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U.S. Mayors Shocked by Spike in Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Attendees of the 2014 U.S. Conference of Mayors were informed of dismal statistics for the country's major cities. MORE  

New England Governors Unite To Battle Heroin Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Five of six New England governors—all Democrats—attended the summit. Absent was Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine. MORE  

Obama Administration Hosts Opioid Addiction Summit

By Shawn Dwyer

Attorney General Eric Holder was one of several prominent figures on hand to deliver remarks on the nation’s growing battle with heroin addiction. MORE  

New York Governor Adds 100 Cops to Fight Heroin

By Shawn Dwyer

Andrew Cuomo is the latest governor in the Northeast to take on the growing heroin epidemic. MORE  

Chuck Schumer’s War on Heroin: Solution or Cash Cow?

By Paul Gaita

The senior senator from New York has called for increased funds for supply reduction tactics that have been the hallmark of the failed war on drugs. MORE  

Mass Gov Continues Fight Against Opioid Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

Gov. Deval Patrick has stepped up to the plate again to curb the growing opioid crisis in the Northeast. MORE  

No Profit In Junkies, New Heroin Vaccine Ignored

By John Lavitt

An existing heroin vaccine might save many, but neither the government nor Pharma care enough to finance it—even now. Why? MORE  

Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

By Victoria Kim

No longer an inner city problem, heroin has become almost exclusively the scourge of middle-class suburbia. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

One Direction fans shred tickets after pot video, mother arrested for drunk driving three times in one week, and Linkin Park narcs out Sublime With Rome. MORE  

New York City Cops To Carry Overdose Antidote

By Shawn Dwyer

The nation’s largest city will finally start to combat widespread heroin overdoses with life-saving medication. MORE  

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Inquest Confirms Peaches Geldof Had Heroin In Home Before Death

A massive amount of heroin and a wide range of drug paraphernalia were found by police after her overdose death in April.

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Oli Sykes 'F***ing' Thanks Fans for Helping His Recovery

When receiving an APMA music award, the vocalist of Bring Me The Horizon took the opportunity to thank all those who supported him in his recovery from drug addiction.

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New Film Explores Gaming Addiction Behind Tragic Infant Death

The documentary 'Love Child' explores the tragic and unnecessary death of child neglect in South Korea brought on by gaming addiction.

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Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

Sadie Silver, a respected 20-year veteran, shocked the community where she was born and raised.

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Revised Mississippi Welfare Law Could Punish Children of Addicts

The proposed law would cut off welfare benefits for children if their parents test dirty.

7/23/14 10:30am

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