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James Taylor’s Recovery from Heroin Addiction
2 years ago

James Taylor’s Recovery from Heroin Addiction

At 67, James Taylor is amazed to be alive.

 

He was a train wreck even before he was famous. He was a heroin addict and a psychiatric patient in his …
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Addiction Is Preventable
2 years ago

Addiction Is Preventable

It’s a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide.

I’m …
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Young, Educated and Addicted
2 years ago

Young, Educated and Addicted

By  • Heroin, Opiates

Hollywood and much of the Western world was shocked by the sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February of 2014. Reports rapidly circulated that Hoffman, 46, was found dead …
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The Future is Unwritten
2 years ago

The Future is Unwritten

In the late 1970s, The Clash was the most exciting rock’n’roll band in the world. There was years of non-stop playing, partying and drug-taking. In 1982, The Clash had a …
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Police in Mass. Are Ending Their War on Drugs
2 years ago

Police in Mass. Are Ending Their War on Drugs

This entire time, our local police departments have quietly held the power to end the war on drugs — and now some are doing just that. Sick of the opioid overdose …
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A Heartbreaking Obituary for a Daughter & Heroin Addict
2 years ago

A Heartbreaking Obituary for a Daughter & Heroin Addict

After losing his daughter to a heroin overdose, a grieving dad penned an honest obituary for his child—and it’s going viral. Tom Parks says he wanted to highlight the dangers of drug …
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This Video Humanizes Our Heroin Epidemic
2 years ago

This Video Humanizes Our Heroin Epidemic

Summer Myers died in January at the age of 26. She was a heroin addict. Now, Jackie Smallwood, Myers’ mother, wants you to hear her daughter’s story.

In a graphic …
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A Brief History Of Heroin
2 years ago

A Brief History Of Heroin

The seductive allure of heroin — the drug that has vanquished so many creative minds — is back.  A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
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Vermont Tackles Heroin Addiction
2 years ago

Vermont Tackles Heroin Addiction

It was a long way down for Michael Kenney. As he neared the depths of heroin addiction, he stole prescription painkillers from his …
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The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse
2 years ago

The Challenging Cycle of Painkiller Abuse

Opioids now cause more deaths than any other drug, more than 16,000 in 2010. That year, the combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen became the most prescribed medication in the …
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