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A World of Hurt Book by Barry Meier

New York Times reporter Barry Meier published “A World of Hurt” about prescription pain medications. Mr. Meier previously published “Pain Killer: A ‘Wonder’ Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death” which was centered on Oxycontin abuse by teenagers.

What You May Have Missed June 20, 2013

From drugs in dirty diapers to Amanda Bynes’ bong toss, here’s a brief recap of what you might have missed on John’s Addiction since you were here last.

Maybe the Dog Did It? Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez Caught with Pot

One day after being placed on the 15-day disabled list, Cleveland Indians closing pitcher Chris Perez is charged with misdemeanor drug possession for mail-order drugs delivered to his dog Brody.

Spice Sales Protest in Largo, Florida

Billions have been spent over the last few years in the war on drugs, millions in Florida alone. How can anyone in Florida still feel safe enough to continue to sell banned substances from behind a store counter, to minors, even while protests are underway outside?

Amanda Bynes Bong Toss : Amanda in “Mental Lockdown” CA5150

Amanda Bynes is filling the Celebrity Disaster void left by Lindsay Lohan, who is away in rehab. Child star Bynes has been arrested for reckless endangerment, attempted tampering with evidence and marijuana possession. Gossip reports say she threw a bong out the 36th floor window when cops arrived.

Facebook Pills, Canadian Online Pharmacies, and Desmethyl Fentanyl?

Canadian police busted a multi-location drug manufacturing and distribution ring and discovered Facebook pills, Tim Hortons pills, and potentially deadly desmethyl fentanyl.

Drugged Driving on Toxic Pot: Naked, Happy Florida Man Crashes Car (Orlando)

Marijuana dipped in formaldehyde or other chemicals is not a new idea, but with the increased in use of pot comes increased reports of pot laced with…

Celebrity Suicide with Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab led the celebrity reality TV industry for years as it showcased popular and less than popular celebrities suffering under addiction. Mindy McCready’s suicide this week marks the 5th unnaturally death of a Celebrity Rehab guest in the past two years.

Lottery Winners Celebrate with Explosive Meth & Marijuana Party

Two Witchita Kansas brothers are being compared to Dumb and Dumber after they accidentally blew up their house. After winning the lattery, they decided to celebrate with marijuana, crystal meth, and butane.

Monsignor Meth’s Fall From Grace

Monsignor Kevin Wallin’s fall from grace has rocked both the Connecticut parishes he led and the church he represented. How does a respected leader of the church community go from being a charismatic pastor to being arrested for selling methamphetamines and known as ’Monsignor Meth’?

Europe: 57 New Designer Drugs in 2012..So Far

The EMCDAA Annual Report is out. Over 57 new “legal” synthetics so far in 2012, with China the primary source and organized crime apparently involved.

Anthrax in Street Heroin Supply

The heroin you buy on the street may contain deadly Anthrax spores. Two injecting drug users have died in the UK from anthrax, and over ten cases have been reported in Europe since June.

Legal Limits for Marijuana Possession: 40 plants, if you’re a Judge

A former Judge in Virginia was busted for having 41 marijuana plants growing in his house. His claims of medicinal use and his legal maneuvers got his 2 felony charges reduced to misdemeanors. Many are upset with what appears to be an unjust justice system.

Adolescent Sleepover Ends In Accidental Heroin Overdose

Twenty-three year old Brett Cronin was charged with the murder of his family’s house guest, a 13 year old boy, during an overnight sleepover. Early reports suggest Cronin provided, and may have injected the heroin that killed the boy.

Operation Log Jam Deemed a Success: 19 Million Packets of Synthetic Drugs and $36 Million in Cash Seized

The DEA made a big announcement recently: Operation Log Jam was a huge success.