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2014-05-05 08:29:52

NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a commentary from Stuart Kloda, MD, an Addiction Medicine physician in New York City. This past Wednesday, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has decided to seek professional help for his substance abuse. The media has shown Mr. Ford intoxicated on alcohol, as well as smoking crack cocaine. His addiction appears to be severe. His resulting functional impairment and inability to stop using have publicly derailed his career. How are alcohol...

2014-04-30 23:21:39

New hydrocodone painkiller could come with an increased risk of addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A brand-new painkiller has been released, and it could pose a very serious threat to the public. Zohydro is the first painkiller that is made up only of hydrocodone, and available dosage amounts go as high as 50 milligrams. This is five times as much as comparable drugs. Destination Hope's Florida drug rehab is concerned that a lack of education and easy access to...

2014-04-30 23:06:58

An anti-seizure drug appears to have potential in treating alcoholism. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 According to researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, a new anti-seizure drug could possibly be used to treat alcoholism. Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, an internationally lauded drug rehab for women in South Florida, reminds us to be wary of these claims. The FDA approved the drug, ezogabine, in 2011, and it works to normalize brain activity through...

2014-04-30 16:31:45

Minister Ambrose meets with medical professionals and researchers to discuss the risks for youth OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose hosted a roundtable with representatives of the healthcare community and research experts to discuss the scientific evidence of the risks associated with the use of marijuana by youth, especially over the long term. This meeting builds on an announcement where Minister Ambrose announced funding for A Health...

2014-04-29 23:20:03

Making a serious commitment to interrupting chronic drug addiction takes effort, and help is readily available. For a no-cost consultation, call 815-315-1251. ROCKFORD, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Rockford IL Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expansion of its residential treatment program for adults and adolescents seeking a way to end their destructive drug addicted lifestyles in Rockford and surrounding cities. It can take adults and adolescents to the brink of losing everything they...

2014-04-29 23:19:56

Attempting to force a drug addict into treatment can be frustrating if you are a family member, yet there are people who can make the process move along. For a no-cost consultation, call 317-653-4969. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Indianapolis IN Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expansion of its intervention service for people that have family members and friends who are deep in their drug addiction in Indianapolis and surrounding cities. Too many times, people that have loved...

2014-04-29 23:19:55

Drug addiction knows no age limit as it can touch teenagers and adults alike, but there is a way to change that path. For a no-cost consultation, call 586-276-7427. LANSING, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Lansing MI Alcohol Drug Rehab is pleased to announce that a new residential treatment program is now available for adults and adolescents dealing with drug addiction issues in Lansing and surrounding cities. When caught up in using and abusing drugs, people really begin to lose their focus...

2014-04-29 23:02:56

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at how technology and media affect drug and alcohol abuse in its latest blog post. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is...

2014-04-29 16:31:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A suspension of legislative rules in the Assembly allowed a bill introduced five days ago to divert drunk and high doctors from discipline to confidential treatment to pass the Assembly Business, Professions, and Consumer Protections Committee today. The author of AB 2346, Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez, refused to accept amendments proposed by the Center For Public Interest Law and Consumer Watchdog to make sure...

2014-04-28 23:11:42

Getting someone who is deep into his or her drug addiction to admit that they need help can be troublesome and painful. For a no-cost consultation, call 331-425-6074. AURORA, IL (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Aurora IL Alcohol Drug Rehab is announcing that an updated intervention program for family members and friends of loved ones who are deep into their drug addiction is now available in Aurora and surrounding cities. Watching a family member, whether he or she is an adult or adolescent, drown...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.