Archive for Drug abuse

Renowned yoga teacher Michael Stone dies after drug overdose in Victoria — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Wellness guru is diagnosed with bipolar, medicated, gets worse,"more desperate", turns to opioids, dies of overdose.
The Dark Side of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington: Battle With Addiction Inspired and Plagued Singer, Shadowing His Massive Success — (E News)
SSRI Ed note: Linkin Park lead singer, history of depression, heavy drinking, antidepressant use, hangs himself.
Revealed: Finsbury Park terror suspect was sent to rehab for drink and drugs addictions as his sister claims he stole wallet from their blind great granddad — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Finsbury Park terror suspect revealed as devoted father, troubled man, suicidal after splitting with long-time partner and taking antidepressants.
Her brother drowned, but addiction was his killer. Now she wants reform — (The Sun Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Adolescent given antidepressants, he becomes much worse, later becomes a drug addict, drowns. Antidepressants not suspected as potential source of problems.
Treatment, supervision didn’t stop alleged shooter with a troubled past — (The Whidbey News-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man drugged since childhood, on 2 stimulants and Prozac, shoots and kills 5 strangers in a mall.
My Daughter’s Medication Was Better Regulated Than the Gun She Used to End Her Life — (Vogue)
SSRI Ed note: Suicide victim's mom questions wait between refills of antidepressants that keep her increasingly depressed, suicidal daughter "healthy", wants gun control.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Doctor found dead in New Delhi AIIMS, cause unknown — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: New Delhi third-year resident doctor takes antidepressants, dies alone in room. Whether or not suicide unclear.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
Falling through the gaps: the story of a suicide – Martin Strain, 34, was halfway through a four-month wait for an NHS psychiatrist when he killed himself — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes antidepressants, suicidality increases, he abuses alcohol and cocaine, finally commits suicide. Mental illness is blamed.
‘I was a pill-popper’: Aussie songstress Sia reveals new details of her battle with drug and alcohol addiction and depression — (Daily Mail Australia)
SSRI Ed note: Singer diagnosed as bi-polar almost commits suicide, survives, recovers and stops taking drugs.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)
Jury Finds Melissa Amber Dalton Guilty – Brevard NC — (The Transylvania Times)
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Kent County Council worker James Sutton dies at home in McKenzie Court in Maidstone after trying heroin 'possibly for first time' — (Kent Online)
Leanne Thompson death: ‘go and kill yourself …’ — (Sydney Morning Herald)
Antidepressant Wellbutrin becomes ‘poor man’s cocaine’ on Toronto streets — (Global News)
Why painkillers and anti-depressants are killing MORE Britons than heroin and cocaine — (The Mirror)
Southampton dad with history of drug abuse died from overdose — (Southern Daily Echo)
Former heroin user died of a drugs overdose, inquest hears — (South Bucks Slough Express)
The Mum Of Innocent Teen Melanie Mccarthy Said Last Night: “I Hope My Angel’s Killer Rots In Jail.” — (The Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man 24, on illegal drugs and antidepressants sentenced to 20 years for being part of a gang that shot a teenage girl.
Doctors Warn Of Potentially Deadly ‘Zombie’ Effects Of Using Anti-Depressant Wellbutrin To Get High — (National Post)
Mum warns of internet drugs after son’s death — (Melton Times)
Questions raised over nurses' overdose deaths — (WA News)
Northern Ireland drug deaths: Three people arrested over eight 'unlinked' fatalities — (Daily Mirror)
Ipswich: Man who overcame 22-year drug addiction died after overdose — (EADT24)
Body lay in shower for 19 days — (
Moms who kill: The Susan Eubanks case — (hlntv)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac drinks, argues with her boyfriend, kills her 4 children, attempts suicide.
Prison death ‘tragic loss of life’ — (The Dominion Post)
Limerick twins died from lethal ‘drugs cocktail’ — (Limerick Leader)
Frantic 911 call from Camden woman who allegedly decapitated her son: 'I did it, I did it' — (The Associated Press)
Beast who raped and murdered pensioner lies to police he killed a child — (Daily Record)
Boy, 13, dies from alcohol and drug overdose — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: "Intelligent and spirited boy", 13, on citalopram uses heroin, drinks, dies from combined effects.
The Real Fresh Meat: I Hallucinated For Three Weeks — (Sabotage Times)
Family Of Depression Victim Speaks Out — (KETV Omaha)
Mother is charged with killing boy, 6 — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with history of depression, suicide attempts, on antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, plans to kill son and self. He dies, she lives, gets 45 yrs.
Students treated after overdose of anti-depressants — (The Enid News and Eagle)
Dumped convict Raoul Moat guns down ex lover and kills her new man — (Daily Mirror)
Dangers of prescription drug abuse hit home – The Other Drug War — (Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Addicted woman dies from effects of taking 9 prescriptions, including lorazepam, citalopram and a muscle relaxant.
Eighth Annual Report of Domestic Violence Death Review Committee — (Chief Coroner of Ontario)
Barbara and Olivia Rivard: Killed in San Luis Obispo in 2007 — (San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Wife in murder-suicide trio - father, mother daughter - took antidepressants, caused family problems with prescription drug addiction.
No new inquest on cell hanging — (The Express and Star)
SSRI Ed note: Woman becomes suicidal on antidepressants, hangs herself. Potential role of medication not raised at inquest.
Inquest brief: Woman’s death ruled to be accidental overdose — (The Pekin Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman, former nurse, abuses prescription meds including Celexa, dies of overdose.
For One Family, Decision to Reject Treatment Ends With Tragic Death — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Aggressive young boy given depakote, becomes suicidal. Graduates to booze, illegal drugs, murders his mom. Dad blames lack of lack of drug treatment.
Contraindications: Dr. Doyle John Borchers — (USC Annenburg Reporting on Health)
Falling Through the Cracks of the Army's Duty of Care The Forgotten Casualties—(CounterPunch)
Homicide charges filed in drug death — (The Pekin Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on Zoloft recklessly takes many drugs, dies of overdose.