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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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High Society: America’s Drug Abuse Problem

Imagine a disease that is so harmful, it’s killing 44 Americans a day; yet most of the people suffering from this disease aren’t receiving treatment. You’re likely thinking it’s heart disease or cancer, More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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The US is currently facing one of the biggest epidemics in its history, and the problem probably isn’t what you think it is…

..It isn’t ISIS.. ..It isn’t Iran.. ..It isn’t even guns. In fact, this “epidemic” is responsible for more deaths every year than guns are. So what is it that is killing Americans in unprecedented numbers? More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address

President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 12, 2016. Video clip of the speech is at the bottom. OBAMA: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: tonight marks More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Sunday, December 27th, 2015
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California Gov Jerry Brown pardons Robert Downey Jr of 1990s drug crimes

Gov. Jerry Brown just included Robert Downey Jr in his Christmas Eve habit of handing out pardons, nullifying the Iron Man star’s 1990s drug convictions. Downey’s official forgiving was one of 91 issued More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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How Illicit Drug Use Has Grown In America Over The Past 44 Years

“America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse,” said Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971. “In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.” This More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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New Life Lodge Case Still Full of Controversy

New Life Lodge really came to prominence due to the 2010 death of Lindsey Poteet. That event attracted a lot of media attention, particularly in the local area. However other deaths at the facility have increased More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Foster Care System Sees Influx Due To Rising Heroin Addiction

An alarming rate of heroin use has swept across the United States and the consequences are devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin addiction has almost tripled among young More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Criminal investigation against Bill Cosby begins, Disney pulls statue

Comedian Bill Cosby had admitted in a court deposition to obtaining Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. The confession has instigated the Los Angeles Police Department More...

By Adam Lee On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Substance Abuse In Women: Causes, Effects, Challenges & Solutions

The definition of substance abuse encompasses the excessive and addictive use of any substance that alters the individual’s behavior, mood, and lifestyle. The substance could be a prescription medicine, tobacco, More...

By Adam Lee On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Global Issues

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic. From the rising popularity of prescription medications to an increased use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, rates More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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New study: Religion leads to ‘stronger worldviews’ which reduces use of alcohol, tobacco

Public domain image/Jon Sullivan A newly released study from researchers at the University of Florida examined teenagers’ worldviews and the impact these perspectives have on deterring drugs and alcohol, finding More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Pope Francis speaks against legalization of marijuana, narcotics saying ‘addiction is an evil’

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome. The Holy Seestated his opinion that drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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Wound botulism cases reported in Dallas/Ft. Worth due to injection drug use

There were two cases of wound botulism in injection drug users in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, according to a report in the Your Glen Rose TX.com Tuesday. Public domain photo/Psychonaught According to Family physician, Dr. More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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Ashley Harper, Pittsburgh woman, arrested after smuggling heroin into a court room, hid from police on the roof

A Pittsburgh woman was arrest Friday after police found her hiding on a roof. Ashley Harper was found with 30 bags of stamped heroin entering family court for a drug screen, police say. Ashley Nicole Harper Court More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Targeting IV drug users the key to controlling the spread of Hepatitis C: study

Newly published research suggests that the key to controlling the spread of slower spreading diseases like Hepatitis C and similar viruses is the early diagnosis and treatment of intravenous drug users, or as they More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Dalina Nicholas, mother allows child to be sexually abused for drugs, agrees to plea bargain with police

A 36-year-old Jacksonville Beach woman faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of child neglect. Authorities say Dalina Nicholas repeatedly allowed her 6-year-old daughter to be sexually More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Maryland: Heroin overdose deaths up, prescription opioids overdose deaths down

Public domain photo/Psychonaught Newly released data from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that from Jan. to Jul. 2012, there was an increase in overdose deaths related to heroin coinciding More...


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