Morning Roundup: Mar. 6, 2019

By The Fix staff 03/06/19

Alcohol and illicit drug use among risk factors of stroke, college recovery program recognized for excellence, Good Samaritan who bought 120 boxes of Girl Scout cookies arrested on drug charges.

Girl Scout cookies lead to drug arrest
A cookie-loving Good Samaritan went viral, then got busted. Robhainer |

Man in Viral Photo Buying $540 of Girl Scout Cookies Arrested on Drug Dealing Charges [NBC News]
The man who paid cash for 120 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so they could escape the cold has been arrested on drug charges—not long after a photo of the man with the Girl Scouts went viral.

Luke Perry's Sudden Death: Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use Among the Risk Factors of Stroke [CBS News]
The passing of actor Luke Perry has reignited conversation about stroke prevention. Among the warning signs are heavy alcohol use and use of illicit drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine.

Bears in Recovery Named Best College Recovery Program in the State [The Standard]
A college recovery program in Missouri has been recognized as the best in the state. The program goes "above and beyond" in fostering its active sober community.

US Has Record Numbers Dying from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide [USA Today]
New data on rising deaths of alcohol, drugs and suicide isn't exactly encouraging. These deaths decreased only in 5 states.  

Construction Skills Help Kentuckians in Recovery Build New Lives [Public News Service]
A new on-the-job construction training program for men and women in recovery pays for their labor while they learn new skills.

Central PA Prosecutors Lead State in Charging Heroin 'Dealers' with Killing Customers [PennLive]
In this region of PA in particular, prosecutors are taking advantage of a change in state law that made it easier to convict drug dealers for "death by drug delivery."

Association of Students About Service Hosts Annual Addiction Recovery Convention [Daily Toreador]
Last Saturday, the All Recovery Convention came to Texas Tech University. The free convention takes place yearly and engages attendees in a variety of events. 

How Dayton, Ohio Halved Opioid Deaths in 2018—And Inspired Other Cities [Guardian]
The city of Dayton went from having one of the highest per capita drug-related death rates, to cutting opioid deaths in half. This turnaround was helped by its "help not handcuffs" approach.

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