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In Memory of My Son, the Addict

By Diannee Carden Glenn

My son died of a heroin overdose less than two years ago. I've found ways to cope, but last week brought it all flooding back. MORE  

Julia Roberts' Half-Sister Dies Of Reported Drug Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman

Roberts' estranged sibling took to Twitter to unleash a torrent of vitriol on the Oscar-winning actress the week she was found dead in a bathtub by her fiance. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford declares Bob Marley Day, Selena Gomez ditched rehab, Missouri next to debate legal pot, and Philip Seymour Hoffman's number found on dealers. MORE  

For the Rest of Us

By Jodi Sh. Doff

It's always a shock when a celebrated entertainer dies, but one death is no more tragic than any other overdose. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Philip Seymour Hoffman knew he was going to die, Spain finds a ton of floating cocaine, Colorado raised $1.2 million in weed taxes, and Alaska could legalize pot. MORE  

The High Risk of Relapse Leading to Accidental Overdose

By Kristen McGuiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday was not an isolated incident—death by overdose is an all too frequent result for the relapsing addict. Clean time decreases tolerance while cravings remain the same. MORE  

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead of Apparent Heroin Overdose

By Allison McCabe

The actor had gone through detox in May of last year. MORE  

Oh The Guilt

By Jared Mazzaschi

Kurt Cobain and the suicide solution 20 years later. MORE  

Rhode Island Sees Spike in Overdose Deaths

By Allison McCabe

While fentanyl, or a fentanyl-like drug, was found in 13 of the victims, some officials have cautioned against blaming the powerful opioid for being the culprit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dead Playmate binged on cocaine, middle school kids snorting smarties, Paul Molitor ignores cocaine past, and Stephen Colbert fears stoner Super Bowl. MORE  

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