Addiction & Recovery

Recreational marijuana is now for sale at dispensaries around Oregon. (Sinclair Broadcast Group photo)
Oct 26, 2015
 

KOMO News -   EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Joseph is a self-declared marijuana addict. He says he rolled his first joint when he was 16, and ended up smoking marijuana regularly for 35 years. Now, he has been clean for 10 years.

 
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Image via DrugFree.org
Sep 22, 2015
 

DrugFree.org -  More Americans are using marijuana, according to a new government report. About 8.4 percent of Americans ages 12 and older were current users of marijuana last year, up from 7.5 percent in 2013. The percentage of teens ages 12 to 17 who smoke, drink or use prescription narcotics nonmedically has fallen, HealthDay reports.

 
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A safer alternative to opioids pain-killers? (Reuters//Steve Dipaola)
Jul 14, 2015
 

qz.com -   It’s yet another feather in the cap of those who champion legalizing pot in the US.

 
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(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
May 23, 2015
 

Forbes -   With nearly half of the country having already legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes, physicians prescribing opioids for pain management have another alternative at their disposal. As medical marijuana laws become more relaxed, practitioners now have the option of treating chronic pain patients with prescription opioids, medical cannabis or both. Among many, however, there’s a concern about the adverse effects in patients using both.

 
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Yasmin Hurd
Feb 20, 2015
 

BrainFacts.org -   As a child, Yasmin Hurd always wondered how other children’s brains worked. To help pay for college, she took a job taking care of animals in a research lab, an experience that unleashed her childhood curiosity and sent her on a path to a career in research.

 
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Feb 13, 2015
 

Hazelden Betty Ford -  NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 12, 2015) - The nation's leading nonprofit addiction treatment organization surveyed the attitudes of New York college students about marijuana use and found that:

 

 

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Dec 2, 2014
 

The Register-Guard -   The election is over, and Oregon’s voters have spoken. By a wide margin, Oregon followed voters in Colorado and Washington and legalized recreational marijuana for adults. The will of the majority was clear: marijuana can safely be legalized for recreational use.

 
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Nov 24, 2014
 

MSN.com - Dave Grohl The Kardashians put Dave Grohl off smoking marijuana.

 
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OK in AA? Photo via Substance.com
Nov 19, 2014
 

Substance.com -  Marijuana-as-medicine is now firmly established, and many of us have used it to wean ourselves off more dangerous drugs. Yet pot has always been considered unacceptable in AA and NA. In the new legal climate, will this change?

 
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Clearing the air: New science reveals that toking up may be more addictive than previously thought. (Deux/The Image Bank/Getty Images)
Nov 17, 2014
 

Yahoo Health -  Although there’s a lot of buzz about marijuana being nonaddictive, the evidence is stacking up that people can — and do — become dependent on the drug. A study released earlier this year, for example, found that 40 percent of marijuana users in an outpatient treatment program showed signs of withdrawal, a classic indicator of addiction. Now, new research in the journal PNAS sheds light on how lighting up changes the brain — and potentially primes people for withdrawal. 

 

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