chasing pain

Experts say that doctors, despite the dangers, often keep patients on high-strength painkillers known as opiTightening the Lid on Pain Prescriptions
By BARRY MEIER SEATTLE — It was the type of conversation that Dr. Claire Trescott dreads: telling physicians that they are not cutting it. But the large health care system here that Dr. Trescott helps manage has placed controls on

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EcstasyKetamine

Ecstasy, popular among teenagers and young adults who attend rave parties, leads to the destruction of neurons in the brain. Repeated users of the drug develop symptoms resembling those of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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meow meow

meow meow. Number of people needing treatment for ‘club drugs’ rises. By: ELLEN BRANAGH. The number of people needing treatment for “club drugs” such as ecstasy, ketamine and “meow meow” is creeping upwards, a new report has found. Overall drug use has declined in England over the past six years, but the number of people needing treatment for club drugs has risen, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for Substance Misuse said.

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A day

A day in the life of an addict. These are true humorous examples of a day in the life of an addict. None of your Christmas Presents were paid for. It is not your fault. You look under the crack in your door to see if someone is there. You look under the door because you are sure the police are there. You look under your door and see the police there. You live in a car that does not belong to you. …

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Web Archive

Web Archive of NA History – Official website for Narcotics Anonymous in the world. Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, is a fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to recover from drug addiction.

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Articles

High Culture

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Cocaine Addiction

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Science of Addiction

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Bob Bergh

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Addiction Photographs

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Fentanyl

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Pascale F.

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Eating Disorder

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Run

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High

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Misconceptions

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Acid/LSD

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MDMA (Ecstasy)

MDMA (Ecstasy) – UTOPIAN PHARMACOLOGY – Mental Health in the Third Millennium MDMA and Beyond. MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) (colloquially known as ecstasy, often abbreviated “E” or “X”) is an entactogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of drugs. MDMA can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety and depression. Many, …

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Criminal sanctions

Case for drug decriminalisation rests on failure of 40-year-old law. UK drug policy commission says 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act was never designed to deal with current patterns of use. The UK drug policy commission’s case for decriminalisation rests on the evidence of the limited deterrent effect of Britain’s 40-year-old drug law, with an estimated 3 million people having used an illicit drug in the past year. Its report says that

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Inadequate Integration

Inadequate Integration of Addiction Care into Mainstream Medical Practice. Physicians and Other Health Professional Should Be on the Front Line Addressing this Disease and Most People in Need of Treatment Do Not Receive It. About 7 in 10 people with diseases like hypertension, major depression and diabetes receive treatment; only about 1 in 10 people who need treatment for addiction involving alcohol or other drugs

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