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September 8, 2017, by South China Morning Post  An abbot at a Thai temple treating drug addicts has been arrested for selling patients traditional medicine http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2110372/thai-abbot-arrested-treating-drug-addicts-medicine-lace

July 31, 2017, by AP Montreal, Canada turns to injection sites to fight opioid crisishttp://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2017/07/07/2003674086

July 31, 2017 by Sophie Cousins, Heroin is very good at getting rid of al my problems'; drugs and sexism in India https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jul/28/heroin-is-very-good-at-getting-rid-of-all-my-problems-drugs-and-sexism-in-india?CMP=share_btn_link

June 6, 2017 by Margaret Talbots’s, The New Yorker, The addicts next door http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/05/the-addicts-next-door

May 26, 2017 by Travis Gettys, Trump voters struggling with opioid crisis http://www.alternet.org/drugs/hook-line-sinker-trump-voters-opioid-crisis-realize-duped#.WTRCYl5258o.email

May 22, 2017, by Ashoka Kassam Canada First Nations reserve bars outsiders amid opioid crisis. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/20/canada-first-nations-kanai-reserve-drugs-opioid-fentanyl?CMP=share_btn_link

May 16, 2017 National Post “I slowly felt my body shutting down”: Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses after trifiice stop http://nationalpost.com/news/world/i-slowly-felt-my-body-shutting-down-ohio-police-officer-accidentally-overdoses-after-traffic-stop/wcm/f6b63bca-6799-4a34-9b2b-4181108d3c00

May 16, 2017 Daily Mail Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drup-free cures http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4504002/Tibetan-medicine-lures-patients-seeking-drug-free-cures.html?ito=email_share_article-top

May 3, 2017 by Tristin Hoper, National Post Exciting potential: Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics http://nationalpost.com/news/exciting-potential-medieval-medical-books-could-hold-the-recipe-for-new-antibiotics/wcm/a2305570-db9d-4ca7-a5c5-5bce0758b359

May 3, 2017 by Tristin Hopper, National Post Vancouver’s drug problem is so bad that pigeons are making nests out of needles: police http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/vancouvers-drug-problem-is-so-bad-that-pigeons-are-making-nests-out-of-needles/wcm/7c4645dc-0346-4126-9b9e-26d2f30c6256 

April 4, 2017 Vancouver Sun Dozen overdoses Saturday in Donwtown Eastside Prompt police warning  http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/surge-in-downtown-eastside-overdoses-saturday-prompts-police-warning

March 8, 2017 by Independent The drug helping heroin addicts that America is trying to ban  http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/kratom-us-ban-drug-heroin-addict-help-quit-habit-fda-government-a7608421.html

February 23, 2017 Vancouver Sun B.C. coroner calls for clean heroin supply to addicts as January overdose toll at 116  http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-coroner-calls-for-clean-heroin-supply-to-addicts-as-january-overdose-toll-at-116

January 27, 2015, by Allegra-kirkland, AlterNet  Heroin Became the Face of Drug Addiction in Small-Town America. Like most heroin users, Ory Joe Johnson’s addiction began with a perfectly legal prescription Montrea. After a bad car accident in which he broke his nose, jaw, collarbone and ankle, the Wyoming native was prescribed Vicodin for the pain….http://www.alternet.org/drugs/how-heroin-became-face-drug-addiction-small-town-america#.VNPa73tVq1U.email”

January 15, 2015, by Lori Culbert And Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun Poor data collection means there could be many more cases, experts say. But the maker of Champix says no reliable, scientific evidence fingers the drug in deaths. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Quit+smoking+drug+suspected+suicides
+Canada/10717006/story.html

May 2, 2014, by Cosima Marriner Desperate measures to beat the bottle  Tim Byrnes is desperate to quit drinking. So desperate he had an implant 7, inserted in his abdomen this week which could poison him if he hits the booze again.  http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/desperate-measures-to-beat-the-bottle-20140502-zr37t.html#ixzz33IFh0ste

March 23, 2014 The Telegraph, by David Browne  How Pakistan succumbed to a hard-drug epidemic.  Almost 30 years after first reporting on Pakistan’s then nascent North West Frontier heroin trade, David Browne returns to find a city,  and a country, in the grip of mass drug addiction:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10705585/How-Pakistan-succumbed-to-a-hard-drug-epidemic.html?fb

December 28, 2013, The Vancouver Sun: B.C. struggles with treating the most serious of mentally ill drug addicts. B.C. estimates that roughly 130,000 people in British Columbia suffer from a severe addiction and/or mental illness. Read more here: http://www.vancouversun.com/search/search.htmlq=B.C.+struggles+with
+treating+the+most+serious+of+mentally+ill+drug+addicts.

Feburary 2013, World Health Organization: Opioid treatment in Ukraine risks losing momentum, Ukraine has made progress in introducing opioid substitution therapy since 2004, but the coverage of these services remains inadequate while injecting drug use continues to drive the country’s HIV epidemic. Gary Humphreys reports. Read more here: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/2/13-020213/en/index.html#.UcYnke8VuDI.email

January 2, 2013 By Meredith Rutland, Miami Herald  Heroin deaths creep up statewide as other opiates become too expensive. Every time her son, Tod, relapsed, Maureen Barrett sat with him all day at a rehab facility, hoping she could save him. Tod died last spring, after years of abusing opiates — everything from heroin to oxycodone. His death left Barrett, of Davie, to mourn the third child she lost to drugs. Years earlier, Palm Beach County resident Karen Perry sent her son off to college, not knowing he’d gotten hooked first on oxycodone, and then something cheaper and stronger: heroin…..Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/02/3165431/heroin-deaths-creep-up-statewide.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

January 7, 2013 by Amanda Williams Drug addict babies: Three born every day are already hooked on heroin and cocaine. Over the past five years in Britain, more than 5,500 babies have been born hooked on the drugs because of their mother’s own addictions. Full Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255976/Drug-addict-babies-Three-born-day-hooked-heroin-cocaine.html

November 2-5, 2012 Our staff member Thomas Yu and Nar Thakurathi spent 4 days at Aurangabad, India attending the 7th International Congress of Medical – Cosmetic Acupuncture & 312 Meridian Exercise, 2012 Aurangabad (india) hosted by Indian Academy of Acupuncture Science (www.acupunctureindia.org) to have gathered valuable data about India’s current development of acupuncture science. What they have learned will definitely enhance the operation here at our clinic.

August 17, 2012 by Megan Ogilvie: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1243530–oxycontin-replaced-by-explosion-of-small-town-heroin-use

August 8, 2012 by Mobeen Azhar  Karachi heroin addicts: Cold turkey the only cure http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/magazine-19152346

July 6, 2012  Has anyone noticed that we’re only kind to addicts when they’re dead? http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/addicts-dying-for-love 20120706-21ly4.html#ixzz20WDbv7YF

April 19, 2012  World, By Jim Yardley. A border state with a history of opium use, Punjab has a large and growing drug problem that many health officials complain government is not confronting. Indian State Finds Itself in Tight Grip of Addiction

April 19, 2012  Moscow, Can Russia kick heroin? A huge population of addicts and a growing HIV epidemic have failed to persuade the state to face up to its disastrous drug problem. But now an unofficial band of volunteers is trying to fill the gap http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/article7657904.ece

April 15, 2012  Heroin treatment has itself become a problem. Methadone is responsible for a growing number of deaths, writes Joanna Kiernan http://www.independent.ie/national-news/heroin-treatment-has-itself-become-a-problem-3081260.html

April 11, 2012  Three drug injection sites recommended for Toronto, two in Ottawa Toronto and Ottawa would both benefit from supervised injection sites, according to a long-awaited study on the issue. You can view this story at:http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1159581–three-drug-injection-sites-recommended-for-toronto-two-in-ottawa

April 9, 2012  Is the NHS Trying to Kill Rehab Clinics?  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rupert-wolfemurray/nhs-rehab-is-the-nhs-trying-to-kill_b_1407675.html

Feb. 16, 2012  The story of severely heroin affected situation in Afghanistan. You can view at:The families of two Gateshead men who died after taking methadone are calling for a change in the law”.

Nov. 1, 2011  BBC news “Each addict could cost society not far off £850,000″.

Oct. 13, 2011  B.C. Province to work with new agency to incorporate aboriginal culture, values and models of healing  B.C. first nations to set own health policy

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