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2008-10-18 21:00:02

Nevada officials discontinued an Amber Alert on Saturday for a Las Vegas boy allegedly kidnapped by drug dealers because his grandfather owes them money. Sgt. Tom Wagner of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said that the investigation into 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger's kidnapping is active, with police executing search warrants and looking for three persons of interest, one of them identified as a Mexican national named Jesus Gastelum, ABC News reported. But he said that traffic to the...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

By KEVIN FREKING By Kevin Freking The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. It's nothing to LOL about. Students these days often have ready access to marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, but they don't feel comfortable talking about the ramifications. So, some of the nation's government scientists went to a computer chat room Tuesday to make it a little easier for them. "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked anonymous at George Washington High School in California. "For a...

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2008-10-08 13:50:00

U.S. government scientists convened in an online chat room Tuesday to answer questions about drugs and alcohol coming from students during the National Institute on Drug Abuse's second-ever Drug Facts Chat Day.  "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked an anonymous teenager at George Washington High School in California. "For a person of normal weight not used to alcohol, about four-five drinks within one hour," came the answer. Another student from Sanborn Regional High...

2008-10-03 12:00:27

What would you do if your mom brought a drug-sniffing dog into your bedroom? It's one of the off-the wall actions of "Patsy," a well-intentioned, high-energy mother determined to go to any length to keep her kids from using drugs and alcohol. The character "Patsy" is the star of a series of home-video style television spots the Partnership for a Drug-Free America launches this week to steer parents toward the right way to talk to their kids about drugs. Hill Holliday New York, a top national...

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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...

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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...


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