• My Friend Hates Alcoholics (And I’m in Recovery)

    I could barely eat my dinner, listening to Mike discuss his "hatred for alcoholics."

    I could barely eat my dinner, listening to Mike discuss his "hatred for alcoholics."

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    “All alcoholics are sociopaths,” Mike said. He was new in the neighborhood. He’d just gotten out of a bad marriage to a woman with a serious drinking problem…and just polished off his second glass of wine. As Mike went on a rant about his hatred of alcoholics – or his preferred term “drunks” – I […]

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  • Busted: More Online Pharmacies Shut Down By the FDA

    Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

    Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

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    “Consumers go to these websites believing that they are buying safe and effective medications, but they are being deceived and put at risk by individuals who put financial gains above patient safety.” ~ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Gottlieb is referring to the hundreds of “rogue pharmacy” sites currently in operation. These sites pose as legitimate […]

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  • 7 Addiction Facts a Lot of People Don’t Understand

    If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

    If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

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    Substance abuse. Recovery. Relapse. We’ve all heard these terms, but sometimes it’s hard to understand the facts behind them…unless you’ve walked a mile in those shoes. Riddled with misunderstandings and myths, chemical dependency remains a mystery to many people. Addiction does significant damage to a person’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, not to […]

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  • Heroin(e): Tales From the Overdose Capital of America

    The Netflix documentary follows three women in WV, fighting against the opiate epidemic.

    The Netflix documentary follows three women in WV, fighting against the opiate epidemic.

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    I recently watched the Netflix documentary, Heroin(e). Based in the overdose capital of America, the program follows the professional lives of three incredible women – a fire chief, a judge, and a street missionary – in pursuit of saving lives in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. Documenting Tragedy in the Mountain State Heroin(e) […]

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  • The DEA Wants Its Own Team of Drug-Busting Attorneys

    The DEA wants to bring on a team of lawyers who exclusively prosecute drug crimes.

    The DEA wants to bring on a team of lawyers who exclusively prosecute drug crimes.

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    “We’re losing 90 people a day to opioids and about 140 a day to drugs altogether. It’s pretty clear we’ve got to use the tools we have at our disposal to attack this. We’ve got to hold accountable the people who are facilitating addiction and heartache.” With this call to action, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne […]

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Busted: More Online Pharmacies Shut Down By the FDA

Operation Pangea X successfully shut down a massive number of online pharmacies.

“Consumers go to these websites believing that they are buying safe and effective medications, but they are being deceived and put at risk by individuals who put financial gains above patient safety.” ~ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Gottlieb is referring to the hundreds of “rogue pharmacy” sites currently in operation. These sites pose as legitimate […]

7 Addiction Facts a Lot of People Don’t Understand

If you've never struggled with addiction, it can be hard to understand these seven issues.

Substance abuse. Recovery. Relapse. We’ve all heard these terms, but sometimes it’s hard to understand the facts behind them…unless you’ve walked a mile in those shoes. Riddled with misunderstandings and myths, chemical dependency remains a mystery to many people. Addiction does significant damage to a person’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, not to […]

Heroin(e): Tales From the Overdose Capital of America

The Netflix documentary follows three women in WV, fighting against the opiate epidemic.

I recently watched the Netflix documentary, Heroin(e). Based in the overdose capital of America, the program follows the professional lives of three incredible women – a fire chief, a judge, and a street missionary – in pursuit of saving lives in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. Documenting Tragedy in the Mountain State Heroin(e) […]

The DEA Wants Its Own Team of Drug-Busting Attorneys

The DEA wants to bring on a team of lawyers who exclusively prosecute drug crimes.

“We’re losing 90 people a day to opioids and about 140 a day to drugs altogether. It’s pretty clear we’ve got to use the tools we have at our disposal to attack this. We’ve got to hold accountable the people who are facilitating addiction and heartache.” With this call to action, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne […]

Cherokee Nation Files Multi-Billion-Dollar Opioid Lawsuit

The Cherokee filed its suit against pharmacies and distributors in tribal court.

Oklahoma is home to 177,000 Cherokee tribal members. It’s also home to one of the highest rates of opioid abuse in the nation…and the Cherokee are among those suffering the most. Alarming statistics reveal just how bad things have gotten for tribal members: Native Americans surpass all other racial and ethnic groups in the rate […]

CVS Sets New Limit on Opioid Prescriptions

CVS will no longer dispense more than one week of painkillers to customers.

Leftovers. When we’re talking about pizza or pasta, they’re great. When it comes to prescriptions, they can be deadly. Did you know millions of extra prescription pain pills are left lying around every year? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tracked just one type of procedure – wisdom tooth removal – and prescription painkiller usage […]

Does Data Show Supervised Injection Sites Save Lives?

What impact do supervised injection sites have on society and the drug epidemic?

A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported on a group of opioid activists “going rogue” to prove safe injection sites save lives. One of these injection sites was independently observed by UC San Diego medical sociologist Peter Davidson and RTI International epidemiologist Alex Kral. Their findings were later published in The American Journal of Preventative […]

Should Midwives Be Able to Prescribe Suboxone?

A newly proposed law would allow midwives and other practitioners to prescribe Suboxone.

Over 13,000. That’s the number of infants delivered in the U.S. each year with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). It’s caused by the use of prescription pain medications or other opioids, like heroin, while pregnant. Babies with this medical condition are born dependent on opiates. The severity of each case is determined by the amount and […]

AG Sessions: Creating a Culture Hostile on Drug Abuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to crack down on healthcare fraud and opiate scams.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this month that the U.S. Justice Department will be focusing on “healthcare fraud and opioid scams” by implementing a pilot program which would send federal prosecutors across cities most affected by addiction and overdoses. Further, he and President Trump spoke about reviving the “Just Say No” campaign, a strategy […]

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