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Drug News: August 27, 2015

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HEROIN – USA
Rauner cuts drug-treatment funding from heroin billMacon.com

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Monday critical pieces of a bill intended to fight heroin addiction and overdoses, saying that while he supports the measure in principle, the state can’t afford it. But can they afford to not take these measures? more…

Drug News: August 21, 2015

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Long waiting lists for drug treatment add to addicts’ desperation – Washington Post

Shawn Cross thought heroin was making him an excellent manager at the auto parts store where he had gone from delivery guy to manager in five years. On the job, every day, every four hours, he snorted opiate pills or heroin. He hired addicts because they might help him score drugs. more…

Drug News: June 4, 2015

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HEROIN – USA Heroin tops list of Lebanon County’s drug-rehab cases – LD News “Some of the things I want to make this board of commissioners aware of,” Jim Donmoyer, executive director of the Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, said, “everybody talks about and hears about the heroin epidemic. It is here more…

Number of Babies Born Addicted Still on the Rise

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Mississippi, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, Young People

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the result of babies born addicted to opioids. A few years ago I reported statistics on how many babies go through the hell of being born addicted to prescription drugs and having to go through the torture of withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is torture for everyone– you can imagine how bad it must be for a baby, just out of the womb, their body very delicate, and with no understanding of why they hurt.

The drugs they’re being born addicted to are opioids. more…

Drug News: July 2, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab – The Daily Beast Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed, formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA My Story: Going Cold Turkey – American News Report As a female Army officer, helicopter more…

Drug News: August 2, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Rehab centers seeing more pill addicts – Shelby News The mother of three had been crushing and snorting oxycodone during the final months of her four-year addiction to the painkiller opiate. Then she tried to quit. “The physical pain was unbearable,” she said. “It was total desperation.” “I came home one more…

Drug News: November 27, 2011

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DRUG REHAB – USA Treatment, Not Jail, For Low Level Drug Crimes – NPR A pilot program in Seattle, Wash., and surrounding King County allows some low-level drug offenders to go to rehabilitation programs instead of prison. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with King County’s sheriff, a public defender and a member of the Seattle more…

Drug News: May 21, 2011

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Parents have role in kids’ drug decisions – Knoxville News Sentinel The point of this column is to make clear that we, as parents, have something to say, and something to do, about whether our children are ensnared by drug abuse and addiction. By being proactive and taking simple, commonsense measures, more…

Drug News: February 23, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, New Mexico

DRUG ADDICTION AND REHAB – MEXICO Rehab: A Public Nightmare in Tijuana – San Diego Reader ‎ Right before they ask for a donation, they mention the benefits of drug rehabilitation. Most of them are young men, but it is possible to spot women as well. They usually sell chocolate, lollypops, canned sodas, water, and more…

Drug News: September 10, 2010

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Marijuana – Canada Marijuana grow-op discovered in Grenfell theatre – The Regina Leader-Post An abandoned theatre in the small town of Grenfell is now the scene of a drug investigation after members of the Broadview RCMP discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the facility. Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention – USA New Patient Safety Alliance Launches more…

Drug News: July 6, 2010

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Drug Smuggling – Arizona Drug smugglers a problem for Arizona – UPI.com PHOENIX, July 6 (UPI) — Drug smuggling by illegal immigrants does play a significant role in crime in Arizona, statistics supplied by the state’s Department of Corrections indicate. Drug Arrests – Georgia Two arrested on drug charges near Rome elementary school – Rome more…

Drug News: May 20, 2010

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Alcohol Abuse Reduction Strategy – World News WHO adopts global strategy to combat alcohol abuse – Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Nations adopted a global strategy to reduce alcohol abuse on Thursday, breaking decades of silence on one of the leading causes of death and facing down an industry wary of new taxes and advertising more…

Drug News: December 29, 2009

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Drugs & Alcohol – USA Student survey shows teen drug use in Alabama exceeds national average – The Birmingham News Alabama teens are more likely to have recently used alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs than teens across the country, according to new surveys for education officials nationwide. Prescription Drugs – USA Drug abuse: Preventive efforts more…

Drug News: December 11, 2009

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Drug Trafficking – Mexico Behind the Scenes: On front lines of drug war – CNN Justice Juarez, Mexico (CNN) — It’s an all-too common scene on patrol with a joint Mexican law enforcement task force in Juarez, Mexico. Two people are shot dead in broad daylight Wednesday in a city lost in a drug war more…

Drug News: August 31, 2009

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COCAINE – UK Longitudinal Study Investigates Cocaine’s Impact On Adolescent Development – Medical News Today Teen years are for experimenting. Sometimes that means experimenting with drugs and engaging in other risky behaviors. CODEINE – CANADA Post-tonsillectomy codeine could be fatal – United Press International A doctor in Canada warns the use of codeine to treat more…

Drug News: December 10, 2008

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ADDICTION – USA Forum aims to help women fight addiction – Muncie Star Press Angela Davis noticed that more women in her church were becoming addicted to various legal and illegal substances, but she didn’t know what could be done to help them. ADDICTION – USA Vt. Authorities Tackle Rx Drug Addiction – WCAX News more…

More Addiction Help, or More Prisons?

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According to Police Chief Alan Watson of Talladega, Alabama, about 90% of the crimes in the area are drug-related. From thefts and burglaries to domestic violence or homicides, Chief Watson can pretty much count on some connection to drugs. He says it’s a nationwide problem – and the number of people in jail for drug related crimes more…

Addiction Help is Available for Doctors, But Who Keeps the Patients Safe?

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Recent stories about the State of Alabama putting pregnant drug users behind bars instead of getting them help for their drug problem has left some people wondering what should be done. There have been other stories about prostitutes being picked up and held for 72 hours and getting them drug addiction help. If judges in more…

Drug News: March 27, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Fosters to Limit Alcohol in Premixed Drinks, Drop Energy Ingredients – Join Together Responding to the Australian prime minister’s crackdown on binge drinking, Foster’s Group Ltd. announced that it will cap the amount of alcohol in its premixed drink products, stop adding “energy” ingredients like caffeine and taurine to drinks, and drop more…

Drug News: March 26, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Fosters to Limit Alcohol in Premixed Drinks, Drop Energy Ingredients – Join Together Responding to the Australian prime minister’s crackdown on binge drinking, Foster’s Group Ltd. announced that it will cap the amount of alcohol in its premixed drink products, stop adding “energy” ingredients like caffeine and taurine to drinks, and drop more…

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