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2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

New imaging technique shows how cocaine shuts down blood flow in mouse brains

A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Medicine, Surgery

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

New addiction treatment center opens in Athens

A new addiction recovery center in Athens hopes to reduce the number of drug overdose related deaths by educating the public about drug overdoses and providing easy access to substance abuse treatment.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Health

WIBW-TV Topeka

Drug Abuse Top Reason Kids Removed From Homes

Reports from the Kansas Department for Children and Families show that more children in the state are removed from their homes and placed in foster care because of concerns about parents' drug and alcohol abuse than for any other primary reason, including physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse.

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Related Topix: Health, Wichita, KS

Salon

The government's giant marijuana deception

In her latest blog post , US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that "science should guide marijuana policy."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health

GantDaily.com

U.K. parliamentarians seek health warning, nutrition content on liquor labels

A group of U.K. parliamentarians want to introduce a law requiring all alcoholic drinks in the country to include a health warning and nutritional content in their labels.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Alcoholism, Health, Marketing

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Derry Today

Mums plea for detox centre for Derry

The campaign for a detox unit in Derry stepped up a gear on Thursday night at a meeting at which a harrowing video was played of a university student, inert, in a high-dependency bed for a year-and-a-half before dying from septicemia.

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Related Topix: Health, United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland, Travel, Letterkenny, Ireland Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel, iPhone

Marin Independent Journal

Dr. Bill Elliott: Crackdown on pain-killers to combat abuse, deaths

The statistics on prescription drug abuse in this country are staggering. One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug overdose partially because the US population has been flooded with prescription pain relievers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Medicine, Pain, Drug Enforcement Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Sun-Star

Cosap gets parents' nod to do random drug tests

THE Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention consulted the parents and guardians of the students from secondary schools in the City and agreed to submit their children to a random drug test.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Health

Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Denzel Washington Substance Abuse: Private Cocaine Sessions, Drinks Until He Passes Out

Denzel Washington has enjoyed a rock solid acting career in Hollywood for decades but every once in awhile a report about the actor's hard partying finds its way into the spotlight.

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Related Topix: Health

NJ.com

Camden County vigil remembering overdose victims planned for September

A kit with naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is displayed at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: Camden County, NJ, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KOAT-TV

Transitional Center

It's a first of its kind program here in New Mexico. A transitional home for young adults struggling with substance abuse.

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Related Topix: Health, Bernalillo County, NM

WIFR

2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Held in Rockford

The Winnebago County Coroner says the Stateline's drug overdose problem isn't improving.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Winnebago County, IL, Rockford, IL, Health

Patch.com

POLL: Brick, Ocean County Most Dangerous Places To Live? Really?

Yes, Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy were obviously terrible. The heroin epidemic has plagued Ocean County as much as it's plagued areas better known for the scourge of drug abuse.

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Related Topix: Ocean County, NJ, Brick, NJ, Health

The Wichita Eagle

Medford art program helps at-risk youths

About 250 works of art - some digital, some recycled, some graffiti and some unfinished - hang on the walls of the Life Track Art Gallery and Youth Center in downtown Medford, while another 120 pieces are tucked away in closets, drawers and wooden trunks just waiting to be displayed.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Health, Depression, Jackson County, OR, Entertainment

WHMI-FM Howell

Email This Article to a Friend

An online survey is trying to gauge the effectiveness of local campaigns against teen drug abuse and underage drinking.

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Related Topix: Health

Express India

New laser-based tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

Summary Scientists have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer

Londonderry Today

Crisis and detox centres now vital

The campaign for a detox unit in Londonderry stepped up a gear on Thursday night at a meeting at which a harrowing video was played of a university student, inert, in a high-dependency bed for a year-and-a-half before dying from septicemia.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland, Health, Pain, Medicine

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.

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Related Topix: Starkville, MS, Depression, Health

WTVF Nashville

Prescription Drug Abuse Tops Alcohol Abuse In Tennessee

More people die from abusing prescription medication than they do on our state's highways.

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Related Topix: Health, Tennessee, Medicine, Tennessee Government, Alcoholism

Medical Daily

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Double In NYC: Could It Have Something To Do...

An unfortunate reality of drug abuse is progression. For example, when prescription opioid painkillers such as OxyContin become unavailable to the user, they will often turn to the more dangerous alternative, heroin, to fulfill their dependency.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Travel, us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

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