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New Event Calls Attention to Drug Overdose Deaths in the QC

Dozens of people are walking across the Centennial Bridge to raise awareness.

On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, the 1st Quad Cities Overdose Awareness Walk took place. 198 more words


Philip Seymour Hoffman's Friend: cries for blood

Robert Aaron Vineburg got off today. I’m usually pleased when this happens, and I’m pleased this time, although it’s never for the reason I want. They always get off because they can’t be gotten, not because anyone acknowledges the freedom of the junkie. 305 more words


International Overdose Awareness Day #IOAD 31st August.

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. 35 more words


It Doesn't Just Happen On TV

I found out Thursday that an old classmate of mine passed away a few days ago. He’s the second one from my class …

Remember in my last post how I was thinking about my friends from high school, and how we’ve changed over the years? 200 more words

Everyday Life

Man arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman death avoids jail time

NEW YORK (CNN) – Prosecutors on Thursday dropped a drug possession with intent to sell charge against a musician who was arrested earlier this year in connection with the heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. 272 more words


Fatal heroin overdoses rise in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) –€” New York City’s health department says figures from 2013 show the largest number of heroin fatalities in a decade.

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#Addaction in #Warwickshire already implementing #Naloxone recommendations

A recent letter from Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, to Professor Les Iverson, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs,  demonstrates the large body of political and public support for the provision of Naloxone, a drug that counteracts the effects of opiate overdose. 93 more words

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