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Connecting Methamphetamine Use and Stroke Risk in Young People

As the drug problem in America continues to evolve, many believe beneath the ever-present opioid crisis is another drug epidemic just as dangerous. Another common element of prescription drug abuse has been amphetamine medications like Adderall. Meanwhile, the use of illicit methamphetamine has also seen a new wave in recent years. According to a review . . . . Continue Reading


Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana Lifted in Florida

Controversy and Cannabis Restrictions The Sunshine State officially approved medical marijuana just two years ago, joining the growing movement in America for cannabis reform. However, even as the state embraced medicinal benefits of marijuana, there were still plenty of restrictions established to limit use of the substance. One of the most controversial restrictions was the . . . . Continue Reading


Suspected Fentanyl Exposure Causes Police to Evacuate Station

In the age of the opioid crisis, new synthetic drugs have become part of the illicit drug trade. Many of these substances are even more deadly than street drugs like heroin or prescription pain medications like OxyContin. In fact, some of these chemical compounds are so potent that even law enforcement and first responders are . . . . Continue Reading


Medicaid Approved to Pay More for Addiction Treatment

Reimbursements for Residential Care This past Wednesday, an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates was approved by the Executive Council in New Hampshire for providers of residential addiction treatment. This creates a new sense of hope for those in need of treatment opportunities in the Granite State. Treatment providers in the area had previously cautioned that . . . . Continue Reading


Crazy News Stories We Really Think You Should Know About

That is right, ladies and gentlemen, we are bringing back the Crazy News Stories series for a special edition of newsworthy nonsense to share with you. Thief Steals $100,000 Worth of Ramen Noodles When reading the title, you might be thinking of your old college roommate or that one person in your halfway house who . . . . Continue Reading


Pop Star Halsey on Bipolar Disorder and Celebrity Lifestyle

The American singer, actress, and songwriter Halsey has been a rising star since her debut extended play in 2014. After her debut studio album Badlands was released in 2015 it didn’t take long for it to be certified platinum. The album’s four singles all went on to achieve minor commercial success, and in 2016 her . . . . Continue Reading


How Cops Helping Addicts are Changing the Conversation on Addiction  

On June 29th, 2018, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) organization celebrated its third year anniversary. That week, representatives from some of the more than 400 PAARI law enforcement partners joined public health officials and government leaders to honor the work the PAARI programs have done all over the nation to change the . . . . Continue Reading


Blue Light Special: Colored Bulbs to Prevent Public Restroom Drug Use

  It has been said before that in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis in America, public restrooms have become ground zero all across the country. You don’t have to look very hard to find stories about users being found in the grips of an overdose on bathroom floors; be it at a bar or . . . . Continue Reading


Remembering Margot Kidder: Lois Lane’s Story of Recovery

Margot Kidder was the Canadian-born actress widely regarded as the Lois Lane, having portrayed the iconic character in the original Christopher Reeve Superman film (and its three sequels) stealing the hearts of the Man of Steel and his fans worldwide on the silver screen for many years. Kidder passed away this past Sunday at 69 . . . . Continue Reading


Big Pharma Opioid Makers Now Facing Lawsuit from Miami

Since early 2014, I have been writing about attempts by city and state officials all over the country to hold Big Pharma opioid makers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic in America. In 2014 we talked about Chicago adding its name to the list of plaintiffs. By 2015 two counties in California were . . . . Continue Reading