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Drug News: August 27, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

Rauner cuts drug-treatment funding from heroin

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: May 21, 2015

Posted under Drug News, Virginia

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Doctors say treating babies born to addicted mothers expensive, painful – WMUR “These babies are not happy. They are very irritable, so the littlest of noises disrupts them. Their intestines are overactive. They throw up. They have diarrhea. They sweat.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – CANADA Federal government reversing its decision more…

Drug News: April 9, 2015

Posted under Drug News

DRUG TREATMENT – USA Drug Court, Carle to try heroin treatment pilot program – News-Gazette Local medical, drug treatment and court officials are partnering on a pilot program to get the addiction treatment Vivitrol to selected heroin addicts sentenced to Champaign County drug court. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Ex-Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye more…

Colorado’s Marijuana Retailers Trying to Entice School Kids

Posted under Colorado, Marijuana, Young People

There are nearly 400 places in Colorado where you can buy marijuana. Some are chain stores – one owner might have several shops. One of those owners, Brian Ruden, who had four stores as of last year and is still opening more, was recently stopped from opening another shop right next to a drug addiction treatment facility and two blocks from two different schools  – a college and a prep school.

Ruden used to be a tax attorney. He gave it up so he could sell drugs. more…

Jail Isn’t the Answer, But Does That Make Being Stoned Okay?

Posted under Colorado, Legal Issues, Marijuana, THC

Colorado’s first annual report on marijuana shows the state sold 4.8 million edible marijuana products—some for medical use, and some for recreation. Nearly enough for one for every person in the state. Oh, wait, more than 2.25 million of Colorado’s 5+ million people are under 21 and can’t legally buy the stuff. So, that means there were enough edible marijuana products for everyone to have two!

And when you consider that only 67 of Colorado’s 321 jurisdictions opted in to allowing retail or medical sales of marijuana, that decreases the number even further. So … let’s just say that quite a few people in Colorado got stoned last year. more…

Drug News: February 26, 2015

Posted under Drug News

DESIGNER DRUGS – USA Drug rehab center sees more cases of new designer drugs; Flakka and Budder becoming more popular – WPTV Drug rehab experts say users are putting butane hash oil, known on the streets as Budder, in their vaporizers. This drug along with another new type of bath salt called Flakka, are becoming more…

Drug News: January 7, 2015

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – UK Pete Doherty said to be ‘drug-free’ after treatment in Thailand rehab centre – International Business Times In early December, two months into his treatment, Doherty is said to have relapsed, but he is now said to be free of drugs. As well as recording, he is planning more live performances. He more…

Drug News: November 20, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA Illegal prescription drug use can push kids towards heroin – WIFT Heroin use has been on the rise across the midstate and the problem is getting the bulk of attention. Many experts do consider heroin one of the most addictive drugs on the street. But prescription drug use is more…

Drug News: October 8, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Can we talk drug treatment? ‘Obamacare’ Ky.’s best shot at beating scourge – For the first time, nonprofits and other providers will be able to afford to build treatment facilities, both residential and outpatient, knowing they will be reimbursed for the services. If the law is allowed to work as more…

Legal Marijuana – Should You Vote Yay or Nay?

Posted under Cocaine, Colorado, Marijuana, Washington

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational purposes in two states – Washington and Colorado – people are starting to realize that this crop is going to generate some serious money for the state and the 75 retailers who now have shops where you can buy everything from weed truffles to pre-rolled joints. But legal or not, marijuana still has same effects on individuals. And right now it is vital to look at what they are. more…

Drug News: September 17, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes – NY Times Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250. HEROIN – USA Eminem Rehab, Heroin Addiction HOAX! ‘MMLP2’ Rapper NOT more…

Drug News: January 8, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Radel Returning to Congress After Drug Rehab – The Ledger A Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year is returning to Congress after taking a leave of absence and undergoing treatment in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. ALCOHOL – CANADA Alcohol & Drug Rehab Edmonton Launches Program more…

Drug News: January 23, 2013

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, Oregon

DRUG REHAB – USA Ryan Leaf prison sentence continued after drug rehab eviction – Ryan Leaf is headed back to prison after getting kicked out of a drug rehab center. Leaf has been in and out of jail, with his biggest crime coming when he began to break into people’s homes to steal their more…

Drug News: August 5, 2012

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA A boy, once lost to drugs, is reclaiming his life – Deseret News Josh’s journey into drugs is an earthquake for the Stauffers. But experts say it isn’t uncommon. “There’s a lot of pressure to use, to drink. One of the biggest problems (leading to relapse) is environment.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – more…

Drug News: December 11, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug addiction skyrocketed 430% over past decade; Drug rehab for painkiller abuse soars – New York Daily News The increase is even more pronounced given that over the same time period the overall rate of substance-abuse-related admissions to rehab facilities has flatlined. HEROIN – USA Heroin industry growing in Arizona more…

Drug News: April 18, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG REHAB – USA School nurse pushing for Mineral County youth drug rehab – Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune She hopes the community will support the endeavor. “Everybody in some way or another has been touched by drug addition,” she said. DRUG REHAB – USA Former Mich. drug addict prepares for 10K run – Chicago more…

Drug News: March 4, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG ADDICTION – USA Advocates Push Pols to Reform Rehab, Drug Prevention – ‎Long Island Press Drug-test student athletes. Strengthen social host laws. Sic drug-sniffing dogs on school lockers. Overhaul the substance-abuse rehabilitation sector. Enact better controls over prescription medication. Require health insurance companies to cover rehab bills. DRUG REHAB PROGRAM – USA Letter: Incarceration more…

Drug News: January 14, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION – PORTUGAL Drug experiment – Boston Globe ‎ Street teams of Portugal’s Institute for Drugs and Drug Addiction exchange used needles for new ones and try to direct drug addicts to treatment centers. … MARIJUANA – USA Medical pot laws result in increased teen drug use – White Mountain Independent Experts in Colorado more…

Drug News: January 5, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

COCAINE/METHAMPHETAMINE – USA Synthetic cocaine, methamphetamine being sold as “bath salts” – WJHG-TV‎ “I saw us go through this years ago with GHB. It started with GHB and then you know other forms of chemicals you could buy at the hardware store. … PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA More people dying from drug overdose – more…

Drug News: November 5, 2010

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

Heroin – Colorado Students found using heroin at AAHS – COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Academy District 20 officials said they found students using heroin and other substances at Air Academy High School, and one student has been arrested. Cocaine – Florida ‘Candy’ cocaine leads to drug arrest – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 4 more…

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