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Billy Joel Admits That He Once Tried Heroin

By Shawn Dwyer

The singer-songwriter and former Mr. Christie Brinkley admitted his dalliance with dope to Howard Stern, which he said inspired the song "Scandinavian Skies." MORE  

Methadone Dose Confirmed as Cause of Death of Young Ohio Girl

By Victoria Kim

For three years, Amya Hawthorne's health deteriorated following a devastating dose of methadone given to her by a family friend. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fourth graders busted for selling pot, father strangles son over gaming addiction, woman sold heroin from hospital bed, and playboy blames rich dad for gambling ring bust. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Are Against Legalizing Other Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While support for legal marijuana has grown in recent years, most people remain staunchly opposed to harder drugs being legalized. MORE  

Death Penalty Could Be Issued In Drug Conspiracy Case

By McCarton Ackerman

Three suspects, including the alleged head of an entrenched drug dealing operation, face numerous criminal charges, including homicide. MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Lindsay Lohan drinks at Coachella, drunk Russian struggles with fence, New Jersey voters more relaxed with weed, and Barbra Steisand not happy with pot comments. MORE  

Afghan Woman Maimed By Husband For Not Scoring Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

After he was denied money, the addict husband beat his young wife to the point of exposing her brain and cut off her nose. MORE  

NHS Tests New Anti-Drug Policy By Giving Addicts Money

By Shawn Dwyer

The controversial approach aims at using financial incentives to revolutionize drug treatment in the UK. MORE  

Heroin Sales Soar as Illegal Marijuana Output Falls

By Desiree Bowie

With marijuana becoming legal in many states, traffickers have been shifting their business model towards heroin. MORE  

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