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Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media
Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media
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We need to discuss addiction openly to truly overcome the stigma

The City of Angels is an organization focused on raising money to directly help people recovering from heroin addiction. I was honored to serve as a co-chair and Emcee for the annual "Walk of Angels" this weekend.

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Rock the Farm: See how music, food and fun is helping drug addicts

Rock the Farm at Brookdale Community College was truly a group effort to help raise money for the CFC Loud N Clear Foundation. See Bill Spadea's recap now.

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The road to addiction recovery has a different path for everyone

Daniel Regan of the CFC Loud N CLear Foundation is in his fifth year after his victory over heroin. That's right, he beat it. Now, he'll tell you that everyone has their own way of overcoming adversity, but for him it's not a day to day struggle.

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Musician Prince. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician Prince. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally

The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally.

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sitting on the toilet (Milan Vasicek, ThinkStock)
sitting on the toilet (Milan Vasicek, ThinkStock)
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FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem.

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(Don Bayley, ThinkStock)
(Don Bayley, ThinkStock)
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Should NJ be giving welfare to drug addicts?

Steve Trevelise speaks with Kevin Meara, the found of the City of Angels, to discuss the Governor's decision to veto a bill that would've provided welfare for drug addicts.

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David Kay, ThinkStock
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Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction.

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yangna, ThinkStock
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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.

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The Center for Great Expectations joins Bill Spadea in studio

The Center for Great Expectations joins me to talk about how they help expecting and new mothers. Listen tot he powerful hour from 8 - 9 a.m.

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Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon (FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
(FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
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As crisis rages, hospital works to reduce opioids in the ER

A New Jersey hospital has launched an opioid-alternative program to cut down on the abuse of the drugs that have helped to fuel a deadly crisis.

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