British fast-food shop owner sentenced to prison for enslaving homeless drug users
British fast-food shop owner sentenced to prison for enslaving homeless drug users
Jun 22, 2018

A 46-year-old owner of fast-food shops in England’s Northumberland County has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for enslaving homeless drug users. Harjit Bariana was found guilty of forcing men addicted to alcohol and drugs to a life of bonded labor. According to police reports, Bariana extracted up to 13 hours of hard work

Canada legalizes marijuana; may influence US drug policy
Canada legalizes marijuana; may influence US drug policy
Jun 21, 2018

Canada became the first wealthy country across the globe to legalize the drug completely after the Canadian Senate approved Bill C-45, commonly termed as the Cannabis Act, on June 19, 2018. The legislation, already approved by the House of Commons, directs the state to provide legal access to marijuana, and to regulate and control production,

White House launches campaign to combat opioid abuse
White House launches campaign to combat opioid abuse
Jun 14, 2018

A lot has been said and done about the need for spreading awareness about the dangers associated with opioid abuse and the ways it can affect one’s health. With an eye on combating the opioid epidemic, America’s largest non-profit public health organization ‘Truth Initiative’ recently launched its latest campaign titled “The Truth About Opioids” in

Parents in Missouri can hire sniffer dogs to find hidden drugs at home
Parents in Missouri can hire sniffer dogs to find hidden drugs at home
Jun 06, 2018

It’s common to see law enforcement officers using sniffer dogs to bust drug rackets. Now, worried parents and school heads in Missouri can also use trained canines to find out if their young children are doing drugs. A company in the state rents out sniffer dogs by the hour to families, schools, and offices at

Harvard honors Charleston woman for her research on opioid epidemic in West Virginia
Harvard honors Charleston woman for her research on opioid epidemic in West Virginia
Jun 06, 2018

The United States’ worsening opioid crisis is a major concern for the authorities and experts. In spite of the authorities making every possible effort to curb the menace, they remain too far from the desired success, as drug overdose deaths continue to rise. While a lot of effort goes into checking drug offenses and preventing

Mental health specialists and police come together to help those in need
Mental health specialists and police come together to help those in need
May 30, 2018

Considering the fact that the police department in the United States receives calls from people not only for solving crime cases, but also for dealing with crisis situations – people threatening to commit suicide, dealing with emotional distress or needing help to deal with addiction, the Yakima Police Department in Washington recently hired a mental

One-fourth of the global population suffers from some mental health issue and still the problem gets ignored, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, said recently. The words of caution came during a recently held roundtable discussion on mental well-being, which was jointly organized by the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), and charitable body Wellcome Trust in London. The all-important discussion coincided with the beginning of the observance of Mental Health Month in the United States. As per a Mental Health
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Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
Rapper Macklemore on using drugs to cope with fame and discovering inner peace
May 21, 2018
A life that is constantly on display, and exposed to unceasing public judgment and round-the-clock media attention can sometimes become too much too handle. Fame may bring with it money, status, power
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
Cheyenne Jackson celebrates 5 years of sobriety
May 18, 2018
Being famous definitely has advantages, but it also comes with certain drawbacks. Behind all the glitz and glamor that a celebrity life may bring, celebs are just like normal people who may also strug
Comedian Mike King on growing up with self-esteem issues and drug and alcohol addiction
Comedian Mike King on growing up with self-esteem issues and drug and alcohol addiction
May 08, 2018
Considered to be one of the toughest performing arts, comedy doesn’t come easy to people. A comedian is always under duress to perform and enthrall the audience. The constant pressure to be on the t