Mental Health Specialists Strike Over Staffing, Resource Issues At Kaiser Permanente

Approximately 4,000 mental health specialists are expected to strike over Kaiser Permanente's lack of mental health…


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Joe Kennedy III Advocates For Federal Marijuana Legalization

Representative Joe Kennedy III detailed his support for federal marijuana legalization in a recent op-ed.…


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Trump Calls For China To Use Death Penalty For Fentanyl "Pushers"

"If China cracks down on this 'horror drug,' using the death penalty for [fentanyl] distributors and pushers, the…


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Thailand To Review Medical Marijuana, Kratom Legalization Proposal

The kratom/marijuana legalization bill has received substantial support from the National Legislative Assembly and the…


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WWE Icon Jake "The Snake" Roberts On A Sober Life Beyond The Ring

Jake "The Snake" Roberts credits his close work with Diamond Dallas Page as a crucial factor in finally becoming sober…


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Rob Tanchum's New Comedy Album Finds Humor In Mental Health

Rob Tanchum drew from his own mental health issues to create his new rap/comedy album Disturbed, Depressed,…


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Is Vaping Pot More Powerful Than Smoking It?

Researchers explored whether vaping marijuana produced a stronger high than smoking it in a recent study. Researchers…


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Long-Lost '90s Drug Drama "Crackdown" Makes Blu-Ray Debut

Crackdown: Big City Blues follows community activists as they battle drug dealers for the soul of their…


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China Agrees To Increase Fight Against Fentanyl

China was labeled the "primary source" of fentanyl in the United States in a 2016 intelligence report by the Drug…


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Dentist Wrote 200 Opioid Prescriptions For Five Patients In One Year

The dentist who wrote the opioid prescriptions claims state investigator were "telling lies" but he did not provide or…


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New Non-Opioid Treatment For Back Pain Heads To Clinical Trials

Researchers hope the non-opioid treatment for back pain will be approved by the FDA so that it will be eligible for…


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New York's Opioid Prescription Monitoring System Needs Improvement

The newly re-elected State Comptroller has found some major issues with the opioid prescription monitoring…


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"Teen Mom" Star Leah Messer Reveals Past Addiction

"It almost cost me my children. Everything was crashing down on me. I became suicidal," Leah Messer said about her past…


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Florida Sues CVS, Walgreens For Their Alleged Roles In Opioid Crisis

The suit claims that the companies failed to stop "suspicious orders of opioids," and dispensed "unreasonable…


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"Weeded Out" Game Show Aims To Educate Teens About Cannabis Use

Some of the show's target audience of young people have questioned whether Weeded Out presents all sides of the…


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SNL's Darrell Hammond Chronicles His Journey To Sobriety In New Doc

"The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head… when drinking didn't…


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Lil Xan On Mac Miller's Death, His Own Sobriety: "I'm Not Completely Clean Yet"

"You relapse. You don't want to. You get clean again. And you relapse. It's a process. You need treatment, and…


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Gary Busey Reflects On Cocaine Addiction, Becoming Sober

Busey says he stopped using cocaine on May 3, 1995, and has been sober ever since. In addition to his busy and prolific…


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Why People With Internet Addiction React Worse When Wifi Fails

Researchers explored the reaction to digital technology failure in people with internet addiction for a recent study.…


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Mexico's Supreme Court Strikes Down Recreational Marijuana Ban

Though limited in scope, the decision was considered a victory for pro-cannabis groups. Lawmakers in Mexico opened a…


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Canada Faces Year-Long Legal Marijuana Shortage

Supply issues began almost immediately after recreational marijuana officially became legal in mid-October.  Less…


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Mike Tyson To Star In Sitcom Based On His Marijuana Business

Tyson stars in the series along with his real-life bodyguard and comedian Russell Peters who'll play Tyson's "useless…


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How Much Do College Students Know About Heavy Drinking & Blackouts?

A new study revealed that a lot of students are unaware of the consequences of risky drinking. With some statistics…


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Can Quitting Marijuana Improve Memory For Teens?

Impaired memory functions from marijuana use don't have to be permanent. New research on the impact of marijuana use…


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Pot-Smoking Parody Of Beloved TV Character Draws Legal Threat

The parody mascot maker sees Tokaroo as a learning tool for adolescents and adults alike about responsible use of…


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Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Smoked K2 For Days Before Death

One inmate says the New England Patriot spent his last days smoking K2 and "wasn't in his right mind." Radar…


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Lawmakers, Healthcare Facility Clash Over Treating Inmates With Addiction

Is the risk of overdose higher in prison or upon release? A fight is underway in the state of Vermont over the…


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Opioid Addiction Rates Higher Than Expected In Massachusetts, Study Says

Nearly 5% of Massachusetts residents may be battling opioid use disorder, according to a new study.  Health…


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Canadian Pot Companies Use Legal Gray Areas To Promote Product

The companies are not allowed to promote their product with testimonials, glamorous images or mascots, according to…


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Congress Passes Bill To Penalize, Convict Patient Brokers

The new bill would impose prison sentences of up to 10 years and fines as high as $200,000. A bipartisan bill—passed as…


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Liam Neeson's Son Talks Recovery, Hitting Rock Bottom

After gaining sobriety, Michéal paid tribute to his late mother Natasha Richardson by taking on her maiden……


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"Fox & Friends" Pundit Blames Legal Pot For Teen Drug Use, Homelessness

Studies regarding marijuana's impact on social concerns do not appear to support all of Joe Peters' claims. A guest on…


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Surgeon General On Safe Injection Sites: There Are More Viable Options

"From a physician's point of view, there's no such thing as a safe injection site. You can still die," Adams said at a…


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Walmart Canada Considers Selling Marijuana Products

The mega chain is reportedly investigating the viability of carrying CBD products in their stores.  As a growing…


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MyPillow CEO's Past Addiction Battle Inspires Him to Help Employees

"Addicts are hard workers. Addiction's a lot of work… I'm all about second chances. When people come to me,…


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Rod Stewart's Daughter Says Singer Helped Her With Addiction

The music icon's eldest daughter has been sober for two years.  Sarah Streeter, the eldest daughter of British…


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Exploring The New Opioids Package: What Does The Legislation Cover?

The wide-ranging bipartisan legislation addresses overprescribing, overdose prevention, medication-assisted treatment…


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Ban On Select Edibles Alarms Washington State Cannabis Retailers

Retailers and makers will be allowed to sell banned products until the inventory is exhausted or until April 2019. The…


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Lack Of Suboxone Access Leads Users In Need To The Black Market

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to expand medication-assisted treatment but it remains…


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Olympian Ryan Lochte To Enter Treatment for Alcoholism

A pair of incidents with the law were the reported driving factors behind Lochte's decision to enter treatment. …


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Naomi Judd Pens Letter of Hope to Those With Depression, Anxiety

Judd's letter also shed light on the relative lack of funding for mental health treatment. Country singer Naomi Judd…


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Kevin Hart Details Forgiving His Father For Being Absent Due To Addiction

With the help of his older brother, Hart eventually put aside his feelings and helped his father find help in…


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Can Eating Less Junk Food Cause Withdrawal Symptoms?

A new study examined whether cutting back on junk food could produce symptoms similar to those experienced when…


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Cher's Houseguest Arrested For Allegedly Selling Illicit Fentanyl

Cher was on tour in Australia at the time of the arrest. Police in Los Angeles descended on the home of Oscar-winning…


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Virus That Infected Our Ancestors May Play a Role in Addiction

Researchers studied whether the retrovirus played a part in promoting addiction in some individuals. A virus that…


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Martin Sheen On Sobriety, Supporting Charlie Sheen

"I think all of us are striving to lead honest lives. That’s a requirement of every human being." Actor Martin…


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Scientists Used Gambling Monkeys To Try To Figure Out Addiction

The experiment's goal was to understand which regions of the brain wield influence over decision-making. The behavior…


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Could "Magic Mushrooms" Help You Stop Smoking?

A new study examined whether psilocybin could help long-time smokers put down their butts for good.  Once…


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Why Hospitals Offer Treatment Referrals In Lieu Of Addiction Services?

Only 5% of ER doctors work in hospitals that offer buprenorphine or methadone. A recent Huffington…


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Demi Lovato's Mother On Overdose: "We Didn't Know If She Was Going to Make It"

"I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened." The mother of singer Demi Lovato…


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More Than 3,000 Open Marijuana Cases To Be Dismissed In New York

The legal move stops short of expunging the pot-related cases. In what's been described as an action "in the interest…


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Senatorial Candidate Gary Johnson Reveals Cannabis Industry Connections

The former New Mexico governor disclosed his ties to the cannabis industry amid his run for U.S. Senate. Two-time…


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Controversial Lawmaker Wants Congress Members Tested for Drugs

The bill was dismissed by the state's Democratic Party, whose executive director dismissed Higgins'…


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New Dosage Strength Of Opioid Addiction Drug Approved By FDA

The FDA commissioner noted that the approval will expand access for patients and reduce drug development costs. The…


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Surge In K2 Overdoses Worries Brooklyn's Community Leaders

"We've seen this area be an epicenter for K2. Whether it's a bodega or whether it's a crime syndicate. It will not be…


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Los Angeles Cracks Down On Unlicensed Pot Shops

Authorities estimate that there may be more than 200 retailers operating in Los Angeles without proper licensing.…


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Lil Xan Says Mac Miller's Overdose Death Made Him Want To Quit Music

The 22-year-old rapper discussed how Miller's death has impacted him during a recent podcast interview.  The death…


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Bees May Become "Addicted" To Pesticides, Study Claims

The possibility for an addictive response underscores the concern over global use of the controversial insecticide.…


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North Dakota's First Lady Shares Her Addiction Story At Recovery Event

The First Lady says she became a recovery advocate because of the stigma around addiction. Education, advocacy and…


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Lady Gaga Reflects On Drugs, "Loneliness" Behind Stardom

"There was a buffet of options. When I first started to perform around the country doing nightclubs, there was stuff…


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Marijuana-Involved Traffic Death Report Shows Mixed Results For Colorado

The number of fatal crashes in which the driver tested positive for cannabinoids rose from 75 in 2014 to 139 in…


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Can Ketamine Use Trigger Opioid-Like Dependency?

Researchers investigated whether ketamine works on depression by acting like an opioid in the brain. Though ketamine…


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Canadians More Worried About Trump Than Legal Marijuana

A new survey explored Canadians' feelings on topics ranging from Trump and national health care to housing, climate…


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Tunnel Beneath KFC Connects Drug Smugglers in Arizona, Mexico

The county sheriff's department called the discovery a "heavy blow to that transnational criminal organization that…


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Legal Sports Betting in West Virginia Raises Concerns Among Advocates

"Gambling addiction is a bigger issue than people realize in this state," said one recovery advocate. The March 2018…


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Kirstie Alley Talks Cocaine Addiction on "Celebrity Big Brother"

"I went through the '60s and most of the '70s – I never did drugs. And then I did coke and it was all over for,…


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Demi Lovato's Backup Dancer Denies Rumor That She Gave Singer Drugs

Dancer Dani Vitale took to Instagram to refute claims that she provided the singer with the drugs that led to her…


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Friend Who Found Bobbi Kristina Brown in Tub Dies from Apparent Overdose

Prior to his death, Max Lomas had successfully completed three months in a rehab facility and had recently found a……


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Does Medical Marijuana Make Workplaces Safer?

A new study examined workplace fatality statistics in states with medical marijuana programs. As legalized…


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Planned Safe Injection Sites Put On Hold In Canada

Advocates of safe injection sites called the Canadian health minister's decision to halt the opening of the facilities…


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Norway Announces Free Heroin Program For People With Addiction

The program is intended to give a "better quality of life" to those battling heroin addiction, according to the…


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Ex-Boyfriend of Bethenny Frankel Dies From Apparent Overdose

Dennis Shields appeared on several "Real Housewives of New York" episodes alongside Frankel. Dennis Shields, who dated…


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Alaska Congressman Shares Story of Granddaughter's Addiction

During a public forum, US Rep Don Young revealed that his 27-year-old granddaughter battles addiction and has relapsed…


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Students Allowed To Use Medical Cannabis In School Under New Illinois Law

Both students and parents must first meet specific requirements in order to administer the product on campus. A bill…


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EDM Star Illenium Pens Message About Heroin Addiction Struggles

The producer and EDM artist became sober after a heroin overdose six years ago. Producer and electronic dance music…


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"Celebrity Rehab" Treatment Center Shut Down By Health Department

The founders of the recovery center say they're working with the state agency to resolve the concerns. The California…


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Do Free Meals From Pharma Reps Affect Doctors' Prescribing Habits?

A new paper examined prescribing numbers and marketing efforts by two pharmaceutical companies to determine if free…


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Animated Series Explores Science Of Addiction, Popular Misconceptions

The series' goal is to dispel misinformation and to offer straightforward, science-based answers about addiction. A…


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"Teen Mom OG" Star Ryan Edwards Arrested For Alleged Drug Possession

The arrest comes at a tumultuous time for Edwards who just announced that he quit Teen Mom OG over a network…


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Massive Study On Driving High To Take Place In California

The study aims to give law enforcement more accurate parameters in which to determine a driver's intoxication level…


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Could Anti-Anxiety Meds Be The Next Prescription Drug Epidemic?

"We have this whole infrastructure set up to prevent overprescribing of opioids and address the need for addiction…


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Recovery Advocates Respond To Trump's Opioid PSAs With New Video

Two recovery advocates made a personal video about their addiction struggles in hopes of getting a meeting with the…


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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologizes For Airline Incident: Alcohol Doesn't Suit Me

Meyers revealed that his recent, highly-publicized inflight trouble was the result of a lapse in his sobriety. …


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News Groups Demand Opioid Distribution Data Be Made Public

Media outlets want access to the info to support their coverage of the opioid epidemic and increase public…


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A-Bombs & Bruno Mars: DEA Releases 2018 Drug Slang Guidebook

The unclassified guidebook is intended to help law enforcement personnel navigate the lingo used to refer to drugs.…


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Prescription Opioid Use And Its Connection To The Criminal Justice System

A new study examined the link between people with a history of prescription opioid use and their involvement with the…


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Can Severe ADHD Predict Video Game Addiction?

A new study explored whether there was a connection between ADHD and video game addiction. While debate continues to…


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Oklahoma Public Schools Increase Drug Testing For Students

The decision comes on the heels of the state's voters passing a measure to legalize medical marijuana. A public school…


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Black Keys Collaborator Richard Swift's Cause Of Death Revealed

The prolific musician battled alcohol addiction prior to his death.  The family of singer-songwriter and music…


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"Sharp Objects" To End Episodes With Mental Health, Substance Abuse PSA

The HBO limited series follows a reporter who struggles with self-harm and alcoholism while investigating a murder…


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Parents Reunited With Son After Losing Custody For Treating Epilepsy With Marijuana

The teenager must undergo monthly drug tests and is not allowed to use the smokeable marijuana that helped his…


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Celebrity Names Used By Ecstasy Ring To Order Drugs

The use of the celebrity names drew the attention of customs agents and led to the eventual takedown of a drug ring. A…


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Underoath's Spencer Chamberlain On Sobriety: "I'm A Million Times Happier"

"People find different ways to fill those voids, and for a lot of artists, it's drugs or alcohol. I just had to…


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Wynonna Judd's Daughter Sentenced For Meth Charges

Grace Pauline Kelley has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Grace Pauline Kelley, daughter of singer Wynonna…


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"Recovery Boys" Doc Candidly Explores Addiction, Trauma & Rehabilitation

The documentary follows 4 young men who find support and relief through delving deep into their emotions in a…


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Why Some People May Be More Prone To Alcoholism Than Others

A landmark study may have pinpointed a gene that is linked to alcoholism. New research may provide further clues into…


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States Consider Foster Care Alternatives As They Grapple With Parental Addiction

Some states are taking approaches that focus on reducing the trauma of separation from the child while encouraging…


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Gene Simmons On Why He Joined The Cannabis Movement

The outspoken rock legend explains why he decided to become a cannabis ambassador despite his long-standing abstinence…


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Canada Legalizes Marijuana In Historic Vote

Residents are expected to be able to purchase marijuana from licensed producers as early as mid-September 2018. Canada…


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Surgeon General Wary Of Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative

Adams said that marijuana's "potential negative consequences, including promoting cancer," played a factor in his…


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Kratom Supporters Converge on Washington to Fight Potential Ban

Kratom advocates met at the U.S. Capitol in early June to begin a week of lobbying in favor of the substance. With a…


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Former 3 Doors Down Bassist Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Deputies received a call from Todd Harrell's wife after an argument allegedly took a physical turn. The former bassist…


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House Passes 25 Bills To Aid Fight Against Opioid Crisis

The bills cover a variety of issues ranging from improving sober living homes to disposal of unused medication. In an…


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Girl Admitted To Rehab For Fortnite Addiction

"This is a serious issue and it is destroying our little girl's life, and someone needs to step in to ban it before it…


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Bipartisan Bill To Protect States With Legalized Marijuana Gains Traction

The bill would allow states to determine "the best approach to marijuana within [their own] borders." Though Attorney…


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"Shock Value" Anti-Opioid PSAs Debut To Mixed Response

The four videos feature actors portraying individuals who go to extremely violent lengths to enable their opioid…


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Surfer Andy Irons' Life, Death & Addiction Struggle Examined In New Doc

"Andy Irons: Kissed by God" sheds light on the champion surfer's battle with drug addiction and bipolar disorder.…


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Artie Lange Receives Sentence For 2017 Heroin Bust

Lange took to Twitter after the sentence to praise the judge, his lawyer and the prosecutor for their efforts. Comedian…


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Mobile Treatment Vans Show Promise in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

A successful program in Western New York has drawn attention from state and national health organizations seeking…


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Oklahoma Senator: Vote No On Medical Marijuana, It's "Harmful" to Families

"No one will convince me that our families will be better if only more parents and grandparents smoke more marijuana,"…


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A Modern Approach To Drug Education

A California-based nonprofit's modern approach to drug and alcohol education is garnering positive feedback from…


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Family Loses Custody of Son After Treating His Seizures With Marijuana

The marijuana allowed the teenager to go 71 days without having a seizure. A teenaged Georgia resident who suffered…


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Cryptocurrency Addiction Treatment Program Launches In Scotland

The announcement has sparked debate about the validity of digital currency addiction.  A hospital in the south of…


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