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Controversial MrCheckpoint – Tweeting DUI Checkpoints

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are actually MAD. They are particularly mad at Sennett Devermont, a 25 year old who has declared himself the “people’s batman of the roads” because he has created a Twitter account and app that shows people DUI checkpoints in Southern California. According to California State ...
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Do Anti-Drug Drugs and Vaccines Work?

Comprehensive inpatient addiction treatment exists because people who suffer from addictions need more than just a buffer from their drug of choice. They need more than pills that make their drug of choice not work. This is because those who suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction have the choice to stop ...
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National Drug Control Policy 2013

The Obama Administration revealed its National Drug Control Strategy for 2013 this week that will take what they call a “smart on crime” approach to drug enforcement. This new strategy is born out of science based prevention initiatives – namely the use of drug courts and sending those non-violent offenders ...
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Comedian Kevin Hart’s Not So Funny Arrest

Photo Via Well-known comedian and actor Kevin Hart was arrested on Sunday for drunk driving 90 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic and almost hitting a gas truck. When Los Angeles Police pulled him over he reportedly said, “Why waste your time I’m drunk man.'" After ...
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CA Senator Calls for “Last Call” at 4AM.

People often say “nothing good happens in a bar after midnight,” but CA State Sen. Mark Leno challenges this by saying that keeping bars open until 4am could bring big revenue to the state. Leno says, "Many cities in California have dynamic social activities that are vital to their economies, ...
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Is CURES the Cure for Doctor Shopping and Overprescribing?

Last week California lawmakers pressed the California Medical Board to enforce the use of the statewide prescription database known as CURES. This database will help officials pinpoint reckless prescribers in the state. Lawmakers in Sacramento like Richard Gordon listened to testimonies of parents who lost their children to drug overdoses ...
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Mindy McCready’s Autopsy Confirms Suicide

This week country singer Mindy McCready passed away from suicide by a self inflicted gunshot wound on the front porch of her home in Arkansas. McCready was well known in the late 1990s for her country music, but has been in the spotlight more for her problems with substance abuse, ...
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Marijuana Use Among Young Adults Increases Stroke Risk

A recent study revealed that smoking pot can increase the risk of stroke in young adults. At our Christian drug rehab we have seen a rise in the number of young adults with marijuana dependence – making this study quite timely and pertinent to our treatment of marijuana addiction and ...
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DEA Blames Doctors for Prescription Drug Abuse

A past blog post discussed reckless prescribing and prescription drug abuse – particularly of pain medications like hydrocodone, oxycodone in California. The abuse of these drugs has been on the rise throughout the state of California and the nation. Several addiction treatment centers and advocacy groups have called for more ...
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More Binge Drinking Among Women

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that binge drinking is increasingly common among women and little attention is being given to this growing problem. According to the report, the largest demographic of binge drinkers is women between 18-34, high school girls and women who live in households ...
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We are Only as Sick as Our Secrets

If we are holding onto a secret, it becomes especially burdensome when we are amongst family and loved ones over the Holiday season. In the daily meditation book Each Day, A New Beginning, the reading for today, December 21st states, “our mental health is measurable by the openness we offer ...
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LA Times Reveals Reckless Prescribing in CA

A recent Los Angeles Times investigation revealed the truth about Dr. Estiandan who was found to have prescribed painkillers to those who didn’t need them - particularly to prescription drug addicts and dealers. He wrote hundreds of prescriptions, made more than a million dollars a year and at least eight ...
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