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Drug News: March 26, 2015

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug database bills add security protections – Sun Herald Missouri lawmakers have tried and failed for more than a decade to join the rest of the country in creating a prescription drug monitoring program. All the while, state Rep. Holly Rehder watched her daughter’s addiction to painkillers deepen. ALCOHOL AND more…

Drug News: October 16, 2014

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DRUG REHAB – USA Christie pledges $12 million to expand ‘Mommy & Me’ drug rehab programs to southern N.J. – nj.com Speaking at a residential facility that allows new mothers in recovery to receive treatment for drug addiction without giving up custody of their young children, Gov. Chris Christie today announced he was designating $12 more…

Drug News: September 25, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA One Young Woman’s Descent Into Prescription Drug Addiction – WGRZ TV It has become what law enforcement officials are calling an epidemic in Western New York: young people getting addicted to prescription pain medication. One of those young people- Destinee Henderson, one time straight A student and varsity soccer player at more…

Drug News: August 21, 2011

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ALCOHOL/DRUG ADDICTION – UK Amy Winehouse’s death: Rising numbers of people checking into rehab – Mirror.co.uk Soaring numbers of patients have been checking into rehab following the death of Amy Winehouse. “One woman was sobbing saying she knew she needed help and that Amy’s death has brought it all home to her.” ALCOHOL/DRUG REHAB – more…

Alcohol Abuse in Party Schools – Going to College Can Be Dangerous

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Parents are excited when their kids go off to college, but they are also a little worried. How will their young man or woman cope with being away from home? Will they do well? Will they behave themselves? Will they get involved in things that might cause them trouble? Now, more than ever, that is 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: January 28, 2011

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DRUG TREATMENT – USA Treatment not yet a focus of drug task force – Chillicothe Gazette‎ Ted Strickland would have not seen in the task force’s initial report: drug rehab. When Strickland created the task force in April, he instructed it to … DRUG REHAB – USA State moving more money out of inmate rehab more…

Drug News: November 15, 2010

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Drop off unwanted/outdated prescription drugs to guard against abuse – WISTV The Executive Office of National Drug Control Policy says the number of people abusing prescription drugs has gone up 80 percent. To help guard against abuse, you can safely dispose of drugs that are expired or that you no longer need. more…

Drug News: November 12, 2010

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Heroin – New York Three arrested in Port Jervis heroin bust – recordonline.com PORT JERVIS — City police Tuesday arrested a Monticello man they say sold heroin to undercover officers. Alcohol Abuse – Australia Indigenous leaders fear rise in drug, alcohol abuse – ABC | Indigenous A Cape York leader in far north Queensland says more…

Drug News: October 27, 2010

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Meth – Iowa Mom convicted in girl’s death faces meth charges – KWQC-TV Davenport, IA / Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Cedar Rapids mother who’s been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with her 2-year-old daughter’s death faces new drug charges. Inhalants – Virginia Survey suggests more Fairfax County youths more…

Drug News: October 6, 2010

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Drug Testing – USA Lawmaker Calls for Drug Testing the Unemployed – Drug Addiction Treatment From the “things that make you go hmmm…” file comes a radical idea proposed by a South Carolina gubernatorial Republican nominee. Nikki Haley is calling for all of the state’s unemployed workers to undergo drug testing before being approved to more…

Drug News: July 26, 2010

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Prescription Drug Abuse – USA Confronting prescription drug abuse together (Gov. Jack A. Markell) – THE HILL’S Congress Blog Anti-drug policy is often made in Washington but implemented on the front lines in our states, cities, suburbs and farms. To combat the growing damage done by illegal prescription drug use, we are turning to new more…

Drug News: July 8, 2010

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Cough and Cold Medication Abuse – American Teens American Society Of Anesthesiologists Helps Parents Identify Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse In Children – Medical News TODAY Nearly 10 percent of American teens have admitted to getting high on cough medication containing a synthetic drug, dextromethorphan (DXM), which produces a hallucinogenic high when consumed in large amounts.1 Teens more…

Drug News: July 5, 2010

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Substance Abuse Awareness Event – Tennessee Rodeo to raise funds, awareness for substance abuse – TENNESSEAN.COM The event is a major fundraiser for the local organization that strives to steer youth away from drugs, alcohol and other potentially harmful substances. The coalition is hosting the rodeo in partnership with the Tennessee Army National Guard, Madisonville-based more…

Drug News: May 25, 2010

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Black Tar Heroin – Mexico/USA Ultra Pure Mexican Heroin Puts US Drug OD’s on Rise – Thaindian News May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While the battle over US border laws such as the one in Arizona rages on, drug smugglers from Mexico are peddling more and more of a new danger into the US, an ultra more…

Drug News: May 12, 2010

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Heroin – UK Former stockbroker jailed for dealing drugs after police found heroin hidden in his underwear – Telegraph.co.uk A former stockbroker who had an “idyllic childhood”, has been jailed after police found heroin concealed in his underwear. Illegal Drug Prevention – Michigan Detroit Begins Demolishing Hundreds Of Vacant Homes – The Huffington Post “It’s more…

Drug News: May 4, 2010

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Drug Arrests – Iowa 2 arrested on drug and child endangerment charges – Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Police in Iowa City say a noise complaint from a neighbor led to the arrest of a local woman and a man from the Chicago suburbs on drug and child endangerment charges. Youth Drug Addiction more…

Drug News: April 2, 2010

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Meth – West Coast USA U.S. cracks West Coast meth-smuggling ring – UPI.com LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) — An alleged Mexican methamphetamine smuggling ring operating on the U.S. West Coast has been broken up, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Drug War – Mexico Border Wars: Ongoing Bloody Battle Over Drugs and Money – Drug Addiction more…

Drug News: February 8, 2010

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Pharmaceutical Disposal – USA Drugs In The Water: Even When Careful, Pharmaceuticals Can End Up In Water – The Huffington Post PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash instead of down the drain, but they can end up in the water anyway, a study from Maine more…

Drug News: October 1, 2009

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METH – USA Soda-Bottle Meth Labs On Rise in Polk County – The Ledger One-pot methamphetamine labs are popping up in record numbers around unincorporated Polk County, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. But these aren’t traditional meth operations. There are no glass beakers, Bunsen burners or drying trays. The one-pot labs consist of more…

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