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Florida Finds Trump-Branded Heroin

Florida Finds Trump-Branded Heroin

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office conducted a six-month investigation into Florida drug distribution has culminated in the revelation that a certain brand of heroin has been dubbed “Donald Trump” by local dealers. In January, police confiscated five thousand five hundred packages of heroin, a substantial number of which included an image of Trump’s face and […]
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Why do Truckers Have Higher Rates of Addiction?

Why do Truckers Have Higher Rates of Addiction?

Truck drivers are stereotypically known for using drugs more frequently than the average civilian, but recently in a BMJ study revealed this to be true. Why is that? From long hours and stretches with no one to talk to, there are plenty of reasons truck drivers may turn to drugs to cope, stay awake, and […]
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Donald Trump Meets with Opioid Addiction Experience

Donald Trump Meets with Opioid Addiction Experience

In an effort to combat opioid abuse, Donald Trump met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and members of the vast community of people addicted to opioids. The Attorney General is known for his hard stance on drug use and punishment, not usually advocating for drug rehab centers to alleviate the […]
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New Jersey Doubles Pay for Medication Management

New Jersey Doubles Pay for Medication Management

In a decision aimed at mitigating the opioid addiction rates in New Jersey, the state has implemented a new plan to double the reimbursement received by doctors who offer treatments that have proved especially effective in opioid addiction recovery. The move is the latest step in a program that aims to fully reform the way […]
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Mysterious Amnesia Might be Caused by Opioids

Mysterious Amnesia Might be Caused by Opioids

A report released by the Center for Disease Control suggests that a rash of unusual amnesia cases that occurred in Massachusetts during the past few years might have caused by opioid substance abuse. Diving further into the evidence revealed that most of the patients who developed the mysterious amnesia had a history of misusing opioids. […]
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Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Drug Addiction and Recovery

Addiction has become so widespread in the United States that most states struggle with some type of drug-related issue. It is a chronic brain disorder. The importance of a drug rehab center in this area cannot be stressed enough. Individuals suffer from addiction to controlled substances like heroin, cocaine, as well as prescription pills. In […]
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Postal Workers Arrested for Sending Drugs Through Mail

Postal Workers Arrested for Sending Drugs Through Mail

Two postal workers were included among nine people that were indicted for participating in a far-reaching drug distribution ring operating out of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Felicia Charleston and Steven C. Williams could face serious consequences for their actions, including fines in excess of a million dollars and lifetime in prison.   According to authorities, the […]
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52 Overdose Emergency Calls in 32 Hours Rock Louisville

52 Overdose Emergency Calls in 32 Hours Rock Louisville

Across the country, states are struggling to deal with the dire consequences that accompany the overwhelming opioid epidemic, but some areas have been hit particularly hard by the fallout. In Louisville, Kentucky, local authorities were shocked by a whopping fifty-two emergency calls regarding overdose in only thirty-two hours, between just after midnight on Thursday through […]
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Drug Abuse Arrests

Drug Abuse Arrests

In early October, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a report that demonstrated how the War on Drugs continues to be a motivating factor for law enforcement, with over one million arrests in 2015 for “drug abuse.” The report, fittingly entitled “2015 Crime in the United States,” found that the most common reason for arrests […]
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Top Ten Addictive Drugs

Top Ten Addictive Drugs

Drug addiction, which is classified as a chronic disease, can occur as a result of a variety of different substances. Recovery from an addiction to drugs can be derailed by the substances that initially fueled the addiction, especially when such drugs are known for being highly addictive. Prolonged use of drugs which possess addictive properties […]
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