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Granny gets 12-year prison sentence for flying with cocaine worth $500,000
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An old woman was recently arrested for flying from Las Vegas to Detroit with cocaine worth $500,000. The drug, which was wrapped in towels and concealed in her luggage, was to be delivered to her dealers, allegedly the kingpin of the show. She now faces a 12-year prison sentence. This was not the first time […]

Lake County teacher caught snorting cocaine in school; district considers drug-testing teachers
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After a 24-year-old English teacher from Lake Central High School was caught snorting cocaine in school in November 2017, law enforcement agencies are considering a new policy where teachers would be subject to drug tests as well. This is a novel move by the Indiana district officials as currently only school bus drivers and students […]

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Denise Welch opens up about her “thick, black suicidal depression”
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English actress and T.V. presenter, Denise Welch, recently opened up about her struggle with depression in a candid interview with Happiful magazine. The “Loose Women” star, who found her work schedule incredibly challenging, used alcohol and cocaine to keep pace with it. She shared how quitting alcohol and drugs helped her and how she feels […]

Medical marijuana is no magic pill for chronic pain or PTSD symptoms, finds study
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Generally taken to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, there is little evidence to prove that medical marijuana is helpful in treating either of the conditions. This has been suggested by two recent peer reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Conducted by a team of researchers at the […]

Ex-actress Maia Campbell’s viral video on mental illness is no laughing matter
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Starring in the hit sitcom, “In the House,” along with Debbie Allen and LL Cool J., Maia Campbell was a celebrity on the rise. A successful teen actress in the 1990s, her career suffered a major setback in the 2000s. While the actress is known to have trouble with drugs in the past, a recent […]

Model Adwoa Aboah on her struggle with drugs, drink and depression
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“I always knew that sharing my story was going to be the biggest part…And if I was brave enough to do it then I hope that other girls will also be brave enough to share back.” – Adwoa Aboah These are the feelings of U.S. Vogue cover star Adwoa Aboah, which she shared in an […]

Students of elite schools more likely to end up with substance abuse, reveals study
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Children of well-off families who go to top private schools are more likely to abuse drugs during their adulthood. According to a new study, wealthy girls going to elite schools are three times more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol abuse later in life, whereas boys are twice as likely to do so. The […]

Middle-aged white women face increasing danger from alcohol abuse
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Recently, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported alcohol-related deaths among women in Nevada were increasing. According to data analyzed by the newspaper from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, 42 women died of alcohol-related causes in 2015. That’s an increase from 29 in 2014. What may […]

Flushed pharmaceuticals end up in drinking water
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In 2016, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, state health facilities and providers distributed 305 million pain reliever pills. With this amount of medicine floating around the state, it’s no wonder that not all of it winds up being used by the person it’s prescribed to. Even pills that don’t land in the hands […]

Native and white Americans dying prematurely, study shows
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A study by the National Cancer Institute published in The Lancet finds that white and Native Americans are dying prematurely and suicides and drug overdoses are partially to blame. Not since AIDS The study was conducted by the Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Meredith Shiels is an investigator for the Division and one […]

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