a piece of paper about a drug rehabilitation program reminds us about finding the gaps in addiction treatment

Finding the Gaps in Addiction Treatment

Researchers posed as heroin users seeking help to find the gaps in the treatment industry…and the results were shocking Researchers contacted hundreds of treatment centers throughout the U.S. in the cities with the highest overdose death rates, searching for a better understanding of why people aren’t receiving treatment. The researchers were denied appointments much of…

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Does the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Contribute to Substance Abuse?

A study on marijuana legalization found an increase in drug abuse UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) researchers have found that hospital visits due to car accidents, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses increased in Colorado since the state legalized recreational marijuana. The UCSF report compared hospitalization numbers in Colorado in the two years prior and…

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NJ Research Team Working to Predict Future Opioid Addiction

Researchers Working to Predict Addiction According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly half a person’s risk for becoming addicted to drugs is hereditary, but what if it could be predicted using blood type, brain scans and some mathematical equation? Researchers at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden are working with clinicians…

a doctor provides prescription and tells his patient that it's time to stop blaming doctors for addiction

It’s time to stop blaming doctors for addiction

Taking Back the Addiction Narrative It’s time to stop blaming doctors  for addiction. We have all heard the narrative about the opioid epidemic. The angry family members blaming their child’s problem on prescription-happy doctors, a sports accident, then suddenly they have become addicted to prescription opioids, the prescription ends, and now they’re using heroin. And,…

cop cars after a heroic tip to howard county police leads to a 200k drug bust in ellicott city

Heroic tip to Howard County police lead to $200K drug bust in Ellicott City

Howard County Drug Bust The Howard County police department arrested a 25-year-old man from Ellicott City, with 32 counts of drug possession with intent to distribute. The police were led to Wienberg through a tip delivered, anonymously, to 410-290-DRUG, the county drug line. A court-ordered warrant uncovered $200,000 worth of illicit drugs. Ellicott City police officers…