Did Juice WRLD Die Because of an Overdose?

It has been over one year since world-famous rapper Juice WRLD died at the young age of 21 from an overdose of oxycodone and codeine toxicity on December 8, 2019. Juice WRLD named Jarad Anthony Higgins suffered a seizure and then passed away from the drug toxicity shortly after arriving…

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Purdue Pharma Pleades Guilty for Instigating the Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma, Inventors of Oxycontin, Take Legal Responsibility for Instigating the National Opioid Crisis and Plead Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges
The Department of Justice announced that Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges that identify their company as criminally responsible for promoting a drug that has caused the nation and worldwide opioid epidemic. The drug, Oxycontin, is responsible for causing a surge of addiction that sparked the still current nationwide heroin addiction problem. The drug Oxycontin is also what has contributed to countless accidental overdoses as a result of the habit.
Because Purdue Pharma invented and then promoted Oxycontin as safe, they are now identified as a critical constituent of the nationwide opioid addiction crisis. They have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws.

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Heroin Prices Rise Because of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has not only halted the regular routines of all people on the globe, but it is also affecting the illegal and legal drug-taking cultures in exceptionally dangerous ways. First, is the current limited drug availability because of travel restrictions from known drug-producing countries such as China, Mexico, South America, etc.

Second, are the shelter in place orders, which mean that addicts can no longer hit the streets or enter drug-dealing neighborhoods to get their drugs- which will likely cause even riskier drug experimenting and using behaviors to occur. The third reason is that the services that support addiction recoveries, such as methadone clinics and other medical practitioners, may or may not be open. And finally, the cost of heroin and other drugs that are still available have skyrocketed.

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Drug Treatment for Healthcare Workers

One profession that many people don’t consider as having the potential to enabling an addiction versus other jobs is healthcare workers. Medical professionals such as nurses, doctors, lab technicians, and other medical practitioners are often at an increased risk for developing an addiction. Since their careers are focused on saving lives, these professionals are under a tremendous amount of stress. As healthcare workers, these individuals must perform regardless of the type of day they are having or the current status of their relationships, family life, or financial burdens. The decisions they make for a patient are often the ones that will save or end a person’s life.

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Shortage of Drug Rehab Beds in NY Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced many businesses to temporarily close throughout New York, and all New York residents are going through an extreme time of change and adaptations. The need for substance abuse treatment during these challenging times could not be greater. There is currently a dramatic decrease in treatment program bed availability for residents in New York. Certain NY drug treatment centers are unable to admit new patients or cannot comply with the health recommendations mandated by the Center for Disease Control and the New York state health department. Therefore, we recommend drug and alcohol treatment centers that meet federal safety standards for the prevention of coronavirus that have bed availability in New York or out-of-state for yourself or a loved one.

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Addiction Treatment for Railroad Workers

The Federal Railroad Administration oversees the railroad industry as part of the larger government agency, the Department of Transportation. Safety is a priority for this industry, as is the well-being of the workers. Railroad workers hold positions such as Engineer, Conductor, Yardmaster, Carman, Boilermaker, Mechanics, Track Worker, Welder, Signal Worker, Roadway Mechanic, as well as Clerical and Management positions. Some of these occupations can be dangerous and cause the worker to undergo trauma, stress- usually as a result of long-distance travel and long hours, as well as anxiety or depression and other mental health conditions.

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How to Help Someone on Drugs on Long Island

It has been over one year since world-famous rapper Juice WRLD died at the young age of 21 from an overdose of oxycodone and codeine toxicity on December 8, 2019. Juice WRLD named Jarad Anthony Higgins suffered a seizure and then passed away from the drug toxicity shortly after arriving…

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Service dog without owner could mean an emergency

When most people think of the term “service dog” they think of an animal that has been trained for a person who is blind and needs a guide. Others will think a dog who helps a person in a wheelchair. However, service dogs come in all different breeds and fill all types of roles. So, what is a service dog and what types of life-saving skills do these canines offer?

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New York Drug Dealer Charged in Two Overdose Deaths

In recent years, drug dealers are being charged throughout the country with the overdose deaths of the customers and addicts they serve on the streets. Recently, a Long Island drug dealer was indicted in the deaths of two customers in Queens. This is the first time a dealer in the borough has been directly held responsible for the death of a drug addict. Law enforcement officials alledge that the narcotics he sold are the direct cause and reason for the death of two individuals.

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