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Top Stories of Addiction: Uber to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Drunken-Driver Complaints

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According to NBC News, Uber is reportedly facing a $1.1 million fine in California for failing to handle “zero tolerance” cases against drunken drivers. In a complaint filed in April 2017 by California’s Public Utilities Commission, of the 2,047 complaints Uber received about drunken driving between August 2014 and August 2015, only 574 drivers were […]

Study: Opioid Addiction Crisis Affecting US Employers

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The nation’s opioid epidemic reaches far and wide and no place is immune to it, and that includes the workplace. A recent report by the National Safety Council offers insight into US employers’ perceptions about prescription drug use and how it affects the workplace, and the policies they use to address it. According to the […]

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Teen Addicts Aren’t Getting Medications for Heroin Withdrawal

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Teen addicts battling heroin withdrawal may not be getting the full addiction treatment they need, according to recent reports in the Journal of Adolescent Health. While 26 percent of adult patients addicted to heroin receive medication during treatment, only 2 percent of adolescents do, according to MedPage Today. Teen Addicts Face Obstacles to Get Methadone, […]

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Study: ‘Dripping’ Harmful to Vaping Teens

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Some teens who vape are experimenting with electronic cigarettes in a way that observers say could expose them to harmful chemicals. Research recently published in Pediatrics journal has called attention to a vaping practice called “dripping,” in which users drop e-cigarette liquids directly onto the heated coils of the vaping device before immediately inhaling the […]

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Heroin Overdoses Are Now More Deadly Than Gun Violence

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More Americans died from heroin overdoses last year than gun violence, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week. In 2015, the CDC reported that 12,989 people died of heroin overdoses compared with 12,979 people who were killed by gun violence. Just 10 years ago, gun violence […]

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Starting Fresh: Fighting for Child Custody after Rehab

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NOTE: The contents in “Starting Fresh: Fighting for Child Custody after Rehab” is meant to serve as a starting research guide for readers and should not be considered as official legal advice. Please consult your attorney before taking any action. – Starting Fresh is a four-part series about the overwhelming struggles recovering individuals face after […]

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Native Americans and Meth: Addiction Brings Sex Trade, Violence

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Meth addiction has reached crisis levels in some Native American communities, particularly those in the rural and remote parts of the US, and tribal leaders and others are worried, reports say. “Meth has been identified as one of the major issues in Indian Country that we’re trying to address on an ongoing basis,” US Attorney […]