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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

Drug dealer indicted on charges in customer’s overdose death

By Amanda Hoover For MOUNT HOLLY — An alleged Camden drug dealer was indicted on charges stemming from a customer’s overdose death, authorities said. Jose LaPorte was indicted this week on charges related to the overdose death of a customer, authorities said.  (Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office) Jose LaPorte, 24, was indicted by a grand jury…
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July 18, 2017 0

Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

Paramedics in Delray Beach, Fla., helping a young man after reviving him from a heroin overdose in February. Last year, Palm Beach County dealt with 5,000 overdoses. Scott McIntyre for The New York Times By LIZETTE ALVAREZ DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — It was the kind of afternoon that cold-weary tourists revel in as they sip mojitos near…
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June 20, 2017 0

Back where it all began

Four short years ago, Luke Johnson was among the hundreds of students who happily graduated from Pennsbury High School. Last month, just a few weeks before members of this year’s graduating class received their diplomas, Luke overdosed on heroin. Luke was 22 when he died. Last week, members of Luke’s family were back where the…
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June 14, 2017 0

Family Who Lost 22-Year-Old To Heroin Implores School District To Do More

Erich Martin June 10, 2017  Luke Johnson is one of six recent graduates of Pennsbury High School who passed away in a two-week span due to the heroin epidemic.Seven members of Luke Johnson’s immediate and extended family came out to the Pennsbury School Board on their regular meeting Thursday to petition the district to take the…
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June 10, 2017 0

With a 10-day supply of opioids, 1 in 5 become long-term users

The longer you use opioids, the greater the risks—and the risks rise fast. Beth Mole – 3/18/2017, 11:00 AM Enlarge Getty | smartstock 345 The longer a person uses opioids, the greater the risk of forming a deadly addiction. But just how long does it take to switch from being a short-term user—say, while you’re dealing…
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March 18, 2017 0