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Strength training reduces heroin use by altering key neurological system, study finds
Strength training may reduce substance abuse. A new study published in Psychopharmacology has found evidence that resistance exercise reduces the reinforcing effects of heroin in a rat model of addiction. “Scientists and clinicians have recently developed an interest in examining the ability of exercise to reduce drug abuse and prevent relapse. Over the past several years, several preclinical laboratories have shown that aerobic forms of exercise (e.g., running) decreases the intake of alcohol, nicotine, opioids, and stimulants in laboratory rats,” explained study author Mark Smith, a psychology professor at Davidson College. more

I’m a Cop and I’m in Recovery From Heroin.
Now I’m Working To Support Other First Responders.My name is Michael Koch and I was a police officer for 19 years. In 2000, I promoted to undercover narcotics detective for a term of 4 years and transferred to property crimes for 3. I went back for a 6- year term as a narcotics detective until my life changed forever on 01-19-2012 when I was arrested. more

As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community
Americans overwhelmingly see drug addiction as a problem in their local community, regardless of whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The public’s concerns come amid steep increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across all three community types in recent years. more

If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?

When Julie Eldred tested positive for fentanyl in 2016, 11 days into her probation for a larceny charge, she was sent to jail. Such outcomes are typical in the American criminal justice system, even though, as Ms. Eldred’s lawyer has argued, ordering a drug addict to abstain from drug use is tantamount to mandating a medical outcome — because addiction is a brain disease, and relapsing is a symptom of it. more

Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptoms
Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers. more

San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication to the streets
San Francisco will begin supplying anti-addiction medication to long-term drug users and homeless people on city streets, an attempt to overcome a formidable obstacle to treatment that has complicated efforts to address the opioid crisis. more

Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction
A bipartisan health bill in Congress is using the opioid crisis as a way to pay for doctor training and medical residency slots, an area of federal funding that hasn’t expanded in two decades. The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new "Medicare-supported" medical residency positions , training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management,” U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, said. The legislation also has backing from Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, U.S. House Reps. Joseph Crowley, a New York Democrat, and Rep. Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican. more

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