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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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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 […]

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September Is National Recovery Month: DTCF Celebrates Recovery

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September officially marks National Recovery Month, and Drug Treatment Center Finder plans to celebrate the recovery community with a new series and updates. Check back on the website throughout the month to stay updated on featured articles, series, and our weekly News Fix roundup! Also, don’t forget to hit “like” and “subscribe” to our blog […]

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Opioid Crisis Bill Cleared by Senate Heads to President Obama

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The battle against the deadly opioid crisis in the United States is getting a major push from Capitol Hill. The US Senate passed a bill by a 92-2 vote in mid-July 2016 that would authorize nearly $900 million over a five-year period to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives and […]

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Fentanyl-Laced Xanax Deadly Street Drug, Authorities Warn

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Xanax users, take note, especially if you don’t know where the pills you’re taking came from. Authorities have issued public warnings about a recent rise in overdose deaths linked to fake fentanyl-laced Xanax tablets that are being sold on the streets in Central Florida, California, and other parts of the US. The “super pill,” as […]