Stories tagged: "drugs"


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‘I Instantly Knew He Was Dead’: Drug Overdoses Surge During Pandemic, Piling Tragedy Upon Tragedy

At least 87,000 people died of a drug overdose from September 2019-2020—the most deaths in a single year. It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in...

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Decriminalization Is the Answer to the Devastation the War on Drugs Had on Families

Incarcerating people for drug misuse doesn’t prevent overdoses or deaths, but it does keep families apart and people with substance use disorder from getting treatment.

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Feds Want Meth Dealers To Love Phoenix A Little Less

'Operation Crystal Shield' was announced to combat meth trafficking in Arizona, just days before police pulled off a $12 million drug bust.