Addiction and substance abuse

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory watches play from the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Arlington, Texas. The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The league said Tuesday, July 17, 2018 that Gregory can join the Cowboys at training camp in California next week. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
July 17, 2018 - 4:10 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was reinstated Tuesday. Gregory can join the Cowboys at training camp in California next week and will be eligible for games as long as...
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July 16, 2018 - 3:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Judges in Massachusetts can order people with addiction to remain drug free as a condition of probation and jail defendants for failing to do so, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a case that garnered national attention amid the deadly opioid epidemic. The Supreme Judicial...
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July 09, 2018 - 10:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly fired by the school instead of being allowed to seek treatment for alcoholism. An arbitrator last week ruled in favor of the University of Southern California, saying...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2018 - 11:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate...
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Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving kneels to the side and watches teammates during NFL football minicamp Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 5:52 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was suspended for four games Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season. The punishment announced by the league will not keep Irving from...
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This March 26, 2015 photo shows a maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham, Wash. In a novel case with national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the jail to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners, rather than requiring them to go cold turkey. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, June 7, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Seattle, says the Whatcom County Jail's refusal to provide the medicine violates the Americans with Disability Act, because opioid addiction qualifies as a disability under the law. (Philip A. Dwyer/The Bellingham Herald via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 7:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff's office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners, rather than requiring them to go cold turkey. The lawsuit, filed...
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May 28, 2018 - 7:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Congressman Thomas Garrett of Virginia has announced he will no longer seek re-election, saying he needs to work on recovering from alcoholism and renewing his commitment to his family. Garrett made the announcement Monday in a video recorded in Richmond. It was...
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