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Opioid death rate increasing by 10% each year in Texas
Posted in Addiction

The Texas House Committee members met on April 17, 2018, to discuss the rising rate of deaths due to the ongoing menace of opioid crisis. According to the experts, the rate of opioid overdose deaths has been consistently increasing by 10 percent every year since 2014. They said fentanyl and heroin were the major contributors […]

Division I Council says yes to sale of alcohol at NCAA championship events
Posted in Alcohol

In a move that would bring a cheer on the faces of students, the Division I Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently gave its nod for the sale of alcoholic drinks at Division I Championships event. However, in spite of the approval, the final decision will be taken after the closure of […]

DJ Avicii dies; battled stress, anxiety and other health issues

The death of DJ Avicii is a big blow to the electronic dance music (EDM) community that revered the artist for giving his fans worldwide hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels”. Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman on the afternoon of April 20, 2018, where he was on a holiday. A day before […]

FouseyTube to join rehab soon for treatment of addiction and mental illnesses
Posted in Dual diagnosis

“For years, I told myself it was time to check into a 60-90 day stay-in, rehab facility to combat my addiction, depression and bipolar. But my life moved fast. This is the year I take the time, say goodbye to life for a little while and check into rehab,” tweeted Yousef Saleh Erakat, commonly known […]

Retired NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk on his struggles with mental illness and addiction
Posted in Addiction

From a victim of mental illness and addiction to a champion of the cause, retired National Hockey League (NHL) goalie Clint Malarchuk has come a long way. In March 1989, the goaltender suffered a severe injury to his throat. Though he survived the incident, he was severely impacted by trauma. What followed was self-medication with […]

Now, microchip can routinely monitor blood alcohol level in body, says study
Posted in Alcohol

The alcohol level in the body can be measured in myriad ways – multiple urine tests, using breath analyzers, trendy alcohol-monitoring bracelets and tattoo-based sensors. As the number of alcohol-related fatalities and consumption levels are rising, researchers are constantly working to develop accurate monitoring devices to monitor individuals with heavy drinking habit or enrolled in […]

LA Lakers star Lamar Odom says weed weaned him off coke
Posted in Cocaine

The two-time NBA champion and the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, Lamar Odom has credited medical marijuana for helping him recover from severe cocaine addiction that cost him his life once. In 2015, the former LA Lakers star was put on life support after he had overdosed on cocaine in Nevada. Though he recovered […]

Fentanyl-laced cocaine adding to the opioid crisis
Posted in Cocaine

Chris Bennett died of a fatal opioid overdose in November 2017. A pipe was found next to his lifeless body – an indicator of the fact that he had been doing drugs. Toxicology reports indicated a deadly mix of cocaine and fentanyl in the system of this 32-year-old man. His mother Liisa Bennett blames fentanyl […]

National Alcohol Screening Day: Get motivation from Leslie Jamison’s ‘recovery memoirs’
Posted in Alcohol

American novelist, essayist and former columnist for The New York Times Book Review Leslie Jamison was a shy and quiet kid who grew up feeling ignored. The word “quiet” shadowed her every move. But she soon realized the two things that released her from shyness and gave her an identity that was not “entirely censored” […]

San Antonio drug bust: Multiagency raid leads to seizure of meth, heroin worth $1m

A multiagency drug bust led to the seizure of around 10 kg illegal drugs, comprising mostly methamphetamine and heroin, worth over $1 million recently from a home in San Antonio, Texas. Seven firearms, three vehicles allegedly used in the drug business and a huge amount of cash were also seized. One person was arrested in […]

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