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Number of Babies Born Addicted Still on the Rise

Posted under Drug Addiction, Heroin, Mississippi, Opiates, OxyContin, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tennessee, Young People

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is the result of babies born addicted to opioids. A few years ago I reported statistics on how many babies go through the hell of being born addicted to prescription drugs and having to go through the torture of withdrawal. Drug withdrawal is torture for everyone– you can imagine how bad it must be for a baby, just out of the womb, their body very delicate, and with no understanding of why they hurt.

The drugs they’re being born addicted to are opioids. more…

Drug News: December 11, 2014

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Pain relief for vets doesn’t have to lead to deadly prescription drug addiction – SacBee The epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the United States has become rampant and deadly. Unfortunately, those who have served our nation are disproportionately prone to abusing powerful narcotics that have been prescribed for combat injuries. more…

Drug News: July 25, 2013

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ALCOHOL – USA Wife of alcoholic could use some support – Kansas City.com It happened again today! I was buying several bottles of wine and a six-pack of beer along with my other groceries. While I was standing in the checkout line, someone behind me said the predictable, “I wish I was going home with more…

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

Posted under Adderall, Alcohol, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ritalin, Texas, Treatment, West Virginia

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: March 14, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA OxyContin abuse spreads from Appalachia across U.S. – Bellingham Herald ‎ Nearly every family in eastern Kentucky has been touched by prescription drug addiction and death. In the late 1990s, it was easier to find OxyContin – pure oxycodone with a time release – in Kentucky. The pills’ maker, Purdue Pharma, more…

Drug News: November 29, 2010

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COCAINE – USA Man dies of ‘cocaine-induced excited delirium’ after allegedly taking drug … Mississippi Press A 37-year-old man died Friday afternoon of what a coroner called “cocaine-induced excited delirium” after he fought for 30 minutes with … DRUG ADDICTION – AFGHANISTAN Drug Addiction in Afghanistan – Demotix He is a drug addict and started more…

Drug News: July 23, 2010

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Drug Court & Rehab Needed – Mississippi A call to action – Laurel Leader-Call Recently, Citizens for a Better Mississippi founded a project to combat the need of a drug court in Jones County. These problems of having citizens who need drug rehab is not something new. It is working in city and counties across more…

Drug News: January 21, 2010

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Illicit Drugs – Europe Illicit drug consumption in Europe – The Medical News Europeans belong to the largest consumers of illicit drugs, absorbing about one fifth of the global heroin, cocaine and cannabis supply, as well as one third of ecstasy production (UNODC World Drug report, 2008). Prescription Drugs – USA Ohio sheriffs’ group seeks more…

Drug News: December 15, 2009

Posted under Alcohol News, Drug News

Marijuana – USA Pot Use Edges Up Among Teens, Survey Shows – MMIX The Associated Press Teenagers Cutting Down on Cigarettes, Methamphetamines, Binge Drinking; Alcohol Most Widely-Used Illicit Substance Drugs – USA Drugs, Reconsidered – The New York Times A. Thomas McLellan, the new deputy drug czar, won’t be able to shift the government’s focus more…

Drug News: July 6, 2009

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ADDICTION – USA Narconon of Georgia is presenting the facts about Marijuana Addiction – Trans World News Some proponents of the legalization of marijuana have claimed that there is no evidence that marijuana causes harm, or is addictive. This is a small sample of cited works which indicate that this is not true. The information more…

Drug News: August 10, 2008

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METH – USA Meth takes back seat to cocaine in Boise – Idaho Staesman It may be temporary, but it is still a surprise: Cocaine has unseated methamphetamine as the most prevalent hard drug in Boise, police say. ALCOHOL – USA Spotlight on teens at risk – Boston Globe Drinking and drug use among teens more…

Drug News: July 9, 2008

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DRUGS – AUSTRALIA Overdose Awareness Day – Salvation Army We are inviting you to participate in Overdose Awareness Day 2008. This year, on the 31st August 2008, we will be remembering those who have died from having suffered overdose as well as those who live with permanent injuries from overdose. DRUGS – UK World Drug 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: July 3, 2008

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DRUGS – USA U.S. has highest rates of cocaine, marijuana use – USA Today The United States has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. It also has some of the highest rates of drug use, according to a new World Health Organization report. DRUGS – NEW ZEALAND NZ ranks second in cannabis, cocaine use more…

Drug News: June 19, 2008

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METH – USA Bands Take to the Stage to Combat Meth – KPVI TV News The statistics are startling. According to the Idaho Meth Project, one in five Idaho teens sees little or no risk in trying meth once or twice. METH – USA Air Show Raises Money For Idaho Meth Project – Fox 12 more…

Drug News: Jun 17, 2008

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ALCOHOL – UK Are British Youth Drinking And Bingeing More? – Medical News Today The UK Youth Alcohol Action plan was released in June – targeting alcohol use by underage drinkers. The report cites encouraging evidence. ALCOHOL – UK How To Save $1 Billion And 800 Lives In Canada – Medical News Today The economic more…

Drug News: February 22, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Teens – especially girls – drinking alcohol marketed toward them – Capitol Weekly “Underage drinking is a problem in this country, and stopping it is critically important to all of us,” said Guy Smith, writing for alcohol giant Diageo in a recent issue of Capitol Weekly. PRESCRIPTION – USA Purple drank: Prescription more…

Drug News: November 15, 2007

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COCAINE – USA Officers Say Cocaine Use is Up on Ole Miss Campus – Eyewitness News Memphis Narcotics officers in Lafayette County, Mississippi say more and more students at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, are using and selling cocaine. COCAINE – USA Next step to close the cocaine gap – Christian Science Monitor more…

Drug News: September 10, 2007

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METH – THAILAND Drug situation ‘as severe as six years ago’ – Bangkok Post The amount of drugs being smuggled across the northern border has increased because of weak cooperation between the various drug suppression agencies, Wattanachai Chaimuanwong, security adviser to the prime minister, said yesterday. METH – USA Law praised for curbing methamphetamine use more…

Drug News: July 4, 2007

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DRUGS – USA Drug Market Analyses – National Drug Intelligence Center These intelligence bulletins examine the market dynamics and the trafficking, distribution, and abuse patterns associated with cocaine, heroin, marijuana, MDMA, methamphetamine, and other dangerous drugs within United States. DRUGS – USA ‘Nothing is magical’ – Baltimore Sun The director of a national drug addiction more…

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