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We Are Not Supermen: The Virtues of Asking for Help

This is a great read!! Asking for help can be hard to do, but you can turn that around and make asking for help your superpower. http://www.amethystrecovery.org/we-are-not-supermen-the-virtues-of-asking-for-help/

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Why this Doctor Believes Addiction Starts in Childhood

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gabor-mate-addiction_us_569fd18ae4b0fca5ba76415c

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Coroner issues warning about deadly heroin mix in York County

Drug dealers have begun to sell heroin mixed with Fentanyl, a strong pain killer used for cancer patients. Pharmacist Scott Miller said that if Fentanyl is in the wrong hands, it can be deadly. In York county, there have been at least 29 deaths due to heroin overdoses. http://fox43.com/2016/01/21/coroner-issues-warning-about-deadly-heroin-mix-in-york-county/

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Heroin Is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Me, and I’ve Never Touched It

Addiction affects not only the user, but the whole family. One woman tells her story about the presence of heroin in her life. Unfortunately, her story can relate to many others who have a loved one suffering from addiction. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alicia-cook/heroin-is-the-worst-thing-to-ever-happen-to-me_b_8924338.html

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9 things everyone should know about the drug Molly

“Users don’t know what they are getting and one hit (of Molly) can put you in the hospital” – Or even worse, kill you. There have been a rising number of deaths across the country attributed to the drug.Molly consists of synthetic drugs as well as other unknown toxic chemicals. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/health/9-things-molly-drug/index.html

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Lena Dunham Shuts Down Mental Illness Stereotypes In New Photos

“Research shows mental illness stigma can stand in the way of someone seeking treatment. It’s alarming, considering nearly one in four people globally will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in their lives.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lena-dunham-mental-illness-instagram_us_56a259b7e4b0d8cc1099cf59?utm_hp_ref=mental-health

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Proposed guidelines for physicians prescribing opioids raise concerns

http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160121/BLOGEXTRA/160119751/proposed-guidelines-for-physicians-prescribing-opioids-raise-concerns

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Police bust alleged major heroin dealer

Ramon Luis Torres and Marquez-Rivera were both charged with selling drugs and possession with the intent to deliver. Hopefully these two individuals (as well as the ones who purchased drugs from them) begin to follow a better path. http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2016/01/14/police-bust-alleged-major-heroin-dealer/78782906/

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