May 29, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

In Tennessee: 33% on Painkillers

With one-third of Tennesseans filling prescriptions for painkillers every year, is the noted increase in overdose deaths surprising?

Aren’t Doritos a Trigger Food?

The local Florida news was all over it: break in at treatment center, clogged toilet and…. Doritos!

Zohydro Ban Proposed by Senator Joe Manchin: His Daughter is CEO of Competitor?

Riddle me this: is the Senator proposing a ban on Zohydro also the father of the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the company most at risk if the newly-approved non-generic pain pill goes blockbuster? Yup.

“I HATE MY JOB” – Said the Alcohol, in Shorthand

A Manhattan court reporter may have jeopardized the verdicts in around 30 court cases when he wrote “I HATE MY JOB” instead of recording the case. His excuse? Alcoholism.

Smartphone “Sober App” Cures Alcoholism

The smartphone app that will cure alcoholism just highlighted a bunch of pubs I haven’t visited yet. Seriously, who funds this “addiction research”?

Senate Moves to Ban Zohydro

Controversy continues to surround the release of Zohydro ER: Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has proposed a ban of the drug until a safer, more “abuse-proof” version is available.

New York Music Teacher Pawns School Tubas for Heroin Cash

One music teacher in New York discovered a creative way to fund her heroin habit… at school and student expense.

Addict-Turned-Producer Releases Heroin Documentary

A recovering addict in New Jersey has created a documentary to raise awareness about the state’s heroin epidemic, after four of his friends died of overdose in a 10 day period.

Drunk and Gambling… on Credit. Bad Idea!

A California businessman lost $500,000 in one night of Las Vegas gambling, while drunk. Can he sue the casino?

Is Diet Coke Addictive?

Is Diet Coke addicting? Or is Coca-Cola trying to suggest that being “on” a substance, like Diet Coke, is a good thing?

Rest In Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died alone in his bathroom last night. Cause of death: deadly consequences of addiction.

Oglala Sioux Decide To Sell Themselves Alcohol

If you can’t stop the white man from selling alcohol to your people, you suffer high unemployment as a community, and your people are willingly spending all their cash on alcohol while you can’t afford to provide treatment services for the resulting alcoholism, why not take over the alcohol retail business?

Lottery Addiction: Chinese Man Blows 6 Million on Losing Lottery Tickets

China calls him “financially illiterate”, but the man who sold everything he had to buy 6 million worth of losing lottery tickets is clearly addicted to gambling.

In New Jersey, Prescription Drugs Crowned “King” of Addiction, Deaths

New Jersey has a prescription drug addiction epidemic, and it’s supporting a thriving heroin trade. Over half of drug-related deaths in New Jersey were associated with prescription drugs.

Ritalin Cures Cocaine Addiction? Nope.

No, Ritalin is not a cure for cocaine addiction. A student researcher ran some imaging scans to see if Ritalin acted differently on cocaine addicts than non-addicts. The media jumped to wild conclusions, as is typical.