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Russell Brand Celebrates 16 Years in Recovery

Life is way too short to stay stuck in an Eeyore like prose for the remainder of your days. What little bit of it we have should be enjoyed with love, fun, and laughter. Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy one can find. Laughter soothes the soul. It builds relationships. …

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President Trump and His Opioid Epidemic

“Together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in American,” Trump declared as he sat down to sign a new piece of legislation this previous Wednesday. ‘The Support for Patients and Community Act’ as it was written, is the newest master plan against the infamous opioid pandemic festering in the wounds of …

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Drug Lobbyists Fund America’s Addiction

America, land of the free and home of the brave. A country founded on July 4th, 1776. The United States is a remarkable nation built on patriotism, freedom, and dreams. However, somewhere along the course we lost touch with what is believed to be adequate healthcare. A land with so much promise, but struggling to …

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Addiction Treatment Advocates Fight For Funding Amid Florida House Of Representatives Cuts

Addiction Treatment Advocates Fight For Funding Amid Florida House Of Representatives Cuts Medical professionals and law enforcement officials today urged the Florida House of Representatives to restore funding for opioid addiction treatment. The current House budget cuts funding for 52 community providers, 45 programs through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) program, and ten …

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Former Child Star Blake Heron Died Of Combined Drug Intoxication, Fentanyl

Former Child Star Blake Heron Died Of Combined Drug Intoxication, Fentanyl According to a recently revealed death certificate, former child star, Blake Heron, 35, died of an accidental drug overdose caused by the effects combined drug intoxication, including fentanyl. In September, the actor’s significant other discovered him deceased in his L.A. area home. Heron was …

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Tampa Bay Agencies Combine Forces To Dismantle Major Heroin Trafficking Ring

Tampa Bay Agencies Combine Forces To Dismantle Major Heroin Trafficking Ring Several years ago, the Tampa Police Department began an intensive effort to target local gangs believed to be involved in heroin trafficking. By 2015, the Department had combined forces with the FBI’s Tampa Field Office on the Bureau’s Tampa Bay Safe Streets Task Force …

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College Student Invents Date Rape Drug Detector In The Form Of A Napkin

College Student Invents Date Rape Drug Detector In The Form Of A Napkin Danya Sherman is just a junior at George Washington University, but she’s already invented a date rape drug detector. It’s called the KnoNap, and it looks like a regular napkin, except the edges are lined with chemicals that can detect dozens of …

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7 Arrested In U.S. & Italy For Pill Mill Scheme in Florida, Tennessee That Took 700 Lives

7 Arrested In U.S. & Italy For Pill Mill Scheme in Florida, Tennessee That Took 700 Lives Federal prosecutors recently announced that five U.S. residents and two people from Italy had been charged in a “pill mill” drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Tennessee and Florida, an action that led to hundreds of overdose …

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DEA, FBI To Crackdown On Opioid Prescribers and Online Pharmacy Sites

DEA, FBI To Crackdown On Opioid Prescribers and Online Pharmacy Sites According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in the next few weeks, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will bolster investigations of doctors and pharmacies found to be prescribing or filling suspicious amounts of opioids. The FBI will also be targeting illegal online pharmacy sites on …

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Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose Including Fentanyl, Says Medical Examiner

Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose Including Fentanyl, Says Medical Examiner Last week the Los Angeles County medical examiner announced that singer-songwriter Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose, stating that opioids such as fentanyl and oxycodone had been identified in his system, as well as benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax.) Sadly, Petty, …

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