1. U.S. Soldiers Plead Guilty to Cocaine-Smuggling Attempt.
U.S soldiers plead guilty to attempting to smuggle $1 million worth of cocaine from Colombia abroad military plane. Two American special forces soldiers have pled guilty to conspiring to transport $1 million worth of cocaine from Colombia to the United States aboard a military transport plane.
2. Drug overdose deaths sky-rocketed among women.
Drug overdose deaths among women ages 30–64 in the United States increased by 260 percent. Prescription pill overdose rates are now rising more sharply in women.
3. Woman accidentally killed herself with painkillers.
A woman accidentally killed herself with a lethal overdose of painkillers after a 28-year addiction to opioids.
4. Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking.
Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking. A new study by Professor Jianfeng Feng, Professor Edmund Rolls from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Cheng from Fudan University, China, examined the neural mechanisms underlying two key types of substance use behavior, smoking, and drinking.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-brain-areas-linked.html [Medical Xpress]
5. Alaskans share recovery stories in new web video series
Alaskans share recovery stories in new web video series. Tiffany Hall, Executive Director for anti-alcohol misuse organization Recover Alaska, has noticed people are becoming more open about being in recovery from addiction than they used to be, and many are going on to assume important roles in communities.