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DEA: Heroin ’Probably’ More Dangerous Than Marijuana


You read the headline correctly. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has declared heroin to be more dangerous than marijuana. Specifically, Chuck Rosenberg, acting DEA administrator, has publicly stated that marijuana is “probably not” as dangerous as heroin. While long-time ...

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STUDY: Heroin Users More Common Than Thought

Heroin Poppy. Photo: Pinterest

Today’s typical heroin user is a middle-class suburban dweller who started off with prescription painkillers, a new study reports. Once mainly a problem of teens living in impoverished neighborhoods in large cities, heroin use now more commonly affects whites in ...

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Marijuana Is 114 Times Less Deadly Than Alcohol


Marijuana is approximately 114 less deadly than alcohol. A new study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports notes that of seven different drugs included in the research, at an individual level, alcohol was determined to be the deadliest. The ...

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Meth Use Is On The Rise As Life Speeds Up In Iran


  In Iran, crystal meth is rapidly replacing heroin as the hip drug of choice. From students to housewives, Tehran has seen a staggering rise of crystal meth that has left a devastating trail of addiction. Almost as cheap as ...

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Chinese Food Laced With Opium?


According to sources at the South China Post, a well-known Chinese restaurant in Shaanxi province, China has been serving opium poppy-laced food to its customers.  It all started when one of the eatery’s regular customers–26-year old Liu Juyou—came up positive ...

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On The Rise: Over 420 Heroin Overdoses In New York

Heroin Overdoses Rising In New York. Photo: Flickr

The New York City health department reported that the number of deaths related to heroin overdose has risen significantly over the last decade. This particular drug issue came to light when actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent heroin ...

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Fentanyl-laced heroin kills over 80


Heroin laced with fentanyl causes numerous U.S. deaths Officials announced today that they now believe that heroin laced with the synthetic opiate named fentanyl is responsible for over 80 deaths across the U.S. in the past few weeks.  Fentanyl, a ...

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