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Activists: FDA Policies Have Contributed To Rx Painkiller Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

09/24/2014

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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

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Resources For Battling Addiction

On “Plugged In To DFW,” we are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, the path to sobriety, drug prevention, and resources if you or someone you know needs help with addiction.

02/20/2014

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North Texas Recovery Group Helping Food Addicts

A sweet tooth is one thing, but for some people, sweets trigger unstoppable cravings. They call themselves food addicts. This weekend Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is holding a free public information session.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Residents In Fight With City Over Drug Rehab Location

A battle has been brewing for months in the Tarrant County city of Saginaw. Residents and some businesses are fighting the city over a proposed drug rehabilitation facility moving to the area.

CBS 11–01/07/2014

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330,000 Texas Addicts Newly Eligible For Treatment

The Affordable Care Act will make more than 330,000 Texans eligible for addiction treatment next year, but the state’s treatment centers are already at 92 percent of capacity, according to federal statistics.

04/16/2013

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Author’s New Book Helps Battle Addiction

From drug use to gambling, many people are trying to escape from some sort of debilitating dependency. Author Christopher Kennedy Lawford talks about addiction in his new book.

01/21/2013

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Cell Phone Addiction Factors Focus Of Texas Study

What you may have suspected is now confirmed. You may be a cell phone addict. That’s not a good thing.

CBSDFW.COM–11/29/2012

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Researchers: Vaccine May Treat Nicotine Addiction

Trying to quit smoking? It’s tough – studies suggest 70- to 80-percent of people who try to quit smoke within six months. That’s because nicotine is so addictive. Now a research team has announced that they’ve successfully tested a nicotine addiction vaccine.

06/28/2012

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Why Are Bad Habits Hard To Break?

What’s your poison, your addiction? Whatever it is you’re hooked on, from coffee to cocaine, smoking pot to pigging out, Nora Volkow has your number.

04/30/2012

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Hamilton Hopes Latest Relapse Was The Last

Slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s in a much better place emotionally and spiritually the past three weeks.

02/24/2012

Josh Hamilton Press Conference

RAGE Covers Hamilton’s Relapse

The big news of the day was all about Josh Hamilton and his recent relapse of his addiction after a night of drinking. Josh held a press conference today and RAGE covered it from all the angles.

02/03/2012

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