With one-third of Tennesseans filling prescriptions for painkillers every year, is the noted increase in overdose deaths surprising?
Last Update: April 15th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
The local Florida news was all over it: break in at treatment center, clogged toilet and…. Doritos!
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.
Last Update: April 9th, 2014 at 10:07 am
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.
Last Update: March 31st, 2014 at 8:38 am
The smartphone app that will cure alcoholism just highlighted a bunch of pubs I haven’t visited yet. Seriously, who funds this “addiction research”?
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.
One music teacher in New York discovered a creative way to fund her heroin habit… at school and student expense.
Last Update: March 19th, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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.
Last Update: March 20th, 2014 at 4:07 pm
A California businessman lost $500,000 in one night of Las Vegas gambling, while drunk. Can he sue the casino?
Last Update: February 5th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died alone in his bathroom last night. Cause of death: deadly consequences of addiction.
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?
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.
Last Update: October 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm
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.
Last Update: July 4th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
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.