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Morning Roundup: Sept. 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fool downs entire bottle of Jack Daniels in seconds, son of Tigers owner in court for cocaine charge, and mother charged with neglect in huffing incident. MORE  

Man Almost Killed Girlfriend After Hallucinating Bear Attack While on MDMA

By McCarton Ackerman

Lucas Gingras convinced Ladonna Merriman to jump off a 70 foot cliff to avoid the bear. 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  

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 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence puked after Oscars, DEA busts CO pot business, attorney laundered money for drug client, and drunk man tasered for throwing underwear at cops. MORE  

Drug Relapse Rates Doubling At Several Vermont Treatment Centers

By McCarton Ackerman

A new cost-cutting state requirement gives treatment practitioners only two weeks to determine what kind of care a patient receives. MORE  

Vermont Governor Focuses State Of The State On Drug Abuse

By John Lavitt

Governor Peter Shumlin used his entire annual address to outline an ambitious plan to combat the state’s "full blown" heroin epidemic. MORE  

Vermont Enacts Good Samaritan Law

By Tessie Castillo

Today VT becomes the 13th state to protect victims and witnesses of a drug overdose from prosecution. MORE  

Heroin Use Rises in New England

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials in VT, ME and NH say Rx drug addicts are increasingly resorting to cheaper heroin. MORE  

Why I Left AA After 12 Years

By Louise Wareham Leonard

I needed to recover from 12-step recovery. Years after leaving the rooms, I'm grateful for a life of serenity and moderate drinking. MORE  

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