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Government-Sponsored Heroin Injection Facilities

Government-Sponsored Heroin Injection Facilities

by Josh, July 26, 2017

Some cities around the world have taken a new approach to fighting the heroin epidemic. Vancouver, Canada has taken an approach that might seem terribly counter productive. There is a facility in the city that allows people to come and use heroin on-site. It’s a safe space for heroin users. … Continue reading

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11-Month Old Overdosed on Opioids and Cocaine

11-Month Old Overdosed on Opioids and Cocaine

by Josh, July 25, 2017

In a rather bizarre story, an 11-month old had to be revived by emergency medical services in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The little girl was immediately given Narcan and transported to Munson Medical Hospital in Traverse City, MI. A city in the northwestern region of the lower peninsula. The baby … Continue reading

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Ohio Lawmaker Wants Emergency Response to Ignore Opioid Overdoses

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Emergency Response to Ignore Opioid Overdoses

by Josh, July 24, 2017

Dan Picard, a Middleton, Ohio city Councilperson has publicly come out to endorse not saving people that suffer from an overdose. Picard’s stance came to national attention from a CBS News article. Picard is quoted as saying, “My issue is that we’re gonna run out of money.” While that somewhat … Continue reading

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Should Medicaid Users Be Drug Tested?

Should Medicaid Users Be Drug Tested?

by Josh, July 21, 2017

Drug and alcohol abuse is one of the biggest problems affecting the United States. In fact, it’s become such a big deal, the government has had to reach out and help many of lower-income people. They’ve used insurance and different laws so they could find the help they need. In … Continue reading

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Heroin Dealers Busted Throughout Country

Heroin Dealers Busted Throughout Country

by Josh, July 20, 2017

The heroin supply in the United States has to be large to supply the rising number of heroin and other opioid users all around the country. In fact, Forbes reports there are likely between 60,000 and 1 million daily heroin users. To fund these addictions, heroin has been flying across … Continue reading

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Potential GOP Healthcare Bill and Addiction

Potential GOP Healthcare Bill and Addiction

by Josh, July 19, 2017

The U.S. Senate Republicans have been battling with each other for what’s felt like years on a new healthcare bill for the country. But it’s only been a month or two since they finally started trying to find an agreeable bill to pass through to President Donald Trump. While the … Continue reading

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Chris Christie Tries to Fight Addiction in New Jersey

Chris Christie Tries to Fight Addiction in New Jersey

by Josh, July 18, 2017

Despite the fact that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been making headlines for his descent to the beach just small time ago. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t doing work in attempts to make New Jersey a better state. While there was lots of backlash against the governor, he … Continue reading

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Actor Nelsan Ellis Suffered from Addiction Before Death

Actor Nelsan Ellis Suffered from Addiction Before Death

by Josh, July 17, 2017

Nelsan Ellis, the 39-year-old “True Blood” actor passed away on Saturday, July 8th while attempting to detox from alcohol. He perished at a hospital in New York City. Ellis reportedly suffered from an alcohol addiction and he was ashamed of it. But his family has tried speaking out against alcohol … Continue reading

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Shows About Drugs: “Snowfall”

Shows About Drugs: “Snowfall”

by Josh, July 14, 2017

The show Snowfall on FX has hit mainstream television as it highlights the influence of crack cocaine in the 1980s. The show has gotten mixed reviews from critics, but people in the audience love it for its compelling actors and actresses and the riveting story line. Snowfall is a show … Continue reading

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Why People Turn to Heroin

Why People Turn to Heroin

by Josh, July 13, 2017

Heroin is a rising epidemic in the U.S. In fact, in 2015 alone, there were more than 12,000 deaths due to heroin overdoses according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It’s a deadly killer, but what has made it so popular? It wasn’t always this way, there have always been … Continue reading

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