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Entries for June 2010

In Saudi Arabia, where alcohol and other drug use is strictly forbidden by Islamic law, acknowledging and treating addicts poses significant challenges. But Mohammed Al-Turaiki, CEO of a Saudi treatment program, is trying to change all that.
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Heroin addicts who can’t quit using and don’t respond to methadone treatment can be helped by maintenance doses of heroin, according to a study conducted by researchers at King’s College London.
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An ultra-potent form of heroin that sells for as little as $10 per bag has been making its way across the border from Mexico.
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A new energy drink called 'Four Loko' has a 12-percent alcohol content and is loaded with caffeine and sugar.
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Time is running out for addiction treatment providers and state behavioral health agencies to help plan for emerging electronic medical records rules that will soon transform treatment funding and reimbursement, write David Wanser and David Rosenbloom.
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