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New "Cheese" Heroin Blended with Tylenol PM Aimed at Teens

A drug that combines heroin and Tylenol PM began in Dallas, Texas and is now making its way to teenagers in New York.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Father to Open Rehabilitation Clinic


If you can’t personally help your daughter with her drug addiction treatment, why not help other women struggling with substance abuse? This is the question that may have sparked Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s father, to break ground on his own rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, California. Funded by a “really well known” person, the rehab facility will be run by Mr. Lohan himself.


Parents Have to Face Teens’ Addiction


A recent article about a teenage drug addict, talks about her mother’s role in abating the teenager’s addiction by not acknowledging that her teenage could have a problem.


The BBC broadcasts the parliament’s debate about drug addiction.


The BBC provides access to the debate going on about drug addiction in the House of Lords in England.


Tony Lowndes’ photo exhibition of survival from sexual abuse, drug addiction, and attempted suicide


The story and photography exhibition of photographer Tony Lowndes’ documents his past of sexual abuse, drug addiction and attempted suicide. You can see the exhibition online.


The debate rages on: TIME’s analysis of Prop 19


TIME magazine asks and analyzes the question: Will marijuana legalization increase use?


Mommy Blogger Katie Granju’s Story About Son’s Death highlighted on the Daily Beast


The mainstream media takes notice of mom blogger Katie Granju and her online journaling about the drug-related death of her son Henry.

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Lindsay Lohan checks into Betty Ford Clinic


According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into the Betty Ford Clinic, a drug rehabilitation center in California. She is reportedly staying at the clinic until October 22, which is the date she is scheduled to go to court for her two drug test violations.


Betty Ford Center, which was started in 1982 by First Lady Betty Ford. The treatment facility initially began with a focus on women’s chemical dependency treatment. It has since developed inpatient, residential and outpatient rehab programs, teen addiction and teenage drug use treatment, a family program for the families of teens and adults affected by addiction and substance abuse, as well as a program for children of alcoholic and drug addicted family members.


For more information on types of treatment for addiction, click here.


South Florida Pain Clinics Exacerbate Addiction has an interesting article about TIME magazine’s report that there are more pain clinics in South Florida than McDonalds. Florida’s problem with prescription pain medication clinics has been reported on extensively.


The best report that we have seen is from CURRENT TV.


Fewer Pleasure Receptors Cause Obesity


Daily News & Analysis reports on a study conducted at the University of Texas that finds obese individuals have fewer pleasure receptors and overeat to compensate. This is based on the role food plays as a dopamine releaser. Dopamine and dopamine receptors are often connected to various types of addictions, including food addiction.


NIDA Gets Hip By Covering Celebrity Drug Scandal


The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s teen-focused blog, The Sara Bellum Blog, recently has a post about celebrities, going through their stories and talking about how to avoid their drug related mistakes.

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