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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes 4 four supervised injection sites in New York City

    By: Admin On: 05-24-2018 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has backed the one-year pilot program to open four overdose prevention centers, also known as supervised injection facilities (SIFs), to deal with the rising cases of fatal drug overdoses. The facilities would allow people to inject heroin and other drugs in the presence of medical professionals. However, the plan […]

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  • New York City administrative board upholds driver’s right to use medical marijuana

    By: Admin On: 09-07-2017 Category: Drug Abuse, drug addiction, marijuana Comment: 0

    Upholding the right of certified patients to access medical marijuana, a New York City administrative board recently sought to end discriminatory rules that prevented taxi drivers from using medical marijuana. According to media reports, the New York City Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH) ruled that revocation of a Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) […]

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  • Former NYPD cop arrested in heroin ring bust

    By: Admin On: 06-02-2017 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, drug addiction, heroin Comment: 0

    A retired female New York Police Department (NYPD) narcotics detective was among several people arrested recently in the bust of a large heroin trafficking ring, operating in Brooklyn, Nassau County and Queens. Karan Young, the retired detective who is currently an employee of Delta Airlines at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of […]

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  • Travelers with 23 pounds of cocaine strapped to their legs arrested at New York airport

    By: Admin On: 05-05-2017 Category: Drug Abuse, drug addiction, Drug bust Comment: 0

    Federal authorities have arrested two travelers at the New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with 23 pounds of cocaine with a street value of about $380,000 strapped to their legs. While patting them down, customs officers took 22-year-old Ariel Garcia and 41-year-old Elvin Montila-Sosa to a private search room and discovered packages of the […]

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  • Major fentanyl bust in Downtown Brooklyn

    By: Admin On: 04-26-2017 Category: Drug Abuse, drug addiction, heroin Comment: 0

    Law enforcement authorities in Brooklyn recently arrested more than 30 people for their alleged involvement in trafficking “White China,” a deadly form of heroin, from Asia into New York for the last 10 months. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office said that 49-year-old Nigel Maloney of Phoenix dispatched more than $600,000 worth of cocaine and furanyl […]

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  • New York police seize 33 kilos of heroin

    By: Admin On: 11-18-2016 Category: Addiction, cocaine, Drug Abuse, heroin, police arrest Comment: 0

    Lately, New York is reeling under the intricate web of drug trafficking organizations transporting drugs into the city via various means. In September 2016, 25 people were arrested by the New York police for the suspicion drug trafficking across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Of those arrested, eight are facing major narcotic trafficking […]

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  • New York hosts UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs

    By: Admin On: 04-21-2016 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    Drug abuse is a major concern affecting the entire world, and America is among the biggest sufferers. Efforts are on to tackle the problem through laws and awareness campaigns by different organizations to educate people about the impact of drugs on our health, life and relationships. In spite of all the effort, people keep using […]

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  • How cops saved life of ‘unconscious’ rapper DMX using Narcan

    By: Admin On: 04-14-2016 Category: Drug Abuse, heroin, prescription drug abuse Comment: 0

    The news of celebrities being victims of drugs is nothing new. The relationship seems to be as old as history. It was not long ago when celebrity rapper Earl Simmons (45), popular as DMX, had to be rushed to a hospital after he was found unconscious outside a hotel in Yonkers in February 2016. Though […]

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  • New York gears up to fight against drug abuse

    By: Admin On: 12-22-2015 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    With an expansion in New York’s drug market, many new programs are being formulated to restrict the movement of heroin, opium and other harmful drugs from one place to another. The market is inundated with illegal drugs, which is nerve-wracking to say the least, and drug dealers are making a lot of money. But at […]

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  • The link between drug use and mental illness

    By: Staff Writer On: 10-12-2015 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Mental Illness Comment: 0


    Drug abuse may trigger a mental health disorder or, alternatively, a mental health disorder may trigger drug abuse. Comorbidity, or concurrent conditions, must be treated simultaneously in order to ensure a successful treatment outcome. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people with mild forms of mental illness may turn to drugs as a […]

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