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Drug News: February 27, 2014

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OXYCONTIN / HEROIN – USA How A Big Drug Company Inadvertently Got Americans Hooked On Heroin – Huffington Post When she was 18, Arielle would come home every day and embark on what she calls an “Easter egg hunt.” She wasn’t looking for candy. Arielle was hunting behind stairwells and inside closets in her suburban more…

Drug News: April 20, 2011

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ALCOHOL – USA CDC to states: Don’t privatize alcohol sales – Seattle Post Intelligencer As they grapple with a $5.3 billion deficit, Washington’s lawmakers are considering two measures that would partially or totally privatize the state’s liquor operation. Proponents of both say such a move would increase tax revenues, but alcohol consumption increases dramatically in more…

Drug News: December 24, 2010

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DRUG TREATMENT – RUSSIA Medvedev warns against forceful treatment of drug addicts – RIA Novosti Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned on Friday against illegal and forceful methods of drug addiction treatment in … DRUG ADDICTION – USA Janice Dickinson Suffers Panic Attack on ‘Celebrity Rehab’ – Gather Celebs News Channel Drug addiction is no laughing more…

Drug News: August 10, 2010

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Marijuana – South Carolina South Charlotte house fire turns into drug bust – msnbc.com 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: April 16, 2010

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Drug Related Arrest – New Hampshire Five men arrested for drug and gun charges in Manchester, NH – Thaindian News Five men arrested for drug and gun charges in Manchester, NH Drug Dealing Charges – South Carolina Police: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Dealing Charges – abc NEWS 4 CHARLESTON North Charleston, SC – Authorities more…

Drug News: August 7, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Prescription-drug addiction often starts in hospitals – Canada.com Public perception is that illegal street drugs are a bigger problem than prescription-drug misuse, but that’s not the reality… MORPHINE – AUSTRALIA Cops: Morphine derivative drug of choice in Sydney – The Chronicle Herald A derivative of morphine seems to be the new drug more…

Drug News: May 6, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Booze group rejects labels – Herald Sun THE alcohol industry has denied Australia is in the midst of a binge drinking epidemic and is resisting a push for product warning labels. ALCOHOL – USA Adolescent rats help prove that early alcohol exposure alcohol can quickly lead to heavy drinking – Eureka Alert more…

Addiction Help Needed for Methadone Abuse Trend

Posted under Addiction Help, Hydrocodone, Methadone, New Hampshire, Painkillers, Xanax

Kay Sanford of the North Carolina Depatment of Health said “methadone may be the most underrated problem in drug abuse in the country today.” And the need for addiction help services for methadone abuse is more prevalent then ever. OxyContin is so dangerous that many doctors have started prescribing methadone as an alternative painkiller. But more…

Drug News: April 27, 2008

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PRESCRIPTION – USA Problem of prescription drug abuse to be discussed in Thursday meeting – Sikeston Standard Democrat A town meeting scheduled for Thursday evening will address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. ALCOHOL – USA 15 Percent of Americans Say They Drive Drunk, Report Finds – Join Together About one in seven Americans more…

Will Addiction Help Ever Come from Purdue Execs?

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Laconia, New Hampshire, where eight people died last year from methadone, is playing hardball. The man who sold the methadone to one of the victims has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years – which could turn into 40. He will be able to get out after 10 years if he gets addiction help through a more…

The Need for Addiction Help Boosted by Internet Pharmacies

Posted under Addiction Help, Colorado, Drug Addiction, Hydrocodone, New Hampshire, Prescription Drugs

Diane Finch from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) has written an important piece about prescription drug dealing. 36 online pharmacies sold 100 million prescriptions in 2006. The main drugs sold were OxyContin (big surprise) and Hydrocodone. The drug dealers from the internet pharmacies in Tampa, Florida had to have a piece of the action. Another more…

Drug News: April 9, 2008

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METHADONE – USA Methadone Blamed for Rising Drug Poisoning Deaths – Join Together Overdoses of methadone prescribed as a pain medication are the biggest reason for a spike in poisoning deaths in the U.S. ALCOHOL – USA Town hall meeting to discuss alcohol’s impact on community – Oshkosh Northwestern Alcohol consumption and the impact drinking more…

Drug News: April 4th, 2008

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ALCOHOL – USA Comedian delivers serious message on alcohol – Utica Observer Dispatch It’s the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism/Addictions 10th annual Alcohol Awareness Month Breakfast. This year’s theme: Prevention of underage drinking. ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol: America’s No. 1 Youth Drug Problem – East Texas Review The brain does not finish developing until a more…

Drug News: March 29, 2008

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DRUGS – USA Huxley’s America: A Nation on Drugs – State Journal Drug use is the driving force behind the boom in American incarceration. Some people shoot heroin. Some smoke pot. College students pop Ritalin at exam time. Elementary schools force-feed Ritalin to children just to spite parents who tune out to Pink Floyd. Doctors more…

Drug News: February 19, 2008

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COCAINE – UK Survey reveals cocaine use – The Press Association More than 10% of Scotland’s 16 to 19-year-olds have taken cocaine, it was claimed. COCAINE – UK Scotland’s youth cocaine crisis – Scotland on Sunday ONE in 10 Scottish teenagers over the age of 16 is now taking cocaine as the cost of the more…

Addiction Help or a Life of Crime?

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I was on the phone with a man several weeks ago who was looking for an addiction treatment program for his son. After speaking with him for a few moments I realized that his effort to help his son get treatment was fueled by an argument with his wife. The man didn’t actually want his more…

Drug Rehab Q & A: Would Drug Testing in Schools Reduce Abuse?

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One of the latest trends in schools is drug testing for students. The testing may be on individuals chosen randomly, as a requirement for participation in sports or other activities, or it may be done on entire schools. Drug testing is being implemented as a preventative measure in hopes that fewer kids will get addicted more…

Drug News: July 15, 2007

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METH – USA Discussion to focus on meth’s effect on children – Suburban Journals More than half of all children placed in foster care in Jefferson County, Missouri, are put there because of drug abuse in their families. The effects on children in the homes of meth users and cooks to be discussed at a more…

Drug News: Dec 5, 2006

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MARIJUANA – USMarijuana-flavored lollipops in Toledo – ABC Local OhioA candy product has already fueled a bitter debate across the country; now it’s showing up in Toledo stores. Lollipops are putting a bitter taste in some people’s mouths. Chronic Candy or pot suckers are a part of a growing trend that has made its way more…