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MLive.com
Marijuana use among college students at a 35-year high, U-M study showsDaily marijuana use among U.S. college students highest since 1980. College st
Marijuana use among college students at a 35-year high, U-M study shows
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students highest since 1980. College students were toking up more regularly in 2014 than they have been in the past 35 years, the University of Michigan found in its annual Monitoring the Future study. One in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basisDaily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpass
One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basis
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. A series of national surveys of U.S. college students, as part of the University of Michigan's Monitoring the... Read more
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Forsyth County News
Heroin’s hold — A firsthand experience in Forsyth CountyFORSYTH COUNTY — Chris Stevens preferred the high he got off painkillers over h
Heroin’s hold — A firsthand experience in Forsyth County
Forsyth County News / Posted 3 days ago
FORSYTH COUNTY — Chris Stevens preferred the high he got off painkillers over heroin even after he tried both, but he stuck with heroin because it was half the price and twice as potent. Still, the then 20-year-old was spending at least $100 a... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Marc Lewis: the neuroscientist who believes addiction is not a diseaseFor decades the medical profession has largely treated addiction as as a chroni
Marc Lewis: the neuroscientist who believes addiction is not a disease
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
For decades the medical profession has largely treated addiction as as a chronic brain disease. The US government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse characterises addicts as compulsive drug seekers and users who continue taking drugs despite harmful... Read more
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Yahoo News
Junkies are cutting their heroin with a deadly chemical in hopes of bringing themselves 'as close to the line as possible' There is an alarming new trend among heroin users. They're mixing the drug w
Junkies are cutting their heroin with a deadly chemical in hopes of bringing themselves 'as close to the line as possible'
Yahoo News / Posted 4 days ago
There is an alarming new trend among heroin users. They're mixing the drug with the synthetic opiate fentanyl — an anesthetic... Read more
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Business Insider
Junkies are cutting their heroin with a deadly chemical in hopes of bringing themselves 'as close to the line as possible'There is an alarming new trend among heroin users. They're mixing the drug wit
Junkies are cutting their heroin with a deadly chemical in hopes of bringing themselves 'as close to the line as possible'
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
There is an alarming new trend among heroin users. They're mixing the drug with the synthetic opiate fentanyl — an anesthetic that is 30-to-50 times more potent than heroin, and infinitely more deadly. "The big thing with heroin users now is... Read more
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MedCity News
Prescription painkiller fentanyl has now become a street drug, and it could have started with healthcare professionalsHeroin overdoses are become more and more prevalent. But the fact that it’s som
Prescription painkiller fentanyl has now become a street drug, and it could have started with healthcare professionals
MedCity News / Posted 5 days ago
Heroin overdoses are become more and more prevalent. But the fact that it’s sometimes cut with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine, makes the issue even more concerning. Partially because of where the abuse of... Read more
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WBEZ91.5
How the prescription painkiller fentanyl became a street drugIf you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl
How the prescription painkiller fentanyl became a street drug
WBEZ91.5 / Posted 6 days ago
If you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl. Fentanyl is a favored painkiller because it acts fast. But it's also 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The powerful drug has made its way to the streets and... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR StoryHow The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug If you've ever h
NPR Story
Alaska Public / Posted 6 days ago
How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug If you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl.Fentanyl is a favored painkiller because it acts fast. But it's also 80 to 100 times more potent than... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street DrugIf you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl
How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
If you've ever had surgery, you may have been given an analgesic named fentanyl. Fentanyl is a favored painkiller because it acts fast. But it's also 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The powerful drug has made its way to the streets and... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
As legal marijuana spreads, states struggle with drugged drivingWashington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Crandall half-jokingly said he can tell a dri
As legal marijuana spreads, states struggle with drugged driving
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Crandall half-jokingly said he can tell a driver is under the influence of marijuana during a traffic stop when the motorist becomes overly familiar and is calling him “dude.” The truth in the joke, Crandall said,... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Cowpens ministry helps men recover from addictionA deep-rooted alcohol addiction had once brought Michael Archer to a place of d
Cowpens ministry helps men recover from addiction
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
A deep-rooted alcohol addiction had once brought Michael Archer to a place of despair and homelessness. He had hit rock bottom, he would say, and he went through 11 rehabilitation programs before the thought of sobriety finally stuck. Now leading... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Dangerous drug made to look like candyBy: Melissa Randall @MRandallABC6 A dangerous new synthetic drug is now being
Dangerous drug made to look like candy
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 7 days ago
By: Melissa Randall @MRandallABC6 A dangerous new synthetic drug is now being disguised as sugary treats. The disturbing and deadly trend is popular in Florida, but is also being reported in other parts of the country. Addiction recovery experts in... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Cowpens ministry plans to expand efforts to help men recover from addictionA deep-rooted alcohol addiction had once brought Michael Archer to a place of d
Cowpens ministry plans to expand efforts to help men recover from addiction
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
A deep-rooted alcohol addiction had once brought Michael Archer to a place of despair and homelessness. He had hit rock bottom, he would say, and he went through 11 rehabilitation programs before the thought of sobriety finally stuck. Now leading... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
‘Flakka’: A new addictive, lethal drugAdd ‘flakka’ to the list of highly addictive, potentially lethal synthetic drug
‘Flakka’: A new addictive, lethal drug
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Add ‘flakka’ to the list of highly addictive, potentially lethal synthetic drugs. Never heard of it? Chances are you will be hearing more about it. Flakka is listed among emerging trends by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Also known as... Read more
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5 Eyewitness News St. Paul
5 Things to Know TuesdayUpdated: 08/25/2015 8:09 AM Created: 08/25/2015 6:26 AM KSTP.com By: Scott Th
5 Things to Know Tuesday
5 Eyewitness News St. Paul / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: 08/25/2015 8:09 AM Created: 08/25/2015 6:26 AM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Today, more than 1,000 state leaders, health experts and recovering addicts will come together to talk about prescription painkiller... Read more
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Daily Mail
Forget Amsterdam! Icelandic people smoke the most cannabisForget Amsterdam! Iceland smokes the most cannabis: Maps reveal how much drink
Forget Amsterdam! Icelandic people smoke the most cannabis
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Forget Amsterdam! Iceland smokes the most cannabis: Maps reveal how much drink and drugs countries really indulge in A series of maps shows that Iceland smokes the most weed, with the Netherlands not even making the top five The maps, created by... Read more
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The Manila Times
New killer synthetic drug ‘Flakka’ sweeps across U.S.August 25, 2015 10:25 am WASHINGTON: A new synthetic killer drug known as “fla
New killer synthetic drug ‘Flakka’ sweeps across U.S.
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
August 25, 2015 10:25 am WASHINGTON: A new synthetic killer drug known as “flakka” is spreading rapidly across the United States and already causing an epidemic of overdose fatalities and acts of... Read more
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Norwalk Reflector
‘Flakka,’ the new killer drug, is spreading across the countryIt’s a new drug. And it’s a killer. Known on the street as “flakka,” the synth
‘Flakka,’ the new killer drug, is spreading across the country
Norwalk Reflector / Posted 8 days ago
It’s a new drug. And it’s a killer. Known on the street as “flakka,” the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Ohio, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky and other parts of the country. It’s causing a rash of emergency room visits and overdose... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Fast Foods Should Always Be Your Last ResortWe've all consumed these kinds of food; a plate of french fries here, a burger
Why Fast Foods Should Always Be Your Last Resort
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
We've all consumed these kinds of food; a plate of french fries here, a burger there, pizza, hotdogs, name it. We have munched on fast food, also known as junk food, because it's cheap, easy to attain, convenient if we don't want to cook, but above... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Beating addictionAlastair Mordey, Dr Brian Wells and Dr Craig Gagnon. Since 2010, The Cabin --
Beating addiction
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 9 days ago
Alastair Mordey, Dr Brian Wells and Dr Craig Gagnon. Since 2010, The Cabin -- a rehabilitation centre for people with addictions -- has opened its doors in the Northern province of Chiang Mai to patients, especially foreigners, to come for... Read more
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The Washington Times
Synthetic marijuana: Drug test shortcomings foil crackdown effortsHorror stories attributed to synthetic marijuana use are in no short supply — o
Synthetic marijuana: Drug test shortcomings foil crackdown efforts
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
Horror stories attributed to synthetic marijuana use are in no short supply — often complete with graphic details involving crazed, naked maniacs or catatonic zombies. There was the Phoenix man accused last month of repeatedly stabbing and... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
Leonard honored with national awardKenneth Leonard, director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, has recogni
Leonard honored with national award
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 12 days ago
Kenneth Leonard, director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, has recognized for his outstanding scientific contributions with a national award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP). Leonard... Read more
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UB Reporter - Buffalo University
RIA, bullying center partner on grantScientists at UB's Research Institute on Addictions will collaborate with UB’s
RIA, bullying center partner on grant
UB Reporter - Buffalo University / Posted 12 days ago
Scientists at UB's Research Institute on Addictions will collaborate with UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention for a five-year study examining violence, victimization and substance abuse among high-risk youth. “In this study, we will... Read more
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metro
America just admitted that cannabis DOES kill cancer cells Conspiracy theorists have been saying it all along – but cannabis does appare
America just admitted that cannabis DOES kill cancer cells
metro / Posted 13 days ago
Conspiracy theorists have been saying it all along – but cannabis does apparently kill cancer cells. That’s according to the US government, which has added a page on the use of cannabis and... Read more
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Orange County Register
E-cigs lead to increased tobacco use among teens, study findsAmong teens starting high school who have never smoked tobacco, those who used
E-cigs lead to increased tobacco use among teens, study finds
Orange County Register / Posted 14 days ago
Among teens starting high school who have never smoked tobacco, those who used e-cigarettes were more likely to start smoking within a year, according to a new study led by USC researchers. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that convert... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
5 myths about marijuanaBy Jamie Comstock, Special to the BDN Let’s break down some myths about mariju
5 myths about marijuana
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
By Jamie Comstock, Special to the BDN Let’s break down some myths about marijuana: Myth 1: Marijuana use is harmless. Today’s marijuana is far more potent than the plant of the past. New strains are being crossbred to produce higher levels of... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
5 myths about marijuanaLet’s break down some myths about marijuana: Myth 1: Marijuana use is harmless
5 myths about marijuana
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
Let’s break down some myths about marijuana: Myth 1: Marijuana use is harmless. Today’s marijuana is far more potent than the plant of the past. New strains are being crossbred to produce higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol — the chemical... Read more
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The Farmington Daily Times
Farmington man charged with kidnapping, attempted rapeFARMINGTON — A 21-year-old Farmington man was charged earlier this month with a
Farmington man charged with kidnapping, attempted rape
The Farmington Daily Times / Posted 15 days ago
FARMINGTON — A 21-year-old Farmington man was charged earlier this month with attempting to rape a female relative while high on a hallucinogenic substance. Bryant Kunkel was charged Aug. 6 in Farmington Magistrate Court with kidnapping as a... Read more
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Bakersfield Now
Money on its way to fight drug abuse BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Central Valley is listed as a high-inte
Money on its way to fight drug abuse
Bakersfield Now / Posted 15 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The Central Valley is listed as a high-intensity drug trafficking area. Its location allows traffickers to transport drugs into the region and throughout the nation. Interstate... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Sen. Manchin blasts FDA for OxyContin approval for children over 11(WVVA) U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he is "ashamed" and "disgusted" with the F
Sen. Manchin blasts FDA for OxyContin approval for children over 11
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 15 days ago
(WVVA) U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he is "ashamed" and "disgusted" with the Federal Drug Administration's recent decision to allow physicians to prescribe OxyContin to children. The FDA is now allowing pediatric patients between 11 and 16 year old... Read more
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Task & Purpose
The VA's Attempt To Fight Opioid Dependence Leaves Pain Patients Cut OffAnyone who has ruck marched with a heavy pack, performed a parachute landing fa
The VA's Attempt To Fight Opioid Dependence Leaves Pain Patients Cut Off
Task & Purpose / Posted 16 days ago
Anyone who has ruck marched with a heavy pack, performed a parachute landing fall out of a C-130 or worn body armor all day knows that the military lifestyle is rough on the body. Due to the physical requirements of the military, veterans experience... Read more
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Orange County Register
Inspired Nutraceuticals' founder is a self-made success storySurrounded by a ton of weightlifting equipment and stacks of boxes of supplemen
Inspired Nutraceuticals' founder is a self-made success story
Orange County Register / Posted 17 days ago
Surrounded by a ton of weightlifting equipment and stacks of boxes of supplements labeled “Strawberry Splash” and “Pineapple Express,” the president of a hot startup talks about the future. Chris Waldrum, self-taught and schooled not by college... Read more
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asianage
Synthetic weed sets off alarm bells across USIt goes by many names — K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid,
Synthetic weed sets off alarm bells across US
asianage / Posted 17 days ago
It goes by many names — K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few — and it’s setting off alarm bells across the United States. Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic... Read more
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The Daily Cougar
Obama pardons prove he does not understand drug problem46 criminals Obama should not have forgiven There are currently over one milli
Obama pardons prove he does not understand drug problem
The Daily Cougar / Posted 18 days ago
46 criminals Obama should not have forgiven There are currently over one million people in prison for non-violent offenses | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Forty-six people that made bad decisions, severely affecting others, are being rewarded. “I... Read more
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iafrica.com
'Fake weed' triggers alarm in USIt goes by many names - K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid,
'Fake weed' triggers alarm in US
iafrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
It goes by many names - K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few - and it's setting off alarm bells across the United States. Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic... Read more
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Yahoo News
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm Washington (AFP) - It goes by many names -- K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax,
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm
Yahoo News / Posted 18 days ago
Washington (AFP) - It goes by many names -- K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few -- and it's setting off alarm bells across the United States. Synthetic marijuana is being... Read more
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Sky News Australia
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarmIt goes by many names, K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid,
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm
Sky News Australia / Posted 18 days ago
It goes by many names, K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few, and it's setting off alarm bells across the United States. Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarmWASHINGTON - It goes by many names -- K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nit
'Fake weed' triggers US-wide alarm
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON - It goes by many names -- K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and Stoopid, to name but a few -- and it's setting off alarm bells across the United States. It goes by many names -- K2, Spice, Bizarro, Scooby Snax, Kryp2nite and... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
‘Fake weed’ triggers US-wide alarm Published: 15 August 2015 9:21 AM Marijuana plants grow near a road in the R
‘Fake weed’ triggers US-wide alarm
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 18 days ago
Published: 15 August 2015 9:21 AM Marijuana plants grow near a road in the Rif region, near Chefchaouen. US authorities are battling a dramatic surge in potentially lethal overdoses linked with synthetic... Read more
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Orange County Register
'Party drugs,' summer heat and secrets are a deadly mixIncreased use of so-called party drugs makes the ancient Woodstock warning to “
'Party drugs,' summer heat and secrets are a deadly mix
Orange County Register / Posted 19 days ago
Increased use of so-called party drugs makes the ancient Woodstock warning to “stay away from the brown acid” seem quaint. At bars, at home, at raves and concerts, people aren’t just freaking out. They are dying. In the past two years, at least six... Read more
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Business Insider
A handful of dangerous new legal drugs has public health experts worriedOver the past 20 years, the drug world has seen the rise of new psychoactive su
A handful of dangerous new legal drugs has public health experts worried
Business Insider / Posted 21 days ago
Over the past 20 years, the drug world has seen the rise of new psychoactive substances, mind-altering drugs that have been synthesized in a lab and sold as legal alternatives to illegal drugs like marijuana and cocaine. Because these drugs are new... Read more
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Philly.com
'Huffing' trend lingers, despite health concernsThey might not realize, though, is that inhaling the chemicals is illegal. And
'Huffing' trend lingers, despite health concerns
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
They might not realize, though, is that inhaling the chemicals is illegal. And officials say, it can be dangerous, if not deadly. Each “huff” kills brain cells, restricts blood flow, causes breathing problems and overtime, can shrink the brain,... Read more
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Washington Post
How a chemist unwittingly helped spawn the synthetic drug industryJohn Huffman at his home in Sylva, N.C. (John Fletcher, Jr./The Washington Post
How a chemist unwittingly helped spawn the synthetic drug industry
Washington Post / Posted 23 days ago
John Huffman at his home in Sylva, N.C. (John Fletcher, Jr./The Washington Post) UNINCORPORATED JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. — The chemist who unwittingly helped spawn the District’s synthetic drug epidemic is a hard man to find. His phone numbers are... Read more
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Daily Press
Nationwide heroin crisis hits home in Gloucester and Mathews countiesShe was a smart, self-described nerd and tomboy who, after receiving a generous
Nationwide heroin crisis hits home in Gloucester and Mathews counties
Daily Press / Posted 24 days ago
She was a smart, self-described nerd and tomboy who, after receiving a generous college scholarship to study pre-med, should have been spending her late teens preparing for the rest of her life. Instead, she spent most of her youth chasing a... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
‘Huffing’ trend lingers, despite health concernsThey aren’t new. They aren’t flashy. And they’re probably already in your home.
‘Huffing’ trend lingers, despite health concerns
Bangor Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
They aren’t new. They aren’t flashy. And they’re probably already in your home. Paint cans, air-duster cleaners, nail-polish removers and cleaners are harmless when used for their intended purposes. But to some people, those household products... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
‘Huffing' trend lingers, despite health concernsORLANDO, Florida - They aren’t new. They aren’t flashy. And they’re probably al
‘Huffing' trend lingers, despite health concerns
The Record Searchlight / Posted 26 days ago
ORLANDO, Florida - They aren’t new. They aren’t flashy. And they’re probably already in your home. Paint cans, air-duster cleaners, nail-polish removers and cleaners are harmless when used for their intended purposes. But to some people, those... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Yale Study: Higher risk of death among veterans taking opioids long-termTaking certain prescription painkillers or anxiety medications for long periods
Yale Study: Higher risk of death among veterans taking opioids long-term
The Middletown Press / Posted 27 days ago
Taking certain prescription painkillers or anxiety medications for long periods of time may increase patients’ risk of death, according to a recent Yale School of Medicine study of veterans. Researchers who examined the medical records of about... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Parents share story of son's heroin deathLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Heroin use continues to skyrocket. The National Institu
Parents share story of son's heroin death
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 28 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Heroin use continues to skyrocket. The National Institute on Drug Abuse said the greatest rise is among people between ages 18 to 25. A Louisville family sat down with WAVE 3 News to share words of caution. Their son Sean... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Parents share story of son's heroin deathLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Heroin use continues to skyrocket. The National Institu
Parents share story of son's heroin death
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 28 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Heroin use continues to skyrocket. The National Institute on Drug Abuse said the greatest rise is among people between ages 18 to 25. A Louisville family sat down with WAVE 3 News to share words of caution. Their son Sean... Read more
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