Pittsfield police bust prostitution ring that exploited drug dependent women
Pittsfield police bust prostitution ring that exploited drug dependent women
Nov 24, 2017

Following a thorough investigation into human trafficking cases in Pittsfield, Massachusetts police on Nov. 21, 2017 arrested two men for their alleged involvement in a prostitution racket being operated out of an apartment in a senior living facility in the city. The police said both the accused – 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert of Pittsfield and

Nevada doctor gets 10-year jail for running pain pill business
Nevada doctor gets 10-year jail for running pain pill business
Nov 21, 2017

A Nevada doctor was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and unlawful distribution of controlled substances. On Nov. 20, 2017, Dr. Robert Rand (54), was charged with prescribing rapidly escalating doses of OxyContin and other narcotics to his patients without an adequate medical examination or documenting the need for such an

Youth mental health declining, says MHA report
Youth mental health declining, says MHA report
Nov 24, 2017

Mental health problems are an undeniable reality in the United States. According to the 2018 Mental Health America (MHA) report, Americans are incapable of creating moments of joy, which, in turn, has multiplied their frustration, disappointments and stress levels. In the MHA report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the

California’s new regulations say no to drones and yes to huge farms
California’s new regulations say no to drones and yes to huge farms
Nov 22, 2017

California’s new pot laws, effective from January 2018, gives impetus to reefer farms to thrive in Mendocino and Monterey Counties. Earlier, the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) had proposed a one-acre cap due to the environmental impact. It is a contentious issue, which would have helped small businesses flourish in the Salinas Valley

Tales of addiction and recovery shared at high school meet attended by Sen. Sanders
Tales of addiction and recovery shared at high school meet attended by Sen. Sanders
Nov 22, 2017

This assembly at the Burlington High School, attended and led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, was different from the regular ones. It had gripping tales of opioid addiction, recovery, victory and tragedy, turning it into an emotionally charged event. Those present in the assembly grew poignant, as many lecturers recollected their respective struggles with addiction and

Pain management expert devises novel ways of treating chronic pain without opioids
Pain management expert devises novel ways of treating chronic pain without opioids
Nov 13, 2017

The United State is in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis that claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016, with fentanyl and its analogs causing 20,000 overdose deaths. Despite a number of steps being taken by the government to control the situation, opioids prescribed to patients for chronic pain seem to drive the entire

With drug overdose deaths seeing a sharp increase of over 22 percent in 2016, the state of opioid epidemic of the United States continues to exacerbate. As per a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimate, drug overdose claimed 64,070 lives last year as compared to 52,404 in 2015. And this time, the main culprit was strong synthetic opioid fentanyl and its analogs. The grave situation has compelled the authorities to take note of this national emergency and act rather proactively. Shedding light on these numbers while addressing media
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Ex-WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn opens up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction
Ex-WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn opens up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction
Nov 14, 2017
“You can have the world at your fingertips but end up destroying yourself if you're not careful.” Many celebrities are gradually opening up about their struggles with drug or alcohol addiction,
This is how Aussie designer won over her drinking problem
This is how Aussie designer won over her drinking problem
Nov 13, 2017
It’s going to be a year since Sarah-Jane Clarke, the co-founder of the Australian women’s fashion label Sass & Bide, has had alcohol. The famous fashion designer gave up alcohol after realizin
NFL player Josh Gordon admits to ‘ritual’ of drug and alcohol use before each game
NFL player Josh Gordon admits to ‘ritual’ of drug and alcohol use before each game
Nov 08, 2017
Addiction has destroyed many careers in the world of sports, sending a number of promising sportspersons into oblivion. But not all. There are also those who put up a strong fight to their urges and s