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Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in Suspected Drug Bust

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Rumain Brisbon is the latest victim of a police shooting to spark protest and outrage.

Moving Past Emotional Trauma

Neglect. Abuse. Divorce. Addiction. These are just a few of the life experiences that can leave children emotionally bruised or worse, causing some to develop dysfunctional outlooks and behaviors that condemn them to perpetual self-victimization as adults. “We not only perpetuate, but also protect the obstacles that stand in the way of our healing and […]

Gang Leader Says Guards Aided Drug Activity In Prison

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Leader of the Black Guerilla Family, Tavon White, ran the Baltimore County Detention Center with an assist from corrupt prison guards.

Study Finds Hookah Smoke Contains Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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Smoking hookah isn't the safe alternative to cigarettes that most people think.

The Trajectories of Addiction

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Who really needs treatment? And how should this be tailored to better incorporate the severity and specificity of addiction?

Morning Roundup: Dec. 9, 2014

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Man fights off muggers with a bag of beer, drug smuggler caught trafficking cocaine in St. Bernard, and man tries hiding heroin inside butt crack.

Utah Sees 400% Increase in Prescription Drug Deaths Over Past Decade

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Even the ultra-conservative Mormon State has been plagued by prescription drug overdoses.

Home-Based Recovery Program Shows Promise in CT

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A unique approach to recovery has shown some positive results, though the sample size remains relatively small.

Big Tobacco-Style Marketing of Marijuana on the Near Horizon

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Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy went on NPR to express his concerns about the coming wave of weed ads.

Study Says Marijuana May Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Two separate studies both showed that medical marijuana can be useful in treating the degenerative disease.

Mississippi Welfare Testing Program Records Just Two Positive Results

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Despite the obvious failure, Republican lawmakers believe the expense in time and money is worth it.

Low Serotonin Levels Could Spark Drug Addiction

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A new study by a PhD student could spark a revolution in addiction treatment.

Morning Roundup: Dec. 8, 2014

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Miley Cyrus caught smoking pot with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Demi Lovato almost went back to rehab, and Flybe pilot caught drunk before flying plane.

Monday quotes

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.- Don GalerThe first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.- Will GarciaThings don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.- James A. Show More Summary

What It's Like to Recover in Relative Freedom

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In prison, drugs and hooch were widely available, but it was all kept out of sight. In the real world, it is much different. I face temptations every day.

A Day With Cambodia’s Needle Exchange Team

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A grim but hopeful report on drug treatment in Phnom Penh, and how the Khana Harm Reduction organization is spearheading change.

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