June 28, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

“Mr. Cocaine” Charged in Florida with Xanax Possession

The state? Florida. The charge? Illegal possession of Xanax. The defendant? Mr. Cocaine. Really.

In Tennessee: 33% on Painkillers

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

Evzio Talking Naloxone Injector Approved

Ever wondered what to do when someone you know is overdosing? Don’t worry, this new naloxone injector actually talks you though the process. That’s right: it talks.

“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.

McDonald’s and Heroin: Again

The kids ran off to the McDonald’s play area, while Mommy and Daddy stayed in McDonalds and played with their heroin.

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.

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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Report

Cocaine, Benzos, Amphetamines (speed), and Heroin were included in the “multi drug toxicity” said to have caused the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York City.

‘Mortal Kombat’ Ecstasy Kills Scottish Clubbers

More ecstasy pills contaminated with other drugs, killing people. This time the pills were appropriately named “Mortal Kombat”.

Purple Drank is Dead

Is this the end of Purple Drank? As Actavis pulls the infamous promethazine plus codeine syrup from the market, what will fans of the sweet syrupy downer do?

NekNomination: A Primer

NekNomination: a new drinking challenge game, spread by social media. If you accept the “dare”, you need to take a big risk. Sometimes, you die.

Bath Salts are Back!

New reports out of England connect bath salts to violence once again, this time mephedrone (street name “meow-meow”) involved in a stabbing and self-mutilation.

Suburban Heroin Epidemic Strikes Northern New Jersey

The number of adults charged to drug related offenses in certain suburbs of New Jersey have more than doubled between 2008 and 2012. The narcotic invading most homes? Heroin.

Florida Man Gets 8 DUI Charges in One Day

Drugged-Driving is increasingly the cause of DUI charges. A Florida man received 8 separate DUI charges in one day, thought to be related to some form of drug, not alcohol.

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.