Forum in Kendall Addresses Drug Addiction – La Crosse Tribune

Forum in Kendall addresses drug addiction – La Crosse Tribune

Forum in Kendall addresses drug addiction
La Crosse Tribune
Watters spoke about her experience with addiction Tuesday at a Kendall Drug Awareness Forum sponsored by the Monroe County Safe and Kendall Lions Club. “Being addicted to drugs can happen to anybody. It happened to me,” said …

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60 – NPR (blog)


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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 To 60
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Herat is one of the most graceful cities in Afghanistan. Its traditions go back to the Persian empire, with its exquisite blue and green glass, and its thriving poetry scene. Now Herat is struggling with a darker side: drug addiction at a higher rate

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San Antonio Area Teen Shares Story of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

San Antonio area teen shares story of abuse
"The access is very easy because of the number of prescriptions that are out there and the reasons as to why people have them," Wright said. In this case Hahn went from injury to addiction to overdose in less than three years, but he knows the road to …
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Tucker County Sees More Business Growth
Studies show that Harrison County has the highest rate of prescription drug overdose in a 13-county region among those listed in the Governor's Substance Abuse Task Force, but a federal grant may soon help to decrease those numbers. Studies show that …
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Prescription Abuse Skyrocketing, Leading to More Heroin Addicts, Experts Say

Prescription abuse skyrocketing, leading to more heroin addicts, experts say
District attorneys, health officials and substance gathered May 7 in San Francisco to discuss the growing problem of prescription abuse and come up with strategies, including requiring the use of drug databases and more aggressive crackdowns on 'dirty doctors. Prescription Drug Abuse – Yahoo News Search Results

 

Prescription drug addicts 'are adept' at fooling GPs
Most of the people Dr Alun George treats at Bradford’s Unity Centre are seeking recovery-based treatment for class A drug use – but he also sees people who are dependent on prescription drugs. Prescription Drug Abuse – Yahoo News Search Results

 

National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is Saturday
Clean out your medicine cabinet to help reduce the misuse or accidental use of prescription drugs. Saturday, May 10 is National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, an event organized by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and supported by Police Services and other organizations across Canada. Prescription Drug Abuse – Yahoo News Search Results

Police Agencies Working Together to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Police agencies working together to prevent prescription drug abuse
But sometimes when prescriptions lie around unused or expired, they can end up in the hands of those they are not intended for. When expired and unused prescription medication is left unattended, it can lead to prescription drug abuse. Police agencies …
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Three Middle School Students In Stable Condition After Overdose
According to the NIDA, health risks include: addiction and elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. In high doses, stimulants can cause irregular heartbeats and dangerously high body temperature, , or deadly seizures. Some …
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Police departments hold joint forum for parents on escalating drug use
But misuse can lead to a more physically harrowing addiction: heroin. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, since April 1, there have been 14 heroin-related deaths in the county, four of which have occurred in the northwest communities of …
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Drug Abuse Database Keeps Going With Last-Minute Rescue – Tampabay.com

Drug abuse database keeps going with last-minute rescue – Tampabay.com


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Drug abuse database keeps going with last-minute rescue
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She highlighted Florida's improving prescription drug abuse statistics, saying they are proof that the fledgling program is working: Drug-related deaths are decreasing, oxycodone deaths are way down, and the nation's largest pill mills are no longer

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Teen substance abuse is the new ‘normal,’ school counselor says – San Jose Mercury News

Teen substance abuse is the new 'normal,' school counselor says
San Jose Mercury News
Citing statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse — which annually surveys students in grades 8, 10 and 12 — Lechner said alcohol use has decreased 10 to 15 percent since 2003, while marijuana use has increased 200 percent. Many parents

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New Foundation Donates Big Bucks to Help Abused Kids in Sherman

New Foundation Donates Big Bucks To Help Abused Kids In Sherman
New Foundation Donates Big Bucks To Help Abused Kids In Sherman. Posted: Wednesday, May 7 … The district attorney's office says 38 year old Lorena Garcia is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon as well as possession of drug …
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Sherman Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Raping Teenager
The district attorney's office says 38 year old Lorena Garcia is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives say Garcia stabbed her boyfriend in … They used websites like Craigslist …
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Finding detox and rehab — too little, too far
Franklin County is lumped in with these cities in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services' regional map, so BSAS has not identified a lack of detox beds in Franklin or Hampshire counties as a problem. Combined, the four facilities in these three cities …
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