Florida Highway Patrol Will Carry Narcan

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Troopers will now carry Narcan to help overdosed drivers As the opioid crisis continues to flood across Florida, and there are increasing numbers of traffic incidents involving drugged drivers, Florida’s High Patrol Troopers will start carrying Narcan. As reported in Health News Florida, the move comes as law-enforcement agencies and other first responders struggle to deal with the… Read More

Indiana Mother Faces Charges After Baby Suffers Heroin Overdose

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Indiana Mother Faces Charges After Baby Overdoses on Heroin 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… Read More

Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law

Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law Florida has moved forward with stiffer penalties for drug dealers, holding them accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic that is gripping the state. Under the new law signed by Gov. Rick Scott, dealers could face murder charges if their customers overdose and die using fentanyl, a cheap, deadly… Read More

Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher

Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher The toxicology report for Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, has been released, detailing Heroin, Cocaine and trace amounts of Ecstasy found in her system at her time of death. Medical professionals determined that Fisher had methadone, ethanol and opiate present in her body, in addition to… Read More

A Deeper Look at Addiction Recovery in FL

A Deeper Look at Addiction Recovery in FL A recent Fox25Boston.com story sheds light on a growing problem for New Englanders looking for a trustworthy treatment option for their loved one. It tells the heartbreaking story of a mother, Jeanmarie McCauley, who lost three sons to heroin addiction. Her son, Jesse McCauley had been in a long struggle with heroin receiving an… Read More

A Financial Breakdown of Addiction Treatment: Is It Actually Costly?

A Financial Breakdown of Addiction Treatment: Is It Actually Costly? Vice, known for their honest and at times jarring coverage of the American opioid epidemic recently published a fascinating look at the cost comparison between drug addiction and addiction treatment. The article documents a number of addicts, each with different background stories and habits. One such person, a… Read More