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Chronicle AM–April 29, 2014
New York lawmakers have introduced a set of bills to help fight heroin with tougher penalties for dealers, more funding for overdose-reversal drugs and increased better coverage for treatment. The six bills would increase penalties for selling opioids …
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Nearly 4 million seriously mentally ill still without insurance
Community–based mental health facilities, like the Riverwood Centers in Minnesota that helped Bruce Echelberry, above, through depression, are facing public funding cuts and closures. Some low-income patients still needing mental health care will …
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Action needed to curb Adderall use among college students
One option that college students choose to boost their concentration and stay up all night is a “study drug” known as Adderall. Adderall is a medication used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is one of the most common …
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Bain Capital sees opportunity in methadone clinics
But as opiates ravage communities from rural Vermont to Hollywood, treating addiction has become big business. The push for national health care, and recent changes to federal health insurance laws could make it even more attractive. Substance abuse …
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Tennessee bill OKs criminal charges for mothers' prenatal drug use
State legislators slid in an amendment to the bill that allows women to avoid criminal charges if they receive drug treatment voluntarily, appeasing early opponents in the state who argued against punishing women addicts. The bill also has a sunset …
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Former NBA Star Shares Personal Story of Addiction Recovery at Event Co
Elements Behavioral Health is a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Recovery Place, Lucida Treatment Center, Clarity Way, Journey Healing Centers, the Sexual Recovery Institute and Right …
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Chapters Capistrano Addresses Rise in Baby Boomer Alcoholism with Flexible
Recently, this comprehensive detox and rehab facility has focused on the increasing gap between men and women seeking treatment for addiction recovery. However, Chapters is also working to raise awareness about the spike in alcoholism rates among …
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Starved: Inmate hunger strike leads to death in Kentucky
A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are …
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Alcoholics Anonymous: 12 steps back from an addiction nightmare
There are some government-run addiction programmes, such as the National Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City's chemical dependency unit, but these services are for Emiratis only. Programmes for expatriates, such as the AA …
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Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)
Now that the drug-fueled crime wave that began in the 1960s and lasted through the early 1980s has abated, public opinion polls indicate that crime ranks well below the economy and other issues on the public's list of concerns. But mandatory-minimum …
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Capital Health Care: MetroPlus ads; Obamacare security warning
The ads will aso attempt to raise awareness of the health plan's kiosk locations in Kings Plaza, Queen Center and Green Acres malls. http://on.nyc.gov/1rc7zhN. HEARTBLEED HEADACHE –- Healthcare.gov had a new message … “The goal is twofold: to provide …
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Disgraced Illinois judge awaits decision on where he'll serve 2-year term in
LOUIS — A disgraced former Illinois drug court judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal is getting time to square away things before serving a two-year sentence on heroin and gun convictions. But exactly where Michael Cook … "The court …
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The future is Alzheimer's
Florida Hospital's 17-bed senior behavioral health unit in Lake Placid cared for more than 400 patients last year. "I am very worried about this growing mismatch between health care needs and health care providers," said State Rep. Cary Pigman. He is …
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Timeline: US school violence since 1927
September 15, 2009 – Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, Florida. 17-year-old …. Osmanson is sent to a private residential treatment center. February …. After time in a psychiatric hospital, Christian attends high school in the Dallas …
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ACA Brings Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment to Millions
While the ACA now requires insurers selling plans on the online exchanges to offer substance abuse treatment and “mental health parity,” these changes may not translate into effective or immediate help for everyone. But the experts interviewed for this …
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Men Twice As Likely To Enter Substance Abuse Treatment, Though Elderly
Print. Men Twice As Likely To Enter Substance Abuse Facilities. Although twice as many men seek inpatient treatment for substance abuse, elderly women are nearly three times as likely as men their age to abuse prescription painkillers such as oxycodone.
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Despite Obamacare, a gaping hole in addiction treatment
"This is the beginning of substance abuse disorders being part of mainstream health care," said Thomas McLellan, former U.S. deputy drug czar and now chief executive officer of the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia. Serious impediments to …
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