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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...

Pennsylvania Parents Share Late Daughter’s Poem About Heroin Addiction

Pennsylvania Parents Share Late Daughter’s Poem About Heroin Addiction 23-year-old Delaney Farrell passed away last week after a five-year struggle with heroin addiction. She was one of more than 50 people who overdosed in Lycoming County in Pennsylvania, and one of three who died. Five years ago, Delaney was introduced...

Heroin Epidemic Costing United Stated Billions

Heroin Epidemic Costing United Stated Billions Since the year 2000, the number of reported heroin users has more than doubled. At the same time, heroin-related deaths, especially from overdoses, have more than tripled. In a study conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago, heroin usage costs were calculated by looking...

Indiana Governor Expands Drug Addiction Treatment Efforts

Indiana Governor Expands Drug Addiction Treatment Efforts Insurance agency Blue Cross Blue Shield recently analyzed records for 30 million customers, and discovered that nearly 20 percent of patients were prescribed opioid painkillers at least once in 2015. Of those 20 percent, almost half were prescribed large doses, resulting in a...

Blue Cross Blue Shield Opioid Addiction Study Produces Shocking Findings

Blue Cross Blue Shield Opioid Addiction Study Produces Shocking Findings Insurance agency Blue Cross Blue Shield recently analyzed records for 30 million customers, and discovered that nearly 20 percent of patients were prescribed opioid painkillers at least once in 2015. Of those 20 percent, almost half were prescribed large doses,...

Meth and Heroin: Oregon’s Greatest Drug Threats

Meth and Heroin: Oregon’s Greatest Drug Threats With expanded production and new strategies for drug trafficking, Mexico continues to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin into the United States. For example, Oregon State Police discovered meth hidden in liquid and stored in tequila bottles—64 pounds of it—at a traffic stop outside Sutherlin....

Wisconsin Attorney General Reveals Opioid Investigation

Wisconsin Attorney General Reveals Opioid Investigation Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel has taken the unusual step of revealing that the State Department of Justice is investigating opioid manufacturers to see what role they may have played in creating addicts. Schimel has become one of the public faces of Wisconsin Republicans’...

Alcohol Responsible for more Hospital Admissions than Heart Attacks Last Year in Canada

Alcohol Responsible for more Hospital Admissions than Heart Attacks Last Year in Canada There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks. At a total of 77,000 cases, that’s more than 200 people a day, on average, not counting those treated in emergency...

U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Speaks at New York City Addiction Recovery Benefit Concert

U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Speaks at New York City Addiction Recovery Benefit Concert “I’m an alcoholic, addict,” said Adam Clayton at on Monday’s MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert— an organization that, having given over $4.4 million to musicians in need, largely supports those with addiction issues. Clayton spoke after receiving...

Philly Native and Son of Addiction Survivor Tony Luke, Dies at 35

Philly Native and Son of Addiction Survivor Tony Luke, Dies at 35 Anthony Lucidonio, son of popular cheesesteak brand founder Tony Luke, died suddenly on Monday at 35 years old. It was because of his young son that Luke was motivated to seek help after addiction struggles and a drug...

West Virginia Has Highest Drug-related Death Rate in the U.S.

West Virginia has the highest drug-related death rate in the country In the next 24 hours, nearly one hundred Americans will die from a drug overdose. In fact, In 2015, more people died from drug-related causes than from vehicular crashes and gun homicides combined. Today, West Virginia has the highest...

Lamar Odom Still Dealing with the Stigma of Addiction

Lamar Odom Still Dealing with the Stigma of Addiction Professional athletes are constantly in the news for their fame, but their private lives – including their addictions – are unfortunately frequent fodder for the press. Recently Lamar Odom was the subject of a brutal media attack by ESPN’s Stephen A....

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...

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