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Drug News: April 11, 2008

ADDERALL – USA
Cognition-enhancing drugs common among academics – Reuters

A survey of individuals who read the journal Nature, a technical bioscience publication, reveals that roughly one in five use prescription drugs to improve their focus, concentration, or memory.

DRUGS – USA
Deciding if Drug Rehab is Needed – Trans World News

When you have a loved one struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, life is difficult. Deciding on whether to get them help or not can be equally difficult.

ADDICTION – USA
What is addiction? – Wol Leader

Prescription and street narcotics addiction as well as alcohol change the brain. In fact the alteration can become so great that the addicted individual may not be able to feel normal enjoyment of life without the “high” experience of the drug or drink.

METH – USA
Meth addiction mechanism discovered – Eurek Alert

Researchers have identified, for the first time, long-term changes in the brain circuitry of methamphetamine-addicted mice that can explain why the craving of addiction is so stubborn and long-lived. The research could lead to more effective treatments for addiction to methamphetamine and related drugs.

ALCOHOL – USA
‘Back to the Bottle’ to premiere April 17 in Huntington – Huntington Herald Dispatch

A red carpet premiere of “Back to the Bottle,” Marshall student Francesca E. Karle’s documentary about alcohol addiction.

DRUGS – USA
Meth slips, medication abuse soars, expert says – DesMoines Register

Methamphetamine addiction appears to be waning a bit nationally, but prescription-drug abuse is skyrocketing, a top federal expert said in Iowa on Tuesday.

ADDICTION – USA
Addiction Treatment Center Brings Spirituality to Recovery – Chabad News

For almost 20 years, an addiction crisis center in Montreal, Canada, has provided counseling, family support, financial assistance, intervention, education and aftercare to clients with any type of addiction. What makes the center unique is its spiritual focus.

METH – USA
Project aims to educate border on dangers of methamphetamines – El Paso Times

While officials Wednesday emphasized that El Paso is not seeing problems with methamphetamine like other communities in the country, they nonetheless are launching a preventative campaign to urge people to stay away from the drug.

PRESCRIPTION – USA
Hazardous waste collection to include prescription drugs – Aurora News Register

Hamilton County residents who may be saving hazardous waste materials for proper disposal should mark April 19 on their calendars.

PRESCRIPTION – USA
Prescription drug abuse talk slated Thursday – University of Delaware

James Inciardi, professor of criminal justice at UD and co-director of UD’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies (in the Miami, Fla., office), will give a talk on prescription drug abuse at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in 100 Wolf Hall.
ADDERALL – USA
Cognition-enhancing drugs common among academics – Reuters

A survey of individuals who read the journal Nature, a technical bioscience publication, reveals that roughly one in five use prescription drugs to improve their focus, concentration, or memory.

DRUGS – USA
Deciding if Drug Rehab is Needed – Trans World News

When you have a loved one struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, life is difficult. Deciding on whether to get them help or not can be equally difficult.

ADDICTION – USA
What is addiction? – Wol Leader
http://www.wolleader.com/WebApp/appmanager/JRC/Weekly;!314920324?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pg_wk_article&r21.pgpath=/WOL/News&r21.content=/WOL/News/ContentTab_Feature_1867818
Prescription and street narcotics addiction as well as alcohol change the brain. In fact the alteration can become so great that the addicted individual may not be able to feel normal enjoyment of life without the “high” experience of the drug or drink.

METH – USA
Meth addiction mechanism discovered – Eurek Alert
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/cp-mam040308.php
Researchers have identified, for the first time, long-term changes in the brain circuitry of methamphetamine-addicted mice that can explain why the craving of addiction is so stubborn and long-lived. The research could lead to more effective treatments for addiction to methamphetamine and related drugs.

ALCOHOL – USA
‘Back to the Bottle’ to premiere April 17 in Huntington – Huntington Herald Dispatch
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x254185233
A red carpet premiere of “Back to the Bottle,” Marshall student Francesca E. Karle’s documentary about alcohol addiction.

DRUGS – USA
Meth slips, medication abuse soars, expert says – DesMoines Register
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS/804090379/-1/NEWS04
Methamphetamine addiction appears to be waning a bit nationally, but prescription-drug abuse is skyrocketing, a top federal expert said in Iowa on Tuesday.

ADDICTION – USA
Addiction Treatment Center Brings Spirituality to Recovery – Chabad News
http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/662613/jewish/Addiction-Treatment-Center-Brings-Spirituality-to-Recovery.htm
For almost 20 years, an addiction crisis center in Montreal, Canada, has provided counseling, family support, financial assistance, intervention, education and aftercare to clients with any type of addiction. What makes the center unique is its spiritual focus.

METH – USA
Project aims to educate border on dangers of methamphetamines – El Paso Times
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_8867623
While officials Wednesday emphasized that El Paso is not seeing problems with methamphetamine like other communities in the country, they nonetheless are launching a preventative campaign to urge people to stay away from the drug.

PRESCRIPTION – USA
Hazardous waste collection to include prescription drugs – Aurora News Register
http://www.auroranewsregister.com/Archives/Hazardouswastecollectiontoincludeprescription/tabid/1717/Default.aspx
Hamilton County residents who may be saving hazardous waste materials for proper disposal should mark April 19 on their calendars.

PRESCRIPTION – USA
Prescription drug abuse talk slated Thursday – University of Delaware
http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2008/apr/abuse040908.html
James Inciardi, professor of criminal justice at UD and co-director of UD’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies (in the Miami, Fla., office), will give a talk on prescription drug abuse at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in 100 Wolf Hall.

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