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US UT: Couple Arrested After Drugging Heroin-Addicted Newborn To Hide

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 07:00
Orlando Sentinel, 24 Jul 2017 - SYMPTOMS, POLICE SAY Colby Wilde and Lacey Christenson welcomed their third child into the world on April 9 at Utah Valley Hospital. The doctors, nurses and medical staff eventually cleared out of the room, giving the parents a few moments alone with their new daughter. Unlike most new parents, they did not hold the newborn child, overcome with emotion.
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US NY: Task Force On Heroin, Opioid Addiction To Meet On Long Island

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:00
Newsday, 18 Jul 2017 - A special legislative task force formed to examine the effect of the opioid addiction scourge on Long Island and elsewhere throughout the state is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Mineola. The State Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the NYU Winthrop Hospital Research and Academic Center in Mineola, a hospital spokesman said.
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US: US Heroin Crisis Is So Bad, It's 'Raining Needles'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 07:00
New York Post, 17 Jul 2017 - LOWELL, Mass. -- They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland, Maine, officials have collected more than 700 needles so far this year, putting them on track to handily exceed the nearly 900 gathered in all of 2016. In March alone, San Francisco collected more than 13,000 syringes, compared with only about 2,900 in the same month in 2016.
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US OH: Heroin, Cocaine Are Cheap, Potent And Widely Available

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:00
Columbus Dispatch, 13 Jul 2017 - Heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs remain widely available throughout Ohio, often at bargain prices, a new state report reveals. If that isn't bad enough, the quality of the drugs is "is really good, too good. We've lost 12 friends in the past year (to overdoses)," said one respondent in the just-released Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Report. The semi-annual statewide report of drug availability trends is done by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
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US PA: How I Loved And Lost My Fiance - A Heroin Addict

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 12 Jul 2017 - Chris and I were texting Dec. 11, 2016, when at 3:50 p.m. he went silent. I assumed it was because we were arguing. We were always arguing, ever since his addiction had taken over his life. The signs were there: The man who would write beautiful songs on his guitar became sluggish and angry. He wouldn't spend time with the people who lifted him up and instead sneaked out to see those who enabled his addiction. He stopped going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings and group therapy.
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US MI: 87 Pounds Of Heroin Found In Raid Of Novi Apartment Complex

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:00
Detroit Free Press, 11 Jul 2017 - Investigators found more than 87 pounds of suspected heroin Monday during a raid at a Novi apartment, according to a federal criminal complaint. DEA agents and the Oakland County Narcotics Investigation Team entered the Brownstones apartment complex unit shortly after 9:30 a.m. on the 42200 block of Joyce Lane to find three men inside, along with eight bricks of a light-brown substance on a table in plain sight, according to the complaint from special agent Michael Reamer in U.S. District Court.
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US FL: Desperate For Help, Heroin Addicts Get 'Hijacked' To Florida

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 23 Jun 2017 - Alfred LubranoWest Chester addiction psychologist Drew Alikakos dials a number for a local addiction treatment center that he suspects has been illicitly re-routed to a Florida facility. His own phone number was "hijacked" in such a manner. Alfred Lubrano works for the enterprise team. Previously, he wrote about poverty, and before that, he was a feature writer and columnist.
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US MD: Maryland's Heroin Fight Turns To Educating Students From

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 19 Jun 2017 - In the ongoing battle to stem the heroin and opiate epidemic in Maryland, the newest focus is a state law that mandates teaching students in elementary schools through college about the dangers of the drugs. Public schools are tweaking drug-education lessons and colleges are preparing sessions for incoming students to comply with the Start Talking Maryland Act, which becomes law July 1.
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