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Drug News: November 14, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA ETHEX Recalls Propafenone, Isosorbide, Morphine and Destroamphetamine Pills – US Recall News The following lots of pharmaceutical drugs have been recalled by ETHEX Corporation because they may contain oversized pills, which could result in overdoses. MORPHINE – USA Voluntary Recall of Potentially Oversized Tablets Expanded – Med Page Today ETHEX Corporation announced more…

Unsuccessful Heroin Addiction Treatment – Methadone – Hits the Czech Republic

Posted under Addiction Help, Heroin, Methadone

Other countries often follow what happens in the U.S. I was raised in Canada, I was always told that we were 10 years behind the U.S. In some ways, that’s a blessing. As the people in the Czech Republic are soon to find out – they’re going to get methadone to “treat” heroin addicts. We’re more…

Drug News: November 13, 2008

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HEROIN – PAKISTAN EU warns of heroin crisis in Britain – Pakistan Dawn A glut of opium on the world market, fuelled by a record Afghan harvest, threatens a new heroin crisis in Britain, the European Union’s drug agency has warned. CANNABIS – UK Cannabis availability for minors versus alcohol – no contest – PR more…

Family Member on Drugs? Call Addiction Help Services for Help.

Posted under Addiction Help, Morphine

What happens to kids whose parents and siblings do drugs? What happens to kids whose mother used crack while she was pregnant? What happens to kids whose parents wind up in prison because of drugs? Through My Eyes, an essay contest sponsored by the Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition with additional support from the Washington State more…

Drug News: November 12, 2008

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HEROIN – PAKISTAN EU warns of heroin crisis in Britain – Pakistan Dawn A glut of opium on the world market, fuelled by a record Afghan harvest, threatens a new heroin crisis in Britain, the European Union’s drug agency has warned. CANNABIS – UK Cannabis availability for minors versus alcohol – no contest – PR more…

Taking Action To Prevent Drug Addiction In Your Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, GHB, Prescription Drugs, Young People

Some parents think they can’t do anything about drugs in schools – and the dangers they pose for their own kids. But taking action can help. Here’s the story of a woman who made a phone call about drug use to a local school. Her suspicions were followed up on, a search was done, and 10 kids more…

Drug News: November 11, 2008

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METH – USA Law enforcement braces for meth comeback – The Zonie Report Arizona police are preparing for what may be the largest rise in methamphethamine labs the Valley has seen as a result of Mexico banning the sales of pseudoephedrine. PRESCRIPTION – USA Local teens using prescription drugs in schools – News 10 Now more…

Addiction Help Programs Abusing Suboxone

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Pennsylvania

Suboxone is all over the news these days. It’s possible that many people looking for help with drug addiction – specifically opiates like OxyContin and heroin – will be advised to take suboxone for several months. Dr. George Woody of the University of Pennsylvania did a study that found that if kids (the study was on 15 to more…

Drug News: November 10, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones – US News and World Report Alcohol disrupts genes needed to maintain healthy bones, which can lead to a decrease in bone mass and bone strength, a new study says. DRUGS – UK Frequent ecstasy use ‘causes loss of memory’ – The Independent Frequent use of ecstasy more…

Drug News: November 7, 2008

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DRUGS – CANADA Alcohol, drugs kill thousands in B.C.: Study – Canwest News Service Thousands of British Columbians are literally drinking, drugging and smoking themselves to death, says a five-year snapshot of substance abuse by the University of Victoria. ALCOHOL – UK Adult Alcohol Screening: New Study Finds Parents Open To Screening And Intervention In more…

Drug News: November 8, 2008

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ALCOHOL – UK Parents Welcome Discussing Drinking Habits With Their Child’s Doctor, Children’s Hospital, Boston – Medical News Today Pediatricians may be able to provide an additional service to the children they treat, by screening their parents for alcohol use. ALCOHOL – USA Smoking, Drinking Harmful to Students’ GPAs, Study Concludes – Join Together New more…

Can New Drug Testing Machine Reduce Drug Use?

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There’s a great new drug detection machine being tested in Scotland. It’s called the Itemiser and can test for just about any kind of illegal drug. Scotland police used it on about 750 people as they went into bars and clubs. They wound up searching 13 people and reporting two. I’d like to see the same thing in the more…

Drug News: November 6, 2008

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ADDICTION – JAMAICA Getting help for drug addiction – Jamaica Observer This is the second installment of a three-part series about drug use and addiction among Jamaicans. It chronicles the battle and triumphs of addicts and examines the various programmes in place to help people kick the habit. METH – USA Sign on to Montana more…

Will Meth Mouth Go On Decline in Arizona?

Posted under Addiction Help, Arizona, Methamphetamine

The Arizona police department received an unusual donation last week – a meth scanner. Concerned about the meth problem, a subsidiary of BHP Hilton, the world’s largest mining company, gave the police a scanner that can detect trace amounts of meth on any surface. Hopefully, this will enable the police to find and get addiction help for more people – as more…

Will More Addiction Help Services be Available with Obama's Health Care Reform?

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Soon we’ll have a new president – Obama. No matter who you voted for, the future looks good for those who need addiction help. Many people in the U.S. don’t have health insurance – it appears Obama will address that issue. Personally, I didn’t see McCain’s health care plan as viable. Rates wouldn’t be any more…

Drug News: November 4, 2008

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METH – USA Business Leaders Join Fight Against Illegal Drugs by Donating CDEX Meth Scanner(TM) to Local Law Enforcement – Market Watch BHP Billiton is committed to the communities where we operate and we support their efforts to educate people about the harmful effects of drugs and to fight drug abuse. METH – USA Doc more…

Most People Don’t Admit They Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, GHB, Intervention

One of the biggest barriers to overcoming alcohol and drug addiction and abuse is that most people don’t realize, or admit, they have a problem and, therefore, don’t try to get addiction help. In fact, the most recent research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that that’s the case with more…

Drug News: November 3, 2008

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METH – USA New form of meth looks like candy – WECT News Strawberry Pop Rocks may not be the reason State Attorney General Roy Cooper came to Carolina Beach to address a conference of sheriffs, but it’s certainly on his mind. ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol Advertising Targets Hispanic Students, University of Texas at Austin, more…

Drug News: November 2, 2008

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METH – CANADA Methamphetamine abuse linked to underage sex, smoking and drinking – Eureka! Science News Children and adolescents who abuse alcohol or are sexually active are more likely to take methamphetamines (MA), also known as ‘meth’ or ‘speed’. METH – USA NYC Turns to Meth During Financial Crisis – Go Thamist During these times more…

Drug News: October 31, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – UK Overuse of prescription drugs causes malnutrition – Belfast Telegraph Overuse of prescription drugs can lead to a dangerous drop in people’s nutrition levels, according to a New Zealand pharmacist. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription for dangerous study habits – Sacredheart Spectrum Being a college student involves having the ability to handle multiple assignments more…

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