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Portugal’s New Fix for Drug Users

Portugal is the latest European country to pick up on a growing trend of favoring therapy over jail for possession and use of small amounts of illegal drugs.  Critics of the new law worry that Portugal will become a hot spot for foreign drug users, but supporters believe the law will shift the focus of the government’s anti-drug efforts from users to traffickers and will give addicts a better chance to get clean.

Posted on Oct 8, 2007 READ MORE


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‘CrackBerry’ Addicts Suing Employers

Obsessive users of the BlackBerry (CrackBerry) are blaming the mobile Internet appliance for “chronic insomnia, relationship break-up, premature burn-out, and even car crashes,” according to the Independent.
It’s a brave new world.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


video game addicts
From the BBC

Detox Center Opening For Video Game Addicts

The center is opening in Amsterdam. Surreally, some players’ withdrawal symptoms include shaking and sweating when they look at a computer console.

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


Meth Addict Hopes His Pain Helps Others

A withered, wasted-away 34-year-old meth addict, who lives on a hospital bed in his father’s house, is the subject of a film about his agonies—produced as a warning to would-be speed users.

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