GAO report doubts federal government efforts to thwart fentanyl-related deaths
GAO report doubts federal government efforts to thwart fentanyl-related deaths
Apr 24, 2018

In order to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, the federal government in the United States has been employing various strategies like partnering with international governments and domestic agencies to limit the manufacturing of illicit drugs. However, despite such relentless efforts, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) casts doubts on the results. The

Provo man in Utah ‘vomits’ 33 heroin bindles in bathroom
Provo man in Utah ‘vomits’ 33 heroin bindles in bathroom
Apr 23, 2018

The Provo Police Department were in for a surprise on Saturday after they arrested a man who threw up nearly three dozen bindles/small envelopes of heroin. As per the police records, just before 11:00 p.m. local time on April 21, 2018, the Department received a complaint of a man smoking heroin at the 930 South

Drug-related deaths lead to 24-fold increase in availability of organs for transplant, says study
Drug-related deaths lead to 24-fold increase in availability of organs for transplant, says study
Apr 19, 2018

The increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States is contributing to the steady supply of organs for transplant that otherwise keep transplant patients waiting for one. According to a recent research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in April 2018, drug-related deaths, for whatever reason—be it not seeking help from a drug

Billionaire Matthew Mellon dies while trying controversial opioid addiction treatment
Billionaire Matthew Mellon dies while trying controversial opioid addiction treatment
Apr 19, 2018

Many people reach out to credible addiction treatment facilities in the United States for attaining sobriety; however, there are others who prefer the Ibogaine treatment in Mexico. And Matthew Mellon, a banking heir and a cryptocurrency big shot chose the second method for his addiction treatment, but lost his life in the process. Mellon died

Wisconsin Governor signs 2 bills into law to combat opioid crisis
Wisconsin Governor signs 2 bills into law to combat opioid crisis
Apr 12, 2018

In a bid to further the HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education) agenda, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on April 9, 2018, signed two more bills into law – Assembly Bills 906 and 907. The new law is aimed at curbing the soaring rates of drug addiction in the state. The first bill calls for the

Rhode Island saw fewer drug overdose deaths in 2017, say health officials
Rhode Island saw fewer drug overdose deaths in 2017, say health officials
Apr 09, 2018

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s measures to deal with the opioid crisis in the state have started showing positive results as the state witnessed a 4 percent decline in the number of accidental drug overdose fatalities in 2017. According to state health officials, 323 deaths were reported last year as against 336 in 2016. Health

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World’s fittest vegan and podcast host Rich Roll shares his story of recovery from alcoholism
World’s fittest vegan and podcast host Rich Roll shares his story of recovery from alcoholism
Apr 16, 2018
Bestselling author, podcast host, world’s fittest vegan and an ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll’s journey of health and wellness hasn’t been an easy one. With over 140,000 followers on Instagr
Catelynn Lowell proud of 5-month long sobriety
Catelynn Lowell proud of 5-month long sobriety
Apr 13, 2018
Teen Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell has been quite vocal about her struggles with addiction and mental health. While many critics tried to label her an “addict” and stigmatize her mental state, she h
Crush the Epidemic founder Nick Morgan shares his story about conquering addiction
Crush the Epidemic founder Nick Morgan shares his story about conquering addiction
Apr 02, 2018
Addiction is devastating, and overcoming it needs a lot of grit and determination. In addition to this, sharing one’s story with the world without fearing for the consequences is an act of immense c