Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs WKRC News

Ohio, Kentucky rank high on 3 ‘grim’ illicit drug trends, new patient tests show

With Ohio and Kentucky still entrenched in the addiction crisis, what should be done next? Experts, local leaders give their takes.         …

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs MedlinePlus

Alcohol-Related Deaths Increase Nationwide

March 2020 Print this issue Health Capsule A recent study found that deaths involving alcohol more than doubled in the U.S. between 1999 and 2017.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

On the ground in Philly’s heroin scene

Chris Moraff talks with users to report what’s really happening on the ground in Philadelphia heroin trafficking. Unlike many media stories, which often report on the opioid problem based on second, third and even fifth hand information they collect from other medial outlets, Chris Moraff reports first hand by actually walking the streets of Philly, What you read here is not what you’ll hear from the CDC or any other government agency.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

San Francisco Heroin, Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Double in 2019

Deaths resulting from overdoses of Heroin, Fentanyl or combination of the two drugs more than doubled in 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs TV 10 Columbus Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Gambling addictions in Ohio have doubled since 2012

In the last seven years gambling in Ohio has skyrocketed.

“There’s more gambling availability now in Ohio than there’s ever been before,” Bruce Jones said.

Jones, with the Maryhaven Gambling Intervention Program, says that’s because of more accessibility like casinos, gaming and online betting.

“It’s right there with alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, opioids, hypnotics,” he said. “A behavioral addiction of gambling disorder.”

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs CDC MMWR

Trends in Total Binge Drinks per Adult Who Reported Binge Drinking – United States, 2011-2017

Each year, excessive drinking accounts for one in 10 deaths among U.S. adults aged 20–64 years, and approximately 90% of adults who report excessive drinking* binge drink (i.e., consume five or more drinks for men or four or more drinks for women on a single occasion). In 2015, 17.1% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years reported binge drinking approximately once a week and consumed an average of seven drinks per binge drinking episode, resulting in 17.5 billion total binge drinks, or 467 total binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs CNN Recovery

Arizona congresswoman to seek treatment for 'alcohol dependence'

Kirkpatrick said in a statement.
“I do, however, have another challenge I must face, which was the underlying cause of my fall. Beginning next week, I will receive treatment that I have struggled to ask for, to treat my alcohol dependence,”.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

Denial and the Double Standard in Substance Abuse

While public health, government agencies and the media continue to rail at opioid abuse, a blind eye is turned towards America’s favorite abused substance, alcohol. The following excerpt gives a brief overview of a recent study which shows Alcohol‐Related Mortality in the United States, between 1999 to 2017 have doubled, leaving alcohol running a neck to neck race with opioids as the 2nd leading cause of accidental deaths, yet no crisis has yet been declared.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs CDC Features Series

Fighting Opioid Overdose

Learn what we can all do to protect Americans from opioid abuse and overdose.

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