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Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now

The government of Kazakhstan has announced it would continue the controversial methadone therapy until 2015.

Kazakhstan to keep methadone therapy for now
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Methadone should be banned: Kazakh MP

A Member of the Kazakhstan Parliament demanded to urgently ban methadone from being used in Kazakhstan.

Methadone should be banned: Kazakh MP
Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study
Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study

Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.

Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study
Twitter unveils video ads
Twitter unveils video ads

Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.

Twitter unveils video ads
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US plans lower sentences for drug users

The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded jails.

US plans lower sentences for drug users
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First 'methadone baby' born in Aktobe

A man who used to take heroine and replaced it with methadone (a synthetic substitute of heroine) has had a son.

First 'methadone baby' born in Aktobe
Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts
Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts

Brazil's economic capital Sao Paulo on Monday began mandatory detention of drug addicts for rehab, authorities said, amid rising worries over an epidemic of crack cocaine use.

Sao Paulo begins mandatory detention of crack addicts
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Addiction to heroin can be blocked: research

Addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, according to research released Wednesday which could prove a major breakthrough in treating addicts and in pain relief treatments.

Addiction to heroin can be blocked: research
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Every fifth Kazakhstan citizen is an alcoholic: expert

The official numbers can be easily multiplied by 10: expert.

Every fifth Kazakhstan citizen is an alcoholic: expert
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Kazakhstan Interior Ministry called doctors to disclose information on drug addicts

There should be an agreement between law-enforcement authorities and Healthcare Ministry to make preventive work by authorities and doctors more efficient: expert.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry called doctors to disclose information on drug addicts
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Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan

49,984 people are registered as drug addicts including 4,595 women and 3,071 children.

Over 3 thousand drug addicted children registered in Kazakhstan
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