Matt Roloff

Little People Family Faces Big Drug Problems

They are one of America’s most beloved reality TV families, but just because they are little doesn’t mean they are spared from big drug problems. As reported by Radar Online, Matt Roloff’s family is facing yet another drug-related challenge. Just one year after the Roloff family’s beloved farmhand Camerino Gonzalez Sanchez was deported for a cocaine possession conviction, the Little… Continue Reading Little People Family Faces Big Drug Problems

Jared Gordon

UFC’s Jared Gordon Beats Addiction

Jared Gordon has always been focused on MMA. Gordon was born and raised in Queens, New York and he started boxing and wrestling at a young age. He was obsessed MMA when he was in high school. Unfortunately, he also became obsessed with drugs as well, eventually going in and out of rehab 10 times and suffering 3 nearly fatal… Continue Reading UFC’s Jared Gordon Beats Addiction

Denver

Colorado Expands Health Services in Face of Opioid Surge

As heroin-related deaths continue to rise, legislators in Colorado are looking to expand public health services. Colorado’s legislative Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee recently voted to move forward with a six-bill package of legislation, aimed to help treat, prevent and intervene if possible when opioid addiction occurs. “Right now, we’re seeing about 60 percent of overdose… Continue Reading Colorado Expands Health Services in Face of Opioid Surge

Punxsutawney, PA

Punxsutawney, PA Hit Hard By Deadly Fentanyl

In a town best known for its famous weather groundhog, Punxsutawney is getting a fresh round of “bad weather” as a batch of deadly fentanyl is rolling through the this scenic region of Central Pennsylvania. State Police at Punxsutawney issued a warning on Friday afternoon about a batch of potentially lethal heroin that has “flooded” the area and resulted in… Continue Reading Punxsutawney, PA Hit Hard By Deadly Fentanyl

Albany

In Albany Fentanyl Is the New Heroin

Following a trend seen across the country, fentanyl has become “the new heroin” in the Albany region. Cheaper and stronger than heroin, fentanyl has been driving an increase in overdose deaths since 2013, federal data revealed this year. The white powder, largely imported from China, is now so commonly found in illicit drugs in the Capital Region that those responding… Continue Reading In Albany Fentanyl Is the New Heroin

Philly Rocky

Philadelphia Creates Dedicated Overdose Unit

Officials in Philadelphia have announced that they are creating a dedicated EMS Unit that will focus on overdoses. The program is expected to launch by mid-summer and focus on the hard hit Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods. The city’s managing director, Michael DiBerardinis, says the unit is part of the city’s continuing efforts to revitalize the area, including the cleanup this… Continue Reading Philadelphia Creates Dedicated Overdose Unit

Palmer Mass

“Iron Man 2” Heroin Slams Central Mass

During the holiday week, the small town of Palmer has suffered 4 overdoses, prompting police to issue a warning on Twitter. It’s due to a particularly dangerous brand of heroin stamped “Iron Man 2.” Palmer police think the drug may be laced with the powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl. “Palmer is a good town,” Three Rivers resident Wyne Schofield Jr. said.… Continue Reading “Iron Man 2” Heroin Slams Central Mass

brain waves

The Science of Addiction Drives New Treatments

Luigi Gallimberti is a psychiatrist and toxicologist who has treated addiction for 30 years, and runs a clinic in Padua, Italy. Frustrated by traditional treatments, he decided to try a new procedure called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This approach, based on new insights about the mechanisms of addiction, helps to reset how the brain processes signals. The initial results have… Continue Reading The Science of Addiction Drives New Treatments

Miami Cruise Ship

Miami Overdosing on Cocaine Like It’s 1999

Miami has had a long and well-deserved reputation for cocaine and drug use, though recent years have been relatively quiet. New data though, shows that cocaine and heroin use are back with a vengeance in the Miami area. Cocaine-related deaths averaged more than 35 a month in 2016, while heroin claimed more than 10 people each month. “What you’re seeing… Continue Reading Miami Overdosing on Cocaine Like It’s 1999

Christina Huffington Talks Cocaine Addiction on the Today Show

The Huffington Post Gets Personal on Addiction Christina Huffington, the daughter of the founder of the Huffington Post (Arianna Huffington) recently came out in public about her struggle with cocaine addiction. On the Today show Christina and Arianna Huffington discussed how addiction has affected them individually and how Arianna kept her addiction a secret from just about everybody. When asked… Continue Reading Christina Huffington Talks Cocaine Addiction on the Today Show