Addiction

Here’s How to Tell If You Have an Exercise Addiction

Do you love to work out? Us too! Exercise can help you de-stress, stay positive during tough times, and, of course, lose weight. And with workouts like anti-gravity yoga and new fitness products to help you get stronger and faster, it can be a total blast too. But there is such a thing as too much …

Fitness

Former heavy drug users build house of hope

BEAUTIFUL DAY<br>TCI residents count on each other for support. Photos by Pocholo Concepcion<p>The music of U2 is playing at high volume, with the song’s …

Philippines

Teen kills himself with elephant tranquiliser 10,000x more potent than morphine bought over Dark Web

Ali would have been unconscious instantly after taking the drug and died soon afterwards, says coroner.<p>Abu Bokker Ali committed suicide by swallowing …

West Sussex

Fruit mush and hidden stills: Homemade alcohol a big problem in prison

Almost half of all drug, alcohol seizures in Canadian prisons are homemade alcohol<p>Ketchup or fruit, bread and a lot of time — that's all you really …

Shane Rattenbury calls for drug decriminalisation in Canberra following release of report

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has come out in support of a new report released this week recommending the decriminalisation of drugs in …

Where ‘SuGod’ means retreat and surrender for drug users

ACCEPTANCE All new participants are welcomed with a hug and reassured that they will not be judged because of past mistakes. Photos by Cris Evert B. …

Philippines

3 charged after heroin, fentanyl seized in Welland drug bust

WELLAND - Police say three people are facing charges after a drug bust where officers seized heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl in Welland.<p>Niagara …

Canadian News

Researchers just uncovered a simple way to help combat the opioid epidemic

It’s not the only answer, but it could be part of the solution to the deadliest drug crisis in US history.<p>There’s another type of prescription drugs, besides opioid painkillers, that’s involved in thousands of drug overdose deaths in the US every year.<p>The drugs are benzodiazepines, which are widely …

Opioids

Russia Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know About Its HIV Epidemic - Motherboard

One December morning last year, I called the largest HIV clinic in Moscow to get my blood tested for HIV/AIDS. I went to the clinic, located in the industrial area of the city, far away from the center. My trip took over an hour: two buses, a metro, and a long walk down a thin, slippery trail. I …

HIV

With 'vaping' on the rise, debate centers on its effects

Whether the "skyrocketing" use of electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco use or lure youth and adults back to nicotine is a question up for debate locally.<p>Lea Bacci, an assistant addiction prevention coordinator with the Lake County Health Department, said that a Centers for Disease …

Cannabis

Basu: 'The demon known as heroin' claims daughter

CLOSE<p>Sheryl and Bob Kock of Johnston decided to be "brutally honest" in their daughter's obituary after she died of a heroin overdose. Here they …

Des Moines

Exercise addiction is real — and extremely dangerous

For most people, squeezing in enough time to exercise regularly is challenging, but 39-year-old Erin, who appeared on Tuesday’s episode of “The …

Exercise

Secrets of drug traffickers' counterfeit drugs

Updated: Mar 19, 2017 - 5:02 PM<p>Some drug traffickers are now importing industrial pill presses to pump out highly dangerous pills that are almost …

Fentanyl

State police help save woman overdosing at Thompson Center

Illinois State Police helped save a woman Thursday afternoon after she passed out in a restroom while taking heroin, officials said.<p>Shortly before 1 p.m., the officers were alerted to a women's restroom in the James R. Thompson Center. When they arrived they found a female lying on the floor in a …

Boat captain charged in crewmen’s deaths is jailed after heroin overdose

A Cushing captain accused of causing the deaths of two crew members when his lobster boat sank in a storm is behind bars again after he reportedly …

Crime

Yoga for Addiction: 5 Tools for Addiction Recovery

<i>The following are a few of the ways that Kundalini Yoga helped me recover from substance abuse and make profound changes in my life:</i><p>1. Kundalini Yoga …

Yoga

'You're playing Russian roulette': Teen addict shares her fear of fentanyl

A Guelph, Ont. teenager who says she’s been struggling with drug addiction for two years shares her fear of losing her life to a drug laced with a …

Canadian News

Duterte slams 'idiotic' EU proposal to treat drug addicts

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at the EU, calling them "sons of bitches" after the bloc called for rehabilitation clinics for addicts. Duterte made his remarks during a speech to Chinese businessmen.<p>The firebrand Filipino leader rejected the EU's proposal as "stupid" and …

European Union

Man ODs, JetBlue Plane Returns to Gate at JFK

I’ve heard of planes returning to the gate for unruly passengers, mechanical issues and medical situations but never for a drug overdose…<p>The New York …

Aviation

How Your Low-Key Cocaine Habit Actually Affects Your Body - Vice

<i>This article originally appeared at VICE UK.</i><p>It's Friday night, the pub's just closed and you're back at someone's flat, five pints deep with a blue bag of tins in your hand. "Is anyone gonna put the call in?" grins one of your friends.<p>Everyone chucks £20 on the table, you make the call, and an hour …

Cocaine

Woman speaks out after overdose video goes viral

After 750,000 watched her overdose, the woman is speaking out, and she wants to send a message to other addicts

Viral Videos

Forum to address 'public health crisis' of heroin in Aurora

Calling it a "public health crisis," the Kane County sheriff's department will host a forum in Aurora on heroin use in the area.<p>"A lot of the public is unaware of how much (heroin) is out there," Kane County Sheriff's Lt. Pat Gengler said. "This is a public health crisis. We're not going to arrest …

Public Health

"This is what happens when you steal people's land" - Home | Campus

Subscribe:<p><b>[WARNING: CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT]</b><p><i>This is part one of a two-part episode. Part two will air on Friday, March 31.</i><p>For the majority of his …

Canada

New Harford Opiate Recovery Court is for addicts who 'have really reached the bottom,' judge says

Participants in the new Adult Opiate Recovery Court in Harford County are drug addicts who are out of options in many ways, the judge who administers …

Man acquitted of heroin use after 'reasonable doubt' created on evidence

SINGAPORE: A 57-year-old man serving a 7.5-year jail term for consumption of heroin was acquitted on Friday (Mar 24) after he raised doubts on …

Crime

The new Republican health care deal would make America’s drug addiction crisis much worse

The latest version of the American Health Care Act would end crucial protections for access to drug treatment — in the middle of the opioid epidemic.<p>America is in the middle of its worst drug crisis ever. It’s an issue that has brought together both the left and right, with figures from Barack …

Health Care

Trump Healthcare Appointee: Opiates Are Proof God Exists - Vice

Another day, another report about a Trump administration employee with some, uhhhhhhh, odd beliefs. This time, it's the newly appointed deputy assistant secretary for health technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, former Louisiana House Republican representative John Fleming. He …

Health Care

Law Enforcement Struggles With New Opioid Craze: Elephant Tranquilizers

The U.S. opioid crisis may get worse thanks to new drugs cut with elephant tranquilizers filtering into already hard-hit states.<p>From southern Ohio down to Alabama and increasingly up the Eastern Seaboard, drug users are dying by the scores in a strange new way: by overdosing on elephant …

Fentanyl

Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety

Published in <i>Nature Communications</i> by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids …

Depression

Stimulant Withdrawal Symptoms

As one may guess from the name, stimulants have an awakening, energizing effect on its users alongside raising blood pressure, elevated heart rate …

ADHD