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Heroin’s Promise I have some promises I’ll make to you If you will do what I want you to do. The more that you take of me The more will your losses be. Here are the promises to…

Courtesy of mamapundit “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead A powerful new story in People Magazine this week lays it…

Angela C. Mullins, Courtesy UMSL The Cost of Generalization The song of a modern Pied Piper can be heard resonating throughout the streets of St. Louis. Emergency rooms and mortuaries are overwhelmed with young people drowned in a…

Courtesy of Post Dispatch BELLEVILLE • State and local authorities are joining forces with hopes to curtail heroin use and overdoses among juveniles in St. Clair County. According to a release from St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan…

Courtesy of NBC News Mom’s last resort: Opiate antidote saves addicts’ lives A powerful antidote that can reverse the potentially deadly effects of opiate drug overdoses – including those from prescription painkillers — has saved more than 10,000 lives…

Courtesy of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly NSDUH: Heroin increase correlated with Rx opioid abuse decrease The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released September 24 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

Courtesy of PBS Frontline 3400 B.C. The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians refer to it as Hul Gil, the ‘joy plant.’ The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its euphoric effects to…

Courtesy of PBS Frontline Word on the Street Smack, horse, mud, brown sugar, junk, black tar, big H, dope, skag, dreck, mojo, white lady, brown. Users report feeling a rush of pleasure, accompanied by a warm flushing of…