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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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Everyone loves a Memorial Day weekend party, but a new study suggests that some kids are having more holiday 'fun' than they should.
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Success at inhibiting the flow of drugs from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas and other U.S. border towns may be fueling turf wars within the Mexican city.
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Early intervention, more treatment options, and integrating addiction treatment with mainstream medicine are among the focal point in a new Rhode Island report aimed at closing the gap between need for and availability of addiction services.
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A combination of poor growing conditions and government and military interdiction contributed to decreased opium production in Afghanistan this year.
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Wholesale marijuana prices in California have fallen from about $5,000 per pound in the Reagan era to less than $2,000 per pound today due in part to increased competition spurred by the state's medical-marijuana laws.
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