Normally when I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, I eventually descend into a thoughtless stupor, precipitated by a parade of endless “selfies” and platitudinous status updates. Every once in a while my social media-induced coma is interrupted by something intelligent or remarkable. I recently read an article detailing new legislation in the state of Oregon, which would amend current statutes designating minor drug possession as a felony. Under the new legislation, minor drug possession … [Read more...]
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Brad Pitt is one of the world's most recognizable and loved movie stars. His break out role was in 1991's "Thelma and Louise." Ever since then he's been a Hollywood Icon. His fame never got to him, but during his recent divorce with fellow movie star Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt struggle with addiction and alcoholism got out of control. The media hopped on his misery and made it the world's news that Brad Pitt was struggling with addiction and alcoholism. Pitt decided to get his life back and … [Read more...]
“Enjoy looking over your shoulder constantly wondering if today’s the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you.” Those are the words of Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell. Intimidating masked deputies stand behind him with crossed arms and puffed chests. In the video that recently went viral, there is no second guessing what will happen if you are caught selling heroin in Lake … [Read more...]
Tennessee state leaders have issued a warning to citizens, particularly those struggling with opiate addiction. The underground market for painkillers, which many addicts find themselves entangled in, has recently been flooded with Fentanyl-laced counterfeit opiates being sold as legitimate drugs, leaving many unsuspecting users at perilous risk of overdosing. These fake pills are being purported as oxycodone, hydrocodone, or Xanax on the underground market and are actually cheap, counterfeit … [Read more...]
DISCLOSURE - Sober Nation is not the original author of this article. This was syndicated from an article on Medium, published by Jude Anne. Please go to her profile and follow her for more of her writing. I have a very unpopular opinion. It is not 2016 that is to blame for many of our favorite icons dying and falling ill at ages that are too young. It is drug and alcohol abuse. People exclaimed over and over as one well-known artist after another died too soon, “2016 is the worst! Please … [Read more...]