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Fentanyl Can Kill, But Not By Touch Alone

Just 2 mg of fentanyl is said to be a lethal dose. (Wikimedia commons) Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, up to 50 times stronger than heroin, 100 times stronger than morphine. It can be a useful anesthetic and painkiller for certain patients who [...]

Fentanyl Can Kill, But Not By Touch Alone2019-07-11T19:55:25+00:00

Wendy Williams Admits to Living in Sober House ‘Today and Beyond’

In March 2019, TV Talk show host Wendy Williams admitted she was living in a sober house. In the past she admitted to using cocaine in her 20s. (Wikimedia commons from a YouTube video) Last month TV talk host Wendy Williams came clean [...]

Wendy Williams Admits to Living in Sober House ‘Today and Beyond’2019-04-09T16:16:08+00:00

Commemorate Opioid Epidemic Dead March 6 with Black Balloon Day

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images on Pixabay Today (assuming you are reading it on the first day it is posted) is Black Balloon Day, a day conceived of to remember all the loved ones we have lost to drug overdoses in general and the Opioid [...]

Commemorate Opioid Epidemic Dead March 6 with Black Balloon Day2019-03-07T16:32:39+00:00

Big Pharma’s Opioid Settlements Should Fund Rehab, Not Budget Shortfalls

Opioids were over-prescribed and their harms downplayed. Now 30-plus states want the makers and distributors to pay. (Pixabay) As the costs of responding to the opioid epidemic rise, more states, cities, and counties are opting to sue "Big Pharma"---the large pharmaceutical companies---and the [...]

Big Pharma’s Opioid Settlements Should Fund Rehab, Not Budget Shortfalls2018-12-17T20:34:30+00:00

‘Beautiful Boy’ Has a Dual Diagnosis Problem

David Sheff (Steve Carell, right) helps his meth addict son Nic (Timothee Chalamet) into rehab in Beautiful Boy. (Official web page) Films based on true events, whether personal stories or great historical moments, are nevertheless often factually challenged. Such films—A Beautiful Mind, Hidden [...]

‘Beautiful Boy’ Has a Dual Diagnosis Problem2019-07-01T19:25:59+00:00

Opioids Are Epidemic, but Meth Addiction is on the Rise

Methamphetamine in blue crystal form. (Wikimedia commons) Drug dealers don’t belong to the Better Business Bureau, but you’d think they would at least want their customers to live to continue to buy their products. Maybe not. First, opioid drug dealers started supplying their [...]

Opioids Are Epidemic, but Meth Addiction is on the Rise2019-06-26T14:25:28+00:00

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis

Photo of Mac Miller (2017) by Nicolas Völcker (Wikimedia commons) Rapper Mac Miller — who was open about his substance abuse in his music and interviews — died Sept. 7. As of this writing (Sept. 10), the toxicology reports had not been released yet, but no “apparent” [...]

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis2019-07-01T15:42:28+00:00
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