April 29, 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?

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.

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.

Opioid “junkies” Shop Open Houses for Prescription Meds

Open House means Open Medicine Cabinet in San Diego, for these prescription drug thieves.

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.

Rest In Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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

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.

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.

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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Addiction Treatment

Philip Seymour Hoffman broke 23 years of sobriety and ended up out of control, using prescription painkillers and snorting heroin. He’s fresh out of a 10 day detox, telling his story.

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.

Biological Psychiatry says Size Matters with Cocaine Addiction

Reports of new research from the journal “Biological Psychiatry” suggests that the ability to “manage” cocaine without becoming overwhelmed by addiction seems to have something to do with the size of the frontal lobe.