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Study finds link between opioid addiction and criminal justice system

07-12   Study finds link between opioid addiction and criminal justice system

Over 50 percent of Americans who suffer from an opioid or heroin use disorder have also had contact with the criminal justice system, A according to a recent study published in the JAMA Network Open. Tyler Winkelman, M.D., M.Sc. of Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, and one of the co-authors of the study, observed that an […]


Harms of inhalant abuse: It may even cause death

06-26   Harms of inhalant abuse: It may even cause death

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Human beings abuse various substances just to get high. Same way, there are some toxic chemicals that give a high on inhaling. These substances are commonly referred to as inhalants. Abuse of such substances, like glue, spray paint, nail polish remover, Freon (used in refrigerator and air conditioner) and aerosol is quite common. Moreover, these […]


‘John F Kennedy was a regular meth user’

06-18   ‘John F Kennedy was a regular meth user’

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John F. Kennedy had an addiction to methamphetamine which was injected into his throat by a German doctor, according to a report published online by news.com.au. Kennedy, who had a chronic back problem and Addison’s disease, would take crystal meth to deal with the crippling illnesses. According to the report, the former United States president […]


California is paying for users to test their drugs for fentanyl

06-06   California is paying for users to test their drugs for fentanyl

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With fentanyl-related deaths on the rise in California – estimates indicate they have nearly trebled between 2016 and 2017 – officials have come up with a novel idea to ensure the drug users’ safety. California’s public health department is now paying for users to test their drugs for fentanyl. The program began in May 2017, […]


NFL legend Brett Favre reveals how it feels to live with addiction

05-28   NFL legend Brett Favre reveals how it feels to live with addiction

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Drug addiction has affected innumerable lives in the United States, be it celebrities or commoners. Recently, former American footballer Brett Lorenzo Favre confessed to having been admitted thrice to addiction treatment rehab to get rid of his dependence on alcohol and prescription drugs. Favre’s drinking problem and addiction to pain reliever Vicodin had landed him […]


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