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Drug News: August 6, 2009

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METH – USA National campaign uses Utah’s anti-meth ads – Deseret News Three television ads produced for Utah’s anti-methamphetamine campaign, End Meth Now, are being incorporated into a revamped public education effort by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. DRUGS – UK Moving towards Real Impact Drug Enforcement – UKDPC This briefing is aimed more…

Drug News: August 5, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise – WTVQ News There is a growing problem in many Kentucky communities related to prescription drugs, and authorities tell us that I-75 may be an illegal supply line. ALCOHOL – USA Italy Starts Cracking Down on Underage Drinking – CNN Time This let’s-go-get-loaded spirit might not more…

Drug News: August 4, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK The paramedic’s story – Guardian Steve Evans has been a paramedic for 38 years with the North West Ambulance Service. ADDICTION – UK One in 50 admit to drug addiction – The Observer More than 1.2 million adults in the UK have been addicted to illegal drugs, according to research carried out more…

Drug News: August 3, 2009

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ALCOHOL – AUSTRALIA Drink spiking – Drug Info Drink spiking refers to the practice of adding alcohol or another substance to a person’s drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) without their knowledge. ALCOHOL – UK Identifying High-Risk Patients By Testing Trauma Cases For Blood Alcohol Levels – Medical News Today Too much alcohol often causes trauma, complicates more…

Drug News: August 1, 2009

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METH – USA Testing at 96 Oregon sewage plants shows meth, cocaine and ecstasy – Oregon Live Last year, researchers at Oregon State University, the University of Washington and McGill University took one-day samples from 96 Oregon sewage treatment plants that volunteered to participate. METH – USA Drug Rehab in Connecticut Sees increased Methamphetamine – more…

Drug News: July 30, 2009

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DRUGS – USA Rx drugs leading cause of King County drug deaths – KOMO News Deaths from prescription drugs have surpassed illegal drugs as the leading cause of drug-related deaths in King County, according to a new report released on Wednesday. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription painkillers cause most King County drug deaths – Seattle Post more…

Drug News: July 28, 2009

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HEROIN – USA Parents lead crowd at rally and march against ‘cheese’ – The Dallas Morning News Enrique Carranza and Wendy Davalos are parents fed up with dealers peddling a potent potion to young teens: “cheese” heroin. So in outrage and grief they marched Friday evening with about 100 others in northwest Dallas “in memory more…

Drug News: July 27, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Signs for improvement – commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm – Department of Health This guidance is designed to direct commissioners in areas where tackling alcohol harm is an identified priority, to the resources and good practice guidance, which will assist them in commissioning interventions to reduce the harm caused by alcohol more…

Drug News: July 25, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Protecting Young People from Alcohol Related Harm – Drug Education Forum We’ve seen before that working to reduce underage purchasing of alcohol has a reasonable track record, although evidence suggests that unless it’s sustained things go back to the status quo reasonably quickly. ALCOHOL – UK WASTED: An International Conference on Alcohol more…

Drug News: July 24, 2009

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DRUGS – USA Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory: Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone Spring 2009 – Docuticker This Advisory presents current information on the increase in deaths related to methadone, particulary in combination with other substances or some medications. ADDICTION – USA Addiction to prescription drugs a big problem in area – WWL TV more…

Drug News: July 23, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Abuse Concern on College Campuses – Trans World News According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, in a recent study of nearly 50 million U.S. death certificates, more than 224,000 involved fatal medication errors, including overdoses and mixing prescription drugs with alcohol and street drugs. METH – USA Meth labs more…

Drug News: Jul 22, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Alcohol ban in force on railway – BBC News A complete alcohol ban is in force on trains on the Merseyside rail network this weekend, police have warned. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription for abuse – Sarasota Herald Tribune Florida’s medical examiners recently released another report that shows another annual increase in the more…

Drug News: July 21, 2009

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RITALIN – USA What are signs of drug use? – Star News I think a family member may be using drugs.  What are some of the physical signs that I can look for that might indicate whether they are using drugs or not. ALCOHOL – USA Narconon Arrowhead Provides Alcohol Rehab for San Francisco Residents more…

Drug News: July 20, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Home-brew alcohol kills at least 86 – The Press Association At least 86 people, mostly poor workers living in slums, have died after drinking tainted home-brewed alcohol in western India. DRUGS – NEATHERLANDS Tackle drug use among youngsters more rigorously – Ministry of Health, Welfare an Sport The committee calls for a more…

Drug News: July 18, 2009

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CANNABIS – UK DARTFORD: Students pass on knowledge of dangers of alcohol and cannabis – News Shopper Students have been given awards for their role in teaching fellow pupils about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Abuse Largest Drug Addiction – Trans World News More Americans are abusing prescription more…

Drug News: July 17, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Eight To 14 Weekly Units Of Booze Boosts Overall Tally Of Days Spent In Hospital – Medical News Today Downing between eight and 14 units of alcohol a week boosts the total number of days spent in hospital, finds research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. more…

Drug News: July 16, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA New Mexico turns a corner on drunk driving – Los Angeles Times The state once led the nation in alcohol-related crash deaths. But tough measures, including an ignition-interlock requirement for all convicted drunk drivers, are paying off. ALCOHOL – UK Drinking 22 Or More Units Of Alcohol A Week Increases Rates Of more…

Drug News: July 15, 2009

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HEROIN – USA Heroin takes hold again — with younger abusers – Indianapolis Star Heroin use is on the rise again, though this time it is reaching younger people in the suburbs of Central Indiana and elsewhere. PAINKILLER – USA Top Pain Pills May Be Banned – Join Together A federal advisory panel has recommended more…

Drug News: July 14, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Environment plays a key role in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation – Trans World News Mountainside Treatment Center is located in the breathtaking serene environment of the foothills of the Berkshires. Our experience shows that the correct environment plays a vital role in a person’s recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. PRESCRIPTION – more…

Drug News: July 13, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA ‘Pharm’ parties are feeding teenage prescription drug abuse – Examiner The statistics are frightening.  Seven of the top ten drugs being abused by teenagers today are legal prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. ALCOHOL – UK New Figures Highlight Hidden Human Cost Of Alcohol Misuse In Scotland – Medical News Today These figures highlight more…

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