Category «Heroin»

The Recovering Heroin Addict Shaking Social Media

“My story is powerful, but our stories are powerful beyond measure.” Miles Szanto Recovering heroin addict and activist, Ryan Hampton, turned to social media platforms and started a digital movement in the process. Meet Ryan Hampton, 36, recovery advocate, political activist and recovering heroin addict igniting America’s social media feeds with stories of hope, recovery …

Tennessee couple arrested after bringing 3 grandchildren to heroin deal, say police

A Tennessee man likely won’t be anointed grandfather of the year. Lawrence Thompson, 51, and his girlfriend Dean Moser, 53, were arrested Friday by Nashville police after the pair brought Thompson’s three grandchildren along on an errand: To buy heroin, according to police. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says Thompson brought his one-year-old grandson into …

St. Mary-Corwin seeks volunteer help with heroin babies

Even the healthiest of infants will fuss, cry or otherwise throw a fit when they are uncomfortable or need something. But when a child is born high from or dependent on opioids, those babyhood tantrums quickly escalate into inconsolable fits of rage. Their tiny bodies go through severe withdrawal, local experts said, which can manifest …

Parents ‘injected their three children with heroin’ and called it ‘sleeping juice and feel good medicine’

Investigators said they found puncture marks and bruising consistent with needle injections on the children’s bodies after they were removed from the home Ashlee Hutt, 24, and Leroy McIver, 25, were charged after a lengthy investigation (Photo: facebook) Two parents have been accused of injecting their three young children with heroin to put them to …

Florida Sheriff, Flanked By Deputies in Face Masks, Warns Heroin Dealers

Florida Sheriff Peyton Grinnell has a no-nonsense take on handling America’s heroin epidemic. In a widely-shared video posted on the sheriff’s Facebook page, Grinnell appears at a lectern, flanked by the rest of Lake County’s “community engagement unit” — four Kevlar-clad deputies in face masks. Above an ominous soundtrack, Grinnell says he’s received calls from …

Pensacola-area heroin deaths have hit record highs

For the second year in a row, local heroin deaths have hit record highs. And there has also been a dramatic rise in the abuse of other narcotics from the same family, opioids, a powerful class of painkillers that includes OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Methadone and a comparatively recent threat, Fentanyl. The epidemic is plaguing not just the Pensacola …

Heroin became ‘epidemic’ as race of victims changed | Opinion

BY MILTON W. HINTON JR. Last week, Gov. Chris Christie met with President Donald Trump and took the helm of a new federal opioid addiction commission. A. J. Solomon, the son of state Supreme Court Associate Justice Lee Solomon, also attended the meeting. The younger Solomon, once a member of the governor’s staff, spoke of …

7 Erie County residents dead in 24 hours due to heroin

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Thursday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that seven Erie County residents died in 24 hours due to a deadly batch of heroin. Poloncarz and other county officials said there was a spike in opioid overdose deaths early in the year. One person died as a result of opioids every …

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses. CNN reached out to every state for the latest statistics on drug deaths, with half providing data from 2015. It found that drugs deaths continue to rise rapidly in many states. FATAL ADDICTIONS Epidemiologists in several states blame …