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Addiction Help Is Available for Methadone, and the Sooner the Better

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When it gets to the point where a county medical examiner says he would never let someone in his family take a specific prescription drug unless they were a heroin addict, you know you’re dealing with a dangerous drug. And that’s exactly what Hillsborough County, Florida, Medical Examiner, Vernard Adams, said about methadone. As methadone more…

Drug News: January 17, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Rise in prescription drug deaths renews call for state registry – TampaBay Fatal prescription drug overdoses in Florida jumped more than 20 percent last year. More than 3,000 cases were reported — painkiller addicts, kids stealing Valium from their parents’ medicine cabinets, alcoholics who mix booze with Xanax. PRSCRIPTION – USA Summit more…

Drug News: January 16, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Incentives promote alcohol education – St. Cloud Times The drunk who assaulted an employee caused Denise Brigham to close her store and attend court hearings for the suspect. The drunk who knocked the electrical meter off her store wall caused the compressors to fail and the food to spoil and led to more…

Drug News: December 2, 2008

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ALCOHOL – UK The Alcohol Learning Center The Alcohol Learning Centre aims to provide online support and resources to commissioners, service managers and practitioners with a responsibility for, or an interest, in the prevention and treatment of alcohol misuse or alcohol-related ill health. ADDICTION – USA Drug Rehab Warns of Drug Addiction Signs During the more…

Drug News: December 1, 2008

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METH – AUSTRALIA Heart disease killing methamphetamine users – Herald Sun AUTOPSIES on more than 200 Australians who died from methamphetamine use show disturbingly high rates of heart disease. ALCOHOL – UK Offenders could face drink tests to cut rates of reoffending – The Scotsman OFFENDERS could be regularly tested for alcohol in an attempt more…

Drug News: November 20, 2008

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DRUGS – UK Testing Teachers? – Drug Education Forum While the government have moved away from randomly testing pupils for illegal drug use, the public think that teachers should be added to the list of employees that are routinely tested. ALCOHOL – AUSTRALIA National Binge Drinking Strategy – Department of Health Nineteen local communities will 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…

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…

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: October 13, 2008

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DRUGS – USA Healthcare Providers Loathe to Discuss Substance Use with Prenatal Patients – Join Together A new study from Indiana University concludes that obstetricians and midwives are reluctant to confront patients in prenatal care about substance-abuse issues. DRUGS – UK National Indicator for Reducing Drug Related Crime Published – Sara Mcgrail National Indicator 38 more…

Drug News: October 12, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA ‘Prescription Clean-Out’ collects nearly 70,000 pills today – Lehigh Acres Citizen A joint effort by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida was successful in collecting nearly 70,000 prescription pills today, according to the Sheriff’s Office. PRESCRIPTION – USA Nearly 70,000 prescription pills collected more…

Drug News: October 5, 2008

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PAINKILLER – USA Drug overdose ‘single largest cause of deaths in the US’ – India Post Just make it a point to consult a doctor the next time you pop a painkiller — an overdose could be fatal. DRUGS – UK Tests for drugs in tap water – Independent Drinking water supplies are to be more…

Loving Father’s Life Lost – Where Was the Addiction Help He Needed?

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Most people probably don’t think of drug addicts as loving, responsible fathers. But being an addict isn’t something that only happens to free-wheeling singles who spend their nights on the town. Check out this story about Benjamin Rodriguez. A father who died recently after a 20 year battle with drugs – who is sorely missed more…

Drug News: September 18, 2008

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METH – UK The drug that could bring a new ‘ice age’ to Scotland – The Herald   Experts are set to warn that the dangerous illegal drug crystal meth could rapidly make inroads in Scotland, with devastating effects on the physical, mental and sexual health of those who abuse it. ALCOHOL – UK What more…

Drug News: September 12, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA How To Keep Your Kids Off Prescription Drugs – WEAU News If you’ve ever worried about your teenagers doing drugs, have you thought about the pills inside your own medicine cabinet? PRESCRIPTION – USA College Freshmen See Rx Drug Misuse More Risky Than Alcohol, Pot – US News and World Report Freshman more…

Drug News: September 4, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Students and alcohol – Miami Herald Re the Aug. 19 story College presidents: Cut drinking age: ”The rules are meant to be broken.” Where I’m from, people can’t seem to get enough of this phrase. I’m talking about college. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription for trouble – Times Daily Jonathan Bowling never knew more…

Drug News: August 17, 2008

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COCAINE – USA Crack Use Worsens Outcomes in HIV-Infected Women – Join Together A study of nearly 1,700 HIV-infected women has found that use of crack cocaine results in a deterioration of immune status and can counteract the effects of antiretroviral medication. ALCOHOL – USA University of Florida Launches Attack on Party Image – Join more…

Drug News: July 31, 2008

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METHAMPHETAMINE – NEW ZEALAND Ecstasy and cocaine gain ground on P – Stuff NEW Zealand is winning the battle against methamphetamine, but ecstasy and cocaine use has doubled, an international drug report says. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drugs Found Online, Abused by Teens – Westport News A Columbia University study has shown that prescription drugs more…

Drug News: July 5, 2008

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DRUGS – NEW ZEALAND NZ slipping into ‘world’s gutters’ – drug expert – Otago Daily Times Latest international cannabis use figures prove that New Zealand is descending into “the world’s gutters”, says outspoken drug education expert Mike Sabin. METH – USA Meth labs declining in Minnesota – Hutchinson Leader The report, Methamphetamine in Minnesota: a more…

Drug News: June 21, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription drug use among Malibu youth escalates – Malibu Times The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station-sponsored juvenile intervention team, designed to combat drug and alcohol problems within Malibu and Conejo Valley cities, is working to curb Malibu teen substance abuse, including an increasing abuse of prescription medication. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription drugs kill more…

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