Drug Addiction

Illinois law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an "epidemic" of heroin use.

The Illinois State Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois announced Wednesday the videos will be made available to police, educators and public health officials.

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Donations come every day, and more than 250 "cuddlers" have volunteered to comfort newborn babies enduring the torment of drug withdrawal when a unique treatment center opens this fall in southern West Virginia. Read more here.

Kauai County Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. says he plans to select a site for a proposed residential adolescent drug treatment center by the end of the year.

A recent study conducted for the county recommended Kauai build a center with six to eight beds

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The complex brain circuitry that drives humans to compulsively drink alcohol is still somewhat a mystery. But a UCSF-led team of scientists believe they have identified that wiring in the brains of rats who also imbibe too deeply.


Are so-called “designer drugs” still a problem?

University of Maine researcher Marie Hayes says she has been criticized for her opinion that methadone programs should incorporate birth control for addicted women. To read more, click here.

When Anne’s baby boy was born at Eastern Maine Medical Center, his little body began a painstaking withdrawal from narcotics. In his first days of life, the infant unwittingly craved the methadone his mother began taking during her pregnancy to help her kick an addiction to prescription painkillers.


A state licensing board has disciplined two Maine psychiatrists in separate incidents involving unprofessional behavior.

Now, those of you who know me know, when it comes to research I will seek out information far and wide to come to some relative conclusion about anything anti-aging. I have become over the past 20 years somewhat obsessed with the prospects of living a long, youthful, healthy, pain-free life.