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Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s. Here’s why he’s finally talking about it
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tom Petty was a heroin addict in the ’90s. Here’s why he’s finally talking about it

Geoff Edgers | The Washington Post - October 7, 2015

The idea for a new unauthorized Tom Petty biography came from a surprising source: Tom Petty. "He didn't want it to be authorized because he felt like…

In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police
Crime
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Crime
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In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police

Marc Fisher | The Washington Post - August 17, 2015

Related: Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin WASHINGTON, D.C. — As heroin overdoses and deaths soar in many parts of the United States, the White…

Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin
Crime
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Crime
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Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. At a meeting with reporters this week…

Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion
Crime
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Crime
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Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 7, 2014

TEPACA DE BADIRAGUATO, Mexico – The surge of cheap heroin spreading in $4 hits across the rural United States can be traced back to the remote valleys…

Prescription-drug battle fuels rise in heroin use in US
Crime
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Crime
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Prescription-drug battle fuels rise in heroin use in US

Jerry Markon and Alice Crites | The Washington Post - March 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From the beginning, the U.S. government's decade-long crackdown on abuse of prescription drugs has run an unsettling risk: that arresting doctors and shuttering "pill…

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