Rise to the Moment of Truth Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tag: DRUGS

Depression Alabama News
Ashley Carter: God will carry you through the storm

After weeks of anxiety and many unknowns, I turned to my physician for help rather than my pastor. I know that in some instances we need both, but my situation proved otherwise.

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong declares fentanyl an 'epidemic' after passage of HALT Fentanyl Act: 'It is destroying American families'

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs and therefore increase federal penalties for fentanyl dealers and users. 

Fentanyl, drugs Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Fentanyl is a scourge that’s ravaging our state and nation

Fen­tanyl works by bind­ing to the body’s opi­oid re­cep­tors—found in the ar­eas of the brain that con­trol pain and emo­tions, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional In­sti­tute on Drug Abuse.

Fentanyl Alabama News
Overdoses overwhelm law enforcement — 'Enough fentanyl off Birmingham streets in 2022 to kill the entire state population of Alabama'

The Department of Homeland Security seized enough fentanyl off of Birmingham streets in 2022 to kill the entire state population of Alabama. Think about that for a minute.

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National database reveals Alabama has seventh-highest non-fatal opioid overdose rate

New data from the White House shows Alabama has one of the highest nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO) rates in the country.

Drugs pills Alabama News
Former DEA agent: Thanksgiving is ‘biggest drug-swapping day of the year’

As families gather this Thanksgiving, a former DEA agent is warning of the dangers of drug activity and the part unwitting family members can play in their loved one's addiction.

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‘Stop Judging; Start Healing’ summit to alter language around substance use disorder

"Stop Judging; Start Healing," a summit seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, will make eight stops in 2023.

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State Rep. Pringle to introduce manslaughter for lethal drug dealers bill again in 2023

Should dealers in Alabama who sell narcotic drugs that result in someone's death be charged with manslaughter?

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Jefferson County inmate dies of potential opioid overdose

A Jefferson County inmate was found dead on Thursday, potentially due to an opioid overdose.

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Multiple inmates caught with drugs last week in Morgan County Jail

The Morgan County Jail saw multiple incidences of drugs being brought behind bars this week, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

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‘Using God like a spare tire’: How one man went from Detroit drug dealer to West Alabama pastor

Floyd Rodgers Jr. once spent his time pushing cocaine in Detroit. Now, he is a minister at a church in his home town of Fayette.

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Alabama families struggle with loss as fentanyl claims lives

By Nicole Allshouse Homeland Security Investigations in Birmingham have seized more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl so far in 2021. The...

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1.8 million fake pills taken off streets in historic drug seizure

By Brandon Moseley On Thursday, Nov. 30, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced that the DEA has...