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Alcohol Consumption Linked to Decline in Brain Health and Mental Function

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Decline in Brain Health and Mental Function Even moderate alcohol consumption can bring about a faster decline in brain health and mental function, according to a new study by the University of Oxford and University College London, both in the U.K. “Alcohol consumption is a recognized...

Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law

Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law Florida has moved forward with stiffer penalties for drug dealers, holding them accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic that is gripping the state. Under the new law signed by Gov. Rick Scott, dealers could face murder charges if their customers...

Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher

Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher The toxicology report for Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, has been released, detailing Heroin, Cocaine and trace amounts of Ecstasy found in her system at her time of death. Medical professionals determined that Fisher had methadone, ethanol and...

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic “There’s a problem underlying our drug epidemic,” says Travis Lowe, pastor at the Crossroads Church in Bluefield, West Virginia. “It’s an epidemic of despair. These kids have never even thought about what they want to be when they grow...

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic A Tennessee press conference addressed drug manufacturers role in the opiate epidemic that is sweeping the country. District Attorney generals representing nine TN counties officially filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt and Endo Pharmaceuticals. The basis for the State of...

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic Mayor Cary Glickstein of Delray Beach has come up with a novel approach to dealing with the opioid epidemic: hold “big pharma” accountable for deceptive and unfair marketing practices. Hardly a day goes by in Palm Beach County without a drug...

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates ABC News WFAA examines a new heart infection that is on the rise due to opiate addiction. Within the segment, a mother shares the story of her son who struggled with meth and Xanax for years. Eventually, that struggle...

Police Officers Proactively Issuing Warnings About Deadly Opioid Strains

Police Officers Proactively Issuing Warnings About Deadly Opioid Strains In an effort to save lives, police officers across the country are banding together to track deadly opioids and alert their local communities before addicts have a chance to buy new supplies. Much like how officers track crime, they are now...

Feds Push Indiana Based Drug Maker to Pull Opioid Off Market

Indiana-based Endo Pharmaceuticals is the first of potentially many pharmaceutical manufacturers to receive pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove a powerful opioid from the market. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb voiced his concern about the public wellbeing: “We are facing an opioid epidemic — a public...

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic Colorado-based Doctor Adam Barkin attributes a significant amount of painkiller abuse, and thus the opioid crisis to doctors who don’t exercise enough caution prescribing the potentially habit-forming medications. “We as physicians, I think, had helped create this problem by prescribing opioids and...

See Who TV’s Dr. Drew Called Out For The Growing Opioid Epidemic

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...

Laced Heroin Growing Increasingly More Common in Indiana

Laced Heroin Growing Increasingly More Common in Indiana Heroin in Indiana has shown increased amount of laced substances, Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold informed The Star Press. Consistent with issues other Midwestern states are facing – stronger and stronger opioids are being cut with heroin. Police officers are finding heroin...

New Report: Drug Deaths in OH are Rising Faster than Ever Before

New Report: Drug Deaths in OH are Rising Faster than Ever Before New data from hundreds of health organizations shows an astounding increase in the number of drug-related deaths in 2017. For the first time, “Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50,” due to...

Louisville Family’s Son Overdoses in the Middle of Writing a Sentence

Louisville Family’s Son Overdoses in the Middle of Writing a Sentence The family of a young Louisville family is attempting to pick up the pieces after their son died of an overdose just hours before he was scheduled to begin rehab. Adam Cooley, just 27 years of age, was found...

New Utah Drunk Driving Law Causing Uproar

New Utah Drunk Driving Law Causing Uproar A new law in Utah has dropped the maximum blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05 for drivers across the state, making it the lowest in the entire country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a 160-pound man would be legally drunk after...

State of Ohio Suing Drug Manufacturers Over Misleading Marketing Campaigns

State of Ohio Suing Drug Manufacturers Over Misleading Marketing Campaigns Several drug manufacturers are being accused of providing marketing campaigns that misled doctors and patients about the dangers of opioids and the possibility of overdose. A recent New York Times story sheds light on accusations that drug manufacturers have a hand...

After Years of Addiction, Former “Bachelorette” Suitor Passes at 31

After Years of Addiction, Former “Bachelorette” Suitor Passes at 31  Austin Resident and former “Bachelorette” Suiter, Michael Nance, has reportedly passed on. Sources say that a specific cause of death has yet to be named, but shortly after his time on the infamous dating show, he revealed had struggled with an addiction to...

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...

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