November 21, 2012 |
Jon Bon Jovi has addressed his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's recent heroin overdose, calling the incident "human" and expressing appreciation for fans' concern. Bongiovi, 19, was arrested a week ago at her Hamilton College dorm after an overdose was reported. She was charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, but the charges were quickly dropped under a New York state law granting immunity to those involved when official help is sought during a life-threatening overdose. "It's human," Bon Jovi told Fox 11 on Tuesday night while promoting the soundtrack to "Stand Up Guys.
November 14, 2012 |
Stephanie Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi's daughter, was arrested early Wednesday and is facing drug charges after a suspected heroin overdose in her upstate New York college dorm room. Authorities were called to Hamilton College just before 2 a.m. on a report that a woman had possibly overdosed and was unresponsive, police told the Utica Observer-Dispatch . After a small quantity of heroin was found by police on the scene, a search warrant was executed and heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found, police told the newspaper.
October 19, 2012 |
An accidental heroin overdose killed Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, a coroner said Thursday. Northampton County (Pa.) Coroner Zachary Lysek said a toxicology test confirmed the presence of heroin in Garrett Reid's body. Investigators revealed they found a used syringe and spoon in his room, along with a gym bag filled with dozens of syringes and needles, many of them unopened. "We are confident today that Mr. Reid's death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin," Dist.
October 18, 2012 |
Garrett Reid, the late son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid, died of an accidental heroin overdose, Northampton (Pa.) County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Thursday. The coroner said a toxicology test confirmed the presence of heroin in the body of the 29-year-old recovering drug addict who had been trying to turn his life around. Reid was found dead Aug. 5 in a dorm room at Lehigh University, where he had been assisting the Eagles' strength and conditioning coach during training camp.
September 2, 2012 |
Forget the Gossip Girls, Joan Holloway, Bettie Page and those other retro chicks. There is a new feminine ideal this fall, and she kicks butt. If the last five years have been dominated by the preening and pristine women of "Mad Men," we are now shifting to a tomboy ideal. We can look to Hollywood as well as the runway for inspiration - recent film heroines such as the bow-and-arrow-wielding Katniss Everdeen of "The Hunger Games," the cartoon princess Merida in "Brave," Snow White as reimagined in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and Anne Hathaway in that high-gloss Catwoman cat suit in "The Dark Knight Rises.
August 28, 2012 |
MOSCOW - A Russian court Tuesday sentenced an opposition activist to eight years in prison on drug charges, doubling the time sought by prosecutors in a case government critics call trumped-up retaliation. Taisiya Osipova, 28, and her supporters insist police planted 4 grams of heroin in her apartment as retaliation for her antigovernment activism. Osipova and her husband, Sergei Fomchenkov, were senior members of the Other Russia opposition party in Smolensk, about 230 miles southwest of Moscow.
August 2, 2012
Macaulay Culkin is no heroin addict, according to his rep, no matter how loud a tabloid headline screams that rumor. A report that Culkin is addicted to heroin and more "is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious," his publicist told various outlets Wednesday, reacting to a National Enquirer cover story that loudly predicts the"Home Alone" actor's death within six months. "We beseech the...
July 11, 2012 |
In the record book of unintended consequences, this one's sure to be a groan-worthy entry: A frightening rise in addiction to the drug OxyContin prompts a reformulation that makes the prescription pain medication harder to abuse. So addicts switch to heroin instead. Clearly, not the hoped-for effect. But according to a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, it's a switch that appears to be happening across the country -- especially in rural and suburban communities, where OxyContin abuse and addiction had gained a firm foothold.
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June 26, 2012 |
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accused of trying to smuggle a burrito stuffed with heroin into a courthouse lockup was sentenced Monday to two years in jail. Henry Marin, who was once portrayed as a dim-witted bumbler on a reality television show that focused on sheriff's recruits, said nothing as a courtroom deputy handcuffed him and led him away to the type of cell he was once responsible for guarding. Marin, 27, was one of several sheriff's employees recently accused of smuggling narcotics and other contraband into jail for inmates.
April 15, 2012 |
My aunt Marion is in the hospital dying of liver and kidney failure, the result of her 20-year struggle with heroin use. I was told of her imminent death the same day news broke about a vaccine against the drug. "Breakthrough heroin vaccine could render drug 'useless' in addicts," one headline read. "Scientists create vaccine against heroin high," proclaimed another. Meanwhile, my aunt finds temporary relief in the ever more frequent administration of opiate pain medication - the very kind of drugs she used illegally.