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A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment
Bridgton, Maine, is the kind of place people like to go to get away. It's got a small main street with shops and restaurants, a pair of scenic lakes, a ski resort and plenty of hiking trails. But about 10 years ago, Bridgton, a town of just 5,000 residents, began showing signs of a serious drug problem. more

How doctors and big pharma helped create North America's fentanyl crisis
Before fentanyl became the latest villain in a full-blown overdose crisis in Canada, Kelly Lanktree was in need of something to numb the excruciating pain in her knee. more

Doctors cautiously optimistic about new opioid addiction implant
Some South Carolina doctors support a new way to treat those battling opioid addiction, an epidemic that claimed more than 500 lives in South Carolina in 2014. more

How helping others could be the key to fighting addiction
New research into positive social connections could help drug and alcohol addicts stay sober and change the way we treat addiction more

How one heroin user overcame addiction
Laci Giboney's life snapped into focus while three men debated how to kill her. more

DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs
The feds are fighting to look at millions of private files without a warrant, including those of two transgender men who are taking testosterone. Marlon Jones was arrested for taking legal painkillers, prescribed to him by a doctor, after a double knee replacement. more

Drug overdose deaths climb to record level in Kentucky in 2015
Growing abuse of the powerful painkiller fentanyl drove the number of overdose deaths in Kentucky to a new record high in 2015, according to a report released Tuesday. A total of 1,248 people died of drug overdoses, up from 1,088 in 2014, according to the report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. more

Clark County, Indiana overdose rate almost twice Jefferson's
In 2015, Clark County recorded 55 overdose deaths, according to the local health department, which seems to pale in comparison to Jefferson County, Ky.'s 207, reported in the  Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy's 2015 Overdose Fatality Report. more

Co-Existing Mental Health Disorder and Addiction Must be Treated Together: Expert
Research suggests 50 percent or more of patients with psychiatric disorders abuse some type of drugs, including alcohol. Yet there are relatively few treatment programs that address addiction and mental health disorders together, according to John Tsuang, MD, Director of the Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. more

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