By New York Times News Service | April 8, 1999
The first national drug-abuse survey to include elementary-school children among the respondents suggests that youngsters become more vulnerable to the lure of drugs once they leave the familiar environment of primary school and strive to fit into middle school. The new survey, by PRIDE, an organization based in Atlanta that counsels schools and parents on ways to inhibit drug use among the young, also bolsters again what many researchers have long said: that cigarettes, alcohol.
Maane Khatchatourian and Variety | July 12, 2014
The first trailer for Reese Witherspoon ‘s ” Wild ” shows her character living up to the movie title. Witherspoon plays a self-destructive woman who tries to erase years of drug abuse and reckless sex with a hiking expedition. “Dallas Buyers Club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee directed the drama based on Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir of the same title. The movie recounts Strayed’s 1,000-mile hike alone on the Pacific Crest Trail following years of dangerous.
Reuters | August 31, 2012
(Reuters) – Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the National Football League’s substance abuse policy, the league said on Friday. Jackson’s suspension, his third, begins immediately and he will not be eligible for reinstatement until Aug 31, 2013, a league spokesman said. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was suspended four games in the 2009 season and played in only two games in 2010 before being banned.
Reuters | June 10, 2014
BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday unveiled a $20 million package of proposals to tackle what he described as a crisis of addiction to opioid drugs in the state, and called for a summit of all six New England governors to address a broader regional response. A commission appointed by the governor, who in March declared addiction to opiate drugs a public health emergency, called for steps including a expanding treatment.
By Dr. Dan Lustig, Associate director, Clinical and Administrative Services, Haymarket Center | September 27, 2005
Fortunately Illinois is ahead of many states in addressing the meth problem. With the devastation of the meth problem first evident Downstate, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan began focusing on this drug more than three years ago, forming a task force of diverse vested parties: education, law enforcement, substance-abuse treatment, Department of Children and Family Services, and criminal-justice agencies that have convened to attack this drug head-on. Chicago also has established a local crystal meth task force to coordinate.
Reuters | April 22, 2014
(Reuters) – A panel of the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing for April 29 on a rising tide of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the United States. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “will review the growing concerns regarding heroin and prescription opioid abuse and related deaths,” the panel said in a statement on Tuesday. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse finds that heroin use has been increasing since 2007, with nearly.
Reuters | August 20, 2012
The Sports Xchange Seau autopsy shows sleep aids, but no drug abuse Traces of a drug used to treat insomnia were found in the blood of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, but there were no signs of drug or alcohol abuse, according to the autopsy report issued by the Office of the Medical Examiner of the County of San Diego. Seau, 43, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Oceanside, Calif. home on May 2. He suffered from insomnia in the months.
Zachary Fagenson and Reuters | April 4, 2014
MIAMI (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday sentenced a South Florida doctor to more than six years in prison on a money-laundering conviction related to prescriptions she wrote for thousands of painkillers to addicts and drug dealers. A jury in July 2013 acquitted Dr. Cynthia Cadet, 43, a retired U.S. Air Force major, and Joseph Castronuovo, 74, on charges that their roles in a chain of South Florida pain clinics led to the deaths of nine patients. Each faced life in.
Kate Kelland and Reuters | May 22, 2012
LONDON (Reuters) – The United States sees drug abuse as a public health problem as much as a crime issue and is seeking to learn from countries in Europe and elsewhere about how to treat addiction as a disease, Barack Obama’s drugs policy chief said on Tuesday. Gil Kerlikowske, the U.S. president’s director of national drug control policy, said the United States is taking a more balanced approach to substance abusers rather than fighting a “war on drugs” centered mainly on.
Kate Kelland and Reuters | April 3, 2014
The party drug ketamine could one day be used to help some people suffering from severe depression, according to British scientists who gave infusions of the narcotic nicknamed “special K” to patients. Researchers who tested the drug on 28 people with major depressive disorder found ketamine quickly helped relieve the condition for some – and made a number of them completely well again for up to several weeks. “It’s dramatic and it’s exciting, and it is a.
David Morgan and Reuters | April 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain the drugs from friends or relatives, usually with permission and for free, according to a government study released on Wednesday. The study, based on an ongoing national survey of nearly 70,000 Americans aged 12 and over, offers a snapshot of a growing health and safety problem that is already responsible for more fatal overdoses than cocaine and heroin, combined, and.
Jon Herskovitz and Reuters | March 20, 2014
(Reuters) – Louisiana has banned the sale and use of eight compounds marketed as synthetic marijuana to stem an increase in the use of the drugs that have sent scores of people to hospitals with dangerous reactions to toxins, officials said on Thursday. In recent weeks, more than 100 people have been treated in emergency rooms in the state after using synthetic marijuana, including many suffering life-threatening maladies, they said. “This emergency rule.
February 13, 2012
News that a drug-dealing investigation at his child’s high school had resulted in multiple suspensions and two students criminally charged prompted a complicated response from Jack Peiser. Peiser said he believes officials at Stevenson High School know drug use among students is “a huge problem, but it’s not a top priority.” Yet the Buffalo Grove man, speaking after a District 125 school board meeting at the Lincolnshire school.
By Quan Truong, Tribune reporter | February 14, 2014
Alarmed by the growing heroin problem in DuPage County, some suburban officials want to establish a “last chance” treatment facility and require county health departments to report overdose deaths. “We need to stop the tide of the heroin epidemic today,” said state Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst. “Families are watching their children and their parents die slowly day by day. ” Reboletti and other state lawmakers unveiled a wide-ranging legislative package that would address.
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