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Be Alert to and Get Addiction Help with New ‘Party Drugs’

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A 24-year-old guy died in England recently after having intentionally ‘overdosed’ on a ‘party drug’ to which he was ‘addicted.’ Why are all those words in quotes? Because there was actually no ‘party drug’, and no ‘overdose.’ What he actually did was take gamma butyrolactone (GBL) – a solvent used as paint stripper and to more…

Be Alert to and Get Addiction Help with New 'Party Drugs'

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs

A 24-year-old guy died in England recently after having intentionally ‘overdosed’ on a ‘party drug’ to which he was ‘addicted.’ Why are all those words in quotes? Because there was actually no ‘party drug’, and no ‘overdose.’ What he actually did was take gamma butyrolactone (GBL) – a solvent used as paint stripper and to more…

Drug News: September 11, 2011

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DRUG REHAB – VIETNAM Vietnam’s Drug Rehab Centers Under Fire – Voice of America Rights advocates in Vietnam are criticizing a form of treatment used by the government to rehabilitate illegal drug users. The government says the work keeps addicts away from the temptations of the outside world while giving them useful jobs. Human Rights more…

Drug News: June 12, 2011

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA A Real Debate About Drug Policy – ‎Wall Street Journal Drug use in the US is no lower than in countries with different approaches. We believe that drug addiction is harmful to individuals, impairs health and has adverse societal effects. So we want an effective program to deal with this problem. more…

Drug News: March 21, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Prescription drug abuse up among Valley youths – Fresno Bee ‎ Josh had an addiction to prescription medication and had gone through several treatment programs. He relapsed and overdosed on heroin. “Josh desperately wanted to get clean,” his mother says. HEROIN – USA Police: Woman Hid 54 Bags of Heroin, Money more…

Drug News: March 16, 2011

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DRUG ABUSE – USA Bills would decriminalize pot, increase penalties for cocaine – Bangor Daily News ‎ “The lock-them-up-and-throw-away-the-key approach isn’t working,” said Melnick said in a news release. “Prison is expensive and does not treat the root causes of drug abuse and addiction.” HEROIN – USA Heroin overdoses to now be investigated as potential more…

Drug News: February 28, 2011

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DRUG ADDICTION – USA Quotes: Charlie Sheen On His ‘Drug Use’ – TIME‎ CHARLIE SHEEN, speaking about his latest “drug” of choice to 20/20, dodging rumors that he’s still battling addiction. CBS pulled the plug on this season of Two and a Half Men after Sheen’s radio tirade last week against the show’s creator. PRESCRIPTION more…

Drug News: February 18, 2011

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PARTY DRUGS – CANADA Police uncover new party drug in GTA raid– CityNews ‎ “This is our first seizure and it does concern us as it is one more drug out on the street. It is a recreational drug and a party drug. It produces a similar effect as MDMA (ecstasy), amphetamines and cocaine. The more…

Drug News: February 14, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Road to OxyContin Addiction – Opposing Views‎ Narconon Trois-Rivieres helped Cliff to end his life of OxyContin addiction by providing holistic treatment which did not involve the use of other drugs. Others are not so fortunate. There are many rehab centers which substitute one drug for another … DRUG TREATMENT – more…

Drug News: January 19, 2011

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DRUG REHAB – AUSTRALIA Opposition’s $10m rehab pledge aims for total cure – Sydney Morning Herald ‎ Ms Hewett said the Kamira Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre for Women she managed on the central coast had received no adjustment for inflation in the … DRUG ADDICTION – RUSSIA Perspective: To Prevent AIDS in Russia, Drug more…

Drug News: January 17, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE – USA Some resolutions for Big Country residents may include rehab – Abilene Reporter-News‎ Upper middle class abusers, for example, may be more prone to prescription drug abuse than certain others because they tend to have access to physicians and … DRUG REHAB – USA Repeat burglar released from jail into drug more…

Drug News: January 3, 2011

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA Maine tops nation in prescription drug abuse – Bangor Daily News ‎ Recent studies show that rates of prescription drug addiction have surpassed those of alcohol abuse, she said. But traditional treatment communities, … HEROIN – USA Children as young as 10 taking heroin – The National One specialist at the more…

New Drugs Can Cause Drug Addiction, Overdose, Illness and Poisoning

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A recent news article in the UK discussed some new street drugs that are causing serious illness in teenagers. The drugs are called “Diablo” and “Eric 3”. Never heard of them? That’s because they’re pretty new, and not even illegal yet. Seems ridiculous that your kid could end up in the hospital or needing addiction more…

Drug News: October 22, 2010

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Prescription Drug Abuse – USA Quest Diagnostics reports use of prescription opiates by American workers has increased by 40% – THE MEDICAL NEWS Accidents do happen, but many times the incident could have been prevented when it is a result of prescription drug abuse. Ending Drug Abuse – Georgia Annual summit focuses on breaking cycle more…

Drug News: January 15, 2010

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Ecstasy – USA Man, 70, sentenced for ecstasy smuggling – UPI.com A 70-year-old man sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling ecstasy was an ideal “mule” to transport the drug into the United States, a prosecutor says. Substance Abuse – USA Maine Releases Substance Abuse Services Report Card – Join Together The Maine Substance more…

Drug News: September 5, 2009

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HEROIN – USA Heroin Becoming Drug of Choice Among Teens – ABC Local News ABC 7’s On Your Side has a frightening warning for suburban parents: Heroin is quickly becoming the drug of choice for many teens, some as young as 14 years old. DRUGS – UK ‘Legal highs’ set to be banned – BBC more…

Drug News: August 14, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Women and the bottle leading to more DUI’s – Examiner It is safe to say that being a smart drinker is something everyone is individually responsible for. That being said, a new report says that women in the U.S. are consuming more alcohol, and drunken-driving arrests among females are rising rapidly while more…

Drug News: August 10, 2009

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PAINKILLER – USA Pharmaceutical drugs affecting water quality – Statesman Journal In her July 25 guest opinion, Karen Wheeler of the Department of Human Services refers to the dangers of methamphetamine and other “street drugs” in Oregon’s untreated wastewater. PAINKILLER – USA Don’t flush that! – The Courier News Elgin Township was going to have more…

Drug News: June 9, 2009

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COCAINE – USA Cocaine-cola? Red Bull saga spreads – Examiner Austrian health officials confirm that they have found trace levels of cocaine in test samples of Red Bull Cola energy drinks. This after retailers in six German states have stopped selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after tests by authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found more…

Drug News: May 23, 2009

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PAINKILLERS – USA Painkiller Patch Can Lead To Addiction – Science Daily Morphine patches are supposed to reduce use of painkillers, and provide more control over their use in chronic pain conditions. But researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim have found otherwise. METH – USA more…

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