Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Authorities say a West Virginia mom who passed out in a McDonald’s bathroom after doing drugs in front of her kids has been charged with child neglect. 32-year-old Sarah Parker is facing charges of child neglect resulting in injury after the incident on Saturday. The station cites police and says Parker snorted the drugs … Continue reading Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

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Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the researchers found … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

According to the DEA, Mexico produced some 111 metric tons of heroin in 2017 — 90 percent of which ended up in the US. And the Big ­Apple is feeling it. In New York City, during 2017, there were 771 fatal overdoses attributed to the drug, up from 561 two years earlier. Nationally in 2017, … Continue reading Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

The first time I saved my husband’s life, his face was the color of saturated denim. I found him curled on the floor, body fighting itself. Limbs constricted, shoulders twitching, he snorted desperately as his lungs gasped for oxygen. I yelled his name, shook his arm, slapped his face. The sputtering sound came less often, … Continue reading After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis

Desomorphine has been in the news lately. Never heard of it? That’s quite possible. But you may well have heard its street name: “Krokodil.” However you know it, it’s a cheap substitute for heroin that has been widely branded a “flesh-eating zombie drug” – and it’s bad news. There are two reasons for its horrific reputation, one related … Continue reading Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis

More People Are Inhaling Heroin, and It’s Destroying Brain Tissue

This article is for your information.  It can save your kids' lives, so if you have children, please be aware.  After all,  it eliminates needle marks!  The thing is, you still can't hide addiction -  no matter what you do or how you do it.  You only think you can.  This is becoming the 'way' … Continue reading More People Are Inhaling Heroin, and It’s Destroying Brain Tissue

The Strange Relationship Between Drug Addictions and Sugar

People with Opioid addictions often eat vast amounts of junk food, especially sweet things, like candy or cookies. It’s a common phenomenon that’s just barely begun to be documented in scientific research. If you’ve ever been to an Narcotics Anonymous meeting or have befriended someone with a drug problem, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Sugar High Some drug users eat candy between … Continue reading The Strange Relationship Between Drug Addictions and Sugar

Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes unnoticed. It’s when school starts and students nod off in class, exchange pills in the … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Addiction: A (fake) Disease or a Symptom of Despair & Hopelessness? YOU decide!

https://youtu.be/gmBiPz_lmjE There IS a place for recovery where hope exists for a lifetime of addiction freedom. You can recover from home and you can include God in all of it.  It is only in our faith in the One True Living God that destroys addiction.