Drug Addiction

By Dr. Peter Abaci

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What are the key traits of highly successful chronic pain sufferers? Everywhere you turn, from television shows to print, there is a wealth of advice devoted to helping you radically improve your appearance. If experts can teach you how to have great hair and look sexier, then it’s high time you got some advice on how to transform the way you feel, too!

Several Maine pharmacy organizations have joined with a major pharmaceutical trade group to challenge the legality of a new Maine law that allows international firms to fill mail-order prescriptions.

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The Iowa Juvenile Home has been given 15 citations for violations in its substance-abuse treatment program.

The Des Moines Register says the violations found in a new inspection included a lack of oversight and failure to track whether some children were making progress in their treatment.

Certain painkillers soon could require more than a doctor’s prescription. You might have to sign an agreement that you will use the medicines responsibly and submit to periodic drug tests.

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I read about a massage therapist in Virginia who was dismissed from a sobriety monitoring program after his alcohol screening results were positive. He blamed it on the kombucha tea he had been drinking. Read more here.

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.

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Testimonials:

“This book is a powerful tool for patients who don’t understand why the pain management system needs changes....Dr. Abaci lays out the compelling reasons for this and backs [them] up with [his] personal experiences as a pain-management provider and as someone who has faced living with chronic pain himself.”

— Barby Ingle, president, Power of Pain Foundation

"Conquer Your Chronic Pain is a must-read for anyone living with pain. Following Dr. Abaci’s simple steps, you will learn important tools to not only manage (and heal) pain, but also reclaim happiness, purpose and overall wellness in life.”

— Paul Gileno, founder & president, U.S. Pain Foundation

 

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Wednesday, 9/21 - 5 p.m.

Join the author, Dr. Peter Abaci in Los Gatos, CA for a Q&A session. We will be discussing this book as well as pain-awareness month. 

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