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Learning to live right: Rebuilding a broken life through faith

July 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

With the help of friends, Mark Foss got on his feet after his release from his third prison term. He got back to carpentry, this time as a sober man who kept himself going with religion, not speed.
He started a business and got some jobs to earn some cash. He went to the people he hurt and offered his apologies and vowed to make something of the rest of his life. Continue Reading

Learning to live right

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A beaten Mark Foss figured he’d finally found rock bottom in the back of a police car in April 2002, heading to prison for the third time. He was wearing state-issue clothes and chains on his hands and feet with all those hazy memories from years of drinking, drugging, dealing and deceiving clouding his mind. Continue Reading

Fargo native gets noticed for drug addiction research

June 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A North Dakota native is at the forefront of research that could someday lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of cocaine addiction.
Ryan Bastle is a graduate of Fargo South High and the University of Minnesota Duluth working toward a doctorate in neuroscience at Arizona State University. Continue Reading

LETTER: Addicts need help to overcome troubles

April 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

I’ve just lost a loved one who had a problem with addiction. That addiction has sadly taken his life. Continue Reading

Jackley: 24/7 program paved way for change

April 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Attorney general says addiction monitoring program helped set stage for SD reform. Continue Reading

Overcoming hurdles at Spirit Lake

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SPIRIT LAKE NATION As health and social service professionals grappled over the past year with issues of child protection at Spirit Lake, they found a disturbing trend at Mercy Hospital in neighboring Devils Lake. Continue Reading

Pierre home for substance abusers closing

January 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Sober Living Home operated by Capital Area Counseling Service Inc. was designed as a place for people with addictions to live together in a safe environment and deal with their problems together.
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SD meeting looks at drug and alcohol courts

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota’s judicial system is holding a symposium on special courts that handle offenders who have drug and alcohol addictions.
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Despite drawbacks, many consider methadone treatment for opiate addiction

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It might not be perfect, but it’s the best solution we’ve got.
That sums up why proponents of methadone say that despite the risks, it’s the best treatment for opiate addiction. Continue Reading

Why and how we examined methadone in Minnesota

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In early 2012, the News Tribune got a tip that several people in the Duluth area had overdosed and died from methadone in recent years. Continue Reading