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Rapper's song about mom's drug addiction goes viral

An aspiring rapper who turned to music and songwriting as a way to cope with his mother’s drug addiction has reached millions with his inspiring lyrics about her recovery and the relationship they’ve built. Mark Henriquez, whose stage name is “Gremlin,” released “All For You (My Mom’s Addiction …

We Need to Talk About Our Generation's Xanax Problem

Abuse of the drug is on the rise in the UK and the US, we talked to a former addict to find out why.<p>The effect of benzodiazepines is quite profound. They work, according to a 2012 <i>New York Magazine</i> article, by "suppress[ing] the output of neurotransmitters that interpret fear." In other words, they …

Harm reduction workers call on Ontario to declare emergency over opioid crisis

More than 700 health care workers have called on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in an open letter to declare a provincial emergency due to a …

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