The current opioid crisis in America has not spared anyone. A promising and a highly ambitious Ivy League student recently succumbed to America’s worst epidemic. Gage Bellitto (19) who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, 2017, died on Dec. 22, 2017 in what is suspected to be a case of opioid overdose. Although he..
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The clamor for marijuana legalization is growing with each passing day in the United States. At present, nine US states and the District of Columbia have allowed cannabis for recreational purpose and several others are considering to join the legalization wave. However, they have ignored the need to limit the potency of the drug, which..
In January 2018, the Alabama Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill proposing tougher penalties for the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine. The bill prescribed strict mandatory minimum sentences based on the weight of the drug. In a public hearing before the House Health Committee on..
Eyes are an important sense organ without which one can find it difficult to lead a happy and productive life. One must take utmost care to keep the vision of the eyes intact. One such step is avoiding alcohol. According to a recent study, both short- and long-term alcohol abuse can also lead to permanent..
Anxiety and depression are debilitating mental disorders, but they cannot prevent people from scaling new heights and making a mark in their life and career. One such example is frontman and songwriter Adam Granduciel of American indie rock band The War on Drugs. The band’s full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, released in 2017, recently won..
A new marijuana-based medication may soon be available in the United States for people struggling with epilepsy. Pending for approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the anti-seizure drug is expected to hit the market by the second half of 2018. GW Pharmaceuticals, the makers of the drug, claimed to have developed the medication..
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” While this dialogue from William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” dismisses the idea of a name, marijuana businesses in California have a different opinion. When California voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2016, there was little doubt..
After a reported spike in Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD-related cases in Georgia last year, it seems the hallucinogenic is making a comeback in 2018. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the state has witnessed a spike in LSD cases from 21 in 2014 to 137 in 2017. Though the year has just..
In an endeavor to decrease the number of emergency room visits, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has launched a sobriety emergency response program SOBER to transport inebriated people to a skid row sober center in downtown area. The one-year pilot program has been in operation since November 2017 and has so far transported 100..
The grand jury recently recommended criminal charges against members of the Florida State University (FSU) fraternity, stating that hazing, alcohol abuse and reckless behavior of fraternity members led to the untimely death of Andrew Coffey (20), who was found dead following a party for fraternity pledges and their big brothers on Nov. 3, 2017. The..