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Drug News: September 3, 2015

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Hillary Clinton proposes $10 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction – CNN

“It’s time we recognize that there are gaps in our health care system that allow too many to go without care — and invest in treatment,” Clinton wrote in an oped about the plan. “It’s time we recognize that our state and federal prisons, where 65 percent of inmates meet medical criteria for substance use disorders, are no substitute for proper treatment — and reform our criminal justice system.” more…

Drug News: August 27, 2015

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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…

What You Should Know Before You Let Your Teens Drink

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A recent survey conducted in Illinois found that most teens that drink get the alcohol from their parents. A lot of parents think that if they’re supplying the alcohol, their teen will drink at home and not get into trouble, and will be safe. However, if parents understood the real consequences of a teen drinking alcohol, they would probably make a different choice. more…

Drug News: October 17, 2013

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ALCOHOL AND DRUGS – UK AND USA Colin Farrell Talks Drinking, Drugs and Rehab – E! Online Colin Farrell is once again opening up about his hard-partying past, but unlike other actors, the Irish stud admits his addiction started long before Hollywood. “I was very drunk and high for 16 years, so it was a more…

Drug News: May 23, 2013

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MARIJUANA – USA Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill – “For every touching story that we have heard about the benefits of those in pain, I remind you today that there are a thousand times more parents who will never be relieved from the pain of losing a child due to addiction.” PRESCRIPTION DRUGS more…

Drug News: February 12, 2012

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA A Timeline Of Whitney Houston’s Battle With Drug Abuse – RAPFIX.MTV Whitney Houston was found dead at the age of 48 on Saturday (February 11) but her legacy will live on, thanks to a celebrated discography. Outside of her success, however, Houston fought a long, public battle with addiction that made more…

Drug News: January 29, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Christie tells why rehab trumps jail – Philadelphia Inquirer Gov. Christie says his plan to send more nonviolent drug offenders into treatment rather than to prison is motivated partly by the successes of smaller-scale versions of the program. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription Drug Abuse – Medline Plus Most people take more…

Drug News: August 28, 2011

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HEROIN – USA Tennessee authorities expect surge in heroin use – ‎Houston Chronicle Law enforcement agents around Tennessee are bracing for a resurgence of heroin use as prescription drug users turn to the drug, fueled by users’ need for a low-cost alternative and dealers’ aggressive marketing techniques. DRUG ADDICTION – USA New Drug Tests Target more…

Drug News: April 1, 2011

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE – USA Sentencing changes in some states at a glance – Seattle Post Intelligencer Two bipartisan measures are pending that would repeal minimum mandatory sentences for drug offenses and nonviolent crimes, and increase substance abuse treatment for inmates. Conservative groups say the legislation could save Florida $ millions. DRUG REHAB – USA Bill more…

Addiction Help for 30 Days Is Simply Not Enough Time

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A treatment program called Gateway, with several facilities in Illinois, is having its funding cut by $11 million. To try to stay open without that money, they’re reducing their 90 – 120 day treatment plan to 30 days. In fact, they’re even kicking out their current clients if they arrived before January 1st – right more…

Drug News: February 23, 2011

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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: December 31, 2010

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METHAMPHETAMINE – USA Good for something: TSA scanner finds passenger’s meth – McClatchy Washington Bureau Rhonda Renee Simmons is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance after police say she got caught with about a gram of methamphetamine in her pocket Tuesday night at the more…

Drug News: December 6, 2010

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HEROIN – USA Heroin ‘junkie’ thanks cops after arrest – A heroin addict who told police he shoots up three times a day was thankful after his arrest early Sunday morning, Madison police reported. … HEROIN – USA Now a Lawyer, Once a Heroin Addict – CBS News Jeff Glor reports on the story more…

Drug News: October 4, 2010

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Illegal Drugs – Retired US Judge Retired U.S. judge busted in drug case – ATLANTA, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A retired U.S. judge in Georgia was released on bond Monday following his arrest on federal drug charges arising from an alleged relationship with a lap dancer. Drug Testing Scandle – Illinois Woman paid boy more…

Drug News: September 15, 2010

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Heroin – Pakistan Police seize 2 kg heroin, 1 arrested – Thaindian News Patiala (Punjab), Sep 15 (IANS) Punjab police Wednesday claimed to have arrested a drug smuggler and recovered contraband worth Rs.10 crore from his possession. Drunk Flying – USA Pilot U.S. pilot arrested for high alcohol level – AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 15 more…

Drug News: August 18, 2010

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Teen Drug Use – USA Study Heavy Drug-Use Among Bad Boys Can Be Curbed By Parents And Peers – Medical News TODAY Aggressive and hyperactive boys with low parental monitoring are more likely to befriend deviant peers and become heavy drug users as teens, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.  more…

Drug News: August 10, 2010

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Marijuana – South Carolina South Charlotte house fire turns into drug bust – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fire investigators made an unusual discovery while fighting a house fire Sunday night. Now, the home’s owner is under arrest. Alcohol Abuse & Addiction – Australia One in five Aussies abuses, becomes addicted to alcohol in lifetime – more…

Drug News: June 29, 2010

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Teenage Drug & Alcohol Abuse – USA Survey Teenage girls more likely to perceive potential benefits of drug and alcohol use – THE MEDICAL NEWS Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug more…

Drug News: June 28, 2010

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Heroin Abuse – Chicago Heroin abuse surging in Chicago and its suburbs – Chicago Sun-Times More people in Chicago and its suburbs are admitted to hospital emergency rooms for heroin use than in any other major city, and heroin is now the most common illegal substance for which people in Illinois enter drug treatment, a more…

Drug News: May 6, 2010

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Prescription Drug Disposal – Ohio Unused medication part of opiate abuse problem – The simplest way to cut supply is as simple as properly disposing of unused medications, said presenters at Wednesday’s meeting of the Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force. Binge Drinking – Ireland Ireland Has Highest Binge-Drinking Rate in Europe – Join more…

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