Morning Roundup: June 28, 2019

Lil Xan reveals he relapsed, global cocaine production spikes, new study suggests that social media may actually be good for your mental health.

Lil Xan Admits To Relapsing But Says He’s Dedicated To Sobriety [Hot New Hip Hop]

The Soundcloud rapper took to his instagram to talk about a recent relapse. He revealed that he is experiencing withdrawals and is looking forward to being sober again.

Malaysia Plans To Decriminalize Drug Use To Battle Addiction [Asahi.com]

The Malaysian government is heading toward decriminalizing drug use and possession in an effort to combat addiction. The country is one of many which are pivoting from treating drug use as a crime to treating drug addiction as a public health issue.

Advocacy Group Pushes For Cancer Warning On Alcohol Labels [FoodDive]

The Consumer Federation of America wrote a letter to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asking for them to place warning labels on alcohol bottles that wanted consumers about the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer.

Cocaine Production Rises To Record Levels As US Prices Fall [Bloomberg]

According to the World Drug Report, global cocaine production rose 25% in 2017.

Social Media Is Actually Good For Your Mental Health [New York Post]

While there have been a number of studies over the years that have linked social media to depression and even anxiety, a new study out of MSU suggests that in the bigger picture, social media may actually be good for mental health.

Border Patrol Finds $100,000 Worth Of Drugs In Child Car Seat, Stroller [Fox News]

During a traffic stop in California, Border Patrol agents seized 32 pounds of meth, 2 pounds of cocaine, and 4 pounds of heroin stashed in a child’s car seat and stroller.

Toni Braxton’s Niece Died Of Heroin, Fentanyl Intoxication [Radar Online] 

Lauren Braxton, niece of Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton, passed away in late April and a recently confirmed autopsy report has revealed that she passed away from fentanyl, heroin intoxication.

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