Latest News for: Doctor addictions


Column: Decriminalization may need tweaking to ensure safe supply is safe for all

North Shore News 30 Sep 2023
That is what decriminalization is about – to get a doctor or a nurse between a predatory drug dealer and somebody struggling with addiction.” ... He said the biggest challenge is finding enough psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and addiction doctors to staff addiction treatment beds.

NC doctor illegally prescribed and distributed addictive drug mix over years, feds say

The Charlotte Observer 30 Sep 2023
A 52-year-old North Carolina doctor appeared before a federal judge in Charlotte Friday, accused of illegally prescribing and distributing an addictive drug mixture, prosecutors said. Henry Emery Jr. lives in ... .

New mobile clinic to treat opioid addiction opens in Robeson County

The Robesonian 29 Sep 2023
Home News New mobile clinic to treat opioid addiction opens in Robeson County. News New mobile clinic to treat opioid addiction opens in Robeson County ... On September 26, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Lumberton Mayor Bruce Davis were given a tour of the ATLAS (Addiction Treatment.

Businessman & Notorious Drug Dealer Catches Another Break

Caledonian Record 29 Sep 2023
NORTH HERO – The judiciary in Vermont has given Grand Isle County’s most notorious drug dealer another pass. Michael V ... Instead of prison, Vermont Superior Court Judge Sam Hoar Jr ... He also asked for a $20,000 fine ... He said Larrow blames everybody else for his problems, including the confidential informant and his own doctor for his addiction ... U.S ... +2.

‘Doom County Jail’: Program fails addicted inmates

Cleburne Times-Review 28 Sep 2023
For people with advanced opioid dependence, said Justine Waldman, a doctor of addiction medicine and CEO of the REACH Project, “eight milligrams of Subutex is not going to touch them,” especially considering the prevalence of fentanyl and the strength of opioids now available.

Doctor condemns Chris Pratt over ‘really dangerous’ claims about drinking water

AOL 27 Sep 2023
A doctor has condemned the “really dangerous” claims that have been made about how much water Chris Pratt used to drink in a day. Ryan Marino, MD, a doctor who often studies toxicology and addiction, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share his candid thoughts about Pratt’s alleged healthcare routine.

Experts calling for better access to addiction treatment

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 26 Sep 2023
Victoria is in the grips of a drug addiction problem, but doctors say addicts are struggling to get the treatment they need ... .

Sex addict doctor threatened to reveal affair to his lover's partner - but was relieved ...

The Daily Mail 25 Sep 2023
Doctor accused of having sex with multiple women at GP surgery apologises to former lovers and patients as he tells tribunal he suffers from addiction ... Cambridge-educated 'sex addict' doctor accused of sleeping with multiple women at his GP surgery threatened to slit the throat one of his lovers, tribunal hears.

VA helps homeless vets find scarce housing in Charleston that is also key to health

The Post and Courier 25 Sep 2023
Jones has his eye on a particular trailer there. He just needs help to afford it ... News ... Buy Now ... 15, 2023 ... Buy Now ... 15, 2023 ... The VA works to get them connected through its Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams that find them a primary care doctor to start, Wright said ... Brandon House of Greenville provides addiction recovery options for military veterans ... .

Only God can make us whole

Hickory Record 23 Sep 2023
We were shocked at how freely they were prescribed — even when our residents would tell the doctors they were a recovering addict ... Prosecutors also charged that Indivior promoted the company’s “Here to Help” web and phone program as a resource for opioid-addiction patients, which ...

Overdose-reversing 'Naloxboxes' now hanging in Ohio rest stop bathrooms

WCPO 23 Sep 2023
Recovering addict and Racing for Recovery employee Michael Herbster was happy to see the box when he made a stop at the I-75 rest stop in Monroe Friday ... Herbster said he's been sober from heroin for the last six years after finding Racing for Recovery to help kick the addiction. "We focus on trauma — the trauma behind addiction," Herbster said.

Remarkable Connection Between Astronauts and Addiction – New Treatment Strategies for Recovery

Space Coast Daily 22 Sep 2023
Indeed, many astronauts who have spent time in space have experienced depression after returning to Earth, and some have become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Aldrin’s Addiction. The most famous astronaut to be open about their addiction is Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing.

Painkiller: Big Pharma and the opioid epidemic

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Sep 2023
But opioids are highly addictive and can lead to death if used incorrectly ... The drug was promoted as the medication that would rid you of pain, and would not lead to addiction or drug abuse ... They claimed that less than 1% of people would become addicted to the drug ... The doctors had done a study on the limited use of opioids in a hospital setting.

Project LIFE: Long-acting injectables to stop surging opioid deaths

Hastings Tribune 21 Sep 2023
But it was after he tweaked his back while wrestling an opponent as a junior in high school and a doctor prescribed him OxyContin that he descended into addictive patterns that stuck ... Ruchi Fitzgerald, service chief of inpatient addiction medicine at PCC Community Wellness Center ... The addiction was there,” Castner said.