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Former Addicts Are Valuable Counselors at Bed-Stuy Drug Treatment Center

Former Addicts Are Valuable Counselors At Bed-Stuy Drug Treatment Center

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A successful drug treatment program in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn uses former substance abusers from the neighborhood as counselors, and their approach is having a powerful on the community. NY1's Cheryl Wills filed the following report.
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Safe Schools Summit eyes growing epidemic of heroin, pills (With Video)

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Pecora said her son's addiction began with prescription painkillers and led to heroin. She said it was tough watching her son, a 2010 graduate of Interboro High School, battle the addiction. “It was extremely difficult,” she said. “It basically broke …
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Questions about Medicare and compound drugs as death toll for meningitis

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In 2007, Medicare stopped coverage for compounded inhalation drugs used to treat lung disease. "Compounded drugs are not considered interchangeable with FDA-approved products," said an information bulletin at the time from Noridian, a major Medicare …
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Questions raised over wider naltrexone use

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There is a new push on to increase the use of naltrexone implants, drugs used to treat opiate addiction, but critics say the technology is costly and has been linked to several deaths. Naltrexone implants have not been approved by medical authorities …
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Former Addicts Are Valuable Counselors At Bed-Stuy Drug Treatment Center
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