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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

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

Change agent: Year after husband’s death, Vicky Cornell helps others rid of drugs
Change agent: Year after husband’s death, Vicky Cornell helps others rid of drugs
May 02, 2018

She’s going to change the world But she can’t change me No she can’t change me These lines from the popular 1999 number “Can’t change me” aptly describes the life of its singer, late Chris Cornell. The world knows how he struggled with his substance use disorder, which ultimately drove him to take the extreme

After losing 2 sons in a night to drug overdose, mother takes fight against opioids head-on
After losing 2 sons in a night to drug overdose, mother takes fight against opioids head-on
May 02, 2018

A mother of four sons lost two of them to the opioid menace when they inadvertently overdosed on hydrocodone and alcohol passed on to them by other teenagers at a graduation party. The day was June 14, 2015, when the Indiana mother, Becky Savage, found that her sons Nick Savage and Jack Savage had succumbed

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

Boston Medical Center offering cooking class for people in recovery
Boston Medical Center offering cooking class for people in recovery
Apr 03, 2018

An overwhelmingly large number of Americans are engaged in abusing drugs like opioids, tranquilizers, stimulants, and controlled substances like cocaine. As a result, fatal cases of drug overdose have witnessed a dramatic increase in recent years across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdoses claimed lives of

Cannabis legalization in Canada: Nova Scotia doctors come up with suggestions to keep everyone safe
Cannabis legalization in Canada: Nova Scotia doctors come up with suggestions to keep everyone safe
Mar 30, 2018

With the Canada Government planning to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, doctors from an association in Nova Scotia have put forward their recommendations for the government to help minimize the harm related to marijuana use. Dr. Tim Holland, chairman of the association’s policy and health issues committee, cited the importance of being careful of