Woman Loses Two Sons to Opioids In One Night

For Becky Savage, June 14th, 2015 remains a blur. Her two oldest sons – Nick and Jack were celebrating 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 is not really meant to process something that extreme.” Get Relief Now! Call… Continue Reading Woman Loses Two Sons to Opioids In One Night

Fentanyl Research Blocked By DEA Restrictions

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 U.S. in 2016 and outpacing deaths from heroin. Worryingly, people who overdose… Continue Reading Fentanyl Research Blocked By DEA Restrictions

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In NW Indiana, Four Cousins Dead From Overdose

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 about the passing of her son, Joshua, in 2000.… Continue Reading In NW Indiana, Four Cousins Dead From Overdose

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, even down to personal opinions… Continue Reading My Thoughts on Drugs

Matthew Mellon

Banking Billionaire 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 died, a representative for his family said in a statement. Mellon,… Continue Reading Banking Billionaire Dies Before Entering Rehab

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Carfentanil Claims First Victim in Arizona

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 that’s 5,000 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more… Continue Reading Carfentanil Claims First Victim in Arizona

How Text Messages Can Stop Addiction

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 goal of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The… Continue Reading How Text Messages Can Stop Addiction

Dr Ruth Potee

Marblehead Speaker Urges Awareness On Genetic Risks 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 more accurately informed about the long-term impacts of substance abuse and addiction. “I’m a firm… Continue Reading Marblehead Speaker Urges Awareness On Genetic Risks of Addiction

Cocaine Babe

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

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 helping smuggle $21 million worth of the drug. Melina Roberge, 24, a… Continue Reading Cocaine Babe Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Cruise Ship Smuggling

Camden Addicts Head to Philly for Clean Needles

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 bridge from Camden to Philadelphia for clean hypodermic needles that might save… Continue Reading Camden Addicts Head to Philly for Clean Needles