives

    I serve on the board of directors for United Ministries/Earl's Place and I am also an elementary school teacher. One activity that I do with my students, centered around number sense, is called "Big or Small?" Students are given a number and need to...
  • Hope House opens 'new chapter' on Laurel's Main Street

    On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably. This private substance abuse treatment center in...
  • Exercise: Alternative reward for those battling addiction

    Exercise: Alternative reward for those battling addiction
    I like to run. Apparently, this gets me high. Last year, researchers at the University of Arizona published a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology examining the "neurobiological rewards" of treadmill running in 10 humans, eight dogs and eight...
  • Panel focuses on pill abuse

    "For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench." Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
  • Addict Kyle Crossland changing his life with First Baptist Church of Leesburg's help

    Kyle Crossland walked out of the Leesburg detox center in shorts and a shirt and found himself standing by the side of the road with a brown paper bag containing his only worldly goods — some cigarettes and a lighter. He was 23. Those soul-...
  • Maryland families to get new tool in fight against drug overdoses

    Maryland families to get new tool in fight against drug overdoses
    Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose. Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28. Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
  • Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Legal drugs, deadly outcomes
    Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit. Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid. Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing. Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
  • Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row
    Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...