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General Issues

Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

On This Page: Vaping vs. Smoking Perceptions of Vaping Is Vaping Dangerous? Vaping continues to grow in popularity even as researchers worry about safety and long-term consequences. Critics of vaporizers say there’s more than safety to consider as well; they’re concerned the ease of using the devices leads to more widespread marijuana use. Plus, since … Continue reading Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

August 20, 2014

Drug Abuse

Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

On This Page: Eric Chang New Drug, Effective Treatment In the past few years, a new crop of illicit substances termed “synthetic drugs” has been a growing problem across the country. Ever-evolving in chemical makeup, the creators of the drugs stay one step ahead of the law by creating new forms of these substances so … Continue reading Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

July 28, 2014

Drug Abuse

Xylazine: The Zombie Maker

On This Page: Puerto Rico’s Drug War Xylazine Xylazine and the U.S. Help for Drug Addiction There’s a new moniker for Puerto Rico: Zombie Island. Residents say that abuse of a new drug, xylazine, is turning its users into zombies.[1] There seem to be so many people abusing the drug that an epidemic of undead appears … Continue reading Xylazine: The Zombie Maker

March 13, 2013

Addiction Warning Signs

The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

Many professional athletes suffer from drug addiction. Some athletes—such as boxers, football players, and hockey players—are more likely to suffer from brain trauma because of the nature of their jobs. The official term for brain trauma is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE occurs when trauma takes place in the brain from repeated head injuries.[1] Many … Continue reading The Connection Between Drug Addiction and Brain Trauma

July 17, 2012

General Issues

20 Arrested for Distributing Synthetic Drug Molly

Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration John P. Gilbride along with US Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that 20 people have been charged with conspiracy to distribute an analogue controlled substance called “Molly.”  Based in central New York, the conspiratorial drug trafficking ring had co-conspirators in … Continue reading 20 Arrested for Distributing Synthetic Drug Molly

September 21, 2011

Drug Abuse

Priest Accused of Drug Addiction and Other Scandals

Father John Corapi has been accused of drug addiction and sexual improprieties and has been forced to cancel multiple Catholic Charities fundraising events as a result. While the sexual misconduct may not surprise many readers, the reports of drug addiction may be somewhat scandalous. The charges, made by a former employee, have rocked the Illinois … Continue reading Priest Accused of Drug Addiction and Other Scandals

April 22, 2011