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By On August 2nd, 2017

Death in Seconds: Everything you need to know about fentanyl

Opioid addiction and overdoses from heroin have been a problem in America for decades, but recently there has been a shift that has made the drug crisis from both prescription pills and street drugs deadlier than ever. The recent spread of illicit fentanyl use has turned a health crisis into one of the deadliest epidemics…

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By On December 20th, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic Killed More People Than Gun Violence Last Year

When people refer to America’s widespread drug and addiction issues as an “epidemic”, it can seem like alarmist to those unaffected. But, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the phrase is far from an overstatement. According to the latest data, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in…

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By On June 25th, 2016

Doctors Realize Heroin Addicts Are Already Their Patients

The small town of Bridgton, Maine, like so many towns and cities of various size, has been hit hard by the opiate epidemic. Instead of waiting for someone else to provide much needed substance abuse treatment, doctors in this town decided to begin treating it themselves. A mental health professional was among the first to…

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By On March 4th, 2016

The Aftermath of an Overdose

Written by Kristi Whitaker, LMSW, CBIS The issue of opiate addiction, such as heroin, is showing up frequently in the media and has even been a topic in the presidential candidate debates. Often you will hear that an untreated drug addiction will end in either death or prison, but another serious outcome that tends to…

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By On December 4th, 2015

Scott Weiland Dead at 48

So many of Scott Weiland’s lyrics are embedded in my psyche.  It probably has something to do with the age that I was when I first heard phrases like: “Leavin on a Southern train only yesterday you lied promises of what I seemed to be only watched the time go by” and “Driving faster in…

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By On February 3rd, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Apparent Overdose at 46

I was having brunch on Sunday with friends while we watched the snow fall. My cell phone beeped and the story about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent overdose came up on the screen. I mentioned his death to my friends who remembered his name, but not the many roles he played until we listed the movies and thought…

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