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Step by step to sobriety: Addicts find freedom and family through a housing program - Las Vegas Sun

16 hours 21 min ago

Step by step to sobriety: Addicts find freedom and family through a housing program
Las Vegas Sun
Former U.S. Marine Keith Hinchen spent seven years homeless on the Las Vegas streets, as his addiction to crack cocaine consumed everything in his life — his success, his children and his pride. On Nov. 29, Hinchen stood in front of a small crowd as a ...

Fourth person in a week has died from apparent fentanyl overdose in Peoria - Peoria Journal Star

Sat, 2017-12-09 14:36

Fourth person in a week has died from apparent fentanyl overdose in Peoria
Peoria Journal Star
PEORIA — Another day in Peoria, another overdose death, purportedly from what police are calling a “game-changer drug.” Officials with the Peoria Police Department aren't saying methoxyacetyl fentanyl led to the death of a 37-year-old man Thursday ...
Fentanyl, cocaine combinations also seen in SpringfieldThe State Journal-Register
Police Warn Of Fentanyl 'Game Changer' Laced In Cocaine And HeroinThe Daily Caller

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Another person appears to have died from a fentanyl overdose in Peoria - Peoria Journal Star

Fri, 2017-12-08 19:12

Another person appears to have died from a fentanyl overdose in Peoria
Peoria Journal Star
A dead man was found in his house, crack pipe in hand. When asked, officials with the Peoria police and the Peoria County Sheriff's Department said they couldn't remember the last time a person died of a cocaine overdose. That leads them to believe all ...
Police Warn Of Fentanyl 'Game Changer' Laced In Cocaine And HeroinThe Daily Caller

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Man acting as own counsel convicted on drug charges - Bloomington Pantagraph

Fri, 2017-12-08 18:54

Bloomington Pantagraph

Man acting as own counsel convicted on drug charges
Bloomington Pantagraph
"This is what he did all the time," said the prosecutor. Pinkston's decision to leave work early in order to bring $50 worth of crack cocaine to the confidential source was an example of a bad choice rather than entrapment, said Horve. Horve also ...

Recovering addict gives hundreds of coats, hot meals to those in need in North Charleston - Charleston Post Courier

Fri, 2017-12-08 17:14

Charleston Post Courier

Recovering addict gives hundreds of coats, hot meals to those in need in North Charleston
Charleston Post Courier
From rehabilitating addicts to putting new coats on people's backs, Lopez has succeeded in helping people from the Remount Road area, Nelson said. "This area has a lot of people in need," she said. "It's not all big things." People who came to Friday's ...

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A Tale of Two Drug Wars - Pacific Standard

Fri, 2017-12-08 07:02

Pacific Standard

A Tale of Two Drug Wars
Pacific Standard
"But repeated contact in a community setting showed that so many of these addicts are completely normal people who had a series of less-than-ideal events unfold in their life that led to this. You recognize that there is absolutely nothing bad or wrong ...

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Employers shift focus to treatment for workers struggling with addiction - WMUR Manchester

Thu, 2017-12-07 22:01

WMUR Manchester

Employers shift focus to treatment for workers struggling with addiction
WMUR Manchester
Experts said businesses absorb 60 percent of the cost because 75 percent of people struggling with addiction have a full- or part-time job. Placy said alcohol has been a deadlier and more pervasive problem. And while opioid use is growing, more tests ...

One Woman's Journey Through Oxycodone Addiction - Voice of America

Thu, 2017-12-07 11:49

One Woman's Journey Through Oxycodone Addiction
Voice of America
The daughter of an alcoholic, Allison says she has a highly addictive personality. Her drug use started with marijuana when she was 18. "I would start kind of hanging out with my sister and the older crowd and drink, and then the coke [cocaine] started ...

Britain's cocaine glut - The Economist

Thu, 2017-12-07 09:57

The Economist

Britain's cocaine glut
The Economist
That is how Ellen Romans, a recovering drug addict, describes picking up cocaine near where she lives in London. And today top-notch blow is much cheaper than it was five years ago, when she started using it heavily. David McManus, her treatment worker ...

Addicts Don't Need Tough Love — They Need Quality Treatment. - Forward

Thu, 2017-12-07 08:00

Forward

Addicts Don't Need Tough Love — They Need Quality Treatment.
Forward
On a beautiful spring day some thirty years ago, I had a heart-to-heart talk with my brother, Duvid. We had come of age in the 1970s and were both active musicians. In those days, the music world meant the availability of drugs, primarily but not ...

Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis,' dead at 74 - New York Daily News

Tue, 2017-12-05 21:20

New York Daily News

Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis,' dead at 74
New York Daily News
Throughout his life, Hallyday struggled with a cocaine addiction, a failed suicide attempt and a string of broken marriages. In 2009, Hallyday was temporarily put into a medically induced coma after a botched medical operation. “Across generations, he ...
Johnny Hallyday Dies: The 'French Elvis,' Major Star Of Music & Film, Was 74Deadline
Veteran French crooner Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74 after cancer battle10,000 Couples

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Cocaine Is Killing Black People Almost As Much As Prescription Opioids Kill White People, New Study Shows - Newsweek

Tue, 2017-12-05 20:32

Newsweek

Cocaine Is Killing Black People Almost As Much As Prescription Opioids Kill White People, New Study Shows
Newsweek
"If we were doing a better job of responding to the opioid addiction epidemic, you would be seeing deaths coming down." He noted that cocaine deaths among black men have remained fairly constant for the 15 years the study measures, while opioid deaths ...

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Greenville man made teen 'into a slave' through drug addiction, violence and sex trafficking - FOX Carolina

Tue, 2017-12-05 14:36

FOX Carolina

Greenville man made teen 'into a slave' through drug addiction, violence and sex trafficking
FOX Carolina
The U.S. Department of Justice said an Upstate man was sentenced to prison time after forcing a teen girl into prostitution. Between 2013 and 2015, investigators said 33-year-old Alandis Patterson exploited an 18-year-old girl by getting her addicted ...

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Love the Club, Hate the Cocaine (and the Lies) - New York Times

Tue, 2017-12-05 11:35

New York Times

Love the Club, Hate the Cocaine (and the Lies)
New York Times
Cheryl Strayed: You say you “know” your husband isn't an addict, Snowblue, but you describe a pattern of behavior typical of addicts. Your husband promises he won't use cocaine but does, even though doing so threatens to ruin his relationship with you ...

4 Your Health: race a factor in surviving cancer; drug addiction more deadly than ever - KVOA Tucson News

Tue, 2017-12-05 09:49

KVOA Tucson News

4 Your Health: race a factor in surviving cancer; drug addiction more deadly than ever
KVOA Tucson News
Deaths from opioid abuse have skyrocketed over the past 15 years. That's according to a new study from Harvard University. It shows people hospitalized for an opioid related condition are four times more likely to die now than they were in 2000 ...

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Once addicted to crack cocaine, Dr. Brenda Crenshaw hopes to inspire with new novel - Waxahachie Daily Light

Tue, 2017-12-05 09:14

Waxahachie Daily Light

Once addicted to crack cocaine, Dr. Brenda Crenshaw hopes to inspire with new novel
Waxahachie Daily Light
As drugs controlled her mind and body, she'd stay awake for days, roaming the streets through the day and night in search of the next fix. She was crack cocaine fiend. “Suffering to Break-Through,” a book written by Ellis County local, Dr. Brenda ...

Number of Fatal Cocaine Overdoses Among Black People on Par With Opioid-Related Deaths Among Whites, Study ... - The Root

Tue, 2017-12-05 08:36

The Root

Number of Fatal Cocaine Overdoses Among Black People on Par With Opioid-Related Deaths Among Whites, Study ...
The Root
Not mentioned in the CNN report are reports of cocaine being cut with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid; the combination has proved deadly. One report from the Cincinnati Enquirer says that the cocaine-fentanyl combination has appeared in only a few regions ...

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Corralling the Pills: Rural East Texas Counties Take on Big Pharma Over the Opioid Crisis - Dallas Observer

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:02

Dallas Observer

Corralling the Pills: Rural East Texas Counties Take on Big Pharma Over the Opioid Crisis
Dallas Observer
Instead, they're legitimate pain management doctors who, according to a recent federal lawsuit, have been duped by drug manufacturers to prescribe highly addictive narcotics to people suffering chronic pain. Every day, 145 people in the U.S. overdose ...

Brentwood planning commission approves addiction treatment center in commercial district - The Tennessean

Mon, 2017-12-04 22:27

The Tennessean

Brentwood planning commission approves addiction treatment center in commercial district
The Tennessean
Brentwood planning commissioners had mixed feelings about designating addiction treatment centers as an approved use in certain commercial areas. But a divided commission voted 6-4 in favor of including such a facility as a permitted use in the city's ...