Cocaine Use Rising In Central New York

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Cocaine Abuse Rising in Central NY Even as the opioid crisis continues, officials in Central NY are warning that cocaine use and abuse is also on the rise, leading to addiction and overdoses. As reported by Syracuse.com, the number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction at Crouse Hospital jumped 66 percent between 2015 and 2017. Cocaine deaths… Read More

Little People Family Faces Big Drug Problems

Matt Roloff

Roloff family struggles with new drug challenge They are one of America’s most beloved reality TV families, but just because they are little doesn’t mean they are spared from big drug problems. As reported by Radar Online, Matt Roloff’s family is facing yet another drug-related challenge. Just one year after the Roloff family’s beloved farmhand Camerino Gonzalez Sanchez… Read More

UFC’s Jared Gordon Beats Addiction

Jared Gordon

Lightweight champion claims his biggest victory over drugs Jared Gordon has always been focused on MMA. Gordon was born and raised in Queens, New York and he started boxing and wrestling at a young age. He was obsessed MMA when he was in high school. Unfortunately, he also became obsessed with drugs as well, eventually going in and… Read More

Colorado Expands Health Services in Face of Opioid Surge

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State Officials Take Action in Face of Growing Opioid Crisis As heroin-related deaths continue to rise, legislators in Colorado are looking to expand public health services. Colorado’s legislative Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee recently voted to move forward with a six-bill package of legislation, aimed to help treat, prevent and intervene if possible when… Read More

Punxsutawney, PA Hit Hard By Deadly Fentanyl

Punxsutawney, PA

Central Pennsylvania Fighting Wave of Fentanyl Overdoses In a town best known for its famous weather groundhog, Punxsutawney is getting a fresh round of “bad weather” as a batch of deadly fentanyl is rolling through the this scenic region of Central Pennsylvania. State Police at Punxsutawney issued a warning on Friday afternoon about a batch of potentially lethal… Read More

In Albany Fentanyl Is the New Heroin

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Fentanyl overwhelms NY state capitol Following a trend seen across the country, fentanyl has become “the new heroin” in the Albany region. Cheaper and stronger than heroin, fentanyl has been driving an increase in overdose deaths since 2013, federal data revealed this year. The white powder, largely imported from China, is now so commonly found in illicit drugs… Read More

Philadelphia Creates Dedicated Overdose Unit

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City of Brotherly Love expanding efforts to fight heroin epidemic Officials in Philadelphia have announced that they are creating a dedicated EMS Unit that will focus on overdoses. The program is expected to launch by mid-summer and focus on the hard hit Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods. The city’s managing director, Michael DiBerardinis, says the unit is part of… Read More

“Iron Man 2” Heroin Slams Central Mass

Palmer Mass

Police Warn Residents in Palmer to Avoid Deadly Batch of Heroin During the holiday week, the small town of Palmer has suffered 4 overdoses, prompting police to issue a warning on Twitter. It’s due to a particularly dangerous brand of heroin stamped “Iron Man 2.” Palmer police think the drug may be laced with the powerful synthetic opioid,… Read More

The Science of Addiction Drives New Treatments

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Addiction research unlocks the hope for new treatments Luigi Gallimberti is a psychiatrist and toxicologist who has treated addiction for 30 years, and runs a clinic in Padua, Italy. Frustrated by traditional treatments, he decided to try a new procedure called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This approach, based on new insights about the mechanisms of addiction, helps to… Read More

Miami Overdosing on Cocaine Like It’s 1999

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Cocaine and Heroin Deaths Surge in Miami Miami has had a long and well-deserved reputation for cocaine and drug use, though recent years have been relatively quiet. New data though, shows that cocaine and heroin use are back with a vengeance in the Miami area. Cocaine-related deaths averaged more than 35 a month in 2016, while heroin claimed… Read More