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

Even Drug Counselors Are At Risk As 2 OD in PA

Highlighting the destructive power of the current opioid epidemic – even drug counselors themselves are not immune. West Brandywine, PA District Attorney Tom Hogan said he knew something was out of the ordinary when he received a call about about a drug overdose on a Sunday. “I said ‘that’s sad, but it’s not that unusual. Why are you calling me?’… Continue Reading Even Drug Counselors Are At Risk As 2 OD in PA

Florida Blue to Cease OxyContin Coverage

Starting Jan. 1, Florida’s largest health insurer will cease coverage of the drug in favor of a painkiller less easy to abuse. The alternate medication, Xtampza ER, is similar to OxyContin in that it is an extended-release, oxycodone-based product. However, the big difference is that Xtampza is more chemically suited to prevent users from crushing, snorting or injecting it —… Continue Reading Florida Blue to Cease OxyContin Coverage

Philly is #1 in Cheesesteaks, Football & Drug Overdoses

In recent years, Philadelphia has been enjoying a genuine renaissance of new restaurants, world class museums and a growing population of young urban professionals. It is a notable change from previous decades when the city struggled with a shrinking population and less than stellar nightlife. For football crazy Eagles fans, sitting on top of the NFL standings is also a… Continue Reading Philly is #1 in Cheesesteaks, Football & Drug Overdoses

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$1 million worth of marijuana discovered in Ford Fusions at Ohio dealership

$1 million worth of marijuana discovered in Ford Fusions at Ohio dealership Several cars were manufactured at a Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. They were then transferred by rail to a dealership in Lordstown, Ohio. Somewhere along the supply line, marijuana was packed into the shape of half-moons and hidden in spare tire wheel wells of the Mexican-made Ford… Continue Reading $1 million worth of marijuana discovered in Ford Fusions at Ohio dealership

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Pulse Nightclub responder opens up about PTSD among police officers

Pulse Nightclub responder opens up about PTSD among police officers Gerry Realin, 37, was one of many who responded to the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016. That night, he spent four hours tending to the nightclub’s victims. Shortly afterward, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder—items such as black Sharpies or white sheets remind him… Continue Reading Pulse Nightclub responder opens up about PTSD among police officers

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Rate of drug-dependent babies continues to increase in Kentucky

Rate of drug-dependent babies continues to increase in Kentucky From 2003 to 2012, the number of babies born with drug dependency increased drastically; in Kentucky, 15 of every 1,000 babies go through opioid withdrawal within hours of being born. This issue is especially prevalent in rural areas. In Richmond, Kentucky, Jay’la Cy’anne Clay was born dependent on drugs. Within 24… Continue Reading Rate of drug-dependent babies continues to increase in Kentucky

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Groundbreaking Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Passes After Troubled Life

Groundbreaking Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Passes After Troubled Life Shortly after 9 a.m., influential music artist Chester Bennington was found deceased in a Los Angeles home. According to the L.A. County Coroner, the Linkin Park singer was discovered inside a Palos Verdes Estates home hanged. A young man of just 41 years, his untimely death is being investigated… Continue Reading Groundbreaking Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Passes After Troubled Life