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2009-08-10 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a drug prevention agency in Atlanta. The purpose of their visit was to hear about Georgia's efforts to reduce drug demand by preventing it. The journalists, from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Haiti, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, came to discuss how the US is working in...

2009-07-29 05:00:00

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- John, a Narconon graduate and Drug Prevention Specialist, like many, did not start out with a drug-free life. Addicted to cocaine as an adolescent and young adult, he fought his own battle with substance abuse that ended with his parents sending him to a Narconon drug rehabilitation program. After successfully completing treatment at Narconon, John decided to give back and underwent drug prevention training to visit schools, church groups and...

2009-07-27 11:21:00

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zoe Pagonis. They assert that "increasing drug treatment to stop the main catalyst of crime and save families would be an extraordinarily rational policy shift." In an op-ed column in today's Baltimore Sun,...

2009-07-15 15:49:14

A team of researchers has mapped patterns of illicit drug use across the state of Oregon using a method of sampling municipal wastewater before it is treated.Their findings provide a one-day snapshot of drug excretion that can be used to better understand patterns of drug use in multiple municipalities over time. Municipal water treatment facilities across Oregon volunteered for the study to help further the development of this methodology as a proactive tool for health officials.Applying...

2009-07-08 16:10:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon drug rehab program has noticed a trend of many drug addicts being involved with drug related charges due to their addiction. "You can have the everyday functioning addict who is battling a drug addiction, and just one day gets caught by police for possession of a small amount," comments Nick Hayes, a representative of Narconon Trois-Rivieres. "This is an all too common situation for many people who are involved in a drug...

2009-05-29 14:26:14

A donation to a thrift store in Jefferson County, Mo., resulted in the discovery of a methamphetamine lab, police say. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said a large meth lab was discovered in Hillsboro, Mo., after a worker at a thrift store informed authorities a bag half-filled with a crystal-like substance was found in a donated item of clothing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Friday. Cpl. Jerry Williams said the raided lab, discovered thanks to the worker's call on May 20, was capable...

2009-05-27 23:01:00

Of Every Federal And State Dollar Spent, 96 Cents Goes to Shovel up Wreckage of Illness, Crime, Social Ills; Only 2 Cents Goes to Prevention and Treatment WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local governments at least $467.7 billion in 2005, according to Shoveling Up II: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets, a new 287-page report released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse...

2009-05-16 14:50:05

Critics say paying drug dealers to answer a research questionnaire in a London borough crime study is wrong, but city officials point to its results. Some, including police officers and their union, were outraged at revelations that the Lambeth Council paid $35 fees to drug dealers to answer questions, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. If the council pays for information which leads to people being arrested and convicted, I would have no problem with that. If, on the other hand, they...

2009-05-11 08:59:00

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University commends the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) for its report State of the Internet: NABP Position Paper on the Continued Proliferation of Rogue Internet Drug Outlets. This report builds and expands on previous work by both NABP(R) and CASA through its "You've Got Drugs!": Prescription Drug Pushers on the Internet series. The NABP(R) report is an...

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2009-03-18 08:00:55

The United Nations issued a few procedures on Tuesday over how to stop Internet drug markets from governments that are besieged by the increase in prescription drug abuse. A U.S. study discovered that only two of 365 online pharmacies were lawful, by selling any controlled substances with requisite prescriptions, International Narcotics Control Board chief Hamid Ghodse stated. In some countries, prescription drug trafficking and abuse is equivalent to the use of heroin, cocaine and...


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