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Ryan Leaf on quitting NFL, getting sober and finding the purpose of his life
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Ryan Leaf had the career he always wanted – in 1998, he was going to play in the NFL, make millions and get to do what he really loved. As the No. 2 NFL draft pick, Leaf started as the Chargers’ starting quarterback and won his first two starts. During his career, Leaf played for […]


Columbus woman sentenced for toddler’s death warns parents of dangers of addiction
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Columbus resident Erica M. Barley was sentenced to five years in prison in May 2016 for involuntary manslaughter of her 14-month-old daughter Annabella Sagstetter who died of exposure to heroin and fentanyl in May 2015, when Barley carried her to purchase heroin and Xanax at a drug house. Now, confined within the walls of the […]


Understanding how LSD produces long-lasting high
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Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) belongs to a class of drugs called hallucinogens that can induce profound perceptual changes, placing users at the risk of indirect harm or injury to their bodies. LSD is a potent drug, capable of altering perception of the outside world. The effects of LSD, also known as “bad trips,” depend on […]


Former Connecticut nurse pleads guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges
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A retired Connecticut nurse recently pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Court in New Haven to drug trafficking and money laundering for over a decade. On May 15, 2018, 59-year-old Christine Miles pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess and distribute heroin, opioid pain relievers hydrocodone and oxymorphone sold under various brand names, and alprazolam, a […]


Palm Beach County resident with mental illness will not get death penalty for killing her mother
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A young woman residing in Palm Beach County is an example of how untreated mental illness can destroy lives. Camilla Balla (32) who brutally killed her mother and took her eyes out, is held in the County jail’s mental health unit without bond on first-degree murder charges. However, she is likely to be absolved of […]


Colombian coca plantation may resurrect cocaine epidemic in US, fear officials
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At a time when the United States is reeling under the devastating opioid epidemic, officials fear that the resurgence of cocaine use will only be adding to the crisis. According to them, the rampant plantation and cultivation of coca plants in Colombia has led to an unprecedented surge in cocaine production. Sooner or later, the […]


Augmented reality games like Pokémon Go can be effective in treating mental disorders
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The launch of augmented reality game Pokémon Go in 2016 created a brouhaha among gaming enthusiasts. However, since its launch, the game has been receiving mixed response from various quarters because of the risk of accidents and injuries associated with it. However, in a striking revelation, medical experts and mental health specialists have recently come […]


MEMA chief Lee Smithson resigns citing PTSD and alcoholism
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Lee Smithson, director of Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), resigned recently, citing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol addiction as the reasons behind his decision. Prior to his appointment as the MEMA director in 2016, Smithson had a 31-year military career. Consequently, he developed PTSD symptoms that pushed him toward alcohol as a coping mechanism. […]


Understanding the little big things of bipolar disorder
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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are mostly prolonged. In some cases, patients continue to experience symptoms even after being treated for the disorder at a mental health care center. While people may be aware of its common symptoms like sudden alterations in mood and energy levels, it is also necessary to know the categories of […]


ED visits high among children exposed to second hand marijuana smoke, says study
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People with drug abuse problems often tend to ignore the effects of the drug on children, which, in turn, makes the children an easy victim of its lethal effects. While several studies conducted in the past had substantiated this fact, a recent study, presented at a 2018 meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), revealed the […]


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