Aurora recovery center focuses on addiction treatment for transgender women

The Don’t Look Back Center is an Office of Behavioral Health-licensed agency that offers addiction counseling and therapy services for women and transgender woman. Corinthiah Brown is the founder. “We have a place that’s trauma-informed and I can’t express [the word] Safe enough,” Brown said. “It’s a place where you’re safe to talk about trans … Read more

Veterans are reluctant to seek help for sleep

American military veterans are least willing to seek treatment for the health conditions that are most prevalent in their communities — including sleep and alcohol use problems — according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. The findings also show a link between willingness to seek help among veterans of … Read more

Thomas Bewley – The Lancet

Psychiatrist and early specialist in addiction. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 8, 1926 and died of respiratory failure in London, UK, on ​​June 26, 2022 aged 95 years. It was in the spring of 1964 that Thomas Bewley, later to become President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, wrote … Read more

Association of cannabis potency with mental ill health and addiction: a systematic review

1. World Drug Report 2021. United Nations, 2021 2. Hanuš LO Meyer SM Muñoz E Taglialatela-Scafati O Appendino G Phytocannabinoids: a unified critical inventory. Nat Prod Rep. 2016; 33: 1357-1392 3. Curran HV Freeman TP Mokrysz C Lewis DA Morgan CJA Parsons LH Keep off the grass? Cannabis, cognition and addiction. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2016; … Read more

Social Media Addiction Bill Fails in California Legislature

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or other local prosecutors sue social … Read more

AFP seizes 208 kilograms of meth in Sydney

Editor’s Note: Images from this operation are available to download via Hightail. The AFP-led National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) has seized a shipment of more than 200 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, worth more than $25 million, as part of an ongoing investigation into a transnational organized crime group. Officers from Brisbane NAGS and the AFP’s Eastern … Read more

In Cincinnati, Portman Leads Roundtable Discussion Addressing Ongoing Addiction and Fentanyl Overdose Crisis in Ohio & Across US

August 11, 2022 | Press Releases WASHINGTON, DC – Today, US Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) led a roundtable discussion with Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition (HC ARC), law enforcement, and other stakeholders to discuss opiate addiction, the rise in fentanyl overdoses in Ohio and across the US, and Efforts to address those issues – both … Read more

Today’s Potent Pot Could Be Prescription for Addiction

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, July 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Cannabis has become far more potent over the years, and that may explain why the number of people becoming addicted to the drug has soared, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Bath Addiction and Mental Health Group … Read more