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Drug Rehab Needed In Open Prisons to Curb Out of Control Drug Scene

Posted under Drug Detox, Drug Rehab, Maine

In the UK, one category of offender goes to an ‘open’ prison – prisoners are allowed to wander freely, but must show up for roll calls. Sounds ideal but prisoners are walking out and sometimes even committing additional crimes to get into prisons with higher security. Why? Drugs. The pressure to take drugs in UK more…

Drug News: September 04, 2007

Posted under Delaware, Drug News

ALCOHOL – USA UT targets alcohol trouble – St. Petersburg Times University of Tampa freshmen arrived on campus this semester to a new course requirement aimed at curbing underage and binge drinking. COCAINE – BULGARIA Crossing The Line From Cocaine Use Into Cocaine Addiction – PR-GB Cocaine use can be an extremely difficult thing to more…

New Drug Rehab Centers Kick Off Recovery Month in Montana

Posted under Drug Rehab, Montana

The state of Montana has $4 million in the 2007 budget for drug treatment centers. The centers will be available for those who can’t afford it otherwise. Eight centers are planned, with eight beds each, and addicts will live there for six to nine months. These will be Montana’s only state-funded inpatient drug rehab centers. more…

Drug Rehab Getting Great Results Through Alabama Drug Courts

Posted under Alabama, Drug Rehab

The state of Alabama will be opening 25 additional drug courts to help non-violent drug offenders get out of the correctional system once and for all. The drug courts will allow offenders to do supervised long-term drug rehab programs along with regular drug testing. The 25 new drug courts being the total to 41 for more…

Is Drug Rehab Enough to Get Surgeon on the Straight and Narrow?

Posted under Drug Rehab, West Virginia

A surgeon in Charleston, West Virginia, surrendered his license and agreed to go to rehab, according to a recent news article. With four malpractice suits behind him – he won the first and settled the other three – the Board of Medicine finally launched an investigation that resulted in discussions with the doc, and he’s more…

Drug Rehab To Be Funded by Drug Cash Seizure in Mexico

Posted under Addiction Help, District of Columbia, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Maryland

Drug addiction treatment will be financed by $206 million confiscated in drug bust  A recent article in Reuters reported that $206 million was found by Mexican police in the Mexico City mansion of Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was later arrested in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He is suspected of importing pseudoephedrine, an more…

Drug Rehab – Again – For Al Gore's Son After Drug Bust

Posted under Drug Rehab, Maryland, Valium

When I saw the news items last week about Al Gore III, 24, son of former vice-president Al Gore, being stopped for driving over 100 miles per hour at 2 a.m. on a California freeway with marijuana and illicit prescription drugs in the car, I had an eerie sense of deja-vu. When young Gore opened more…

Drug Courts Offer Addicts One Last Chance at Rehab

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Legal Issues, Massachusetts

1,200 Massachusetts drug offenders are currently enrolled in the special “drug court” sessions where defendants are given one last chance: Commit to drug addiction treatment — and to intense supervision — and you’ll stay out of jail. Started in the 1990s, it is a program with a demonstrated record of success — addicts who participate more…

Drug Addiction Can Be Beaten

Posted under Drug Rehab, Marijuana, Pennsylvania

A year ago David Fetterer’s life was plunging further and further into desperation as a result of his marijuana addiction. But instead of giving up and losing his wife and children, he cheeked into a drug rehab center and beat his addiction. Now he is one of five Pennsylvanians who are being honored for turning more…

California Drug Rehab Treatment Funding Under Review

Posted under California, Drug Rehab

A recent LA Times Editorial criticized Governor Schwarzenegger for reducing and diverting drug rehab treatment funds from California’s Proposition 36 into a different fund that would provide the money to the counties who use it the most, but with restrictions. Proposition 36 was overwhelmingly passed in a statewide vote in 2000 to approve funding for more…

Methamphetamine use in Arkansas tied to problems in states child welfare system

Posted under Arkansas, Kansas, Methamphetamine

A recent report by a non-profit children’s advocacy group has found that there is a lack of good information to determine the effects of methamphetamine on Arkansas’s child welfare system. Methamphetamine “is seen as the leading cause of all the problems that plague the child welfare system and is considered a significant factor and something more…

California’s Proposition 36 – Are we setting people up for failure by sending them to drug rehab programs with low success rates?

Posted under California, Legal Issues

Under the state of California’s Proposition 36, anyone convicted of drug possession has three chances to complete a drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation program before they are sent to prison to serve time for their offenses. According to a recent article released by the San Francisco Chronicle, an assessment of California’s Proposition 36 has just been more…

Should prescription drug monitoring programs be available in all states?

Posted under Addiction Information by State, Legal Issues

On Monday the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released figures on prescription drug abuse in New Jersey. National studies have shown that 3% of residents have abused prescription drugs in the past year with 6% of those in the 18-25 age bracket reporting misusing prescription drugs. Those numbers are even higher in more…

Is there a certain type of person who does drugs?

Posted under Drug Addiction, Intervention, Maine, Treatment

Despite any stereotypes about drug users, there is no definite outline of an addict. There is not a single gene that defines one, or a certain family background, favorite food or economic status either. It’s not like only the rich can afford to use drugs or only the poor use certain type of drugs. It more…

Utah Highest in Nation for Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted under Prescription Drugs, Utah

Among prescription drugs that are commonly abused, painkillers lead the category. As with other drugs, the usage varies from age range as well as by state. According to an article by the Associated Press (AP), a federal study of painkiller abuse found that Utah led the nation in 2004 and 2005. The study was released more…

Would you like your meth in strawberry or cherry flavor?

Posted under Methamphetamine, Nevada

Recent reports have surfaced of a pink-colored, strawberry-flavored methamphetamine that was seized in Nevada. The idea of a candy-like substance, which some officials fear is targeting youth, has created quite a buzz. News outlets have covered the story from at least nine states, yet it appears there is still only one confirmed seizure of the more…

Do we need more laws to handle underage drinking, or do we teach responsibility?

Posted under Alcohol, Maine, Young People

Approximately 5,000 young people under 21 die each year due to underage drinking. Recent occurrences in several states have lawmakers working to figure out something they can do to help save lives and prevent teenagers and young adults from causing more damage to themselves and others. Some areas have resorted to local ordinances that include more…

Methadone – solution or problem?

Posted under Maine, Methadone, West Virginia

Originally posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are approximately 136,000 current heroin users in the United States. This number has remained relatively even over the last four years. Heroin addicts who want help will try just about anything to stop. Often, after attempting traditional more…

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