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Drug News: April 29, 2012

DRUG REHAB – USA
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Takes Narconon Drug Rehab Program To RX Drug Abuse Summit – PRWeb

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center took the Narconon Drug Rehab Program information to the National RX Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando where over 700 participants from around the country meet to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Drug use, abuse or addiction? – Wicked Local

My parents own pharmacies (my father’s is in Attleboro and mother’s is in Plainville). Both have had their share of robberies from persons suffering from drug addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Son of addicts, Malone grad turned life around – Canton Rep

At 13, Rodney Long Jr. had priorities. He made sure his younger sister, 4, and brother, 8, had cereal to eat. He often ushered drug dealers and partiers out of his house. And, when a visit from Summit County Children’s Services was pending, he cleaned.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Maine’s Drug Abuse Epidemic Poses Dilemma for Pharmacists – MPBN News

Escalating diversion and abuse of prescription drugs has put the state’s pharmacists in a tough position. Customers with legitimate chronic pain problems depend on them for timely, reliable access to their medications. But these days, keeping powerful narcotics in stock puts pharmacists at risk of being robbed or duped by fraudulent prescriptions.

ALCOHOL REHAB – USA
Saint Jude Announces The Number One Reason People Fear Alcohol Rehab – PRWeb

“Fear of Failure–This is probably one of the greatest fears regarding rehab.” One of the first steps of the commonly known 12 step program, that are taught at majority of alcohol and drug rehabs in the United States is, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.” In addition, these individuals entering treatment are taught that relapse is part of recovery. This negative message gives substance users the expectation they will fail.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/HEROIN – USA
Prescription drug, heroin abuse growing in Montgomery County – Washington Examiner

Heroin and prescription drug abuse is soaring in Montgomery County, particularly among school-age kids, according to county police. The most popular party pills are painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, which many kids are swiping from their parents’ medicine cabinets.

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
Portable Methamphetamine Lab Blows Up In Suspect’s Pants – The Inquisitr

An Oklahoma state trooper stopped an SUV for speeding in Okmulgee County. When the trooper gave the driver a ticket, he caught a whiff of a chemical smell. When the trooper attempted to question the passenger about the smell, he bailed, apparently with meth leaking down his leg. After a brief struggle it was determined there was an active meth lab in his pants that burst during the struggle and got all over his body.

COCAINE – USA
TSA screeners charged in LA drug trafficking probe – Times Union

Two former and current Transportation Security Administration employees have been arrested and indicted on drug conspiracy charges for allegedly allowing large amounts of cocaine and other drugs to pass through security screening at Los Angeles International Airport. Seven people face drug-related charges in a 22-count indictment.

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