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Fashion Week brings an onslaught of hideous ‘clothes’
New York Fashion Week is a place where designers can push the limits, but these looks have gone overboard. Here are some of the designs that looked like they belong in “Mad Max” instead of on the runway.
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College, health center partnership targets opioid crisis
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new program at New England College is aimed at boosting New Hampshire's mental health workforce and addressing its growing substance abuse crisis. The revamped master's degree counseling program includes partnerships with four of the state's 10 community mental health centers in Derry, Concord, Manchester and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Massachusetts Addiction Manchester New Hampshire Interstate 93 United States New England College New England
DEA launches Lowcountry effort to fight painkiller abuse
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration is launching an effort in the Lowcountry to combat painkiller and heroin abuse and deaths. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2cmcpOf ) the program called Wake Up will enlist the help of everyone from law enforcement and religious leaders to ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Heroin Opioid Drug addiction Drug Enforcement Administration Morphine Methadone Medical prescription Addiction
Job opening: Cat band tour assistant
Craigslist is famous for being full of bizarre job postings, but this “cat show tour assistant” position is probably the most unexpected of them all. Mostly because it’s a real job for an actual touring cat show, meaning you can make a career out of being a show business cat’s assistant.
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Smoking and drinking rates among U.S. teenagers fall to new lows
WASHINGTON — Smoking and drinking among teenagers fell to new lows in 2015, new federal data show, as young Americans continued to shift away from the habits of their parents.
4 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Barack Obama Heroin Drug addiction United States Addiction Pharmacology Drugs Adolescence
These busty mannequins are a dead man’s legacy
Everybody has at least one weird hobby, and for Mike Martin, that was collecting and restoring busty mannequins. He died recently, so now his collection is up for sale. Here’s hoping somebody else has the same hobby.
99 points by New York Post | New York Post Interrogation Problem gambling App Store Shih Tzu Google Addiction IPhone OS
Carfentanil's new wave of drug overdoses: Editorial Board Roundtable
What should Ohio, Cuyahoga County -- and the nation -- do to address carfentanil, the newest wrinkle in the heroin scourge, asks the Editorial Board Roundtable. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson calls it a "clear and present danger." The Washington Post, casting Ohio as ground zero for the drug in the United States, says a tiny dose a fraction of the weight of a paper clip could send 500 people to the morgue. It's been showing up in Columbus, Cincinnati and maybe Akron. And unlike heroin, it is so lethal -- 10,000 times more potent than morphine -- that the naloxone antidotes used to save lives in heroin overdoses may not work. It is carfentanil, a drug developed in the 1970s as an animal tranquilizer. Read more on carfentanil and its local dangers But now, manufactured in China and Mexico, it's showing up, along with fentanyl, in lethal admixtures with heroin for human use. Carfentanil has been moving north up the interstates, and The New York Times recently reported more than 200 overdoses in the last two weeks in and around Cincinnati, three of them fatal. A Columbus man was indicted for murder in July after allegedly mixing the elephant tranquilizer into a batch of heroin he sold, causing ten overdoses and one death. The Washington Post reports that Franklin County prosecutors were surprised when the heroin was analyzed to find carfentanil in it. Akron officials have tentatively attributed a spike of 236 overdoses in three weeks in July to the drug, the Akron Beacon Journal reports, although toxicology on the victims was not conclusive. The danger has led Attorney General Mike DeWine to ask police to stop field-testing these drugs given their lack of experience in testing for the substance, according to the Post. Cleveland.com's Evan MacDonald reports that in Cuyahoga County -- which had already recorded about 300 heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths this year, far above 2015's overall 228 deaths -- medical examiner Gilson last month issued his urgent public health warning about carfentanil. Naloxone may work to counteract its effects but might require many times the usual dosage.  What should Ohio and Cuyahoga County -- and the nation -- do to address this newest wrinkle in the heroin scourge?  In July, the editorial board polled leading experts in Ohio on the killer opioid epidemic. Read one of their prescriptions via the extended link below: From a judge who sees the wreckage of heroin weekly Now, with the arrival of carfentanil, our editorial board roundtable weighs with some of our individual thoughts, and we seek your input in the comments that follow. Sharon Broussard, chief editorial writer, cleveland.com: Heroin addiction is deadly and adding animal tranquilizers to the mix makes it a bigger killer. Folks selling this poison need to be severely punished to warn others, but the real problem is that there is a growing number of heroin addicts seeking ever bigger highs. Ohio needs to do a better job promoting drug prevention and treatment. More beds are needed and more evidenced-based medical treatments -- not just Narcotics Anonymous -- that help people get off and stay off these toxic drugs. Kevin O'Brien, deputy editorial page editor, The Plain Dealer: Step One is something every person can do all by himself or herself: Don't take illegal drugs or associate with people who do. As for Step Two, that murder indictment in Columbus seems perfectly appropriate, although we're dealing with stupid, reckless people here, so the deterrent effect would be minimal. Thomas Suddes, editorial writer: Government is responsible for our common good. That's why we formed it. The city, the county and the state need to do more to offer recovery and prevention services -- and to reiterate time and again the dangers these murderous drugs present. If we, as a people, can spend $200 million on a single warplane that may or not serve any useful purpose, we can afford to do much more to take care of people's real needs. Ted Diadiun, editorial board member:  I'm sorry, but I don't see how this is the responsibility of Cuyahoga County, Ohio or the nation. Dr. Gilson's job is to tell people how dangerous this drug is -- which he has done. The news media's job is to carry that message to the public, to make sure that as many people as possible know about it -- which we and others are doing. Beyond that, it's the responsibility of each person to not ingest the infernal stuff, or suffer the consequences. At some point it is fruitless to try to protect people from their own stupidity. Elizabeth Sullivan, opinion director, cleveland.com: If we can't get together as citizens to agree to marshal the resources and the will to address what the Cuyahoga County medical examiner correctly identifies as a "clear and present danger," what can we as Americans unite around? Yes, it is people's individual, family and community responsibility to resist the lure of drugs and to help others to resist it, but we know that the path to opioid addiction often starts with a sports injury and addiction to pain meds. In demographic terms, the victims could be any one of us or our loved ones. Read what some local experts have to say here, and then act, and demand that our elected officials act as well.
32 points by The Plain Dealer | Drug addiction Morphine Heroin Opioid Illegal drug trade Opium Addiction Drug
Murder suspect disappears from police interrogation room
The North Las Vegas Police Department released this video showing a man escaping from his handcuffs and an interrogation room. The man was a suspected murderer, and luckily was recaptured relatively quickly.
13 points by New York Post | Interrogation New York Post Problem gambling App Store Shih Tzu Google Addiction IPhone OS
A Camaro that drives upside down … wheelie!
Jeff Bloch is known for creating unique vehicles, and this upside-down Camaro racer is a crowning achievement. The functioning car was made from a 1999 Camaro and a Ford Festiva and can reach speeds of 90 mph.
34 points by New York Post | New York Post Problem gambling App Store Shih Tzu Google Addiction IPhone OS Android
FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The FBI is reaching out to high school students in Kentucky as part of the strategy to combat the state's illegal drug scourge. FBI officials said Thursday they hope to visit Kentucky high schools to show a 45-minute documentary film showcasing the ravages caused by heroin ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Drug addiction High school Drugs Federal Bureau of Investigation Illegal drug trade Drug abuse Addiction Missouri
Gambling idiot blows $1 million on lottery tickets, loses everything
Adam Osmond was a convenience store owner in Connecticut who suffered from a compulsive gambling addiction that cost him thousands of dollars each week, his business and his family. Osmond was ordered by a Connecticut court to pay the sum of lotto tickets he printed at his store, but after seven years, a second judge found...
126 points by New York Post | New York Post Problem gambling App Store Shih Tzu Google Addiction IPhone OS Lottery
Recovery Walk to encourage hope amid addiction
Amid the epidemic wreckage of drug and alcohol abuse, Bruce Kraus wants the world to know there’s life after addiction.
272 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Alcoholism Drug addiction Addiction Alcohol abuse Drug rehabilitation Twelve-step program Recovery model Pittsburgh
Medicaid drug reimbursement to put more focus on counseling
The state will change the way it reimburses medical providers for drug rehabilitation under Medicaid, the insurance program for low-income people, to encourage more counseling services for addicts and emphasize its importance as part of treatment.The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Addiction Heroin Methadone Drug addiction Opioid Government Health insurance Health economics
Taneytown woman sentenced six years for string of armed robberies
A Taneytown woman was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for her participation in a string of 2015 armed robberies. Ann Marie Knights, 22, of the unit block of Middle Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in January. Presiding Judge...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Drug addiction Robbery Theft Addiction Piracy Heroin
Ohio's heroin epidemic worsens, but Zumba is not on the treatment horizon: Phillip Morris
Many of us are acquainted with families that have been devastated by opioid addiction or currently struggle with the drug. It's a painful health spiral to watch, not knowing from one day to another whether a once vibrant person will unceremoniously appear in a newspaper obituary. With each passing month, it seems that the nation's opioid epidemic can't possibly get any worse. Then it does -- especially here in Ohio. In the past two weeks, more than 200 overdoses in the Cincinnati area alone have claimed the lives of three people. Many more users likely would have died, were it not for an unprecedented, modern medical response. EMS first responders and safety forces have battled courageously to combat the surge of overdoses and deaths that began spiking several years ago when heroin and fentanyl were mixed into a highly-toxic mixture. Now, the danger has spiked again, with no real end in sight. The New York Times reports that in Cincinnati, medical and law enforcement officials believe the recent rash of overdoses was mostly caused by a synthetic drug called carfentanil, a tranquilizer occasionally used on elephants that has no practical uses for humans. Officials now have reached out to zoos and veterinarians to help them gain a better understanding of a drug normally used in the treatment of large animals. The emerging synthetic drug potency is staggering. Fentanyl can be 50 times stronger than heroin, and carfentanil is as much as 100 times more potent than fentanyl, according to the Times report. Cincinnati-area law enforcement has become so concerned about the potency of carfentanil and other synthetic opioids that they now carry overdose-reversing naloxone spray for themselves, in case they accidentally inhale or touch the slightest amount of a suspected drug. Few of us have the luxury of ignoring the problem. It's all around us. Many of us know families that have been devastated by opioid addiction or are struggling with the drug. It's a painful health spiral to watch, not knowing from one day to another whether a once-vibrant person will unceremoniously appear in a newspaper obituary. Thirty years ago, the nation was in the throes of a crack cocaine crisis. Inner-city neighborhoods were destroyed by violence, and countless families were ripped apart, as users succumbed and dealers were rounded up and incarcerated. Countless African-American families continue to bear the crippling scars of that earlier drug epidemic, which was treated strictly as a criminal problem as opposed to a medical problem. It seems that we've learned certain important lessons. Now that the face of the current epidemic is overwhelmingly white, we've seemed to come to the understanding that a nation cannot simply arrest and incarcerate itself out of a drug problem. I consider that progress. In some ways, we seem to be evolving. Too many lives and families have been destroyed when medical challenges -- be they mental or physiological -- were treated strictly as criminal challenges. That goes to the heart of the daunting and complicated nature of the synthetic opioid rage this nation currently confronts. We're far from alone. Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected president of the Philippines, was swept into office in large part due to a horrific pledge that he would attack that country's crippling crime epidemic by killing drug dealers. A little over 60 days into his term, an estimated 1,300 to 1,900 suspected dealers or users have been killed in a violent crackdown. The bloodletting has had an immediate effect. More than 680,000 people have surrendered to the government, pledging to kick their habit and begging for help. The Philippine government's response to the massive outcry for help: It now offers Zumba and other exercise classes as treatment options. Meanwhile, the extrajudicial killing of suspected Filipino dealers and addicts continues unabated. In America, we can be encouraged and mindful that the search continues for humane treatment and prevention strategies, even as the opioid crisis rages completely out of control.
32 points by The Plain Dealer | Opioid Morphine Heroin Drug addiction Cocaine Drug Addiction Opium
Second heroin bust in as many weeks nabs six in Staten Island
Talk about bad vibrations. Six suspects tied to a Staten Island heroin ring were arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
44 points by Daily News | Drug addiction Staten Island Railway Brooklyn Drugs Staten Island Legal terms Addiction Opioid
Primary survey: Franklin Ward 3, Northfield sees three-way race for two House seats
Deborah H. Wheeler Party: Democrat Age: 72 Town of residence: Northfield Occupation: retired Incumbent? Yes. Three terms; running for my fourth.Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? Yes Providing more state money for higher education? Yes Pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? I wou...
7 points by Concord Monitor | Minimum wage New Hampshire Disability Cannabis Drug addiction Addiction Merrimack County New Hampshire Funding
Recovering drug addict turns himself into a triathlon champion
SYLVANIA, OH - Todd Crandell knows how to overcome extreme obstacles.       
428 points by USA Today | Drug addiction Addiction Triathlon Alcoholism Running Heroin Morphine Substance abuse
Patrick Kennedy testifies for Pa. drug treatment reform
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a leading advocate for mental health and addiction treatment, joined providers, families that have struggled with drug abuse, and state officials Wednesday in Philadelphia for the first of six hearings around Pennsylvania on barriers to care.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Addiction Drug addiction Insurance Kennedy family John F. Kennedy Opioid Defamation Substance abuse
India: Street kids publish newspaper to raise awareness
Balaknama newspaper, run and produced by street children in Delhi, tells stories of injustice kids suffer daily.
5419 points by Al Jazeera English | The Streets Newspaper Drug addiction Addiction Street Publication Publishing Domestic worker
Elizabeth Vargas recalls ‘terrifying’ 13-hour blackout
"It was terrifying once I started to hear the particulars," Vargas said. "I will never know who that person was that saved my life."
262 points by New York Post | Alcoholism Alcohol abuse Alcohol Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Addiction English-language films Drinking culture Drug addiction
Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis
Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland.The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Opioid Drug addiction Heroin Morphine Addiction Naloxone Bill Clinton Drug
Prescription weight-loss drug may help with opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered a prescription weight-loss medication has the potential to aid in recovery from opioid addiction.
-1 points by UPI | Opioid Drug addiction Morphine Addiction United Press International Obesity Drug Opiate
Letter: Thoughtful policies critical to pain management
Thoughtful policies critical to pain managementThis is in response to the “My Turn” headlined “Stop prescribing opioids” (Monitor Forum, March 18): According to Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “We can’t just stop treating pain. But now that we’re discerni...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Drug addiction Pain Opioid Addiction Suffering Benzodiazepine Substance abuse Morphine
Butler senior star getting guidance from ex-NBA player
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Herren is known these days for his work away from basketball, as a motivational speaker who helps those afflicted with drug abuse. A former NBA player whose career unraveled because of drugs, he has created two organizations, the Herren Project and Project Purple, to raise awareness of the dangers of substance...
-1 points by New York Post | High school North Carolina Drug addiction Addiction Cushing Academy Sophomore North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball Ashburnham Massachusetts
‘Trump Troubadour’ feels ‘betrayed’ by President’s health plan
A Trump-stumping cowboy who lost his son to heroin overdose now feels “betrayed” by the President’s health plan.
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Whoa! Sia finally removes her wig for an airport stroll
The 'Chandelier' singer always hides her face onstage.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Drug addiction Dubai Addiction Dubai World Cup Rock music Pop music Alcoholism Emirates Stadium
Alcohol-related deaths among women rising in Nevada
Data recently analyzed and reported by The Washington Post show a growing number of middle-age white women in the U.S. whose likelihood of drinking heavily is far higher than those who are black, Hispanic and Asian.
338 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Alcoholism Drug addiction Drinking culture Addiction Binge drinking Alcohol abuse Alcoholic beverage Las Vegas metropolitan area
N.H. applies for $6.2 million to fight opioid crisis
New Hampshire could be eligible for up to $6.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fight the state’s drug crisis.On Friday, state health officials submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the money, up to $3.1 million a yea...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Addiction Massachusetts New Hampshire U.S. state United States Constitution Health care Drug addiction Vermont
Number of Maryland babies born with drugs in their system growing
Amanda Ashley's baby daughter trembled uncontrollably. Her scream rang through the intensive care unit — high-pitched and shrill. She was so agitated no amount of rocking or cuddling could soothe her. Her baby was suffering from symptoms of heroin and buprenorphine withdrawal, and Ashley — who...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Drug addiction Heroin Addiction Opioid Morphine Intensive care medicine Withdrawal Infant
Needle exchange bills make way through Legislature
Epidemiologist Robin Pollini researches infectious disease resulting from IV drug use, everywhere from California and Tijuana, Mexico, to Massachusetts, Maryland and New Hampshire’s Strafford County. In her 17 years on the job, she hasn’t seen a place suffering as badly as New Hampshire, except for...
53 points by Concord Monitor | Heroin Morphine Drug injection Drug addiction Drug New Hampshire Addiction Infectious disease
House panel advances bill to combat drug addiction
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House committee has advanced a bill to combat Kentucky's drug-addiction problems by taking aim at drug dealers and the overprescribing of painkillers. The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday after winning an endorsement from Gov. Matt Bevin. The governor said no amount of ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Heroin Drug addiction Morphine Addiction United States House Committee on the Judiciary Opioid Substance abuse Kentucky
N.J. limits opioid prescriptions, requires insurers to cover drug treatment
The law limits doctors to prescribing no more than five days of opioids, with exceptions for cancer and hospice patients. The restriction is "the country's strongest maximum limit," Gov. Christie said.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Drug addiction Addiction Opioid Morphine Heroin Codeine Substance abuse Drug
Insurance Department late on report of substance abuse coverage
The state Insurance Department is five months late releasing a much-anticipated review of whether carriers in New Hampshire are properly covering substance abuse services.The report was sought by advocates and lawmakers more than a year ago when some people in recovery complained that insurance carr...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Insurance Denial Drug addiction 2015 2016 Medicaid New Hampshire Addiction
California state senator proposes banning prescriptions of powerful painkiller oxycodone for those under 21
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 1:01 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
34 points by Los Angeles Times | Drug addiction Heroin Addiction Morphine California Drug Substance abuse Illegal drug trade
Cost of overdose drug could hamper access in Maryland and elsewhere
The price of a drug that has saved the lives of more than 800 people overdosing on heroin or other opioids in Baltimore is rising rapidly. The antidote known as naloxone revives addicts after they've stopped breathing, with either a simple spray in their nose or an injection. The use of naloxone...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Heroin Opioid Morphine Drug addiction Addiction Codeine Cocaine Drug
Battle against heroin moves to the obituary pages
DAGSBORO, Del. (AP) - Sarah Wood, 19, died on her bedroom floor of an apparent heroin overdose days before Christmas 2016. The Indian River graduate wasn't a problem child, according to her mother, Margret Wood. She wasn't in and out of rehabs, she never had a run-in with the law. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Drug addiction Heroin Drug overdose Morphine Addiction Naloxone Benzodiazepine overdose Opioid
Ohio schools should report drug prevention efforts to state, Attorney General Mike DeWine says
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday there's no way to know what schools are teaching about opioid and drug abuse prevention. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio schools are required by law to teach students about the dangers of drug abuse, but there's no way of knowing exactly what they teach. A panel of lawmakers and behavioral health officials want schools to report that information to the Ohio Department of Education. The recommendation is one of 15 to improve drug use prevention education made in a report released Friday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education was formed last August to study how schools are teaching drug use prevention and recommend best practices as the state battles the heroin and opioid epidemic. But the panel was unable to gauge opioid abuse prevention efforts statewide. The state doesn't mandate a curriculum, and many schools did not respond to a survey asking what they do. DeWine said during a Friday press conference that schools should have to report what curricula they're using in which grades. DeWine said some schools have established solid drug prevention programs, but there's no consistence statewide. "Unless we educate our kids about the dangers of substance abuse, we'll have a generation who sees drug use as a normal activity," DeWine said. Ohio law requires schools to teach about "the harmful effects of and legal restrictions against the use of drugs of abuse, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco." But the state board of education is not allowed to set statewide health standards without the approval of the Ohio General Assembly. The report released Friday: Offers schools suggestions for choosing and implementing a research-based curriculum. Recommends against using one-time assemblies, mock crashes and other scare tactics, as research shows they don't work. Suggests schools help students build self-confidence and other skills that will help them make positive decisions. Teach opioid abuse education to Ohio college and university students studying to become teachers. Gov. John Kasich already included the teacher education recommendation in his state budget plan. Mobile readers, click here to read the report. // DV.load("https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3458615-Ohio-Joint-Study-Committee-on-Drug-Use.js", { width: 600, height: 800, sidebar: false, text: false, container: "#DV-viewer-3458615-Ohio-Joint-Study-Committee-on-Drug-Use" }); // ]]>
103 points by The Plain Dealer | Drug addiction Education Addiction School Drug abuse Benzodiazepine Substance abuse Teacher
Assembly voting session canceled because of snow storm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Assembly session has been canceled because of the snow storm. The Assembly was scheduled to meet on Thursday for votes on some several dozen bills. Among them was legislation sought by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to require state-regulated insurers to carry coverage for inpatient ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Drug addiction United States Trenton New Jersey State New York City Addiction Kentucky
Baltimore offers drug users, prostitutes treatment rather than jail time
Minor drug offenders and sex workers in Baltimore may soon have a choice between enrolling in a treatment program or spending time behind bars, as part of a joint pilot scheme between the city's police department and a mental health organization. Read Full Article at RT.com
839 points by Russia Today | Prison Criminal justice Police Drug addiction Addiction Substance abuse Crime Heroin
For small-town Tennessee judge, opioid crisis is personal
Judge has observed the arc of the opioid crisis firsthand in rural northeast Tennessee.       
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In hell: The fight to save one addict
Can a wide net of services and the love of her father rescue an 18-year-old heroin addict?       
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Henderson police detail drug allegations against psychologist charged in wife’s murder
Boulder City psychologist Gregory “Brent” Dennis, an admitted drug abuser, regularly obtained prescription painkillers from his own patients in the months before and after his wife’s 2015 death, a police report alleges.
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Officials announce near-record drug bust

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Drug addiction Heroin Morphine Addiction Cocaine Opioid Drug Enforcement Administration Drug
Drug courts in McHenry, Cook counties receive federal grants
CHICAGO (AP) - Drug courts in two Illinois counties have been chosen to receive federal funding for expansion. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced the grants Friday. The money will help the special courts take on more cases of people involved in the criminal justice system who ...
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Marion Barry, son of infamous D.C. mayor, died of a PCP overdose
Marion Christopher Barry, known as Christopher, died in August at age 36.
142 points by Daily News | Drug addiction Crack cocaine Marion Barry Drug overdose Cocaine Addiction Phencyclidine Insufflation
N.H. joins multi-state lawsuit against maker of addiction treatment drug Suboxone
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has joined 41 other state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction.The antitrust lawsuit accuses Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, now known as Indivior, of conspiring with an...
5 points by Concord Monitor | Heroin Addiction Drug addiction Opioid Morphine Naloxone U.S. state Drug
Capuchin Soup Kitchen robbed again
Glass was smashed as thieves gained entry to On The Rise Bakery Cafe around 4:45 a.m. at 8900 Gratiot, police said        
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Brooke Mueller remains hospitalized, may have relapsed: report
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller remains hospitalized after sparking police search by running off with the couple's 7-year-old twins.
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Surgeon General report calls fore more resources for substance misuse treatment, prevention
U.S. Surgeon General’s report on addiction calls for an end to stigma 
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