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“Sex was like my heroin”: Tantric yogi Psalm Isadora’s short life was as eventful as it was traumatic
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“And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in” These lines from Elton John’s immortal song “Candle in the Wind” could have aptly described the short, eventful and traumatic life of Psalm Isadora. The 42-year-old Tantric sex guru […]

breaking-rules-to-save-lives-of-people-dependent-on-opioids
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Working unassumingly from the living room of her house in North California, Tracey Helton Mitchell has taken it upon herself to save the lives of people addicted to heroin and other opioids. She has been posting doses of the generic version of naloxone, a medication which rapidly reverses opioid overdose, to whoever asks her for […]

New-research-findings-may-help-trace-origin-of-heroin
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In what could be a major tool in the war against the opioid epidemic in the United States, researchers at the FIU International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have discovered a distinctive component of heroin, which holds the potential to direct law enforcement authorities to its source of origin. Once validated for its effectiveness, this new […]

Can-a-vaccine-cure-America’s-heroin-epidemic
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The United States is battling a severe heroin crisis. It is a full-blown epidemic that threatens the achievements of modern medicine, leaving public health officials and law enforcement authorities in a dilemma. Experts wonder if such a major drug crisis could have a chemical answer. Recently, researchers in California claimed to have discovered a treatment […]

New-California-bill-may-allow-safe-injection-sites-for-heroin-addicts
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In an attempt to minimize the deaths from substance abuse, a new California bill, which has cleared the State Assembly and is expecting clearance on the Senate floor, may pave the way for the opening of statewide centers, where people can inject heroin in a safe and hygienic way. On the lines of a monitored […]

President-Trump-declares-the-opioid-crisis-a-national-emergency
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President Trump has officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a national emergency. The declaration came on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at a news conference that President Trump attended with Vice President Pence at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. According to the President, “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now […]

Opioid-overdoses-are-claiming-more-victims-than-any-other-drug-in-America
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Studies show that in the United States, prescription drugs are the most widely abused class of drugs, immediately after alcohol and marijuana, and succeeded by street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Medicines, such as painkillers, prove to be effective only if they are taken as prescribed by a doctor for the purpose of […]

feds-must-work-more-to-combat-opioid-crisis-say-group-of-former-governors
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In a letter dated July 7, 2017, drawing President Trump’s attention towards the deadly opioid abuse crisis ravaging the nation, five former governors of the states of Arkansas, Vermont, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington, have expressed the pressing need for joint federal and state actions to curb the ever-growing numbers of fatal overdoses from heroin and […]

Narcan-resistant-strain-of-fentanyl-makes-its-way-to-illegal-drug-market
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Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, is a powerful weapon in the ongoing war against the increasing numbers of opioid overdoses in the United States. Naloxone is an opioid antidote that binds to the opioid receptors in the central nervous system, blocking them from responding to opioids and endorphins. Generally, naloxone is used by […]

5-year-old-Ohio-lad-saves-parents-after-they-overdose-on-heroin
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“Mom and dad’s dead, mom and dad’s dead!” screamed a terrified 5-year-old boy as he went running two blocks barefoot in the dark on May 18 to his step-grandfather’s home, after finding his parents unconscious at their home in Middletown, Ohio. Kenny Currey, the boy’s step-grandfather, ran back to the house and to his horror, […]