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Vic Mensa on His Addiction, Depression and How Music Saved Him

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Words by Jasmine Johnson ____________________________________________________________________ In 2015, Vic Mensa came into the music industry ten toes down. Advertisement The Chicago rapper came up from the Windy City before catching the wave the his 2013 mixtape, ‘Innanentape.’ The mixtape earned him an audience with Jay-Z, who signed him to Roc Nation. Not only is he signed, but […]

New Study: Narcotic Painkillers May Lengthen and Worsen Chronic Pain

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Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have discovered yet another disadvantage of narcotic painkillers. While the introduction of the dangers of abuse and addiction come as no surprise to most, a three-month study conducted by the university displayed an increase in chronic pain in lab rats by the use of opioids such as morphine, an effect […]

Lethal Heroin Claims Eight Lives In Massachusetts

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Police in Massachusetts are warning about an “exceptionally deadly” lethal batch of heroin called, “Hollywood,” which claimed eight lives in the past week in Hampden County — four of the suspected fatal overdoses occuring just four days ago. According to the Boston Herald, suspected fatal heroin overdoses with the “Hollywood” stamp were found in Holyoke, […]