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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8

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The wars don’t work

IN 1971 Richard Nixon fired the first shot in what became known as the “war on drugs” by declaring them “public enemy number one”. In America and the other rich countries that fought by its side, the campaign meant strict laws and harsh sentences for small-time dealers and addicts. In the poor, chaotic countries that supplied their cocaine and heroin, it meant uprooting and spraying coca and poppy crops, and arming and training security forces. Billions of wasted dollars and many destroyed lives later, illegal drugs are still available, and the anti-drug warriors are wearying
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Why Insurance Companies Fall Short When Paying for Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction alters the complex structure and function of the brain. This is a simple statement, but it explains in a nutshell why most addiction treatment professionals view addiction not as a moral failing or an indication of weakness or lack of willpower, but as a chronic disease.

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Where faith fits in treatment

What a faith-based program uses as a measurement for success is a key indicator of its true mission. Recruiting people into Christianity should not be the goal that supersedes long-term recovery, says Erik Hines, director of Addiction Campuses in Tennessee, a for-profit treatment center.

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All Bets Are Off: Gambling Addiction May Stem From Cognitive Distortion Causing Some To See Nonexistent Patterns

A recent study found that habitual gamblers perceive the world differently than the non-gambling population and see “illusory patterns” others do not. The finding suggests that gambling addiction may partly be due to some type of cognitive distortion.

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Ohio students invent DUI marijuana testing device

Two Ohio graduate students have invented a device that will allow law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists have used marijuana.

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Why health coverage alone won't solve addiction

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans now have insurance that will cover addiction treatment, with spending on addiction treatment expected to almost double by 2020.

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Gambling addiction: the problem and treatment

The majority of people can handle wagering on ponies for the Kentucky Derby, scratching off Lotto instant tickets and playing the slot machines or a late night poker game.

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Using apps to battle addiction

Researchers at UCLA are studying whether mHealth tools can be used to help gambling addicts – the first of what they hope will be several projects to test the efficacy of the technology on people with behavioral health disorders.

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Setting the AA Record Straight Part III: Not Meant as the Only Way… On Paper

More than 15 years ago, when I proposed the ideas for the book that would become Sober for Good – about hundreds of people who recovered in many different ways – my editor was shocked to learn that recovery is possible without joining AA and following its tenets.

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Six Reasons African Americans Aren't Breaking Into Cannabis Industry

As more states begin to legalize cannabis, there are more opportunities than ever to become a 'potrepreneur'—drug money is no longer dirty money. If getting rich by rolling up is no longer restricted to underground drug lords, why is it that the people who are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs are not the ones benefiting from the economics of legalization?

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Designer drugs hit dangerous lows to bring new highs

The 18-year-old had stabbed himself four times in the neck and chest with a pair of scissors. Alone in his dorm room, he had suddenly felt trapped, convinced that the only way to get out was to kill himself.

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Which Drugs Are Most Popular at Each Festival? Study Breaks It Down

It's tricky to get stats on how many people do drugs -- it's illegal, after all. Sometimes, people talk about doing drugs (or just about drugs) though, even on social media (which is, admittedly, inadvisable -- think of your future employers!). Perhaps no place is as notorious for drug use as music festivals.

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IN 1971 Richard Nixon fired the first shot in what became known as the “war on drugs” by declaring them “public enemy number one”. In America and the other rich countries that fought by its side, the campaign meant strict laws and harsh sentences for small-time dealers and addicts. In the poor, chaotic countries that supplied their cocaine and heroin, it meant uprooting and spraying coca and poppy crops, and arming and training security forces. Billions of wasted dollars and many destroyed lives later, illegal drugs are still available, and the anti-drug warriors are wearying

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