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FDA commissioner Gottlieb calls for ‘more forceful steps’ to curb opioid epidemic

Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called his staff Tuesday to explore “more forceful” methods to curb the opioid epidemic. “’Opioid prescriptions should be written only for appropriate patients and for appropriate durations,’ Gottlieb said in his first interview since becoming commissioner. ‘No more 30-day supplies for tooth extractions’ or uncomplicated hernia repairs.” As a first … Continue reading

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Buccaneers Running Back Doug Martin relying on strength from drug rehab to power his return

“I was there long enough. I was there to point where I’m strong now,” Doug Martin said Thursday. “Mentally strong and physically strong.” Martin would not talk about the drug he abused, nor identified the rehab facility he entered in January. “But one thing the Bucs running back seemed eager to share was that his … Continue reading

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FIREFIGHTERS: INJURED ON THE JOB AND NOW A DRUG ADDICT

“Firefighters have a higher risk of injury than many other professions. They should be aware of the risks of drug dependency and addiction with regard to pain medications.” In a survey conducted in 2011 by the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 70,900 firefighter injuries occur in the line of duty. Some of these injuries tend … Continue reading

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Recovering Alcoholic lists the Questions to Never Ask Her

Recovering Alcoholic lists the Questions to Never Ask Her “However well-meaning, some questions can make the situation worse for someone dealing with an addiction.” Recovering alcoholic, Anne T. Donahue, has been sober for four years, has laid out the questions that she wishes people would stop asking her. Among the questions she received,  asking her at … Continue reading

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Life as an Addict in Arizona

Life as an Addict in Arizona “Drug users say they are gripped by an almost-identical pattern, which starts with pills and ends with a needle.” One Arizona couples’ addiction morphed into an uncontrollable obsession. Brian Parker was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2007, causing him to suffer from nerve damage. While trying to continue … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt Opens up on Alcohol Addiction and his Divorce

Brad Pitt Opens up on Alcohol Addiction and his Divorce In a recent interview with GQ Style, Brad Pitt opened up about his divorce with actress/director Angelina Jolie after 2 years of marriage and 12 years together. “Truthfully, I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I … Continue reading

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Colorado hospital seeking volunteers to cuddle opioid-addicted babies

Colorado hospital seeking volunteers to cuddle opioid-addicted babies. Staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado is in need of volunteers to help soothe infants that are born addicted to heroin and other opioids. Research published last year reported rates of infant opioid withdrawal, has increased fivefold nationwide in the last 10 years. According … Continue reading