Ex-teacher pays price for crack addiction – Washington Post
Drug Control Expert, David F. Musto, Dies at 74 – New York Times
New Opioid Addiction Treatment Helps Addicts Adhere to Treatment – Los Angeles Times
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Marijuana Brings Families Together - New York Times
LA Times Continues Contributing New Views on Pot Debate - Los Angeles Times
U.S. Campaign Aims to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse - U.S. News & World Report
Teaching Teens About Date Rape Drugs and Staying Safe - micheleborba.com
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.
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 provides access to the debate going on about drug addiction in the House of Lords in England.
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.
TIME magazine asks and analyzes the question: Will marijuana legalization increase use?
The mainstream media takes notice of mom blogger Katie Granju and her online journaling about the drug-related death of her son Henry.
Celebrity Drug News:
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.
Examiner.com 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.
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.
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.