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Drug News: November 27, 2013

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ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – AUSTRALIA Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia Newton John’s Daughter, Talks Drug Abuse And Eating Disorder – Huffington Post By her 20s, she was spending over $100 on cocaine and drinking half a bottle of vodka every day. After having a meltdown in September 2012, while mixing alcohol with prescription medications, Lattanzi entered more…

Drug News: November 20, 2013

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ALCOHOL – UK Suffolk/Essex: Thousands at risk of alcohol-related health problems – East Anglian Daily Times Almost a fifth of drinkers in Suffolk and Essex are putting themselves at risk by consuming too much alcohol, according to a new report. DRUG ADDICTION – USA Drug-addicted babies focus of new U.P. health campaign – ABC 10 more…

Drug News: 20 September 2013

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METHAMPHETAMINE – North Korea North Korea in grip of drugs epidemic, report claims – CNN “Some informants are saying almost every adult in North Korea around the China-North Korea border are using methamphetamine.” ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION – USA Lamar Odom Leaves Rehab After One Day, Developed $800-A-Day Drug Habit – Starpulse In an attempt more…

Drug News: January 23, 2013

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DRUG REHAB – USA Ryan Leaf prison sentence continued after drug rehab eviction – Examiner.com Ryan Leaf is headed back to prison after getting kicked out of a drug rehab center. Leaf has been in and out of jail, with his biggest crime coming when he began to break into people’s homes to steal their more…

Drug News: February 26, 2012

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DRUG REHAB – USA From drug user, dealer to mentor – NewsLeader Hillcrest student Jacquline Lane, 17, with the support of her great-aunt and legal guardian Lulu Washington, has worked hard to turn her life around. After getting in trouble with drugs and alcohol and realizing she wanted to take a different path, she now 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: August 16, 2010

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Drug Related Violence – UK Promoter ‘was executed in drugs dispute’ – THE INDEPENDENT A nightclub promoter was executed in the street because his drug dealing friends were muscling in on someone else’s patch, police said today… Drug Testing – Virginia Editorial: Drug testing in schools – Roanoke.com Salem schools’ pilot project is reassuring in 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: May 27, 2010

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Cocaine Smuggling – Argentina Angie Sanclemente Valencia, Beauty Queen, Arrested On Drug-Trafficking Charges – Huffington Post BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A Colombian model accused of leading a drug-trafficking gang that persuaded pretty young women to smuggle cocaine to Mexico was arrested Wednesday after evading Argentine police for five months. Meth Lab Fire – Michigan Police: more…

Drug News: April 6, 2010

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Meth Lab – Florida Deputies: Meth lab found in hotel room – The Associated Press KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Deputies say they’ve uncovered a methamphetamine lab in a hotel room near Orlando. Drug Trafficking – Nebraska Blair Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking – KETV.com OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska man has been sentenced to more more…

Drug News: August 11, 2009

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HEROIN – USA Heroin’s comeback: busts at levels not seen since the ’70s – Christian Science Monitor From California to New York, law enforcement agents are reporting a troubling rise in the use of heroin as availability of the drug rises and prices drop. ALCOHOL – USA The corrupting image of alcohol; teach children the more…

Drug News: June 15, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Parents: Kill a buzz, save a life – Los Angeles Times Drug use among teens is pervasive. Nearly 45% of teenagers in grades 9 through 12 drink alcohol, and more than 25% of them binge drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. METH – more…

Drug News: March 21, 2009

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HEROIN – USA Police: Liquid heroin circulated among teens – Galveston Daily News Teens are ingesting and inhaling the drug, and in most instances are concealing it in small brown bottles or eye-drop containers, said Sgt. John Jordan of League City police. ALCOHOL – USA Moderate Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk of Cancer in Women – more…

Drug News: March 19, 2009

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PRESCRIPTION – USA I Team: Pharm Parties – Today TMJ News In the wake of Maddie Kiefer’s drug death a dangerous new type of drug party is worrying veteran cops and terrifying nervous parents. And here in Wisconsin it’s killing our teenage sons and daughters. HEROIN – UK Russia finally admits to its hidden heroin more…

Drug News: March 13, 2009

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ALCOHOL – USA Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers – US News and World Report If you’re over 50, and your friends have noted that you can’t handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it’s not their imagination. ALCOHOL – USA Alcohol-Branded Merchandise Ups more…

Drug News: January 21, 2009

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HEROIN – UK Dodgy heroin warning – Doncaster Press A “contaminated” batch of heroin could be being sold in Doncaster, police have warned. The heroin, which has been mixed with a dangerous substance, was initially being sold in Sheffield but could have spread to other areas of South Yorkshire. HEROIN – UK Warning over contaminated more…

Drug news: May 31, 2008

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DRUGS – USA Got unused medication? Bring it to Broward sheriff’s deputies today – Sun-Sentinel If a teen is thinking about trying drugs for the first time, chances are he or she willhead straight for a parent’s medicine cabinet. METH – USA P a problem the Govt is taking seriously – Scoop The Government takes more…

Are Addiction Help Services Needed in Harrisonburg High?

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Ronnell Brandon, a student athlete at Harrisonburg High School, was recently accused of selling drugs to his teammates. Brandon supposedly sold drugs “to take away the pain of hits.”  Since it happened in Virginia and the pills were to take away pain, I’ll make a wild guess and say he was selling OxyContin.  It is more…

Addiction Help Activitsts Want Purdue Pharm Execs to Pay

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Activists Marianne Skolek and Barbara Van Rooyan have targeted Purdue Pharma executives for their role in causing an epidemic of drug addiction in this country by promoting OxyContin as safe. Both women lost a child to OxyContin. They are also accusing the FDA of not acting fast enough or at all to put an end more…

Drug News: December 14, 2007

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DRUGS – USA A glossary of drug terms – Suburban Journals Lean, Syrup, Sizzup and Purple Drank — A mixture of prescription cough syrup with soda or a sports drink, a Jolly Rancher and ice. It’s dangerous because the codeine in syrup can depress the central nervous system and stop the heart and lungs. HEROIN more…

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