Suicide

Massachusetts Woman Sentenced in Texting Suicide Case

In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III was found in a parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, after poisoning himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck. Three years later, his then-girlfriend Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 15 months in a Massachusetts jail after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Relatives of Roy state that he was a troubled… Continue Reading Massachusetts Woman Sentenced in Texting Suicide Case

Alcohol Abuse

1 in 8 Americans Struggle with Alcohol Abuse, Says New Study

In findings from a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, it is estimated that nearly one out of every eight Americans is actively struggling with alcohol abuse. The study tracked drinking patterns of 40,000 people, first from 2002-2003, and again from 2012-2013, and relied on… Continue Reading 1 in 8 Americans Struggle with Alcohol Abuse, Says New Study

Opioid Epidemic Fills Ohio Morgues

In 2005, when the abuse of painkillers was hidden but growing, the United States’ opioid epidemic was in its early stages. Now, the epidemic has hit the nation—particularly Ohio—so severely that the White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report urging President Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national health emergency. The number… Continue Reading Opioid Epidemic Fills Ohio Morgues

Sinead O’Connor Opens Up About Mental Illness on Facebook

Sinead O’Connor Opens Up About Mental Illness on Facebook Musician Sinead O’Connor recorded and posted a video on Facebook from a South Hackensack motel—described by her as “the arse end of New Jersey.” The Irish singer, well-known for her version of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” tearfully opened up about her struggles with mental illness and suicidal thoughts in… Continue Reading Sinead O’Connor Opens Up About Mental Illness on Facebook

Indiana Doctor Shot After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

Indiana Doctor Shot After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids Drug addiction, particularly involving the use and abuse of opioids, has become a rapidly increasing epidemic throughout the United States—drug overdose deaths have increased by over 500 percent since the year 2000. Currently, Indiana ranks 15th in the nation for drug-related overdose fatalities. Governor Eric Holcomb wants to make a change, which… Continue Reading Indiana Doctor Shot After Refusing to Prescribe Opioids

Toxic Drug Fentanyl is a Growing Threat Across the Nation

Toxic Drug Fentanyl is a Growing Threat Across the Nation Across the United States, law enforcement officials are taking new precautions against a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin—fentanyl is a drug so toxic that just a few grains can be deadly. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, just two to three milligrams of fentanyl (equivalent to five… Continue Reading Toxic Drug Fentanyl is a Growing Threat Across the Nation

opioid addiction

Trump Told to Declare National Emergency on Opioid Epidemic

Trump Told to Declare National Emergency on Opioid Epidemic In order to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, the White House opioid commission, headed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has requested that President Trump declare a national public health emergency. “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks,” said the commission, referencing the fact that… Continue Reading Trump Told to Declare National Emergency on Opioid Epidemic