Quantcast

Latest Illegal drug trade Stories

9a8522a9a0becdde80da78854cd7d6231
2008-09-10 08:30:00

Demand for synthetic drugs such as amphetamines and Ecstasy is growing in Asia and spreading to Middle East markets, the U.N. reported Tuesday. Drug trafficking and manufacturing is also growing more refined. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime noted in a 2008 assessment that in addition to the increasing sophistication, local and international crime groups are growing in size. While amphetamine use is largely used for recreational purposes in the United States, in faster developing countries...

2008-09-06 00:00:04

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports. Overall use of illicit drugs showed little change.About one in five young adults last year acknowledged illicit drug use within the previous month, a rate similar to previous years. But cocaine use declined by one-quarter and methamphetamine use by one-third.Drug use increased...

2008-09-05 09:00:04

By Bob Deans Cox News Service WASHINGTON -- The generation that once celebrated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll as a rite of passage is carrying substance abuse into retirement, says a U.S. government survey released Thursday. Illicit drug use shot up 116 percent over the past five years for Americans between the ages of 55 and 59, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In that age group, 4.1 percent of those queried said they...

2008-09-05 06:00:23

By Janet Kornblum Teenagers and young adults are using fewer street drugs -- cocaine, heroin and marijuana -- than they did in 2002, says a government report out Thursday. Children ages 12 to 17 are using fewer prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. The survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows young adults 18 to 25 are using more prescription drugs illicitly. Use of prescription pain relievers for non-medical purposes in that...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Current illicit drug use among teens is continuing to decline, according to a new report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released today. The study also shows positive signs that teens are seeing the dangers of abusing prescription drugs and methamphetamine and are pushing back. Among youth ages 12-17, the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the Nation's largest substance use survey, shows...

18afd50bd5f458100710970a81735f5a
2008-09-04 11:25:00

A U.S. agency said on Thursday that cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year while abuse of prescription pain drugs increased. Cocaine use declined by one-quarter and methamphetamine use by one-third while about one in five young adults last year acknowledged illicit drug use within the previous month. However, illicit drug use among those aged 55 to 59 more than doubled, to 4.1 percent in 2007 from the previous year, according to the report from the...

2008-09-04 09:00:00

The Associated Press WASHINGTON Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports. Overall use of illicit drugs showed little change. About one in five young adults last year acknowledged illicit drug use within the previous month, a rate similar to previous years. But cocaine use declined by one-quarter and methamphetamine use by one-third. Drug use increased...

2a2042e68ca30705bcfa50794e7456f5
2008-09-03 13:17:57

Analysts in the UK have reported a surge in popularity of the drug diazepam, better known as Valium, among drug users. According to independent drug research organization DrugScope, diazepam use as a heroin substitute is increasing among drug users in 15 out of 20 towns it surveyed. Known on the street as "Ëœblues' of "Ëœvallies', Valium is a class C drug, but experts are concerned about the rise in its use among class A drug users over the past 12 months. DrugScope...

2008-08-30 00:00:25

By Natalie Morera Kayte Heerdt's downward spiral into heroin use started with booze, marijuana and then her family's medicine cabinet. The 18-year-old got hooked on her stepfather's Lortab, then turned to OxyContin, which she bought on the street. When that got too expensive, she turned to a cheaper and more readily available drug -- heroin. She ended up in rehab in the Renaissance Campus, a residential treatment program for adolescents in West Seneca. Her path is becoming all too...

2008-08-14 18:00:45

Teens say that getting prescription drugs are easier than getting a beer, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York said some parents are enabling their kids to use and abuse drugs by not monitoring their social activities, prescription drugs and addressing the problem of drugs in school. The CASA study also said: -- 46 percent of teens say they leave their house to hang out with friends on school...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
Related