Florida Woman Pretends to Have Cancer to Get Money For Opioids

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman running from the law for a whole year, but the real story is what she did while she was on the run. Heather Grey, 32, stole from C.J. Cannon’s restaurant in Vero Beach where she was formerly employed, and was arrested for that crime. She broke her probation and fled, escaping three arrest… Read More

Florida Home Raided For Meth After Month of Sheriff’s Planning

Nearly every news story about a drug dealer being taken off the streets is a good story in our books, and as far as drug addiction and Florida are concerned, we could certainly use fewer dealers in the state. St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies arrested six people after the neighbors complained that they thought there was illegal drug… Read More

This Year, Maybe It’s Time To Skip the Cold Turkey

Differences Between Professional Care and Quitting Cold Turkey There always comes a point on the path of addiction where an individual will look around and notice that their drug of choice has led their life down a dark path. Families, friends, and loved ones are suffering from the addiction along with numerous consequences that spring upon every turn…. Read More

See Who TV’s Dr. Drew Called Out For The Growing Opioid Epidemic

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle Blink 182’s drummer, Travis Barker is no stranger to headlines after surviving a harrowing plane crash in 2008. He lost two close friends during the horrible accident. Debilitated with anxiety and fear, Travis soon turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his emotions. “I was doing… Read More

Two PA Counselors Overdose at Addiction Facility

Two PA Counselors Overdose at Addiction Facility Two staff members at a PA addiction recovery clinic overdosed this week, shedding a light on just how pervasive the opioid epidemic has become. The individuals were working at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge supervising recovering addicts when they were found unresponsive in their respective rooms. According to CNN, the counselors were… Read More

Ohio Police Officer Suffers Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

Ohio Police Officer Suffers Accidental Fentanyl Overdose A police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, collapsed after accidentally inhaling a small amount of dangerously potent drug Fentanyl last week. The officer was rushed to a local hospital and treated for opioid overdose. The Fentanyl entered the officer’s body after he brushed the powder off of his uniform. Local authorities caution: “His wife,… Read More

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle

TV’s “The Doctors” Commend Blink 182’s Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle Blink 182’s drummer, Travis Barker is no stranger to headlines after surviving a harrowing plane crash in 2008. He lost two close friends during the horrible accident. Debilitated with anxiety and fear, Travis soon turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with his emotions. “I was doing… Read More

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism

Becoming A Mother While Struggling With Alcoholism In the heart of Mississippi, people are truly making a difference in the lives of others. The Clarion-Ledger describes several women under the Care of the Catholic Charities and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. One young woman, who goes by the name Nicole, has been stuck in the cycle of addiction since… Read More

Hep C Rates in Appalachia Triple Due to Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Epidemic

Appalachia is seeing an increase in Hepatitis C cases due to the prevalence of opiate abuse. CNN notes that the “hardest hit areas in terms of new infections are parts of Appalachia and rural areas of the Midwest and New England.” An incurable disease, Hepatitic C cause symptoms such as fever, stomach pain, jaundice, nausea and joint pain.  “Seven… Read More

“Gray Death:” Coroner Warns of Dangerous New Opioid Combination

Recent overdoses in Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio can all be attributed to a new synthetic drug combination so lethal, it’s being referred to be police officials as “gray death.” The mixture contains heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and a synthetic opioid called U-47700, and actually appears to resemble concrete. Used to tranquilize elephants, the lethal combination has caused deaths across… Read More