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Brockton Mayor Seeks Harsher Penalties For Drug Dealers
BOSTON — Calling Brockton the “epicenter of the heroin crisis in southeastern Massachusetts,” the city's mayor, Bill Carpenter, is proposing tougher penalties for dealers caught trying to sell drugs within 300 feet of an addiction treatment center …
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Galloway, NJ Welcomes New Drug Treatment Center: Addiction Treatment
ATSI is founded on several beliefs: that addiction is a complex and destructive disease; spirituality, fitness and family involvement are vital keys to success in treatment; and professional drug treatment help is required in order to achieve long-term …
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medical center to cater to elderly, drug addicts
While the medical complex will also include a 20-bed hospital, world-class geriatric care and substance abuse treatment will “define” MMC, according to Ali al-Hajj a health care consultant working on the project. The 114-bed center for elderly care …
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Study Says Legal Marijuana Encourages Teens to Smoke—Suncoast Rehab
Florida drug treatment center Suncoast Rehabilitation Center says that the legalization of recreational marijuana has created a society in which drug use is viewed nonchalantly by young adults—a trend largely to blame for the expected increase in …
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Florida lawmakers lagging in pledge to prevent more child deaths
Neither the governor nor legislators have proposed any significant increases in funding for a host of services designed to help unfit parents, such as drug treatment, mental health counseling, domestic violence services or anger management classes …
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After Miss. prison fight, monitors call for change
Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents. The documents, filed by monitors …
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Canzano: Her fingerprints are still all over the Trail Blazers franchise
Doctors told her chemotherapy was essential to save her life, but that she wouldn't lose her hair or get ill from the treatment. Her husband, George, remembers seeing a thinning Lucas in the cancer-treatment center waiting room, and thinking how their …
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There are many support groups willing and able to assist in many ways
DIABETES: Bristol, Tenn., Conference Center, BRMC; second Thursday, 6 p.m., no November meetings; Diabetes Treatment Center, 423- 844-2950. Abingdon, Johnston Memorial Hospital, conference center; fourth Tuesday except December-February, …
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Why President Obama must act on mass incarceration
That means fewer dollars for law enforcement, drug treatment and rehabilitation, and re-entry programs to reduce recidivism – all priorities with a better record than imprisonment at reducing crime. As noted in a Brennan Center report released this …
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Colorado High School Offers Treatment To Drug Users
RIGGS: Our studies have shown that it matters if you have depression when you walk through the door of drug treatment, because if that depression doesn't remit, your drug use, even if you stay in treatment, is not likely to go down. So, you've got to …
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Christie speaks with compassion on drug addiction and treatment
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with former Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevey to talk about drug addiction on Thursday, the same day Christie signed a bill aimed to improve treatment programs in New Jersey correctional facilities and …
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Panel studies options for Suffolk drug treatment facilities
Perhaps one of the biggest problems the panel faces, she said, is how to address the number of people going to jail for substance abuse. Since existing treatment facilities have no room to take in patients, they are sent to hospitals like Stony Brook …
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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
Of the 23.1 million Americans who needed treatment for drugs or alcohol in 2012, only 2.5 million people received aid at a specialty facility, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Heroin addicts are a …
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Bain Capital sees opportunity in methadone clinics
Bain paid $ 58 million to acquire the for-profit centers through CRC Health Corp., a California company it has owned since 2006. CRC Health is the biggest provider of substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services in the country. This foray …
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Redwood Cliffs Drug Rehab, the Country's Leading Non 12-Step Addiction
After rigorous inspections at the California drug rehabilitation programs in Watsonville, Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, the international non-profit organization CARF granted three-year accreditation, which is the highest level possible. Share on …
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