Latest Illegal drug trade Stories

2010-11-01 22:56:51

Rural teens appear more likely than their urban peers to use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March 2011 print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is common among U.S. adolescents, with about one in eight reporting lifetime non-medical use of prescription opioids, according to background information in the article....

2010-11-01 08:05:00

When both the effects on the individual and the impact on society as whole is taken into account, alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine, claims a new study published in UK scientific journal The Lancet. In their report, former British government drug advisor David Nutt and researchers with the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) tested 20 drugs using 16 different measures of harm caused both to the individual taking the substance as well as to wider society....

2010-10-17 09:15:00

Ciudad Juarez, the notorious Mexican border city at the heart of a wave of brutal drug violence, is home to thousands of drug addicts, and the number continues to climb.Abandoned by authorities, these drug addicts live in fear of gangs who threaten and often kill them for no reason. There has even been brutal killings at drug treatment centers.A drug user who called herself Carla, said these drug gangs will now even "enter houses and kill us. We keep this window open so we can at least try to...

2010-10-07 04:03:00

~ Long-time nonprofit's mission evolves; research demonstrates parents' increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues ~ ~ Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion ~ NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) announced today that it is changing its name to The Partnership at Drugfree.org((TM)). The new name reflects the nonprofit's commitment to serving and supporting...

2010-09-30 17:05:10

In two landmark studies published today in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA), UK and Swiss research teams reveal two techniques proven to identify dissolved cocaine in bottles of wine or rum. These tools will allow customs officials to quickly identify bottles being used to smuggle cocaine, without the need to open or disturb the container. Cocaine is among the most common drugs of abuse and a large number of imaginative techniques of smuggling cocaine through border controls have...

2010-09-28 13:00:00

View Hidden Cameras 3: http://cis.org/Videos/HiddenCameras3 WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Center for Immigration Studies released the third film in a series, "Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 3: A Day in the Life of a Drug Smuggler," at an event hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies and Women in Homeland Security. This is the Center's National Security Director Janice Kephart's third web-based border film, this time focusing on drug cartel travel...

2010-09-27 08:44:00

STATESBORO, Ga., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The text messages on a child's phone look innocent enough. "I want a Ben and Jerry's." "Is Lori in town?" "I'm fixing a BLT." "I want a Bean Burrito." Most parents would assume their teenager is going for an ice cream, looking for their friend Lori, making a bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, but decides on a bean burrito instead. Unfortunately, their assumptions are wrong. The text messages actually mean: "I want ice or crystal meth." "Is there...

2010-09-24 06:10:00

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its first ever "National Take-Back Day" this Saturday, asking members of the public to turn in their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications at one of more than 4,000 nationwide collection sites. The one-day initiative is a collaborative effort between the DEA and various state and local law enforcement agencies, and seeks to get commonly abused drugs out of circulation."These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal...

2010-09-17 05:55:00

Nearly 22 million Americans aged 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2009, a rise of nine percent from 2008 levels, according to results released Thursday of a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The number of U.S. residents aged 12 and older who used illegal drugs or abused prescription medications rose from 8.0 percent of the population in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009, the highest level since 2002, the National Survey on Drug...

2010-09-16 15:14:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Teen Drug Use Rises to 9 Percent; Reinforces That Parents Are Essential NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism. To help parents...

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