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Bucks County Volunteers Travel To Help Those Suffering From Addiction

A group of Lower Bucks County residents have been traveling down to one of the areas in Philadelphia that has been hardest hit by the heroin epidemic to offer help and hope. Volunteers have teamed up with nonprofits Luke’s Hero In Me and the Bucks County chapter of Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club over the…
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December 3, 2018 0

3 Job Opportunities for Recovering Addicts

3 Job Opportunities for Recovering Addicts Recovering from substance abuse can be tough on its own, but the added weight of financial pressure can make it that much harder. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to bring in some cash flow while you’re still recovering. However, it is important to remember…
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December 3, 2018 0

Why we need bolder action to combat the opioid epidemic

Although the opioid crisis in the US is gaining increased attention, the steps taken to date to combat it are insufficient. Our research suggests that much broader—and bolder—action is required. The problems resulting from the opioid epidemic have gained increased recognition in the United States, and greater focus is being placed on preventing opioid use…
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September 28, 2018 0

Take it from me as a former NFL player: Pot is better for pain than opioids

Pain is a constant in the game of football, and the National Football League has long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made NFL locker rooms especially vulnerable to the opioid epidemic. Former NFL players abuse opioid pain medications at four times the rate of the general population, according…
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December 23, 2017 0

Painkillers in the NFL: Nate Jackson on “hurt” vs “injured”

More than 1,000 former NFL players are addicted to painkillers. Many are without health insurance, or any semblance of a support system. In this VICE Sports Sitdown, former NFL tight end and writer Nate Jackson talks about hitting the streets for more painkillers to be able to keep playing and how the current concussion lawsuits…
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December 23, 2017 0

The Science of Addiction: Here’s Your Brain on Drugs

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November 9, 2017 0

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick – Presentation on the floor of House of Representatives

Thank you Brian Fitzpatrick for telling Luke’s story on the floor of the House of Representatives. We are so grateful you took the time to honor our son in hopes of saving someone else’s Luke!   .


October 24, 2017 0

22 Young Victims Of Addiction, And The Honest Obituaries That Tell Of Their Deaths

These 22 young Pennsylvania residents recently lost their lives to addiction. And their loved ones aren’t afraid to say it. By Kara Seymour (Patch National Staff) – Updated Sep 27, 2017 8:32 pm ET If you’ve looked through the obituary pages recently, you’ve likely noticed a troubling trend: there are many young faces. Of course,…
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October 12, 2017 0

Bensalem police seize six kilos of raw heroin in traffic stop

Bensalem police recently recovered six kilograms of raw heroin with a street value of $4 million during a routine traffic stop. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub called it the “largest seizure I can recall this year.” The seizure “certainly saved lives,” said Bensalem Director of Public Safety Fred Harran during a news conference Thursday…
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October 12, 2017 0