The latest breaking news in Suffolk County, Long Island, is now about to break glass instead. Reports have been issued regarding the recent discovery of glass crack pipe vending machines disguised as pen dispensers throughout the town of Brookhaven. Officials in Brookhaven have located three such machines and are investigating who put them there and determining if it is, in fact, illegal to sell the smoke screened pens.
Acclaimed rapper Mac Miller has died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 26. Mac Miller rose to stardom in the mid-2010’s as one of the most successful hip-hop performers of his generation but struggled with maintaining his sobriety. In May 2018, he was charged with a DWI after fleeing the scene of an accident.
This question has been debated by medical professionals, researchers, government officials, and addicts themselves for many years: is addiction a brain disease? Contemporary evidence points to the conclusion that addiction is a chronic brain disorder, not just a behavioral issue. The disease concept of addiction certainly fits most of the criteria for a legitimate illness—requiring only that an abnormal medical condition be present that causes dysfunction to the afflicted individual.
The heroin addiction crisis is fueling a rise in Hepatitis C infections, according to recently released data by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A younger generation of Americans is being infected with Hepatitis C at strikingly massive rates.
Currently, most of our top news stories are about how heroin overdose deaths are on the rise. The reason there are so many fatal overdoses now is that the drug is being cut and laced with even stronger opioids, such as Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid used to treat severe and debilitating pain. Heroin drug dealers are profiting from this.
Families are now utilizing advances in science that make drug testing at home possible. Drug tests are now even more reliable, safe and easy to administer at home than ever. In Long Island and throughout New York state, asking a family member, friend, or employee to take a drug test is not uncommon. Substance abuse and addiction affect nearly every family and community in some way now. Our drug tests are FDA and state approved for home use with quick results. If you or someone you know needs to be cleared through a drug test we can make the test available to you at home within days
In the State of New York and throughout the United States, addiction is one of the most serious diseases that families are battling and sadly losing loved ones every day. Once a person has gotten clean and sober their lives have certainly improved for the better, however, recovery is not just about staying clean and sober. Recovery requires an entirely new outlook and a newly recovering addict is like a young child in that they need a lot of guidance.
Three Nassau County law enforcement officers were arrested during a drug raid after their connections with a drug ring were exposed. One of the police officers is also suspected of conspiracies to rob casinos and armored deposit trucks.
by Aria Charlene Valdez, Newburgh NY
Mental illness can be treated with therapy and medication, but it does not cure it. It simply manages the symptoms. When you have any form of mental illness it lingers every single day of your waking life. You can have the best life and it will wait for you. It will break you down until one day you’re vulnerable…and then IT WILL GET TO YOU.