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2014-07-21 23:02:03

The War on Drugs continues to be a divisive topic for many Americans. As softer drug laws begin to unfold around the country, rehab centers such as The River Source of Arizona are chiming in on why treatment works, what it means for the user, and why it's ultimately a better choice than incarceration. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The results of a 2014 nationwide survey by Washington D.C. think tank Pew Research conclude that approximately 67% of Americans believe treatment is a...

2014-06-12 23:11:40

In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: Why do so many people use cocaine? Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: Why...

2014-04-18 23:08:17

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent report detailing the Maine state legislature’s recent vote to roll back Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to ramp up the “war on drugs.” Stuart, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on the Maine state legislature’s decision to scale back Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal dealing with the “war on...

2014-03-18 23:32:07

A look at the latest drug trends is the focus of a new blog post from Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 A look at the latest drug trends is the focus of a new blog post from Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers addiction recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client. “While the combined efforts of law enforcement, parents, medical professionals, community leaders and others have...

2014-03-05 10:55:05

Amid times of crisis, citizens often turn to social media as a method to share information, make observations and vent. But as a Georgia Tech professor’s research into social media use amid the Mexican drug war shows, posts can reveal growing numbness, or desensitization, during times of protracted violence and stress. Munmun De Choudhury, formerly of Microsoft Research and now an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, led the research.  Her team’s...

2013-12-18 23:04:27

MacGregor & Collins, LLP has recently released a new website to assist those facing charges for drug crimes in California. The site, http://www.drugcrime-law.com, contains information about specific laws governing the possession, transportation, and sales of illegal drugs including potential penalties and possible legal defenses for those who have been recently arrested or charged. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 MacGregor & Collins, LLP has recently released a...

2013-12-16 23:03:53

Florida-based detox center Novus Medical Detox suggests the use of treatment programs instead of prison sentences as the best means of ending drug abuse in the U.S., as well as reducing the costs of incarceration. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 According to the World Bank, at least 75 percent of expenditures on drugs in the US go toward apprehending and punishing dealers and users; treatment expenditures only account for, at most, one-sixth of the total (1). Despite the...

2013-12-14 23:03:01

With Uruguay having made marijuana legal, other countries may be looking to follow their example and bring the War on Drugs to an end. This will, in turn, change how drug detox is implemented and drug addiction is treated. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 As reported by CNN.com on December 10, seen here, Uruguay has taken steps to begin the legalization of marijuana, making it the first country in the world that would decriminalize the drug completely. This move will allow the...

2013-12-05 23:54:04

The use of crack and powder cocaine both varies and overlaps among high school seniors, researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have found. Their findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, point to the need to take into account both common and different at-risk factors in developing programming and messaging to stem cocaine use. “Powder cocaine and crack are commonly collapsed into a single ‘cocaine use’ category in research,...

2013-12-03 23:32:02

A new video from Best Drug Rehabilitation is featuring an intimate and informative interview between Best Drug Rehabilitation’s founder Per Wickstrom and former NFLer James Arnold on the growing problem of drug and alcohol abuse in America – particularly among today’s youth. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 A new video from Best Drug Rehabilitation is featuring an intimate and informative interview between Best Drug Rehabilitation’s founder Per Wickstrom and former NFLer James Arnold on...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'