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Annual Rally for Recovery-Louisville, Sunday September 20, 2015
2:00PM-4:30PM
Louisville Water Tower Park. Stay tuned for more details.

Why It's Time to UNITE to Face Addiction
Picture tens of thousands of people standing shoulder to shoulder on the National Mall. People in recovery from addiction, with their loved ones, families of loss, members of law enforcement, the faith community, educators, laborers, business people and college students, indeed, people of every color and orientation. more


Voters to decide whether Ohio will become first Midwest state to legalize pot
Ohio will vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in November, state officials announced Wednesday. If the measure passes, Ohio would become the fifth state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in addition to the District of Columbia. more

Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers
Many of the common claims about marijuana -- that it's a gateway drug, for example, or that legalization of the plant often results in more people using it -- are not strongly supported by science, a group of researchers say in a report released Wednesday. more

Heroin Abuse Is Also Fueling This Viral Epidemic. Despite this, many states still ban needle exchange programs.
Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use. more

For Orthodox, Addiction Is Unspoken Problem
On the surface, Asher Ehrman had a great childhood in Monsey, New York. Growing up in an Orthodox family, his parents loved him and his sister. It had its ups and downs, but until he was about 13 or 14, he really couldn’t complain. more

A New Drug Erases Memories to Treat Addiction
Methamphetamine is one of the nastiest drug addictions to overcome, in part because memories of the high are so powerful. But what if scientists could erase those drug-infused recollections? Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a drug that’s able to do just that in mice. more

Prosecutors’ new ‘rocket docket’ targets heroin
With heroin arrests rising nearly 700 percent in the last four years, Jefferson County, Indiana prosecutors are taking a new approach to some of those cases, emphasizing addiction treatment over jail. more

Ackerson resists ‘cash cow’ methadone clinic
Concerned about the impact on economic development and residential neighborhoods, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson wants to keep a for-profit company from building a methadone clinic along a major business artery in his district. more

Truth in death: Shedding the stigma of heroin addiction in obituaries
More families are saying how their loved ones died in their death notices. more

Ronda Rousey Reveals Battle With Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
The undefeated UFC champion opened up about her struggles in a new memoir. more

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