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Aaron in National News
October 28, 2018

New Test Strips for Fentanyl

New test strips that can be dipped into any drug to test if it contains the drug Fentanyl are now being passed out in Whitehall, Ohio. The test strips are not approved by the FDA, but people in Whitehall are desperate for anything which may cut down the number of deaths.

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Aaron in National News
October 23, 2018

Deadly Fake Prescription Drugs

As if there weren’t enough problems with drug addiction in America, now fake prescription drugs have begun to flood across the world causing serious problems. In best case scenarios someone takes a pill that does nothing.

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Dianna Re, CAS in National News
September 8, 2018

The Harsh Truth about Media coverage on Mac Miller’s Death

I got on to my Facebook today and saw the overwhelming amount of posts about rapper, Mac Miller’s, untimely passing. Mac Miller from the outside seemed to be doing well with the release of a new album. Just the day before his passing he talked excitedly about starting his tour on October 27th.

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Joe Kertis in National News
September 6, 2018

Narconon Celebrates International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 st of each year. It’s observed with the intention to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma associated with such deaths.

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Joe Kertis in National News
September 2, 2018

More Than 100 Overdoses in One Day

In case you don’t know, K2 is also known as “synthetic marijuana”. This is a misnomer, as it is manmade chemicals of a wide variety of structure that are sprayed on combustible materials for consumption.

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Joe Kertis in National News
August 28, 2018

Opioids Spark HIV Outbreak

Massachusetts is a sort of epicenter for the Opioid epidemic. Fentanyl and heroin addiction run rampant in the state which is notorious for overdose deaths. Strangely enough, Mass. also has one of the best healthcare platforms in the country and efficiently monitors infectious diseases.

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Joe Kertis in National News
July 30, 2018

Demi Lovato’s Overdose Shows a Sad Truth

News, social media and word of mouth have brought to light the recent overdose of Demi Lovato. In case some of you don’t know who that is, Demi is a multi-platinum singer, songwriter and actress. She has starred in Disney movies and has become an idol to many through her music.

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Joe Kertis in National News
July 29, 2018

Fentanyl for Lethal Injections?

If you’ve been following the news, you may have noticed the recent story about Scott Dozier. He’s a death row inmate in Nevada who’s literally asking to be executed. And he wants them to use Fentanyl.

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Joe Kertis in National News
July 19, 2018

The Real Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Children are entering state and foster care systems at an alarming rate, recent studies show, especially in states hit hardest by opioid addiction, such as West Virginia. In this state alone, the foster population has increased by 42% since 2014.

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Addiction and Suicide?

I am used to writing about different aspects of drug/alcohol addiction , treatment and pretty much anything related to the subject of substance abuse. Today though, I decided to write on a topic I am less experienced with, suicide.

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