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Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

Health Day - There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, researchers report.

Opioids, such as OxyContin, are powerful narcotic painkillers that carry a high risk of abuse and addiction, the study authors noted. More...


Inmates sue federal government over lack of rehab programs
Correctional Service Canada is required to provide programs for offenders dealing with substance abuse and violence

VANCOUVER (CP) – Inmates at two British Columbia prisons have filed a lawsuit alleging the federal correctional service has violated its legal duty to provide rehabilitation programs.

Wesley Devries is incarcerated at Mission Medium Institution, and Yong Long Ye is serving time at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, B.C. More...


Mulling the marijuana munchies: How the brain flips the hunger switch

Medical News Today - The "munchies," or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the journal Nature.

Lead author Tamas Horvath and his colleagues set out to monitor the brain circuitry that promotes eating by selectively manipulating the cellular pathway that mediates marijuana's action on the brain, using transgenic mice. More...


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thedailydot.com - Comedian-activist Russell Brand couldn't help but laugh as he watched British newsman Jon Snow freak out in a Channel 4 segment after vaping potent weed. In the latest episode of The Trews, his media-tweaking YouTube series, a shirtless Brand responded with his trademark biting wit. More...

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Stroke risk for middle-aged heavy drinkers


CBS News - New research finds that people who drink heavily in middle age have a one-third higher risk for stroke compared to light drinkers. Heavy drinkers are also having strokes younger. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study. More...

Iran turns to American technique to fight drug addiction
CBS News - Every city in Iran has back alleys full of desperate addicts and their dealers who sell the cheap drugs that flood across the border from Afghanistan. But for those who decide to kick the habit, there is help imported from an unlikely place: America.

Deep in an old bomb shelter left over from the Iran-Iraq war a Narcotics Anonymous meeting is about to start. Our camera was invited in on condition we didn't show anyone's face.

"I am Mohammed," said one attendee. "And I am a drug addict."

The same tried and true 12-step program used in the U.S. is now working for 400,000 Iranian addicts. One in ten of them are women. NA conventions in Iran fill entire sports stadiums. And in a country where the Islamic government controls so much - NA is uniquely independent. More...

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I was a little kid who had CHUM on my radio all day and under my pillow at night growing up! All of my heroes were deejays on CHUM, and I was determined I was going to be one! Never did work at CHUM Toronto, although I was with the company off and on over 20 years in other Canadian markets. I got into radio at the University of Waterloo and the rest is history, I guess.

2. Your current radio gig is hosting "People Helping People," a show about addictions on CFRB every week, which you started way back in the CKLW days -- in recovery, you've become a certified addiction counselor and you're using it on the air. What compelled you to take your personal experiences and use them to help others in this manner? What drives you to pay it forward, in a manner of speaking?  More...
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