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    OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - A mother faces charges after Cincinnati police say she was caught on video shooting up heroin in an alley as her small son looked on. Lauren Story, 29, of Green Township is seen in the video injecting the drug with a...
  • How To Reverse an Opioid Overdose with Naloxone

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  • The “Right” and “Wrong” Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context

    According to deeply-rooted cultural tropes, iatrogenic addiction is usually perceived to be a legitimate way become a drug addict, the “right” or justifiable path to addiction, while other routes to addiction create the “wrong” kind of addict....
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    MADISON CO., ILL. - A Granite City, Illinois woman is facing multiple charges after her toddler was found unresponsive with signs of a narcotic overdose. Billie J. Cottle’s 17-month-old son was rushed to a nearby hospital Monday night. Medics on...
  • The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate

    Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) has introduced comprehensive marijuana reform legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017. The bill would (1) remove marijuana from the US Controlled Substances Act, thereby ending the federal criminalization of...
  • Convicted drug trafficker lived like a 'rock star'.

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  • Your Brain On Psychedelic Drugs

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  • New Zealand police issue warning after deaths linked to research chemical smoke blends

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  • Feds warn tourists about tainted alcohol at Mexico resorts after blackouts.

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  • Americas 'drug infested dens' a national emergency?

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  1. Duterte’s war on drugs looks just like…war

    Sixty people have been killed by security forces in the Philippines capital Manila and the bordering province of Bulacan under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown on alleged drug users and dealers. By Thursday, the three-day operation had resulted in 223 arrests. Reuters reports that this is the deadliest three days in Duterte’s campaign against drugs and crime that has left over 9,000 dead across the country since the strongman took office in June 2016.
  2. Health experts recommend homegrown opium and more to fight overdose crisis

    The BC Centre for Disease Control has released recommendations on how to address the overdose crisis, including addressing drug contamination, reforming drug laws, and fighting the stigma around drug addiction. One of those solutions is allowing drug users to grow their own opium to ensure they have an uncontaminated alternative. Another recommendation is to expand drug testing programs, something currently offered at Insite. The overdose crisis has killed 780 people in B.C. so far this...
  3. 18th person admits role in plot linked to synthetic pot.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A central Missouri man faces up to five years in federal prison now that he’s admitted his role in a plot to smuggle into the U.S. chemicals used to make synthetic marijuana. Thirty-year-old Wesley Upchurch of Columbia pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy count. A sentencing date was not immediately set. Upchurch is the case’s 18th defendant to plead guilty. Four of them already have been sentenced. Upchurch admitted that he and other conspirators bought...
  4. Fake News: E-Cigarettes Accelerate Cardiovascular Aging

    Millions of Americans use e-cigarettes to break their addiction to tobacco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about half of all current cigarette smokers had tried e-cigarettes, and that more than half of people who had recently stopped smoking tobacco had tried e-cigarettes. Many of those who smoke e-cigarettes were relying on early studies that suggested they were up to 99 percent healthier than traditional cigarettes. But recent studies have found that electronic...
  5. How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

    In what is being heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday positive results from a study using a combination of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM is a “particularly aggressive brain tumor, with a poor prognosis,” according to the British-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary cannabinoid medicine. According to the study, patients with...
  6. Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

    Even as President Donald Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and powerful Russian figures, he serves as commander in chief over a U.S. military that is killing an astonishing and growing number of civilians. Under Trump, the U.S. is re-escalating its war in Afghanistan, expanding its operations in Iraq and Syria, conducting covert raids in Somalia and Yemen, and openly facilitating the Saudi’s genocidal military...
  7. Heroin disguised as SweetTarts (candy) found in Upstate NY; police issue warning

    Police in the Southern Tier have issued a public health warning about a new narcotics trend in the area that could pose a danger to children. Candy-like drug tablets have been found in the Elmira area. They contain a mix of Xanax, fentanyl and heroin, but are disguised to look like SweetTarts candy. The drugs even have a small letter "S" stamped on them that mimics the SweeTarts logo, Spectrum News reported.
  8. Secret Safe Injection Site Responds To US Drug Crisis (Video)

    As President Trump calls the opioid crisis an emergency, it's emerged that a US social services agency has secretly run supervised drug injections at an undisclosed location. We speak to Maia Szalavitz, author of "Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction." AARON MATE: It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Mate. President Trump says he will declare a national emergency over the opioid epidemic. President Trump: We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a...
  9. Study Connects Chronic Cannabis Use To Oxygen Changes In Brain

    New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas reveals that levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that leaves a euphoric feeling, directly correlate to changes in how the brain utilizes oxygen. Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, led the team that found chronic cannabis users have higher cerebral blood flow and extract more oxygen from brain blood flow than...
  10. Brain Injury In Kids Might Lead To Alcohol Abuse

    Traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could lead to alcohol abuse in later life. Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life. When we think of the link between alcohol and traumatic brain injuries, we probably think of a person’s...
  11. 5f ur 144 (XLR11)

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  12. ‘Ego Dissolving’ Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

    The altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics at the University of Adelaide. Researchers in the University’s Department of Philosophy have been studying the body of evidence around the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms, and the impact they have on people’s sense of “self”. In a new article published online today in Aeon,...
  13. The Rich Have Mostly Stopped Smoking Cigarettes—They Are Mainly Killing The Poor And Working Class

    Long gone are the days when cigarette smokers frequented restaurants and other public spaces; when people smoked freely undeterred by threats of cancer; when nearly everyone, regardless of income or geography, took part in the social ritual of lighting up. From 1965—when the Surgeon General first released its report on the negative effect smoking has on health—to 2017, the number of Americans who smoke declined from 41.9 percent to 15 percent. However, despite the relative progress over the...
  14. The Brain On DMT: Mapping The Psychedelic Drug's Effects

    N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is famous for producing one of the most intense psychedelic experiences possible, catapulting users into a series of vivid, incapacitating hallucinations. But despite the kaleidoscope of variation on offer, the enduring mystery of DMT is the encounters it induces with 'entities' or 'aliens': "jewelled self-dribbling basketballs" or "machine elves", as the psychedelic missionary Terence McKenna described them. McKenna, not really a scientist so much as a roving...
  15. Girl, 11, suing to legalize medical cannabis.

    DALLAS - An 11-year-old North Texas girl who had to flee to Colorado is now suing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to legalize medical cannabis. "I just want kids like me to be able to do what normal kids are able to do,” said Alexis Bortell in a Skype interview from her new home in Colorado. Alexis lived in Rowlett until two years ago. Pharmaceuticals couldn't stop her crippling seizures, so her family packed up...
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