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Professional Help: How to Find Rehab That Works
In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), the incidence of drug-related deaths has doubled in the last 25 years. So, why is this happening? One factor we must consider is whether treatment works. Ninety …
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Miley Cyrus Drug Overdose – Friends Say Star Needs Detox and Rehab After
I think you'd be hard pressed to find very many people that believe that Miley Cyrus' hospital stay was primarily due to an allergic reaction nearly 2 weeks ago. A bad allergic reaction doesn't keep you stuck in a hospital bed for ten days but an …
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Punchlines: Send Donald Sterling to Paula Deen rehab!
Find out what else the comics had to say about Donald Sterling by watching the video of our favorite jokes. After that, vote for your own favorites in the quick poll to the right. Watching from a smartphone or tablet? Then visit to …
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veterans rehab clinic failed son who overdosed, his mother says
The mother for a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran who died of a drug overdose while at Miami's Veterans Affairs Hospital drug rehabilitation center last year says no one told her exactly how her son died. The mother of Nicholas Todd Cutter, whose June …

Deadly addiction: Heroin use, a tragic wrong turn for prescription drug
In many cases the drug is heroin. Its use has reached crisis levels in the region, across the state and nationwide, leading to a spike in the number of overdose deaths and an increased push by legislators for public education and resources for …

Chicago IL Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Long-Term Residential
Chicago IL Alcohol Drug Rehab is announcing that a new long-term residential treatment program for adults and adolescents seeking professional help for their drug addiction is now available in Chicago and other cities around the Chicagoland area. A …
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Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims
"Here you have an extraordinarily talented actor who had the resources, who had been in treatment, who obviously realized the problem of drugs and had been able to stay clean," she said, adding that Hoffman's case shows how devastating addiction can be …
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100 Americans die of drug overdoses each day. How do we stop that?
The film captures how someone who seems to be doing well in many dimensions can still experience an addiction, and experience the emotional emptiness that often goes with that addiction. I don't know how much of Hoffman's … Most people who have drug …
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Ready access, low cost, pill-like high: Heroin's rise and fatal draw
"I've been here over six years, and literally this is the first year that I can remember seeing this many people coming in here with an addiction to heroin," said Robert Parkinson, director of the Beachcomber Rehabilitation Center in Delray Beach, Florida.
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Bali plans new rehabilitation center
Direct costs include all expenses associated with drug use and the drug trade, including the amount of money spent by addicts purchasing illegal drugs; medical bills related to medication and treatment for drug overdoses; health-related expenses for …
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Faith-based drug rehab program coming to Cullman
Good Hope resident Jeremy Easter said he believes in the Teen Challenge program because it helped him overcome his 12-year drug addiction. The 35-year-old Teen Challenge representative now … “Teen Challenge isn't a rehabilitation center, it's a 12 …
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Question by Rebecca: Are there any books(novels) on teed depression or cutting?
If so , what are they called, Thank you x

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Answer by Rock? Pugs??
Try “Cut,” by Patricia McCormick.

“Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside.
Now she’s at Sea Pines, a “residential treatment facility” filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn’t want to have anything to do with them. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with anyone. She won’t even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long….”

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“Scars,” by Cheryl Rainfield.

“Kendra, a sexual abuse survivor, cuts to cope with the pain, but she doesn’t remember the identity of who abused her. Kendra makes a friend in Meghan, and falls in love with her. When Kendra’s abuser starts threatening her, she must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself–before it’s too late.”

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“Impulse,” by Ellen Hopkins.


“Three teens tell their stories, from a psychiatric hospital after failed suicide attempts…
A compulsive cutter hides a paper clip to dig into her skin. Tony’s drug overdose was triggered by an addiction in which he exchanged sex for money. And Connor is the son of rich, controlling parents, and he survives a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a doomed affair with a female teacher.”

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Legal fight over Calif. prisons could intensify, and end, in 2014
It's a debate that took center stage at the state Capitol in 2013 as it appeared the judges had finally run out of patience and were insistent on the early release of perhaps thousands of prisoners. Instead, it now looks as though the saga may peak in …

Residents recruited for California rehab clinics
A recent investigative series by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN uncovered rampant overbilling in California's publicly funded drug rehabilitation system for the poor. It prompted a state crackdown that has cut funding to 177 Drug Medi …
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92 drug overdose deaths in Westmoreland shatter last year's record
Pennsylvania has the third-highest rate of heroin use in the nation, behind only California and Illinois, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The drug is cheap, potent and highly addictive, … Dr. Neil Capretto …
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