Drug addiction

Recovery Month
11:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Art Exhibit Displays Road to Recovery for Many Who Had Drug and Alcohol Problems

Photography that helped one person with substance abuse recovery. (click on image to see larger)
Credit Marie Heister

  September marks the beginning of recovery month, and Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare presented its clients with a challenge: paint their road to recovery.  The exhibit is now on display at its Recovery Festival of Arts Gallery.

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HEROIN EPIDEMIC
10:46 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Drug Ring Bust Nets 14 Arrests, 10,000 Packets of Heroin

Credit narconon.org

Federal and local law enforcement agencies have broken up a large drug trafficking ring that brought heroin from Newark, NJ to the Syracuse area.  Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says his office and the Drug Enforcement Agency began investigating the drug ring a year ago.   Federal agents seized 10,000 packets of heroin totaling 13 ounces, and 19 people have either been arrested or face arrest in connection to the ring.   The alleged leader of the trafficking organization, 41-year-old Calvin Marshall, was one of six arraigned Wednesday morning on conspiracy and drug possession charges, with Marshall accused of being a major trafficker.  Eight others have already pleaded guilty, and 7 of them have been sentenced.  Police are trying to track down the remaining five.   In addition to the heroin, investigators also seized $100,000 in cash and property, and a handgun. DA Fitzpatrick says their investigation doesn’t end with this bust; he says his office will continue to partner with federal, state, and local agencies to stop the influx of heroin into the community.   The following individuals were arrested  Tuesday in a coordinated raid:

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RX Drug Abuse
5:34 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Could Point to RX Drug Abuse Link to Heroin

Prescription Drug Abuse remains problem in New York, despite new laws.

The death of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York points to a possible link between heroin use and prescription drug abuse.  Hoffman’s cause of death has not been confirmed but authorities say both heroin and prescription painkillers were found with his body. 

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