Carfentanil, a novel and potentially fatal strain of heroin, has recently made its appearance in Minnesota, accounting for five deaths due to overdose and another five additional undetermined deaths.
It was just like any other day for Stephen Anderson. He went about doing what he always does, unaware that he was under surveillance. There was a good reason for why the authorities were tailing him. His bumper-less SUV and the bearded avatar were matching that of a suspect, who had earlier shipped out marijuana..
Celebrities often set the bar for other people to emulate. As is the design, people look up to a celebrity and believe that whatever they do has got to be followed, in a strange sense of fandom. A celebrity often has to be on his best behavior, especially while in the public eye, because he..
As dusk descends on the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in South Los Angeles, a heavily tattooed and stocky African-American man steps out of his low-rider car and heads straight to Pizzeria Siciliana (name changed), a pizza joint, few blocks away from the town center. Ritchie (name changed), 23, one of the most feared members of the infamous..
A combination of pot and alcohol can be lethal, especially, for college students striving to fare well in studies. A group of researchers in their study, titled “Longitudinal influence of alcohol and marijuana use on academic performance in college students,” stressed on how taking the two most abused substances, marijuana and alcohol, in colleges can..
Recently, during a voting session in the General Assembly, NJ lawmaker, Declan O’Scanlon, talked about his personal loss while making a case for legislation to fight against substance abuse. During the session on Feb. 15, 2017, Declan shared with his colleagues, how he lost his brother to alcohol addiction the previous month.
Consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time is called binge drinking and can lead to alcohol poisoning. This may spike the level of alcohol in the blood which can impair the critical functioning centers of the brain responsible for controlling heart rate, the rate of breathing and body temperature. The..
An increasing number of children are being sent to state custody because of their parents’ substance abuse problems, in Maine, Portland. Data collected by the Associated Press reveals that in 2015, at least 440 children were removed from their homes because of their parents’ drug abusing habits, a 50 percent increase since 2009 when 282..
There seems to be a dark side to fame, fortune and constant media exposure that often surrounds a celebrity’s life. It is evident from the reports of celebrities confessing their struggle with drug addiction or mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
State data collected by the Associated Press reported that in 2015, at least 440 children were removed from their homes because of their parents’ drug abusing habits. This number has seen a 50 percent increase since 2009 when 282 children were shifted to state custody.