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One Teenage Girl’s Slide from OxyContin Addiction to Heroin

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Lauren Waldemar was only 12 when she began her terrible slide from a normal, happy schoolgirl to a serious OxyContin addict and, from there, to the ultimate bottom – life on the street as a heroin addict. more…

Drug News: September 27, 2013

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse, sharing on rise among college students – FOX 9 News Earlier this month, FOX 9 News reported the story of an 18-year-old student on the University of Minnesota Spirit Squad who was charged with felonies after police caught her with prescription drugs and a scale in a dormitory. more…

Drug News: June 19, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA Terminator 3 actor Nick Stahl ‘missing for four days after checking himself out of rehab – Daily Mail He went missing back in May before entering a rehabilitation facility to address drug and alcohol addiction. And it seems that Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl has once again vanished after checking himself more…

Drug News: June 3, 2012

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MARIJUANA – USA Efforts to ban synthetic marijuana prove to be difficult – Detroit Free Press Mary Kait Hudson tried synthetic marijuana for the first time last October. The 17-year-old from Lake Orion and her friends bought it from a party store, mixed it with marijuana and smoked it. She began hallucinating and felt like more…

Head Shop Selling Killer Chemicals – Get Addiction Help for Designer Drugs

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I recently read a news item about a ‘head shop’ in Duluth, Minnesota. Head shops carry drug paraphernalia – incense, pipes, certain music, posters, and so on. The head shop in this story – called ‘Last Place on Earth’ – also carries ‘drugs’. In fact, they are not yet classified as drugs; the substances are 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…

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 11, 2010

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Addiction Education – Maryland Maryvale will try to help students learn a life lesson – THE BALTIMORE SUN For many years, Maryvale Preparatory School has required its seniors and their parents to attend sessions about alcohol addiction and abuse a few weeks before the prom. If you don’t attend the session, the school says, then more…

Drug News: March 29, 2010

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Mephedrone – UK Legal high mephedrone linked with 26 deaths in UK – Telegraph.co.uk A legal drug the Government is expected to ban could have been involved in the deaths of at least 26 users in the UK, it was disclosed today. Drug War – Mexico / USA In Texas, Fear Follows Mexicans Who Flee more…

Drug News: March 17, 2010

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Drug-Related Deaths – UK Government blamed for delays in banning legal drug mephedrone linked to deaths of two teenagers – DailyRecord.co.uk MINISTERS were today blamed for “delays” in banning a legal drug linked to the deaths of two young men. Meth Study – Universal Study Links Prenatal Meth Exposure to Brain Abnormalities in Kids – more…

Drug News: March 15, 2010

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Meth – Michigan Trail from meth found at gas station leads to Lawton man – Kalamazoo News ANTWERP TOWNSHIP — A Lawton man on probation for maintaining a methamphetamine lab was arrested Sunday on new drug charges, police said. Military Drug Use – UK Is the Army losing its war against drug abuse? – The more…

Drug News: January 7, 2010

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Meth – USA Face2Face Computer Program Shows Kids Consequences of Meth Use – ABC News A promising new program aims to prevent teenagers from trying methamphetamine by showing them how the drug might alter their appearance for the worse within a few years. Heroin – USA Sentencing For Ohio Leader of $1M Heroin Ring – more…

Drug News: December 9, 2009

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Alcohol – USA On College Football Game Days, Efforts to Deter Binge Drinking – The New York Times Shortly before kickoff at a Minnesota college football game, two students were greeted with breathalyzer tests, part of a new program to deter binge drinking at the games. Drugs – USA U.S. Adds Drones to Fight Smuggling more…

Drug News: October 21, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA FDA issues dosage alert for Tamiflu prescriptions – News OK The Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors and pharmacists to be alert for dosing errors with the oral version of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. PRESCRIPTION – USA New Prescription Drug Research Shows Bad Reaction in Children – WTVY News New research more…

Drug News: September 14, 2009

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ALCOHOL – UK Britain and alcohol: Drink problem – Guardian Tucked away in yesterday’s OECD report on childhood was a dismal if unsurprising figure: British children get drunk, or claim to get drunk, far more often than their counterparts anywhere else in the developed world. METH – USA Drug czar kicks off anti-meth ad campaign more…

Drug News: July 9, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise – KVEW TV News Over 8,500 Americans die each year from prescription drug abuse, and the numbers continue to rise. The drug enforcement administration or DEA says unintentional overdose deaths increased 117 percent between 2001 and 2005. PRESCRIPTION – USA Jackson’s Death Means We’re All Older more…

Drug News: June 24, 2009

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CANNABIS – INDIA Cannabis alters human DNA, increases cancer risk: Study – Indiana Express Indian-origin researchers at the University of Leicester have found “convincing evidence” that cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer development in humans. ADDERALL – USA Study Shows Possible Link Between Deaths and ADHD Drugs more…

Drug News: March 12, 2009

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DRUGS – UK Getting to grips with substance misuse among young people – National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse This report summarises the data for 2007/08, together with information about the different types of interventions and the context in which these young people misuse substances. ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking – more…

Drug News: March 10, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA The Proper Disposal of Prescription Pills – WTAP News Taking prescription medication is what many of us do on a daily routine. But what do you do if you have leftover pills? Do you save, trash or flush them? The assistant manager of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Eric Bumgardner, says flushing pills more…

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