The fairly recent loss of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman got folks talking about drug addiction… for about 5 minutes. Social media and news outlets all seemed surprised. 1,657 more words
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It’s supposed to be a pretty day today (59 and partially cloudy beats all the snow and rain and cold any day.) I have stuff to do today, which includes shelter work and (hopefully) finally taking that injured stray with me that’s been wandering around the apartment complex. 493 more words
“If I had her money I would be too scared to smoke—in case it killed me.”
That was what an associate, a heavy smoker, said under his breath when the wife of a billionaire—no names, no pack drill—pulled off the cellophane wrapper from her second pack of thirty, half way through the site inspection. 478 more words
Does someone suffering from an addiction deserve compassion?
Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2, 2014 from a drug overdose. The New York medical examiner’s office confirmed he died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine. 1,317 more words
CHICAGO — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found. 441 more words
Autopsies performed on two bodies found in a home in Boone last month have determined the cause of death to be drug overdoses.
Forty-seven-year-old Lisa Kurth and 56-year-old David Morrison were found dead inside the home at 2149 Cedar Street on January 24th. 48 more words