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Drug Addicts Are Dying in Crimea Because They Can’t Get Therapy

Source : https://news.vice.com/article/russia-took-over-crimea-now-drug-addicts-cant-get-therapy-and-dozens-are-dying In a video appeal filmed in April by patients from opioid substitution therapy (OST) programs in Crimea, which had just been annexed by Russia, a personable man named Andrei warns: « Without this program, I may die. » Unlike in Ukraine and many Western countries, opioid substitution therapy (OST) is ...

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Pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio details marijuana legalization plan: 5 highlights

Source : http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/01/pro-pot_group_responsibleohio.html Ohioans over 21 could buy marijuana from a legal, licensed store as early as summer of 2016 if an effort to legalize the drug is successful this year. The group calling itself ResponsibleOhio announced new details of a proposal to legalize the production, sale and medical and ...

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Heroin Overdose Deaths Jump 39% Between 2012 and 2013

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-overdose-deaths-jump-39-between-2012-and-2013 Despite new tactics, including the wider use of naloxone, heroin-related overdoses have skyrocketed. As states crack down on illegal prescription drugs and users switch to its cheaper substitute, heroin, it’s not surprising that heroin-related overdose deaths are suddenly on the rise. According to data released Monday by ...

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Legal Marijuana Industry Estimated to Produce 200,000 New Jobs in 2015

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/legal-marijuana-industry-estimated-produce-200000-new-jobs-2015 As the legal marijuana industry continues to grow across the country and more states continue to legalize it, some pot advocates believe that it could create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and bring major money into the economy. A recent press release from CannaInsider estimated that ...

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The Patron Saint of Harm Reduction

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/patron-saint-harm-reduction The Fix Q&A with Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance on exasperation, solutions and everything in between. Dan Bigg may not be a saint. Perhaps he is more like Socrates—on the fringe of society, answering difficult questions about complex human problems and schooling anyone who will ...

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