Recovery

Grendell Shows Lack of Knowledge Regarding Addiction

August 30, 2011
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Tim Grendell

Sen. Tim Grendell, a Chesterland Republican is introducing a bill that would require any Ohioan receiving cash assistance to pay for a drug test. If clean, they would receive the assistance and be reimbursed for the drug screen. His bill mirrors a Florida law. This is one of those pieces of legislation that sounds...

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New and Old Thinking on Addiction

July 14, 2011
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New and Old Thinking on Addiction

There is almost complete consensus that addiction is a disease. The debate has been over whether it’s a psychological condition treated by a psychiatrist in conjunction with the A.A. model, or is it a physical problem treated with the medical model. In an article in the New York Times, Douglas Quenqua takes a look...

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I’m Tired of Shouting at the Rain

July 1, 2011
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kasichbudgetceremony

I have written before about the scourge of new designer drug’s that mimic the high of marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogens. That does not include the prescription drugs that are over prescribed and creating addicts from the genetically willing and those in legitimate pain. To be sure, Ohio has had a response under the current...

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Taco Bell at 1:00 am

April 21, 2011
By
tacobellgorditas

Another reason to watch your drug intake. P.S. Thanks to the Madrigal Maniac Crack Research team.

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Sheen and Cage, Substance Abuse or Stupidity

April 16, 2011
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Sheen and Cage, Substance Abuse or Stupidity

On goes the continuing saga of Charlie Sheen and Nicolas Cage.  Their actions can only be explained by substance abuse or stupidity. I’m guessing a little of both. First of all they are really bad actors. Cage had a few successes early, but now has been regulated to “B” movies which are made for...

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Finally Someone Takes Notice of Designer Drugs

April 14, 2011
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Finally Someone Takes Notice of Designer Drugs

Finally, at least the main stream media is taking notice of designer drugs. The AP has an excellent article on the dangers of designer drugs on news at 6 from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve been writing about it for a month since the death of Trevor Robinson from 2C-E. Designer drugs are K2 which mimics...

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Family Drug Court Works

April 9, 2011
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Family Drug Court Works

I am writing about a family drug court in Minnesota, but the same programs exist in Ohio. It is no surprise to those in the addiction field that drug courts, family drug courts, and mental health drug courts work. The story is of 24 year old Jenny Brown who two years ago was in...

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A Close Look at the Blaine Tradegy

April 3, 2011
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Today the St. Paul Pioneer Press had a front page article on the party that caused 11 people to overdose and led to the death of Trevor Robinson. The article is the retelling of a tragedy that was never supposed to happen. It is a close up look at how those who were involved...

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Denial is a Beautiful Thing

March 28, 2011
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Denial is a Beautiful Thing

In Minnesota during a 2007 Senate hearing on legalizing small amounts of marijuana for medicinal purposes a citizen gave the following testimony. Sh#%@$n Pak^*&n, of Brooklyn Park, suffers from Tourette Syndrome and admits he’s already using marijuana for medicinal purposes. Pak^&*n says traditional medication leaves him in a zombie-like state. “Smoking a little marijuana...

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Advertising Pushes Deadly Legal Drugs

March 20, 2011
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Advertising Pushes Deadly Legal Drugs

The following advertisement was found in the back of the City Pages, a news and arts magazine that comes with the Sunday Pioneer Press. As I have written before, many nefarious entrepreneurs are selling poisonous materials under the guise that they are for something else.  K2 is potpourri which mimics the sensation of marijuana...

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    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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