Drug Addiction Profiled on Deadliest Catch

The reality show Deadliest Catch follows a few different privately owned fishing boats in the Bering Sea, chronicling the hard labor that comes with the job and the personal stories of many of the fishermen as well as the boats’ captains. One thing that the show doesn’t do is address the drug addiction that is rampant among fishermen – until now. Drug Addiction and Deadliest Catch It’s not uncommon for fishermen to abuse crystal meth and other stimulants in order to stay awake for 36+ hours at a time during the most labor intensive parts of the trip or for […]

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Former Celtic Player Talks About Heroin Addiction in New Book

Chris Herren, formerly a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, lost everything to heroin addiction. The one-time small town basketball hero who made national headlines with his basketball skills during his high school days ended up back in his hometown 20 years later, unemployed and looking for a fix. Now married and a father of three, Herren has decided to make the best of his heroin addiction and all the loss he experienced as a result. After attending heroin rehab, he penned an autobiography with the hope of getting his story out there and helping others like him realize that […]

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Celebrity Surfer Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko and Crystal Meth Addiction

Perhaps most well-known for this three big wins at Mavericks, Darryl “Flea” Virostko, 37, often flirts with death as a part of his daily surfing routine. In fact, a near-drowning experience at Waimea Bay in Hawaii a few years ago was called the “Wipeout of the Decade” by Surfer magazine. The thing that really scares him, though? Crystal meth addiction.

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