November 18, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

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’?

Post-Sandy Challenges related to Addiction

Hidden behind the mess left behind by Hurricane Sandy is the uncertainly of the next few days, when personal drug supplies dry up, and the bottles look more and more like solutions.

“Octo-mom” Nadya Suleman in Rehab

Celebrity Octomom Nadya Suleman is headed to rehab for a Xanax dependency, and to learn some coping skills. The babies are fine, according to the nannies.

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.

DSM-5 and Addiction : Open for Public Comment

The updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled to be published in May of 2013, and the current draft has been published for review and public comment through June 15. The diagnostic category “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders” includes many changes.

NYC Task Force: “Patients simply do not understand how addictive these painkillers can be”

Prescription Drug Task Force finds that just 15% of prescribers are supplying 82% of the prescription drugs dispensed in NYC.

OxyNEO for Oxycontin Creates State of Emergency

Since Health Canada had only approved one brand of oxycodone (Oxycontin) for the National Health Service, Purdue Pharma Canada’s March 1 replacement of Oxycontin with abuse-proof OxyNEO is expected to create a national health crisis. Widespread opiate withdrawal is expected, especially among First Nations pain killer addicts.

Whitney Houston Dead at 48: Drugs Took Toll

Updated: Singer/actress Whitney Houston’s successful career masked her drug problems, and the toll drugs took on her personal life. AP is reporting Whitney Houston is dead at age 48. No cause has been reported at this time.

Air Force Flying High – on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs?

It’s not marijuana, it’s not legal, and it’s not safe: K2 or “Spice” now a problem in the US military.

Younger Brother Eats 1oz of Cocaine Hidden in Brothers’ Butt, and Dies

Big Brother had 2 strikes already when he got busted along with Little Brother. He then convinced Little Bro to eat the ounce of cocaine he had hidden in his behind, to save him from jail time. Guess what happened next.

I Love Weed… and Pain Killers

A mom zonked out on painkillers didn’t know her 2 and 3 year old boys had wandered out into the rain to find buried treasure, until the police brought them home (and took her away).Oh, and she loves weed.

Trouble Man T.I. Says Addicts need an “Ass Whipping”

Dealing drugs as a teen, success as a rapper, and celebrity didn’t get him, but Oxycontin prescribed for post-surgical pain did. T.I. speaks up about addiction.

Are 20% of Methadone Patients Still Using?

A new study out of Canada suggests nearly 20% of methadone maintenance patients are simultaneously taking additional opioid medications prescribed by physicians, according to benefit transaction records.

Addiction is a Lonely and Terrifying Place to Be

The rock n’ roll lifestyle took its toll on Duff McKagan, former bassist for Guns N’ Roses. Now the musician-turned-writer is speaking out on drug and alcohol abuse, with a “tell all” book.

Professionals, Soccer Coaches, Teachers use Heroin

Half the drug cases in Denton County, Texas this year involve heroin, a big rise from prior years.