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Woman Loses Two Sons to Opioids In One Night

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact For Becky Savage, June 14th, 2015 remains a blur. Her two oldest sons – Nick and Jack were celebrating at high school graduation parties, and both overdosed and died. As reported by CNN, “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind… Read More

Fentanyl Research Blocked By DEA Restrictions

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact Researchers at the NIH want to better understand how fentanyl impacts brain function, but recently, access to fentanyl has been blocked by DEA restrictions. As reported by Fortune, overdoses from synthetic opioids called fentanyl have surged more than 500 percent since 2013, killing roughly 20,000 people in the… Read More

Crown Point Indiana

In NW Indiana, Four Cousins Dead From Overdose

Heroin Ravages Indiana Family A family in NW Indiana reflects on how four cousins all died from overdoses over the space of eight years, leaving behind heartbroken family and friends. Four Cousins Dead From Overdose As reported by NWI Times, “When you lose a child, it’s like no pain on earth.” Patricia Mead was talking… Read More

My Thoughts on Drugs

Are you sure back alleys and parking lots are where people score cocaine? Do men or women judge people more for relapsing back into drug use? Why do you think people take Adderall, and does everyone else agree with your assessment? You may have beliefs about what you think substance use looks like across America,… Read More

Matthew Mellon

Banking Billionaire Dies Before Entering Rehab

Banking Heir Dies Before Entering Rehab Cloudy news out of Cancun, as banking billionaire dies. Banking billionaire Matthew Mellon died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico where had traveled to enter into a rehab facility. He had been taking up to 80 OxyContin pills a day. As reported by Page Six, banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has… Read More

Carfentanil Kills

Carfentanil Claims First Victim in Arizona

Carfentanil in Arizona Claims First Victim Carfentanil has claimed its first victim in Arizona as officials announced that a 21 year old who was found dead in his car in Phoenix died from the super potent opioid. As reported by Fox News, Arizona has recorded its first death involving an overdose of Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid… Read More

How Text Messages Can Stop Addiction

Frequent Texts May Hold the Key to Addiction Recovery New research shows that text messages can stop addiction by sending reminders, updates and easily keeping addicts in touch with emergency support. As reported by the New York Daily News, a new form of support for those battling opioid addictions may be available via text. That’s the… Read More

Dr Ruth Potee

Marblehead Speaker Urges Awareness On Genetic Risks of Addiction

Tweens and Teens Need to Understand the Impact of Addiction Speaking to parents at Marblehead Veterans Middle School, Dr. Ruth Potee urged them to discuss addition with their children – especially if there’s been a family history of addiction. As reported by Wicked Local, physician Ruth Potee believes young people need to be better and… Read More

Cocaine Babe

Cocaine Babe Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Cruise Ship Smuggling

Cocaine Helped Fuel Instagram Luxury Travel Lifestyle Melina Roberge, the so-called cocaine babe, weeped in an Australian courtroom after being sentenced for her role in a cocaine smuggling ring. As reported by Fox News, a convicted cocaine importer known for her Instagram photos at breathtaking travel destinations has been sentenced to eight years in prison for… Read More

Camden Addicts Head to Philly for Clean Needles

Philly Needle Exchange Saving Lives in Camden The Camden needle exchange closed two years ago, forcing addicts to take the train to Philadelphia to get clean needles. As reported by Philly.com, nearly every week for the last two years, Christina Brown and her friends have begged for change until they have enough to cross the… Read More