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Jonathan Davis opens up about his addiction to Xanax, mental illnesses
Posted in Anxiety

Jonathan Howsmon Davis (47), best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of nu metal band ‘Korn,’ has lived a tough life battling addiction to recreational drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and debilitating mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. Having recovered successfully and staying sober for almost 20 years, the singer recently launched his first solo […]

Midway Independent School District approves expansion of drug testing policy
Posted in Addiction

In an effort to flag the students who may be struggling with a substance abuse disorder, the Midway Independent School District (ISD) School Board recently unanimously gave a green signal to extend the measures of its current student drug policy. As per the development, the school would be widening its random drug testing policy to […]

Bronx woman hooked on K2 arrested for killing her five-month-old son
Posted in Substance Abuse

A 30-year-old woman from the Bronx was arrested on June 12, 2018, for allegedly killing her five-month-old son by throwing him against a wall. Joann McLeod is facing murder charges after she admitted to hurling her infant son Raymond Profil at a wall, authorities said. According to McLeod’s family members, she is an abusive drug […]

Key provisions of ACA are unconstitutional, says Justice Department
Posted in Addiction

In a court filing, the Donald Trump administration has made it clear that it will not defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and said that the Obamacare’s individual mandate — requiring people to have health insurance or pay a fine — is unconstitutional. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) also said that […]

American doctors prescribing fewer opioid pain relievers, says report
Posted in Substance Abuse

Continuing a five-year trend, American physicians reduced the number of opioid prescriptions in 2017, according to a report released on May 31, 2018. The American Medical Association (AMA) observed a 9 percent decrease in prescriptions for opioid painkillers, including Vicodin and OxyContin, in 2017, or a reduction of 19 million compared to the previous year. […]

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