Erin Walker

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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

When Your Parents Are Heroin Addicts

A mother is dead and a father jailed after they overdosed at a children’s hospital. Their story may seem extreme, but it isn’t unique.<p>Last week, it …

Heroin Epidemic Is Another Reason To Move On Criminal Justice Reform: White House

Obama's chief of staff says there's a "fundamental injustice" to people serving life sentences for non-violent drug offenses.<p>WASHINGTON -- The nation's heroin epidemic has risen to the top of President Barack Obama's list of priorities -- it made it into the second paragraph of his State of the …

A matchstick-size implant that could be the answer to America's serious overdose problem is about to get approved

The implants, an inch long and the width of a matchstick, carry a drug called buprenorphine, which scientists hope can help wean people off addiction.<p>Buprenorphine is an opioid that appears to work by activating the receptors in the brain that respond to opiates like prescription pain medications …

7 Habits to Help Overcome Heroin Addiction

<i>I am a heroin addict. My life is limited to three concerns. The first thing I have to figure out every morning is how to get a bag of heroin into my arm no more than 30 minutes after I wake up. If I fail, I'm dope sick. Then, there are no limits to what I won't do to get heroin. My second concern</i> …

Putting a Face on Addiction: The Urgent Need to Address Our Nation's Heroin Epidemic

In recent years, we have witnessed the increasing pain and suffering inflicted by heroin and opioid addiction in communities in our districts and across the country. We, like many of our constituents, have seen firsthand how this tragic epidemic has affected our own friends and loved ones, and by …

Heroin addiction is rare among painkiller abusers, study says

Prescription painkiller abuse is drawing national attention as states battle increasing abuse cases, presidential candidates offer possible solutions …

NY pharmacy chain to sell drug that reverses heroin overdose without prescription

In an effort to combat a growing epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses, the CVS pharmacy chain will begin selling an anti-overdose drug called …

Police chief calls on addicts to get help after spike in heroin overdoses

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Massachusetts police chief took to Facebook on Sunday with an impassioned plea to addicts after his town saw four overdoses in the span of 24 hours.<p>Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello wrote a post urging addicts to get help.<p>"Your life is more meaningful than your death," he wrote. …

Mike Rowe Explains Why Gun Control Won't Stop Bad Guys

Mike Rowe took to Facebook on Friday to vent his frustration at President Obama’s recent push for stricter gun control laws.<p>The “Dirty Jobs” show …

Guns

The Truth About MLK: Police Denied Him the Right to Self-Defense

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr’s house was bombed in 1956?<p>Did you know that after the bombing occurred, he applied for a permit to legally …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

How the Iron Pipeline funnels guns into cities with tough gun laws

The gun market is thriving like never before, which means more traffic for the Iron Pipeline.<p>The Iron Pipeline refers to the I-95 corridor connecting New York City, which has strict gun laws, to the Southern states that have relatively lax gun laws. It also refers to Chicago and its proximity to …

This App Shows How Climate Change Is Affecting the World Around You

You’ve heard about what climate change is doing the arctic and to the sea levels around the world. But sometimes it can be hard to understand what’s …

13 Arrested at Crestwood Blockade While Reading Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change

Early this morning, in a peaceful civil disobedience action against gas storage in Seneca Lake salt caverns, which took place the day after President …

Fossil Fuels

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Obama says climate one of 'key challenges' of our time

<b>WASHINGTON, Aug 3 – President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever</b> …

Kenya

Climate change a trillion-dollar threat. Re/insurance & ILS can help

The potential financial impact from climate change to the asset management and wider investor landscape is far higher than previously believed, …

Climate Change

All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?

As the president reveals his plan to reduce greenhouse gases to save us from an apocalyptic atmosphere, I wish to remind people of three things:<p>1.) …

Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?

<b>Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- <i>one person</i> -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow.<p>A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of …

Obama just took the single largest action possible to combat climate change

It sets an important example for other nations; draft rules on the table before Monday already had helped galvanize climate commitments from other major polluting nations.<p>It remains true, though, that this is a second-best plan, for both the environment and the economy. Congress left the president …

China Is Building a Great Wall of Trees to Fight Climate Change

The country is building a belt of trees that will stretch 2,800 miles in an attempt to stop the advance of the Gobi desert.<p>China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it is also engaged in a massive tree-planting program that has helped to offset tropical deforestation, and suck …

Wait and pay: action on climate change is cheap, delay is costly

A plethora of economic studies on the costs of climate action share a common message: action on climate change is cheap, and delaying it will be …

Environmental organizations demand implementation of national plan to fight climate change

Israel must respond to climate change, by both adapting to transforming environmental conditions and by working to mitigate the impact of the …

A Psychologist Explains Why People Don't Give a Shit About Climate Change

/ Jun 10, 2015<p>The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last month that the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the …

'Climate change will cause the next revolutions in North Africa'

Less than half a decade since the Arab Spring rocked North Africa and the Middle East, experts say the effects of climate change could trigger the …

Obama unveils major climate change proposal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White House event.<p>"Today after …

Climate change is a growing concern in B.C., says scientist

Climate change is a growing concern in British Columbia as drought and wildfires continue to parch much of the province.<p>It was the hottest June on …

Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan Is an Exaggeration

Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from U.S. power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled that EPA has the authority, and therefore obligation, to regulate …