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Brockton Mayor Seeks Harsher Penalties For Drug Dealers Operating Near
BOSTON — Calling Brockton the “epicenter of the heroin crisis in southeastern Massachusetts,” the city's mayor, Bill Carpenter, is proposing tougher penalties for dealers caught trying to sell drugs within 300 feet of an addiction treatment center …
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Drug treatment house approved in North Berwick
The board also mandated a compliance check in one year to make sure the treatment center meets terms of its approval. The center will be … Pelletier and coexecutive director Lindsay Badger are both trained in treating people with drug abuse. Both …
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Online Intervention Improves Outcomes in Substance Abuse
A large, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of more than 500 adult outpatients seeking treatment for substance abuse showed that those who received 12 weeks of Therapeutic Education System (TES) plus individual and group counseling had a significantly …
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Drugmaker's dual role as friend, foe
“I'm appalled,” said Andrew Kolodny, chief medical officer of Phoenix House, a national addiction treatment network with six centers in Massachusetts. “I think it's disgusting that a drug company with an opioid addiction treatment would want to grab a …
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Congressional panel hears heartbreaking veterans testimony
An hour later, the VA's representative, Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health clinical operations, was called to testify on what lawmakers have called unacceptable delays and preventable deaths at VA medical centers. … The cases …
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Names Devin C. Carty Chief
Prior to that, Carty received a dual bachelor's degree in biology and biochemistry from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Additionally, Carty advanced his education through Executive Development and Certifications in Design … CTCA offers a …
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Fairfield, OH Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Residential Treatment Program
Fairfield, OH Alcohol Drug Rehab is pleased to announce that a new residential treatment program for adults and adolescents dealing with drug addiction is now available in Fairfield and nearby towns. Drug addicts are adults and adolescents who have …
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Alcoholism rehab leader forays into B opium addiction treatment market
Emry told Fox that Naltrexone is equally if not more effective in combating opioid addiction which includes heroin addiction. BioCorRx, Inc. is a leader in addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs across the country. The California company's …
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Treatment vs. Punishment: Poll Finds Americans Prefer Rehab Over Jail For
Attitudes toward drug crime may be changing. Two-thirds of Americans would like to see illegal drug offenders enter programs that focus on rehabilitation rather than incarceration, a recent Pew Research Center poll reported. The poll conducted …
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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
There are about 12,000 addiction treatment programs nationwide, according to McLellan's organization. Of those, about 10 percent are residential facilities, about 80 percent are outpatient programs and about 10 percent are methadone clinics. There's …
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US Drug Courts Favor Treatment for Addiction Over Jail Time
Play video (2:49). US Drug Courts Favor Treatment for Addiction Over Jail Time. 2 days. Nightly News Drug courts allow those whose crimes are rooted in addiction to avoid prison and seek treatment. For some heroin addicts, this program was a life-saver.
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New Study Shows Cocaine Use Increases Immediate Risk of Stroke
More than 25% of those in both groups reported a history of cocaine use. “Cocaine use is associated with a range of risky behavior and it clearly has direct health consequences as well.” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers.
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Warren OH Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces Drug Detoxification Services
When this is finished, the drug addict goes into a larger and roomier detox space. The center has added three new living areas for the drug detoxification process. In addition, each client will receive a small monitor to wear on their chest at all times.
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