1 in 5 Americans knows someone addicted to opioids, says survey
1 in 5 Americans knows someone addicted to opioids, says survey
May 24, 2018

A common perception people tend to harbor about factors pushing individuals toward opioid addiction is the despondency and helplessness stemming from poor economic condition. Taking this forward, many in the United States also live with the idea that economic scenario of people is an important contributor to the ever worsening opioid epidemic. However, the recently

Massachusetts police seize over 30,000 heroin bags, arrest 4 people
Massachusetts police seize over 30,000 heroin bags, arrest 4 people
May 24, 2018

In a major drug bust, Massachusetts State Police (MSP) seized over 30,000 bags of heroin in Hampden County on May 22, 2018, and arrested four individuals on drug trafficking charges. According to the Hampden District attorney’s office, the authorities became alert after receiving a tip-off about a huge consignment of drugs entering the area. They

Stop arresting people for smoking marijuana in public, says NYC Mayor de Blasio
Stop arresting people for smoking marijuana in public, says NYC Mayor de Blasio
May 23, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop arresting people found smoking marijuana in public. Speaking at a conference at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, D.C., he said that the police should issue summons to those caught smoking marijuana instead of arresting them,

30 California counties file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors
30 California counties file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors
May 11, 2018

Any conversation regarding the opioid epidemic is incomplete without the involvement of drug manufacturers and distributors. The large-scale movement of suing pharmaceutical companies by various states has spread to California as well. Some 30 California counties, representing nearly 10.5 million people, have filed a lawsuit against 12 major pharmaceutical corporations, holding them responsible for contributing

National Prevention Week: Carroll County addresses substance abuse through ‘Dear Future Me’ campaign
National Prevention Week: Carroll County addresses substance abuse through ‘Dear Future Me’ campaign
May 15, 2018

Video “Dear Future Me” by the Manchester Valley girls basketball team is expected to serve as an inspiration for the youth, teens and other athletes to stay away from harmful substances, says team coach Heather DeWees. She reiterated that there is life beyond drugs and alcohol, and one can succeed in life without depending on

Swedish fitness model Jelly Devote on life after giving up alcohol
Swedish fitness model Jelly Devote on life after giving up alcohol
May 10, 2018

At around 20 years of age, Instagram star Jelly Devote probably weighed around 75 kg, had an unhealthy lifestyle, was a heavy drinker and hated herself. Seven years later, Devote is a transformed woman – she has given up processed foods and parties, shed weight and exercised her way to a better self. From drinking

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