The EDM deejay got candid about the overdose that led him to get sober. In an installment for Vevo Originals titled “Illenium – Three Thoughts on Addiction” the Denver DJ/producer spoke about how music gave him a community that helped him during his recovery.
New research shows a connection between certain infections and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Infections like bronchitis could put children and adolescents at higher risk for these mental illnesses.
Two more death row inmates from San Quentin passed away from possible drug-related causes in the California prison. Officials are investigating how the contraband entered the prison and got into the hands of the inmates.
Twelve pounds of meth was found inside a food shipment at a Texas airport. Officers confiscated five bags of meth which were reportedly worth $40,000. “This seizure is particularly meaningful as the narcotic filled candy could have ended up in the hands of children,” said Houston Area Port Director Raymond S. Polley.
A new op-ed suggests making “safe, reliable doses of opiates” available for people with opioid use disorder who aren’t ready to quit. The author suggests expanding access to methadone clinics and buprenorphine. A lack of access to medication-assisted treatment is an ongoing issue that could stem the tide of the opioid crisis.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing explored the role of alcohol intake and whether it influences weight loss in individuals with Type 2 diabetes. “Patients with Type 2 diabetes who are trying to lose weight should be encouraged to limit alcohol consumption,” said the lead researcher.
A new analysis from policy think tank, the Rand Corporation makes the case for bringing pharmaceutical-grade heroin to America. The think tank suggests that the treatment could be beneficial for long-time heroin users who have not had luck with other forms of treatment.