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Federal judge rules safe injection site can legally open in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday that the Controlled Substances Act does not prohibit the operation of a supervised injection site. The ruling was a victory for the nonprofit Safehouse, which hopes to open a facility where people with addictions could use drugs under medical supervision so help would be instantly …

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Star of TV’s ‘Intervention’ helps two drug-addicted Northwest Indiana women get into rehab

Get into rehab As soon as Jenny walked into her parents’ living room in Kouts, and realized what was happening, she bolted out the back door. Her brother gave chase. She hopped a fence. He tackled her. She bit and hit him. Inevitably, the police showed up. Jenny had two options: Go to jail or …

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Interventionist in Philadelphia

Interview With Philadelphia Interventionist It was 7:00 AM in Aston, PA located in Delaware County on a cold January morning. The night before I participated in an intense  family education process with the Philadelphia interventionist. A group of 15 of us approached the front door of the home. To our surprise it was barricaded from the …

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Pennsylvania Opioid Crisis

The Pennsylvania opioid crisis- Where to find help By Kelsey Eisenbeis | January 28, 2019 | Opioids, Philadelphia Rehab, Rehab in PA | opioid addiction, Pennsylvania drug rehab |  Like | Leave a comment | Every year, opioid addiction impacts the lives of thousands of people across America. Pennsylvania is among the states that have been hit the worst by this crisis. In 2016, a report by the C.D.C revealed …

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Scientists closer to finding inherited traits in addiction

January 14, 2019 A computer-generated strand of DNA on a black background.Courtesy of ©Shutterstock. Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences. Despite advances in the science of genetics, it has been extremely difficult to identify the possible genetic contributions to addiction because it likely …

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The Dangers of Benzos

Benzos are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. The dangers of benzos are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S.  Chief of Addiction Medicine and researcher at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Anna Lembke has spoken of her concerns about benzodiazepine prescribing, “Doctors also tend to overestimate the benefits. Long-term use can make insomnia, mood, and anxiety worse.” These medications are supposed to be prescribed …

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Xanax has become the new club drug

Xanax has become the new club drug, becoming increasingly pervasive due to constant mentions in pop culture. Instagram celebrities, rappers, and stars mention, glorify, and even sell Xanax. It is thought of as more harmless than other drugs – a way to relax, have fun, and feel a mild high without much risk3. However, that …

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