Bailey S. Magno

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What It’s Like to Take Opioids for Pain

Read an excerpt from Carlyn Zwarenstein's 'Opium Eater: The New Confessions' about a writer's struggle with opiates to cure her chronic pain.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p><i>North America is in the grip of an opiate epidemic that now kills more people than car crashes. But despite all</i> …

Peru drugs mule Melissa Reid says she smuggled £1.5 million of cocaine so she could boast to friends in Ibiza

Drugs mule Melissa Reid was caught smuggling £1.5 million of cocaine out of Peru after wanting a story to boast about to friends on the Ibiza party scene.<p>The 22-year-old from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, was caught trying to smuggle 24lb (11kg) of cocaine with 23-year-old Michaella McCollum, from …

Legal weed sparks Colorado debate - why not allow pot clubs?

DENVER (AP) — Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can't use it in public. Or in a rental car. …

Vaping Marijuana Is Healthier Than Smoking It

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Vaping has already changed the way nicotine fiends get their fix. Now, it's set to overhaul medical marijuana use as well. The results of a small study, published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, show that vaping weed, an activity …

I told my doctors my drug history. They still gave me opioids without counseling.

It was roughly halfway into a Saturday evening flight from Miami to Boston when I began to wonder if I was going to survive the night. What had …

More Australians seeking treatment for alcohol consumption than any other drug

Amphetamine treatment rises to 20% of the 114,912 people aged 10 and older who received treatment for drug use<p>About one in 200 Australians sought treatment for drug use in 2014–15, with alcohol the main drug people needed help with, a new report from the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare …

Cancer sufferer riddled with 26 tumours is 'effectively cured' by radical new treatment

A cancer sufferer who was on the brink of death and riddled with 26 tumours has been “effectively cured” by radical therapy which triggers the body to heal itself.<p>The extraordinary case emerged as trials revealed a host of "unprecedented" advances using immunotherapy treatments at the world’s …

How does long-term marijuana use affect the brain?

Jason Redmond/Reuters<p>Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports, as well as some studies, have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to …

Maria Sharapova verdict: two-year ban for failing drugs test

• Five-time grand slam champion confirms her intention to appeal<br>• Russian suspended from all tennis until 26 January 2018<p>Maria Sharapova, the richest athlete in the history of women’s sport, has been banned for two years for failing a drugs test during the Australian Open in January, leaving her …

Tennis

More American workers are failing at this job requirement

Help wanted: Stoners need not apply.<p>Employers across the U.S. are having more trouble filling job openings as applicants and current employees refuse …

Drug Testing

Say Why To Drugs – the highs and lows of cannabis

Fortnightly for the next two months, I’ll be investigating different drugs, busting some myths and explaining potential harms and benefits. This week: cannabis<p>Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the UK. It’s the resin of a plant, and is consumed by smoking (sometimes with, sometimes …

Cannabis

Why suicide rates spike in spring

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and woodland creatures are literally coming out to play—it’s like a Disney movie out there. But while springtime <i>seems</i> hyper-cheerful, not everyone feels that way. For some people, the season can be especially tough, and sadly, research shows that suicide …

Our children’s mental health crisis is shocking. But so is the Tory silence | Frances Ryan

The impact of austerity on children’s health can’t be doubted. Yet ministers have axed the one woman who can tell them how bad things are<p>It’s emblematic of the government’s handling of the mental health crisis that when Natasha Devon, the Conservatives’ much-publicised children’s mental health …

Mental Health

5 Common Signs You Need Help Combating Your Substance Abuse Problem

Drug addiction and substance abuse is a nasty phenomenon.<p>It’s one of those things that seems so far-fetched. You hear stories of people doing crazy …

How One Guy’s Illegal U-Turn Brought Down a Cannabis Gang

A routine stop helped unravel the threads connecting two brothers, their childhood friend and a $1.2 million stash of weed.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>He probably wasn't quite the right man for the job. A couple of years ago Armadeep Randhawa, a 30-year-old with a short stint as a …

Obama and Macklemore collab on a dope track — about drug addiction

It's 2007, and the iPhone has just debuted when someone from the future tells you that in just a few years a black U.S. president will sit next to a …

House OKs bipartisan drug abuse bills, but Dems want money

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan craving for …

Britain's Synthetic Weed Problem Is Only Getting Worse

Days after a study suggested synthetic cannabis can be as physically addictive as heroin, we met some users who are stuck in the throes of addiction.<p>We've heard multiple warnings about the havoc being caused in British prisons by the widespread use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs): violence, debt, …

Blood Thinning Drug Warfarin May Increase Risk of Dementia

Atrial fibrillation patients treated long term with the blood-thinning drug Warfarin may be at greater risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and …

This Prescription Drug Class Has Increased in Price By 506% Since 2000, Study Shows

Image source: National Cancer Institute.<p>I've got a newsflash for you, and you're probably not going to be shocked in the least: prescription drugs are getting downright expensive.<p>According to Truveris, a health-data company that tracks prescription drug prices, the average prescription drug rose by …

'Slapped for spice': how synthetic cannabis is wreaking havoc behind bars

Sam Johnson is schizophrenic, in prison, and now dependent on synthetic cannabis. As inmates like him contend with violence and debt, and overdoses spiral, observers are warning that the system is facing a drugs crisis<p>The Johnson family used to think nothing could shock them. Then they received a …

Cannabis

Is Special K the Anti-Depressant We’ve Waited For?

A groundbreaking study on the popular club drug shows its massive potential in treating depression, with a ketamine spray coming to market as soon as …

There’s no proof opioids caused Prince’s death. The specter is still revealing | Ann Neumann

The approach to opioids in the US stresses punishment and crackdowns over treatment, which stereotypes users and harms patients who need pain relief<p>For the past six days, reports that opioids were found in Prince’s home (or “on him”, according to some news sources) at the time of his death have …

Vancouver Starts Cracking Down on Unlicensed Pot Shops

A handful of weed dispensaries received tickets from the city as of Saturday afternoon. Some were told to expect another $250 ticket in the following days.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>The City of Vancouver has started writing tickets to pot shops that violate new city bylaws.<p>A …

Cannabis

Indigenous health: ad campaign aims to reduce smoking rate

The federal government will target Indigenous smokers in a new $10m advertising campaign.<p>The rural health minister, Fiona Nash, said the Don’t Make Smokes Your Story campaign focuses on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous families.<p>Indigenous health: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking …

Experts To FDA: "Be Open-Minded" About E-Cigs

There has been a lot of back and forth debate over e-cigs lately, with both sides making plausible arguments for or against. However, without any long term scientific proof - and the number of studies and funding that would be required - we have to rely upon expert opinions at the present to figure …

Woody Harrelson‘s Marijuana Dispensary Application Denied, Seriously Harshing Mellow

The Hawaii resident and vocal proponent of recreational marijuana use has been blocked by The Man.<p>Marijuana: all the <i>cool</i> celebrities are doing it. And that’s only kind of a joke — as the recreational drug has muddled through the long, slow process to full nationwide legalization, it’s become …

Vernon man among 18 charged in N.Y. cocaine, money laundering ring

Miguel Galvan allegedly had more than four pounds of the drug at his home Thursday morning, according to reports