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Lifetime movie Perfect High with Bella Thorne addresses suburban teen heroin addiction

You would be hard-pressed to come up with anything that is more widespread and destructive in the United States today than heroin addiction. In June, Lifetime will explore one of the most common ways people find themselves trying heroin for the first time. Perfect High is a Lifetime original movie starring Bella Thorne as a suburban high school dancer who suffers a knee injury that requires that she take prescription painkillers. As is often the case, her use of painkillers soon turns to addiction, and heroin presents itself as a cheap alternative. Keep reading for more info about the movie (including photos), as well as some rather startling facts about heroin use in the US.

Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden discharged from Navy Reserve for cocaine use

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Normally the term “cup of coffee” is reserved for professional sports, but the alkaloid reference also seems very appropriate to describe Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s stint in the Navy Reserve, which lasted all of nine months after he reportedly tested positive for cocaine less than two months after being commissioned an ensign.

Courtland Rogers heroin video released in wake of Hoffman overdose

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A video of Jenelle Evans’ estranged husband Courtland Rogers shooting up heroin has been released after the site that was first offered to purchase it refused. The clip has been shared to show the real nature of heroin abuse following the recent overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. See the clip and find out what Rogers, who says he’s now sober after his latest turn in jail, said about his addiction to the drug.

Study: Oreos are as addictive as cocaine

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Some researches at Connecticut College have concluded that Oreo cookies are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats. Neuroscience senior (read – dude smarter than me) Jamie Honohan baked up the idea with the goal of researching the impact of high-fat and high-sugar foods in low-income neighborhoods. See how they did the experiment and get a helpful music video if you suffer from “Junk Food Fever.”