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Glee’s Tribute to Cory May Monteith Romanticize Addiction

  October 31, 2013   No comments

Last week, Fox released a promo for this Thursday’s episode of Glee, which will be a farewell to the character Finn and tribute to the actor who played him, Cory

Scientists Get Mice Drunk To Explain Why Binge Drinking Breaks Bones

  October 30, 2013   No comments

It’s a well-known thing amongst doctors that heavy drinkers have a mysterious propensity for breaking their bones—and not just because they may trip over their own feet in an inebriated

Boston University Test Effectiveness of Treatments

  October 29, 2013   No comments

Domenic Ciraulo, MD, chair of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and David H. Barlow, PhD, professor of psychology at Boston University (BU), have collaborated to study the

Tennessee 8th Highest Overdose Deaths in Nation

  October 28, 2013   No comments

Tennessee is 8th highest for drug overdose deaths in the nation. It also says the number of drug deaths, mostly from prescription pills, have doubled since 1999. Separately, the Tennessee

Opium Antiques Gets Man Hooked

  October 25, 2013   No comments

You really have to work hard to get hooked on smoking opium. The Victorian-era form of the drug, known as chandu, is rare, and the people who know how to

Spice Addiction

  October 24, 2013   No comments

Memorial Hospital reports that after a surge of cases in August, the number of overdoses due to the street drug spice has dropped in recent weeks. But it’s still a

Fatal Drug Overdoses High in Kentucky

  October 23, 2013   No comments

Kentucky ranks high among states for recent efforts to curb the scourge of drug abuse, but the commonwealth has the third-highest rate of fatal overdoses. A report by the Trust

Bullying Prevention Awareness Can Help Stop Addiction

  October 22, 2013   No comments

October is bullying prevention awareness month. Bullying – the belittling, harassment, ostracizing, demeaning, or physical harming of another, is a tremendous problem. It is estimated that approximately 30% of teens

New Drug is Worse Than Heroin

  October 21, 2013   No comments

‘Krokodil’ is a new drug on the illicit market, homemade from codeine pills and a variety of household chemicals: iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol. In Russia, it has been

Recent heroin overdoses spark conversation in Southeast Pennsylvania School District

  October 18, 2013   No comments

Heroin is the talk of Hatboro-Horsham residents due to recent alumni overdoses. The Hatboro-Horsham School District group decided to put together an impromptu panel and forum Sept. 30. However, those