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Drug News: January 23, 2013

DRUG REHAB – USA
Ryan Leaf prison sentence continued after drug rehab eviction – Examiner.com

Ryan Leaf is headed back to prison after getting kicked out of a drug rehab center. Leaf has been in and out of jail, with his biggest crime coming when he began to break into people’s homes to steal their prescription medication.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Colorado second in nation for prescription drug abuse – Denver Business Journal

Colorado is second only to Oregon in the abuse of prescription. . The abuse of painkillers was highest among Coloradans between 18 and 25 years old. The survey found 14.01 percent of that population abused painkillers.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Lindsay Lohan Turns Down Drug Rehab for Jail by Firing Her Attorney – SBWire

Lindsay Lohan turned down an offer to enter a lockdown drug and alcohol rehab facility in favor of jail. Lohan was in a June car accident and lied to the police, which is the reason why she is facing hard time.

ALCOHOL ABUSE – IRELAND
Suicide – alcohol abuse must be tackled – Irish Health

While the rate of male suicide in Ireland overall is relatively low in relation to the European Union (EU), ‘the rate among young males is among the highest in the EU’. The high suicide level among young Irish men could be reduced if more was done to tackle the issue of alcohol abuse, Alcohol Action Ireland has said.

DRUG REHAB – BRAZIL
Brazil considers compulsory drug rehabilitation law – BBC News

Brazilian authorities are considering a law which would make treatment compulsory for crack cocaine users in Rio de Janeiro. With many user smoking openly on the streets, Brazil has the highest rate of crack cocaine consumption in the world.

ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA
Navy to screen sailors to identify, curb alcohol abuse – The Virginian-Pilot

Navy to screen sailors to identify, curb alcohol abuse as part of a beefed-up program to prevent alcohol abuse among sailors.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Justin Bieber‘s mom wants him to go to rehab – ShowBizSpy

“Pattie’s worst fear is that Justin will end up just like his father,” said the insider. “He was a booz¬ing, brawling drug user who walked away from his family when Justin was a baby. So I’m sure she will locate the best addiction specialists in the field and demand that a plan be put into place immediately. Pat¬tie’s terrified if she doesn’t step in now, Justin will become another Hollywood tragedy.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Report: Arizona has nation’s sixth-highest prescription drug abuse rate – KNXV-TV

Shumaker said the state is also testing a program to curb prescription drug abuse in Graham, Pinal and Yavapai counties. If the new techniques are effective, Shumaker said they could be adopted statewide.

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