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Drug News: October 21, 2010

Synthetic Marijuana – Alaska
‘Spiced’ Man Breaks into House, Falls Asleep, Blames God – KTVA

A Fairbanks man was arrested Monday night after he reportedly broke into a home under the influence of potent synthetic marijuana.

Drug Violence – Portugal
Scot has ear, fingers & toes chopped off during drug gang kidnap ordeal in Portugal – DailyRecord.co.uk

A SCOT had an ear, two fingers and three toes chopped off during a horrific kidnap ordeal over an alleged £10,000 drug debt.

Marijuana – Mexico
134 tons of marijuana burnt in Mexico – Thaindian News

Tijuana, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mexican army has burnt the 134 tons of marijuana that was seized from drug traffickers in Tijuana on Monday.

Alcohol – Colorado
‘Drunkorexia’ a growing trend among college students – Los Angeles Times

While “drunkorexia” is not a medical term, it has become easily understood slang for the practice of swapping food calories for those in alcohol.

Substance Abuse Trends – USA
Latest Substance Abuse Stats Show Troubling Trends – About.com: Alcoholism

The latest government statistics about how and how much Americans use drugs and alcohol are out and the news is not encouraging for healthcare providers. More people are doing illicit drugs and an alarming percentage of people engage in regular binge drinking, the numbers show.

Drug Cartels – Mexico
Student, 20, heads police in Mexico drug corridor – THE INDEPENDENT

A 20-year-old woman who hasn’t yet finished her criminology degree was named as Mexico’s new police chief.

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