Over the past twenty years, numerous research studies have proven a significant link between PTSD and ensuing addiction. In one study, where both addicted patients and a non-addicted control group were looked at, the substance abuse patients had a 97% positive PTSD result, while the control group had a 36% positive result. The treatment of… Continue Reading →
by Lia Russell An elevated number of Maine people died of drug overdoses in March and April, continuing a trend of rising drug overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released Wednesday. Some 57 people died of either confirmed or suspected drug overdoses in March, and 45 people died of overdoses in… Continue Reading →
Unconscionable and so frequent By Noam Heller In the pre-dawn hours of August 23, 1987, a 6,000-ton cargo train was carrying out its nightly run to Bryant, Arkansas, when, suddenly, the engineer on board spotted two immobile figures lying on the tracks. He instantly blared his horn, expecting them to pop up. But nothing. Not… Continue Reading →
June 21, 2021 Dan Neumann Long-fought efforts to reform the state’s punitive drug laws had success in the Maine Legislature this session, with two notable reforms advancing and a third that would make possession of certain drugs a civil violation still awaiting approval in the Maine Senate. The Maine House on Thursday voted 77-62 to… Continue Reading →
There is no doubt we have a problem in the United States. That problem is drugs. What would happen if we solved this single problem? The United States is one of the worst countries in the world as far as the drug crisis is concerned. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects all families regardless of income,… Continue Reading →
Written By Granite Recovery Centers Clinically Reviewed By Cheryl Smith MS,MLADC June 11, 2021 Substance use disorder can do a lot of damage to a person’s life, but it doesn’t stop with only one person. At Granite Recovery Centers, we’ve heard many heartbreaking stories from families that have come to us for help. Families are… Continue Reading →
This article is about the objective consequences to one’s health that occur when meth is used over a long period of time. If you know someone who is using meth, this may scare them straight. Stimulants are often used to stay awake or increase production. They were even used in WWII by Nazi Germany, who advocated… Continue Reading →
June 9, 2021 Evan Popp With the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of a “War on Drugs” approaching, Mainers who have been criminalized for substance use disorder gathered Wednesday at the State House to ask lawmakers to move away from decades of failed, punitive policies and support a bill that would decriminalize possession… Continue Reading →
Written By Granite Recovery Centers Clinically Reviewed By Cheryl Smith MS,MLADC June 8, 2021 Addiction recovery is an accomplishment for everyone going through the process. Anyone who is able to handle detoxing a drug from their system and using the tools that they’ve learned in therapy to move on with their lives is a superhero…. Continue Reading →
It just goes on and on… February 24, 2021 While the agency investigated, people were harmed, even died after taking the opioidlike substance All around the country, in late 2017 and early 2018, alarm bells were going off regarding a drug called tianeptine. In Michigan, lawmakers sought to ban sales of the drug, which has… Continue Reading →
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