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Drug News: September 4, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Authorities raid suspected ‘prescription mills’ – Los Angeles Times Federal and local law enforcement officials close four medical clinics in the San Fernando Valley suspected of catering to addicts seeking heroin-like painkillers and other drugs. ALCOHOL – USA Online Course Helps Reduce Harmful College Drinking – Kansas City infoZine Researchers found more…

Drug News: July 3, 2011

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News, New Mexico

DRUG REHAB – CHINA Teenage drug abusers fight addiction, seek rehab – China Daily Eji Lhaze was 14 when he first took “ice”, thinking it was no different from cigarettes. “I was curious how it tasted, because my pals seemed to enjoy every bit of it and sleep like babies after a dose,” he said. more…

Drug News: December 13, 2010

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise across Texas – Houston Chronicle Texans seeking treatment for addiction to pain medications rose from 890 in 2000 to 5844 in 2008. DRUG TREATMENT – USA Report says cuts putting ‘justice In jeopardy’ – Hawaii News Now ‎ In some cases, the cuts more…

Drug News: Dec 1, 2010

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DRUG REHAB – USA Saving lives, and souls, his way: Unconventional minister helps addicts, but stirs controversy – News & Observer The ministry runs food distributions for the poor, a drug rehab program and transitional housing in Elgin and St. Charles. HELPS gets no government funding … DRUG TREATMENT – USA Serial rehab-goer Lindsay Lohan more…

Drug News: October 26, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA PSA Targets Teens Who Abuse Prescription Drugs – KSWT News A new video aims to highlight the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, and it all comes as experts report an increase in pill popping among teens.  A commercial spot by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America takes place in a morgue, and more…

Drug News: August 14, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Women and the bottle leading to more DUI’s – Examiner It is safe to say that being a smart drinker is something everyone is individually responsible for. That being said, a new report says that women in the U.S. are consuming more alcohol, and drunken-driving arrests among females are rising rapidly while more…

Drug News: July 3, 2009

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ADDICTION – USA North Carolina Bill Fights Drug Addiction – Trans World News If House Bill 722 passes, North Carolina drug abusers won’t have the luxury of purchasing their drug paraphernalia at convenience stores anymore. ALCOHOL – UK Minimum pricing on alcohol urged – BBC News Scotland should become one of the first countries to more…

Drug News: June 16, 2009

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METH – USA Statewide program launched to fight meth addiction – KHNL News Crystal methamphetamine addiction costs Hawaii half a billion dollars a year.  A new campaign hopes to reduce that dangerous trend. METH – USA Meth Lab Busts Up In Ky – WLKY News Kentucky law enforcement officials said meth lab seizures have increased more…

Drug News: June 12, 2009

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METH – USA New Montana Meth Project exec stops in Butte – Montana’s News Station Montana’s new leader in charge of battling methamphetamine use visited Butte Thursday. Bill Slaughter is now the executive director of the Montana Meth Project, the marketing campaign that details the dangers of meth use. Slaughter was formerly the director of more…

Drug News: June 6, 2009

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ALCOHOL – IRELAND Alcohol blamed for 6,500 dead in five years – Irish Times The Impact of alcohol consumption on deaths and hospitalisations in Ireland is much greater than previously realised, new research has found. ALCOHOL – UK Addressing heavy drinking in the drug-using population – Exchange Supplies The problem of heavy drinking among those more…

Drug News: May 9, 2009

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ADDICTION – USA Ice Addicts Can’t Recover Alone – KGMB News Experts say meth users cannot get off the drug alone and Hawaii families need to understand even one hit can hook you for life. ADDICTION – USA Former substance abusers address addiction – The Spartan Daily Three former substance abusers talked about their problems more…

Drug News: May 20, 2008

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COCAINE – USA Looking for Germs and Cocaine? Check Your Money – Hawaii Reporter The legal tender in your pocket or purse definitely carries some germs and most likely also has some cocaine. COCAINE – USA Cocaine Is Apparently Getting More Prevalent – KFDA News Cocaine use is making a comeback on the college scene, more…

Drug News: February 29, 2008

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ALCOHOL – UK Youth Binge Drinking Culture Must End, Australian Medical Association – Medical News Today The AMA is calling for a partnership between Government, industry, health professionals and the community to end the binge drinking culture that is damaging the health of young Australians. METH – USA Coalition For A Drug Free Hawaii Backyard more…

Drug News: January 14, 2008

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DRUGS – UK New Study Reveals More Than 3 Million People Have Used Non-Prescription Cough And Cold Medicines To Get High At Least Once In Their Lifetimes – Medical News Today About 3.1 million people in the United States aged 12 to 25 (5.3 percent of this age group) have used over-the-counter (non-prescription) cough and more…

Drug News: November 27, 2007

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HEROIN – USA It’s the heroin, not the ‘cheese’ – Star Telegram Toxicologists at the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office are re-reviewing the autopsies of drug overdose victims after federal authorities requested statistics on “cheese” heroin deaths. PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription drugs latest target of teens, young adults – Brockton Enterprise Teenagers and young adults more…

Addiction Help Is Only the Beginning of Staying Drug Free

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The idea that relapse is part of alcohol or drug addiction is widely accepted, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A good drug rehab program will help give you the skills you need to stay drug free after you’ve received the addiction help you need. Part of that help has to involve working more…

Drug News: November 5, 2007

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COCAINE – USA Crack cocaine seizures rise in Hawaii – Honolulu Advertiser The amount of crack cocaine seized in Hawai’i this year has far surpassed totals for the previous three years, a trend law officials attribute to heavy enforcement pressure on crystal methamphetamine operations, crack’s relatively low cost and other factors. ALCOHOL – UK Children more…

Drug Rehab Successes Being Celebrated in Hawaii

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According to a recent article in the Honolulu Advisor, one in 10 adults in Hawaii needs drug rehab. This is a pretty outrageous statistic – look at the houses on either side of you and the two across the street: someone in those houses needs to get into a drug rehab program. According to the more…

Drug News: September 04, 2007

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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…

Drug News: Nov 20, 2006

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Updated Articles PAINKILLER – CANADACanadians abusing prescription painkillers more than heroinAccording to recent research, which was sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadians have been abusing prescription painkillers in greater numbers than they have heroin. PRESCRIPTION – USAdderall Growing Addiction on CampusMarijuana and alcohol are two substances long considered the biggest abuse more…