Opioid Crisis Overwhelms Foster Care System

South Florida’s opioid epidemic isn’t just affecting users of the drugs, but also the children many addicted adults are charged to protect. This problem is growing from about 45 kids a month to about 100. Neglect Dependency on a drug causes a person to act differently than they would under normal circumstances. Withdrawal can be incredibly painful, so… Read More

FDA Looks To Future Addiction Risks in the Post-Opioid Crisis World

The Food and Drug Administration has not had the easiest job in the last two or so years, but it would appear that the agency is still willing to take on new challenges. Officials in the FDA published a letter in The New England Journal of Medicine, warning of the dangers of non-opioid painkillers once opioid abuse is… Read More

Woman Loses Two Sons to Opioids In One Night

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact For Becky Savage, June 14th, 2015 remains a blur. Her two oldest sons – Nick and Jack were celebrating at high school graduation parties, and both overdosed and died. As reported by CNN, “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really… Read More

Fentanyl Research Blocked By DEA Restrictions

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact Researchers at the NIH want to better understand how fentanyl impacts brain function, but recently, access to fentanyl has been blocked by DEA restrictions. As reported by Fortune, overdoses from synthetic opioids called fentanyl have surged more than 500 percent since 2013, killing roughly 20,000 people in the U.S. in 2016… Read More

In NW Indiana, Four Cousins Dead From Overdose

Crown Point Indiana

Heroin Ravages Indiana Family A family in NW Indiana reflects on how four cousins all died from overdoses over the space of eight years, leaving behind heartbroken family and friends. Four Cousins Dead From Overdose As reported by NWI Times, “When you lose a child, it’s like no pain on earth.” Patricia Mead was talking about the passing… Read More

Banking Billionaire Dies Before Entering Rehab

Matthew Mellon

Banking Heir Dies Before Entering Rehab Cloudy news out of Cancun, as banking billionaire dies. Banking billionaire Matthew Mellon died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico where had traveled to enter into a rehab facility. He had been taking up to 80 OxyContin pills a day. As reported by Page Six, banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has died, a representative… Read More

Carfentanil Claims First Victim in Arizona

Carfentanil Kills

Carfentanil in Arizona Claims First Victim Carfentanil has claimed its first victim in Arizona as officials announced that a 21-year-old who was found dead in his car in Phoenix died from the super potent opioid. As reported by Fox News, Arizona has recorded its first death involving an overdose of Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that’s 5,000 times more potent… Read More

How Text Messages Can Stop Addiction

Frequent Texts May Hold the Key to Addiction Recovery New research shows that text messages can stop addiction by sending reminders, updates and easily keeping addicts in touch with emergency support. As reported by the New York Daily News, a new form of support for those battling opioid addictions may be available via text. That’s the goal of researchers… Read More

Marblehead Speaker Urges Awareness On Genetic Risks of Addiction

Dr Ruth Potee

Tweens and Teens Need to Understand the Impact of Addiction Speaking to parents at Marblehead Veterans Middle School, Dr. Ruth Potee urged them to discuss addition with their children – especially if there’s been a family history of addiction. As reported by Wicked Local, physician Ruth Potee believes young people need to be better and more accurately informed… Read More

Cocaine Babe Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Cruise Ship Smuggling

Cocaine Babe

Cocaine Helped Fuel Instagram Luxury Travel Lifestyle Melina Roberge, the so-called cocaine babe, wept in an Australian courtroom after being sentenced for her role in a cocaine smuggling ring. As reported by Fox News, a convicted cocaine importer known for her Instagram photos at breathtaking travel destinations has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping smuggle $21… Read More