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Two PA Counselors Overdose at Addiction Facility

Two PA Counselors Overdose at Addiction Facility Two staff members at a PA addiction recovery clinic overdosed this week, shedding a light on just how pervasive the opioid epidemic has become. The individuals were working at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge supervising recovering addicts when they were found unresponsive in their...

Suicide: The Hidden Tragedy Behind The Scenes of Casino Gambling

Suicide: The Hidden Tragedy Behind The Scenes of Casino Gambling Beneath the glamour and excitement of casino gambling lies a little-known truth. While the vast majority of recreational gamblers find gambling entertaining and leave at the end of the day or night with their wallets and spirits intact, for some...

A Deeper Look at Addiction Recovery in FL

A Deeper Look at Addiction Recovery in FL A recent Fox25Boston.com story sheds light on a growing problem for New Englanders looking for a trustworthy treatment option for their loved one. It tells the heartbreaking story of a mother, Jeanmarie McCauley, who lost three sons to heroin addiction. Her son, Jesse McCauley had been...

A Financial Breakdown of Addiction Treatment: Is It Actually Costly?

A Financial Breakdown of Addiction Treatment: Is It Actually Costly? Vice, known for their honest and at times jarring coverage of the American opioid epidemic recently published a fascinating look at the cost comparison between drug addiction and addiction treatment. The article documents a number of addicts, each with different...

Ohio Police Officer Suffers Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

Ohio Police Officer Suffers Accidental Fentanyl Overdose A police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, collapsed after accidentally inhaling a small amount of dangerously potent drug Fentanyl last week. The officer was rushed to a local hospital and treated for opioid overdose. The Fentanyl entered the officer’s body through his hands. Local authorities...

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle Blink 182’s drummer, Travis Barker is no stranger to headlines after surviving a harrowing plane crash in 2008. He lost two close friends during the horrible accident. Debilitated with anxiety and fear, Travis soon turned to drugs and alcohol...

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism In the heart of Mississippi, people are truly making a difference in the lives of others. The Clarion-Ledger describes several women under the Care of the Catholic Charities and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. One young woman, who goes by the name Nicole, has...

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell: Suicide a Likely Cause of Death

The body of Chris Cornell was found at the MGM Grand Detroit late Wednesday night, May 17th. A young man of just 52, Chris led a successful music career for decades fronting popular rock acts like Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog. While Chris lauded enviable success, he also suffered...

Opioid Antidote or Party Favor? “Narcan parties” are the latest trend

There’s a surprising new trend in Pennsylvania, dealers and addicts have found a new way to use heroin. They are combining Narcan and Heroin together as a package deal at parties and selling the combination to prospective customers. Fox25Boston.com reports, “Addicts and dealers are taking advantage of this heroin reversal drug, and...

Northeast and Midwest Rank the Highest in the Country for Opiate-Related Drug Overdose Deaths

Midwest and Northeast Rank the Highest in the Country for Opiate-Related Drug Overdose Deaths A complete 180-degree turn from the 80’s and 90’s heroin crisis that was largely concentrated in large cities, today’s opioid epidemic is rapidly growing in rural communities. A new article from The Economist cites data supporting: the fact...

Hep C Rates in Appalachia Triple Due to Opioid Epidemic

Appalachia is seeing an increase in Hepatitis C cases due to the prevalence of opiate abuse. CNN notes that the “hardest hit areas in terms of new infections are parts of Appalachia and rural areas of the Midwest and New England.” An incurable disease, Hepatitic C cause symptoms such as...

Would You Save the Life of Opiate Overdose Victim?

With so many communities across the country trying to make meaningful progress in resolving the opiate epidemic, opioid antagonists, like Narcan have never been more important. The growing need for good samaritans led Dr. Scott Goldberg, director of emergency medical services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to conduct a small experiment about...

West Virgina Opiate Upsurge Draws Attention From U.S. Health Secretary

West Virgina state and local policymakers met with federal government officials this week to discuss the state’s ongoing opiate epidemic. Healthcare, Medicaid, and access to substance abuse treatment were top priorities for Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch. The leaders came together in an attempt to come...

Paramedics Revive 11 Year-Old Opiate Overdose Beechview, PA Victim

A sixth-grader at South Hills Middle School was found unresponsive last week after an accidental opiate overdose. Paramedics found the 11 year-old girl at home after her family called 911 and administered CPR on her. The paramedics then administered Narcan, a drug that treats opiate overdoses in emergency situations. After regaining...

New Drug So Dangerous NH Governor Sununu Cautions, “Literally a speck of it–grain of it–can be deadly”

A new synthetic drug has New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and local law enforcement concerned for resident’s wellbeing. Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid can be extremely dangerous or fatal – even in the smallest dosages. “Literally a speck of it–grain of it–can be deadly,” Governor Sununu warns. CBS Boston reports, “after...

“Gray Death:” Coroner Warns of Dangerous New Opioid Combination

Recent overdoses in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio can all be attributed to a new synthetic drug combination so lethal, it’s being referred to be police officials as “gray death.” The mixture contains heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and a synthetic opioid called U-47700, and actually appears to resemble concrete. Used to tranquilize...

FL State of Affairs so Dire, Governor Rick Scott Declares Public Health Emergency

FL State of Affairs so Dire, Governor Rick Scott Declares Public Health Emergency Governor Rick Scott has publicly cautioned the public about the growing opioid problems Floridians face before, but today, he issued a statewide public health emergency. This comes after local leaders placed pressure on Scott to alert the...

In Memory of Garrett Muldoon and Reneta Abbott

Our Director of Family Services, Ivona Bhadha, shares memories of Garrett Muldoon and Reneta Abbott, two dear members of the FHE family. In Loving Memory of Garrett Muldoon If you knew Garrett Muldoon, you knew a man of great wisdom and integrity. Garrett had a way of making everyone around...

“This Drug May Kill You;” New Addiction Documentary Cuts Straight to the Truth

“This Drug May Kill You;” New Addiction Documentary Cuts Straight to the Truth Drug overdoses have dramatically increased in recent years, with the number of overdoses doubling and opioid overdoses tripling. A new HBO documentary sheds light on the heart of the issue, “Warning” does just that — it catalogs everyday...

Scott Baio’s Surprising Comments on Sudden Death of Happy Days Co-star Erin Moran

Scott Baio’s Surprising Comments on Sudden Death of Happy Days Co-star Erin Moran The beloved actress behind Joanie Cunningham, Erin Moran, of Happy Days fame, passed away after a lengthy battle with addiction and as of late, cancer. A household name in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Erin Moran leaves...

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