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Maryland Opioid Overdose Rates Continue to Worsen

Deaths related to opioid overdoses in Harford County, Maryland, surpassed the total for all of 2016 this week. With more than four months left in 2017, the problem is only expected to get worse. Don’t Wait. Call Today To Ask About Our Addiction Recovery Programs. The state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner provided a toxicology report on 33 of… Continue Reading Maryland Opioid Overdose Rates Continue to Worsen

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Indiana Mother Faces Charges After Baby Suffers Heroin Overdose

A mother from Yorktown, Indiana, was arrested after her 16-month-old son overdosed on heroin. She was charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of a syringe and reckless possession of paraphernalia. Diasha Clark, 26, found her son Wednesday night with a plastic bag in his mouth filled with a powdery substance, which is now believed to be heroin. According to… Continue Reading Indiana Mother Faces Charges After Baby Suffers Heroin Overdose

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Opioid Epidemic Causes Overcrowding in Ohio Jail

A jail in Marion County, Ohio, is struggling to make room for their large number of inmates, thanks to the national opioid epidemic. Don’t Wait. Call Today To Ask About Our Addiction Recovery Programs. “When opiates started hitting the streets, the addictions started hitting the streets, and the thefts that go along with the opiate addiction,” said Osborn. You can… Continue Reading Opioid Epidemic Causes Overcrowding in Ohio Jail

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WWE’s Mike Kanellis Opens Up About Drug Addiction

WWE Superstar Mike Kanellis dislocated his kneecap about three years ago, but the suffering was not limited to his injury. For the past three years, Kanellis found himself suffering from an addiction to prescription pills, which he kept hidden from nearly everyone—including his wife, Maria. He recently opened up about his struggles with drug addiction on social media, as the… Continue Reading WWE’s Mike Kanellis Opens Up About Drug Addiction

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Alcohol Struggles, Gets Attacked on Social Media

Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse in a Cosmopolitan interview. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” said the model and wife of musician John Legend. Teigen mentioned that she has a family history of alcohol abuse, and that she is the type of person who “can’t have just one… Continue Reading Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Alcohol Struggles, Gets Attacked on Social Media

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Alcoholism Causes More Deaths Than Opioid Overdoses

President Trump recently announced plans to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, after being urged by the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and with good reason—illegal and legal opioids kill one American every 16 minutes. However, even more deaths are caused by the abuse of another substance, which is more common: alcohol. Don’t… Continue Reading Alcoholism Causes More Deaths Than Opioid Overdoses

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Adolescents Using Less Drugs, Overdosing More on Heroin and Fentanyl

According to recent studies, there are two significant trends regarding drug use among teenagers: less drugs are being abused, but more heroin and fentanyl overdoses are occurring. While fewer adolescents are using illegal drugs, overdose rates have still increased. According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 there was a 19% increase in overdose… Continue Reading Adolescents Using Less Drugs, Overdosing More on Heroin and Fentanyl

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Fentanyl Deaths Increase at Alarming Rate

America’s drug crisis caused about 60,000 deaths last year, half of which were related to opioids. Urban areas are particularly affected by synthetic opioid fentanyl, which was originally used to treat severe pain associated with cancer. The most significant increases in fentanyl use can be seen in New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Cleveland. Philadelphia is currently averaging 100 fentanyl… Continue Reading Fentanyl Deaths Increase at Alarming Rate

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Heroin Kills New Jersey Boy at 13

Vinny Weiner, a 13-year-old boy from the Rio Grande section of Middle Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, was found unresponsive in his bed in the morning of June 4. It was announced on Monday by Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner that Vinny had been killed by a deadly mix… Continue Reading Heroin Kills New Jersey Boy at 13