After three overdose deaths in just two days in Lynn, Massachusetts, Sen. Edward J. Markey has proposed federal legislation to protect “good Samaritans” who use the overdose antidote Narcan. The move may have been taken in response to the recent deaths, but rising overdose deaths have long been a problem across the U.S., and many…
Tax professionals who assist licensed pot growers, product manufacturers and retailers in Colorado and Washington “will not be considered unethical [and] will not be targeted for audit,” the IRS advisory council said in a November 2014 statement.
When Jamie Tworkowski first met Renee Yohe, she was 19, depressed, bipolar, and hooked on coke and booze — with 50 scars from cutting herself. He was struck by the self-hate phrase she’d carved into her forearm.
Park Bench℠ Group Counseling Combats Prescription Drug Addiction with Young Adult Opiate Treatment Track
The Park Bench℠ Group Counseling addiction treatment center located in New Jersey offers a specialized treatment track for young adults suffering from opioid addiction.
Health officials have long understood that if we’re serious about reducing tobacco use, we must target the young. That’s because the younger the person, the more sensitive they are to nicotine and the more likely they are to become addicted and to have trouble quitting. In fact, 96 percent of those who become cigarette smokers…
The “lock ’em up and throw away the key” mindset that took hold in the 1980s in response to rising crime and drug use is showing increasing signs of waning with new calls for judicial change and the commutation of 46 nonviolent drug offenders’ sentences.
The latest analysis of U.S. heroin trends can be summed up in one discouraging word: more. More heroin use, more populations using heroin, more use of other drugs alongside heroin, and more people — many more — dying.
A technology addiction can take a number of forms: hooked on texting, addicted to social media, obsessed with gaming or just being compulsive about using all forms of modern media. If you feel like you might be crossing the line from using devices to enhance your life to a full-blown tech addiction, it’s time for…
Criminal defendants who may be mentally ill and stuck in Washington state jails may finally get some relief they are long overdue. A federal judge has ruled the state must buckle down and adhere to a law that was already on the books requiring jail inmates receive mental competency exams within seven days.
In recognition of its commitment to quality treatment and client care, Lucida℠ Treatment Center, an addiction and mental health treatment center in Lantana, Florida, earns accreditation from The Joint Commission.