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Treatment & Recovery

Palindrome Week for Fresh Starts

Every day this week is remarkable, for an unusual but interesting reason…. Continue Reading...

Want to Forget Your Binge Drinking?

Rapamycin (approved by the FDA to prevent organ transplant rejections.) reaches the brain at a level deeper than conscious memory, erasing memories of pleasurable sensations associated with alcohol use. Researchers think this may help alcoholics. Continue Reading...

Graduate of Controversial Shock Therapy School Now Wants to be an Electrician

The controversial Judge Rotenberg Center, previously highlighted for a barbaric shock therapy video circulated on the Internet, is now boasting of a new graduate who wants to become an electrician! You can’t make this stuff up… Continue Reading...

DSM-5 and Addiction : Open for Public Comment

The updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled to be published in May of 2013, and the current draft has been published for review and public comment through June 15. The diagnostic category “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders” includes many changes. Continue Reading...

Movie “Bill W.” – Documentary of AA Founder to Screen in NYC

A new documentary of the life of Bill, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, will screen in New York City’s Quad Cinema starting May 18. Continue Reading...

Shock Therapy on Trial : Judge Rotenberg School

The Judge Rotenberg School for Special Needs Children is on trial in Massachusetts. Yesterday jurors watched school administrators strap down and electro-shock a screaming 8 year old boy 31 times, because he refused to take off his coat. Continue Reading...

Hangover Cure: Hop on the Bus, Get an IV Treatment

Cruising the Las Vegas strip all day looking for hangover sufferers, the “Hangover Bus” administers IVs with vitamins, anti-inflammatories, and fluids for a 45 minute hangover “cure”. You’ll be all set to resume the partying! Continue Reading...

Want to Quit Drinking? Try LSD Instead!

Researchers in Norway suggest that LSD and other psychedelic drugs may be good treatments for alcoholism, partly because they help change perspective and ease in necessary life changes. Continue Reading...

Fire at Drug Rehab “prison” in Lima, Peru

Unlicensed faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center “Christ is Love” in Lima, Peru burned yesterday, killing 26 men. The drug and alcohol treatment center had locked doors, steel bars on windows and doors, and was overcrowded, according to reports. Continue Reading...

Treatment Programs Face Cuts of State & Federal Funding

Nationwide, treatment facilities are under pressure from cuts in both state and federal funding. Continue Reading...

Are 20% of Methadone Patients Still Using?

A new study out of Canada suggests nearly 20% of methadone maintenance patients are simultaneously taking additional opioid medications prescribed by physicians, according to benefit transaction records. Continue Reading...

Seattle Beat Cops L.E.A.D. some prisoners to Treatment

A mere 54 individuals were responsible for 2,700 low-level criminal arrests in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Now beat cops can choose to send some perps directly to treatment instead of the jail. Continue Reading...

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