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Couple arrested for using drone to sell fentanyl and meth
12-27-17 Category: Addiction, Substance Abuse

Drug dealers are turning to new and ingenious means for selling their contraband – catapults, narcotic-submarines and banana containers. Lately, drones have emerged as an excellent means of selling drugs to customers. They are handy and can be remotely controlled to deliver drugs to the destination. A Riverside couple, Benjamin Paul Baldassarre (39) and his […]


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Abuse of sedatives and tranquilizers a precursor to future drug use, finds study
12-18-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Alcohol

Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers could lead to the future abuse of more dangerous substances, suggested a recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health. The researchers analyzed national data of more than 35,000 American adults during their first one-year period, referred […]


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DEA busts San Fernando Valley-based heroin ring making $250,000 each week
12-15-17 Category: Addiction, Substance Abuse

After a series of raids across several counties in California, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Dec. 13, 2017, busted a multi-million dollar heroin ring that operated out of the San Fernando Valley, earning nearly $250,000 a week. According to authorities, the ring was highly sophisticated and functioned like a pizza delivery business, distributing packages […]


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How an Australian became ecstasy manufacturer
12-13-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

While many might envy Steven Spaliviero’s flamboyant lifestyle – comprising expensive cars, glamorous women and sailing on yachts – only a few would know that the handsome Australian mastered the craft of making ecstasy behind the bars. Locked up in a prison cell in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Spaliviero learnt how to cook huge quantities […]


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Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards admits using heroin
12-13-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Heroin Treatment

Best known for starring in MTV reality show “Teen Mom OG (TMOG),” Ryan Edwards is in the news again. The reality show star is known to have struggled with substance abuse in the past for which he was enrolled in a rehab, but many fans are unaware of his drug of choice. In the latest […]


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12-04-17 Category: Addiction

Profound feelings of despondency, failure in work, insomnia, insensibility to one’s surroundings and digestive disorders are some of the most common symptoms of depression, which can unleash havoc in any individual’s life. Lack of timely medical intervention could push anyone struggling with chronic depression to self-medicate their agonies. Sadly, in a bid to run away […]


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11-06-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Opioid

Pharmacies in the San Diego County area have become soft targets of a spate of armed robberies and late night break-ins. These recent robberies occurring in the pharmacies have left both the owners and the authorities perplexed. Gun-wielding people have often been seen barging into chemist shops and running away with stacks of opioids from […]


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11-01-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment

In a bid to combat the soaring rates of opioid-related fatalities in the United States, first responders and public health officials across the country equip themselves with overdose reversal medicine naloxone, marketed under the brand name Narcan. However, a new study by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggested that 10 percent […]


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Taking-opioids-for-painful-sports-injuries-may-lead-to-addiction
10-12-17 Category: Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the sales of prescription opioids in the United States nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, without any significant reduction in the amount of pain Americans experience. However, during these 15 years, there has been a steep rise in the number of deaths due to opioid […]


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Mobile-health-apps-can-help-curb-addiction
10-09-17 Category: Addiction

In today’s digital world, undoubtedly mobility rules. Studies suggest smartphone or tablet users spend about two-thirds of their time using a mobile app. Each day, a plethora of apps enter the market, leaving Americans with their heads buried in smartphones. Such mobile applications include telehealth or telemedicine apps, which aim to facilitate the transfer of […]

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