PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Thank You Mary Adkins
Mary Adkins shared her amazing journey, a story of addiction, life, and learning. Thirty-five people came out; each for their own reason, on the coldest night of winter to hear Mary's heart story. We... Posted on 3/17/13 at 2:32 PM
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Mary Adkins Shares Her Story of addiction and recovery
Thursday January 31, 2013
Location: Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Grand Forks
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COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Alcohol, a Three-Headed Monster
Alcoholism is an issue in the United States that most people try to understand. In the class Neurochemistry, the chemical world often bumps heads with the psychological world. Alcohol abuse and ethano... Posted on 12/18/12 at 4:43 PM
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I don't fancy myself as an addictive personality, but with my behavior of late I may need to re-think that. I have acquired a bit of an addiction that seems to be gaining control over me. My addiction... Posted on 8/27/12 at 5:13 PM
IN THE BLACK A New Kind of Addiction
With the changes in our economic situations and constantly being bombarded by advertisements and sales, there are many people who are getting into trouble financially. Some have changes in their fina... Posted on 3/24/12 at 7:32 AM
Josh Palmer’s story has played out countless times here in the heart of meth country. Introduced to methamphetamine as a teenager, he soon became addicted, couldn’t keep a job, lost his house, lost his family.
An estimated 90 percent of the people booked into Cass County (N.D.) Jail deal with chemical dependency or mental health issues. Of 628 prisoners who entered the jail in June, about 190 were identified as needing treatment for mental health problems, said Mike Reitan, assistant West Fargo police chief.
If more doctors started asking, would more drug and alcohol abusers ’fess up so they could get help? It’s a huge irony of health care: Go to the emergency room and you’ll be asked about a tetanus shot. Yet although up to half of ER visits involve illegal drugs or alcohol, typically “we don’t ask it. It makes no sense whatsoever.”
Dangling enough dollars in front of smokers who want to quit helps many more succeed, an experiment with hundreds of General Electric Co. workers indicates.
Among those paid up to $750 to quit and stay off cigarettes, 15 percent were still tobacco-free about a year later. That may not sound like much, but it’s three times the success rate of a comparison group that got no such bonuses.
A Duluth woman admitted today that she smoked crack cocaine in her residence, exposing her 3-year-old twins to the smoke. The twins were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center to be tested for drugs last spring. The girl’s urine tested positive for cocaine and her twin brother’s hair specimen tested positive for cocaine.
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