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In North Carolina, “heroin is more accessible and cheaper than alcohol”

<b>(Getty/kaisersosa67)</b><p>North Carolina’s opioid epidemic has reached a new high. This paramedic is on the front lines of emergency services<p>Lauryn Higgins<p>August 6, 2017 10:30am (UTC)<p>This feature is part of Salon’s Young Americans initiative, showcasing emerging journalists reporting from America’s red …

North Carolina

Is Donald Trump finally about to act on America's opioid crisis?

An emergency declaration would empower the government to expand access to in-patient treatment and negotiate lower prices for overdose reversal drugs<p>If Donald Trump declares America’s opioid addiction crisis a national emergency, as a White House commission urged him to do earlier this week, it …

Proportion of drivers killed while under influence of opioids shows huge spike

In one of the latest examples of the growing opioid epidemic, researchers found a seven-fold increase in the proportion of drivers killed while under the influence of prescription opioids since 1995.<p>Researchers at Columbia University examined drug testing results for 36,729 drivers in California, …

The opioid epidemic, explained

2015 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths. Then 2016 came along.<p>If nothing is done, we can expect a lot of people to die: A forecast by STAT concluded that as many as 650,000 people will die over the next 10 years from opioid overdoses — more than the entire city of Baltimore. The US risks …

Medicine

Fuzzy Search

Finally a fuzzy search that finds all sorts of misspellings and missing parts.

Sen. Cory Booker's New Marijuana Bill Could Be the Answer to Curbing the Deadly Opioid Crisis

With opioid-related deaths on the rise, members of the White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction have asked President Donald Trump to …

Medicine

'Trainspotting generation' most at risk of drug death

The "Trainspotting generation" in their 40s are now most at risk of death from drugs, ONS data shows.<p>Figures show that for the first time those aged between 40 and 49 have the highest incidence of drug-related deaths, overtaking those in their 30s.<p>Deaths reached an all-time high of 3,744 in 2016, …

'We Have To Change The Culture': Acting Head Of DEA On Fighting The Opioid Epidemic

President Trump's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary report this week calling on the president to …

How to stop the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history - Vox

The opioid epidemic could kill hundreds of thousands in the next decade. But America can beat it.<p>The scale of America’s opioid epidemic is shocking.<p>It is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history. In 2016 alone, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War and car …

Medicine

Son of Nashville mayor dies of apparent overdose

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child, 22-year-old Max Barry, has died of an apparent drug overdose.<p>An emotional statement …

Puget Sound

'I'm not an addict'

Chaos, denial, rock bottom. Addiction is a hell of a disease.<p>Secrets and lies.<p>Life used to be awash with them.<p>There were the lies Amanda French told …

Drug Addiction

Parents of Plant High cheerleader urge others to learn from her death by heroin overdose

TAMPA — Since their youngest daughter died from an overdose of heroin, just weeks before her high school graduation, Dawn and Cliff Golden have …

Drug Addiction

The Opioid Crisis Is Creating a Labor Crisis

If you wonder what is supposed to happen when the demand for labor outruns the available supply, take a look at the picture below. It’s a Starbucks …

21 rules for faster SQL queries

Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no …

The intricate nature of sleep during addiction treatment

Most issues related to substance use disorders are generally addressed and managed during addiction treatment, but a new study found that healthy …

Star athlete → injury → prescription painkillers → opioid addiction → dealing drugs → homeless

<i>Editor’s note: The following is a first-person account of a college athlete’s spiral into opioid addiction, as told to Eric Adelson.</i><p>It was a botched …

Lamar Odom Recalls Near-Death Experience: I Couldn’t Control’ Cocaine Use

Lamar Odom opened up about his 2015 near-death experience in his own words in a piece he penned for the Players’ Tribune Thursday, and according to …

Khloe Kardashian

Hooked and hustling heroin: A couple's life in Kensington

Ray is a runner. That's what his job is called on the drug corners around Kensington Avenue. Every day, from early morning to late night, he sells …

Database design using Anchor Modeling

One and done: a heroin and fentanyl cocktail

442 Shares<p>There was her 28-year-old daughter lifeless in an ICU bed.<p>Her name was Tricia, and she had dabbled with drugs since she was 15. As a child, …

Health Care

More Moms Suffer From Prescription Drug Addiction

Many people get surprised upon finding out a mother suffers from drug or alcohol abuse. It’s as if the shame and guilt are worse for moms, simply …

Mental Health

How to Find the Longest Consecutive Series of Events in SQL

A very interesting problem that can be solved very easily with SQL is to find consecutive series of events in a time series. But what is a …

Michigan companies can't fill jobs because too many people can't pass a drug test

Chris Hindbaugh<p>"More often than not, we are finding that employers are not testing because of that problem," said Chris Hindbaugh, executive director …

Chamber of Commerce

SQL Server Management Studio add-ins

Complete list of useful and must have add-ins for SQL Server Management Studio - 32 SSMS add-ins

Queries to inventory your SQL Server Agent Jobs

By: Rick Dobson | Read Comments (3) | Related Tips: More > SQL Server Agent<p>Problem<p>I am a SQL developer who recently migrated to a team that relies …

‘Cold Turkey’ Alcohol Withdrawal Can Cause Serious Health Issues

The death of actor Nelsan Ellis this month is a reminder of the serious, and potentially fatal effects of alcohol withdrawal on the body.<p>In fact, …

As an open-air heroin camp is closed, options narrow

<b>In a corner of Philadelphia known locally as the Badlands, where some of the purest heroin in the country can be bought for just $5 a bag, a half-mile stretch of rail track has become a refuge for hundreds of heroin addicts. Next week the city will begin to clear</b> <b>out</b> <b>the tracks, but where will the</b> …

Boy, 6, revived with Narcan after possible opioid overdose

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what may be a sobering sign of the depths of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, paramedics had to use the antidote Narcan to revive a 6-year-old boy Tuesday morning after a possible overdose.<p>The boy remained hospitalized Thursday in stable condition. He has been placed in the care of a …

New Hampshire

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