Cocaine Addiction

'Engagement and connection': the key to reaching Scotland's addicts - The Guardian

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:04
'Engagement and connection': the key to reaching Scotland's addicts  The Guardian

A number of pioneering projects suggest Scotland doesn't need radical legal reform to stop addicts dying.

Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket - USA TODAY

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:00
Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket  USA TODAY

Prescription opioid painkillers are fading as a cause of drug overdose deaths. Cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl are linked to more deaths.

Scotland has a drugs problem – and it’s called Westminster - The Guardian

Thu, 2019-07-18 23:00
Scotland has a drugs problem – and it’s called Westminster  The Guardian

A spike in deaths shows the failure of centralised policies, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins.

Henry Lozano, who engineered the political careers of emerging Latino leaders, dies - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 2019-07-18 17:27
Henry Lozano, who engineered the political careers of emerging Latino leaders, dies  Los Angeles Times

Henry Lozano, who spent much of his career aiding, counseling and influencing Los Angeles Latino politics and politicians, has died at his home in Whittier.

'You Can't Flinch': David Crosby Reflects On Music, Misdeeds And Making The Most Of What's Left - WBUR

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:52
'You Can't Flinch': David Crosby Reflects On Music, Misdeeds And Making The Most Of What's Left  WBUR

Musician David Crosby and producer Cameron Crowe talk with Here & Now's Eric Westervelt about the new documentary, "David Crosby: Remember My Name.

In ’99 He Was Sentenced to Life. Twenty Years Later, I Set Him Free. - The New York Times

Thu, 2019-07-18 10:28
In ’99 He Was Sentenced to Life. Twenty Years Later, I Set Him Free.  The New York Times

A federal judge explains how she saw redemption in an inmate's efforts to improve himself.

‘Evil and dangerous’ killer jailed for at least 40 years - Irish Examiner

Thu, 2019-07-18 08:35
‘Evil and dangerous’ killer jailed for at least 40 years  Irish Examiner

An “evil” and “extremely dangerous” killer, who stabbed a retired civil servant weeks before attacking a second woman, has been jailed in England for at least 40 ...

Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades - WebMD

Thu, 2019-07-18 07:53
Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades  WebMD

For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year.

Maradona mystique: Asif Kapadia's story of a football enigma - Sydney Morning Herald

Thu, 2019-07-18 07:45
Maradona mystique: Asif Kapadia's story of a football enigma  Sydney Morning Herald

Asif Kapadia's film Diego Maradon features never before seen footage of the football legend.

'We received patients as young as eight': Kashmir's drug problem - Al Jazeera English

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:03
'We received patients as young as eight': Kashmir's drug problem  Al Jazeera English

Boys and young men are turning to hard drugs such as heroin, as efforts to raid poppy fields do little to stem crisis.

‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Review: Highs, Lows and Hanging On - The New York Times

Thu, 2019-07-18 01:00
‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Review: Highs, Lows and Hanging On  The New York Times

The new documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name” finds its subject in fine voice. A graying walrus of a man who favors knitted skullcaps and blue jeans ...

'Evil and dangerous' killer who stabbed Irishwoman to death jailed for at least 40 years - Independent.ie

Wed, 2019-07-17 22:53
'Evil and dangerous' killer who stabbed Irishwoman to death jailed for at least 40 years  Independent.ie

An "evil" and "extremely dangerous" killer, who stabbed an Irishwoman to death weeks before attacking a second woman, has been jailed for at least 40 years.

Part One: The opioid crisis and the BC Interior - Pentiction Western News

Wed, 2019-07-17 09:00
Part One: The opioid crisis and the BC Interior  Pentiction Western News

A personal connection to the crisis: Recovering addicts share their story.

Here’s what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan - Business Insider

Wed, 2019-07-17 02:37
Here’s what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan  Business Insider

Business Insider - "No cartel would risk such a large amount of their product unless they were pretty sure they had the right 'controls' in place.". Read more at ...

Eating sugar will actually make you want to eat more sugar - GMA

Wed, 2019-07-17 02:00
Eating sugar will actually make you want to eat more sugar  GMA

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton offers approaches to beating your sugar addiction, from reading labels to giving up sugar cold turkey.

Scotland's papers: Drug deaths 'disgrace' and Boris boost - BBC News

Wed, 2019-07-17 01:43
Scotland's papers: Drug deaths 'disgrace' and Boris boost  BBC News

New figures which revealed Scotland has the highest reported drugs-related death rate in the EU dominate the front pages.

Elton John's Past Struggles With Drugs and Alcohol - Biography

Wed, 2019-07-17 01:00
Elton John's Past Struggles With Drugs and Alcohol  Biography

The singer's substance abuse was spiraling out of control until a dying teen inspired him to get sober and make a difference.

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990 - The New York Times

Wed, 2019-07-17 01:00
Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990  The New York Times

Three decades of ever-escalating deaths from drug overdoses in the United States may have come to an end, according to preliminary government data made ...

Media Frame: Fentanyl Panic Is Worsening the Overdose Crisis - The Appeal

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:07
Media Frame: Fentanyl Panic Is Worsening the Overdose Crisis  The Appeal

The public's perception of crime is often significantly out of alignment with the reality. This is caused, in part, by frequently sensationalist, decontextualized media ...