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Broke and broken, sex workers ending up homeless

Broke and broken, sex workers ending up homeless

Photo: AFP By Nilima JahanJun 22 2020 (IPS-Partners) The life of sex workers on the streets, hard as it is during normal times, has taken a worse turn after the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.

Many floating sex workers have been pushed into begging, as their regular means of income has almost disappeared.
They are also facing assault and harassment at the hands of local goons, law enforcers
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Brentwood health care company files for bankruptcy

Following months of financial struggles, negotiations with lenders and a CEO change, Brentwood-based AAC Holdings Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The parent company of American Addiction Centers made the filing Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As part of the filing, AAC’s lenders have agreed to provide the company with $62.5 million of incremental fi
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The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic ’s Full Death Toll

Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She was engaged to be married, working for a local health advocacy group in Colorado, and counseling others about drug addiction.
Then the COVID-19 pandem
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The highs and lows of nicotine addiction, plus a natural escape plan

(Natural News) Nicotine is a short term stimulant, so there’s an immediate “reward” for using nicotine, and that’s called dopamine surge. In the 1960s, the most popular and successful brands of cigarettes were manufactured by mixing ammonia with the tobacco to “free-base” the nicotine, turning it into a vapor-ready form. This greatly increased their market share,… (Source: N
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Addiction stigma and the production of impediments to take-home naloxone uptake – Fomiatti R, Farrugia A, Fraser S, Dwyer R, Neale J, Strang J.

Opioid overdose deaths are a major health issue in Australia and around the world. Programmes to provide opioid consumers with ‘take-home’ naloxone to reverse overdose exist internationally, but uptake by mainstream health services and consumers remains in… (Source: SafetyLit)
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