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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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The Imminent Dangers of Spice

The Imminent Dangers of Spice

While the war on drugs has been ongoing for several decades, certain types of harmful substances have fallen through the cracks. One of them is “spice,” a street name that refers to synthetic marijuana. While it is sold all over the United States, most of its incarnations are actually illegal. However, just as the law […]
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Rising Opioid Death Rate in Massachusetts

Rising Opioid Death Rate in Massachusetts

The death rate for opioid overdose continued to rise last year as the rate of overdose rate increased sixteen percent in 2016, with the State Police being called to investigate 877 deaths. Authorities believe the increase may have been caused by an influx of fentanyl into the state. Police believe that fentanyl use has risen […]
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Maryland’s New Plan for Opioid Recovery

Maryland’s New Plan for Opioid Recovery

As the opioid addiction epidemic continues to rage across the country, some areas are resorting to desperate measures in order to accomplish their recovery goals. However, while no geographic location in the country is immune to the scourge of opioid substance abuse, some areas are dealing with more complicated issues than others. Read on to […]
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Volunteers Cuddle Babies with NAS

Volunteers Cuddle Babies with NAS

For babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, cuddling is of utmost importance. While every newborn baby needs the comfort of touch in order to develop properly, those infants who are suffering from NAS can benefit from extra attention. In fact, babies with NAS can benefit from being cuddled, which can help mitigate turmoil caused […]
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Costco to Pay Settlement for Improperly Filled Opioid Prescriptions

Costco to Pay Settlement for Improperly Filled Opioid Prescriptions

Allegations that Costco had improperly filled prescriptions for opioids have led to a settlement payment of $11.75 million, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The U.S. Justice Department provided a news release which included the accusations leveled against the company, which included a lack of the identification numbers required for prescriptions by the Drug Enforcement […]
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Meth and Death in the Land of Enchantment

Meth and Death in the Land of Enchantment

More lives are being destroyed in New Mexico as the recreational and illegal use of methamphetamines grows unabated. In the years between 2010 and 2014 emergency room visits related to meth use almost tripled. Methamphetamines were involved in more than twice the amount deaths in 2009 as in 2014. And to make it worse, the […]
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