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Drug News: April 2, 2015

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HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA RICK HOLMES: The walking dead – Halifax Wicked Local If anything would scare people away from drugs, I said, it would be the death of a friend. “Are you kidding?” Philip said. “Back when I was selling, if someone I’d sold to died, I’d get 10 new customers. They more…

Drug News: January 28, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Utah’s first family of boxing loses one of its youngest members with the death of Kade Fullmer – Deseret News Kade Fullmer, a former all-state football player for Bingham whose college career was cut short when he lost his hand in a boating accident, died of an apparent drug overdose on more…

Drug News: September 17, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes – NY Times Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250. HEROIN – USA Eminem Rehab, Heroin Addiction HOAX! ‘MMLP2’ Rapper NOT more…

Drug News: September 11, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Scott Disick suicide update: Won’t go to rehab despite drug overdose – Examiner Scott Disick won’t go to rehab despite being hospitalized recently for an alleged suicide attempt by drug overdose. Disick’s pregnant girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, desperately wants Disick to seek treatment for his longtime alcoholism, depression and drug problems. DRUG more…

Drug News: July 9, 2014

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MARIJUANA – USA Cleveland Browns need to give Josh Gordon this choice: Rehab or release – The Plain Dealer Gordon is keeping some very questionable company for a guy with a history of drug use — and doing so when his pro career is in major trouble for failing drug test. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA more…

Drug News: July 2, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab – The Daily Beast Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed, formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA My Story: Going Cold Turkey – American News Report As a female Army officer, helicopter more…

Drug News: May 28, 2014

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA California Counties Sue Drugmakers Over Painkiller Abuse – Businessweek The FDA first approved OxyContin in 1995. The agency has made several changes to the label warnings on opioid painkillers over the years. But deaths involving prescription painkillers more than tripled in the first decade of the 21st century. The California case more…

Why Is Phillip Seymour Hoffman Really Dead?

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On the heels of one news report after another about how deadly heroin is, we lose Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A great actor – straight for 23 years – relapses and dies. The speculation in news stories doesn’t get to the heart of the matter at all.

Was Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death preventable? Did Phillip Seymour Hoffman Choose Drugs Over His Kids? Was Phillip Seymour Hoffmans’ Death Selfish?

The real question is why did Hoffman, after 23 years, revert to drugs?

Among the hundreds of headlines, one gives us a clue. more…

Drug News: December 4, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Prescription Drug Abuse Spikes Heroin Use – Payson Roundup “The gateway to heroin use is through prescription pain pills containing oxycodone and hydrocodone,” said Dr. David Greenberg, a Scottsdale-based expert in addiction medicine. “Over 95 percent of heroin addicts that I see got their start using prescription opioids.” PRESCRIPTION more…

Drug News: 20 September 2013

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METHAMPHETAMINE – North Korea North Korea in grip of drugs epidemic, report claims – CNN “Some informants are saying almost every adult in North Korea around the China-North Korea border are using methamphetamine.” ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION – USA Lamar Odom Leaves Rehab After One Day, Developed $800-A-Day Drug Habit – Starpulse In an attempt more…

Drug News: July 18, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Doctor shoppers: Small number, big impact on prescription drug abuse – Boston.com They make up a very small percentage of people filling prescriptions but the amount of opioids they buy, feeding their own addiction or others’, is alarming. DRUG ABUSE – USA Editorial: N.J. report on rampant prescription drug abuse is more…

Drug News: June 20, 2013

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HEROIN – USA Heroin most common drug among young adults entering rehab in Washington – Q13 Fox Jennifer Troyer says her daughter Sarah was a great kid with an outgoing personality. Sarah had maintained a 4.0 GPA until she entered high school and started experimenting with drugs. “It started with pot. Then by ninth grade more…

Drug News: June 13, 2013

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HEROIN – USA Heroin overdose deaths surpass cocaine fatalities in Milwaukee – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Lisa first noticed her sister was becoming distant last summer. The track marks on her arm were an ominous warning. In August, Olivia overdosed on heroin. That time, and after a second overdose in October, Olivia recovered. Last month, she more…

Drug News: May 23, 2013

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MARIJUANA – USA Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill – KXAN.com “For every touching story that we have heard about the benefits of those in pain, I remind you today that there are a thousand times more parents who will never be relieved from the pain of losing a child due to addiction.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS more…

Drug News: May 15, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Treatment needed to keep Rx abuse from leading to heroin – Marion Star In 2011, the most recent year statistics are available, 1,765 Ohio residents died from unintentional drug overdoses. More than 65 percent had opiates — a family of drugs that include brand name pills such as Percocet and Vicodin, more…

Drug News: May 1, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Jumps 33% – About.com The prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States has begun to affect our children as a new national survey shows a 33% increase in prescription drug use by teens since 2008. DRUG REHAB – USA Lindsay Lohan Hits NYC Bar Scene… 4 more…

Drug News: April 9, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA Carol Burnett tricked daughter to go to drug rehab – KMTR NewsSource Legendary entertainer Carol Burnett had to trick her daughter into drug rehab in a desperate bid to save her from addiction. DRUG REHAB – USA Dave Herman to return to UFC following rehab and passed drug test – Bloody more…

Drug News: March 20, 2013

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ALCOHOL – USA Indie Rocker Jason Molina Dies Following Battle With Alcohol Abuse – ABC News Singer songwriter Jason Molina, who recorded under the names Songs:Ohia and the Magnolia Electric Co., died Saturday at age 39 at his home in Indianapolis. His label, Secretly Canadian, said he died of “natural causes.” Molina struggled with alcoholism more…

Drug News: March 14, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse bill would allow members of the public to administer Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses – Vermont Digger The House Human Services Committee, with help from the House Judiciary Committee, is attempting legislative alchemy, melding two bills and one new initiative into H.331. The combined bill is an attempt more…

Drug News: February 20, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA Billy McKnight, the father of McCready’s oldest son, said McCready was in rehab for only about 18 hours before being released – USA Today Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before more…

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