Opioid Addiction

Recently in the news, reporters are discussig a major increase in drug overdose victims in Cincinnati. These victims were overdosing on heroin that was mixed with an opioid such as carfentanil which is 100 more times more powerful than fentanyl. Do you truly know what opioids are and how dangerous they can be? Do your kids know too? If not they should! According to WebMd.com, an opioid is a type of narcotic pain medication. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that opioids are “a medication that helps to reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affects
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Red Zone

Many students are starting college and living away from home for the first time. The first six weeks of college, from the first day up until Thanksgiving break, are considered the “red zone”. What is the red zone? It is a time where college students are the most vulnerable for sexual assault. Incoming freshman are the most at risk since they frequently are inexperienced with taking care of themselves and in recognizing dangerous situations. Many of the sexual assaults are from “acquaintance rape”. Every college student needs to recognize that their new acquaintance might not have their best intentions at
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Criminal Penalties in the U.S.

A Crime In a Foreign Country May Have Different Penalties Compared To the U.S. The Olympics are nearing a close. There have been many highs (thank you Michael Phelps and the U.S.A. women’s gymnastics team) but there have also been lows. The Olympics have been marred by doping and drug abuse. Russia led the stats with quite a few of their athletes being charged with doping. Along with drug use, the Olympics also brought crime. 49th Street Bail Bonds cites examples of the crime that visitors to the Rio Olympics faced: •Swimmer, Ryan Lochte, and three of his fellow teammates
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Bail Bond Impersonators

Beware of Scammers! Have you received a phone call from somebody impersonating a bail bondsman? These con artists call unsuspecting people and claim that their loved one is in jail and needs to be bonded out. Another tactic these people are using is to call a family member of a person who has bonded out of jail and tell the family member that they need more money and if they don’t pay the bailed out person will have to go back to jail. Don’t be fooled by either scam. Here are tips: •Never send money to someone you don’t know
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Sober Dormitories

College Dorms For Recovering Students Many students are heading off to college for the first time in a couple of weeks. Being away from home, having more freedom, having more responsibility, and not being accountable to anyone but themselves can be overwhelming for college students. Often, a student will turn to drugs or alcohol to fit in, let loose, relax, or to combat anxiety or depression. While many students are able to handle this combination, some students end up becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. This addiction can derail a student’s academic life, possibly cause them to fail out of
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