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2013-10-30 23:34:45

Prescription drug abuse fatalities are now more prevalent than those from illegal drugs. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Drug rehab Florida centers are seeing the truth of recent reports on the fatalities associated with legal drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 50 percent of Americans are taking a minimum of one prescription drug at any time. An October 2013 report from the D.C. based nonprofit Trust for America’s Health indicates that...

2013-10-13 23:01:17

Health Briefs TV announces launch of a three episode special series focusing on Drug Abuse. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 The producers of Health Briefs TV are launching a 3 episode series, Road to Recovery: Improving Patient Outcomes through Effective Treatment Solutions. People of all ages suffer the harmful consequences of drug abuse and addiction. In the U.S., abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal substances cost upwards of $600 billion dollars each year,...

2013-10-04 12:23:14

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) today issued the following statement in response to the recent results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Tennessee. Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) shows that during the first six months of 2013, electronic technology in the Volunteer State blocked the sale of more than 17,749 boxes of medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) preventing more...

2013-10-01 15:20:24

Over past 20 years street prices have fallen while purity/potency has increased Since 1990, the street price of illegal drugs has fallen in real terms while the purity/potency of what's on offer has generally increased, both of which are indicators of availability. The United Nations recently estimated that the illicit drug trade is worth at least US $350 billion every year. And needle sharing is one of the key drivers of blood borne infections, including HIV. The drug trade is also...

War On Illegal Drugs Is A Losing Battle For Authorities
2013-10-01 13:23:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities are losing the global battle trying to control illegal drugs, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers analyzed data from seven international government-funded drug surveillance systems containing 10 years of information on the price and purity of cannabis, cocaine and opiates such as heroin. They also reviewed the number of seizures of illegal drugs in production regions and rates of consumption...

2013-09-30 23:41:43

In September 2013, Congressman Cárdenas met with six young artists who collaborated on an anti-drug coloring book to commend their efforts on behalf of a drug-free society. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Early this fall, Congressman Tony Cárdenas of California's 29th District gathered a group of young artists, their family members and staff of Narconon Drug Prevention & Education to thank them for their efforts to reduce drug use. The meeting came after the Congressman had...

2013-09-24 23:02:55

Reaching Out to Parents and Students with the Truth About Drugs Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Cincinnati set up a booth in the heart of the city at Fountain Square to reach returning students and their parents with factual information about drugs and drug abuse. While clips from the award-winning documentary, Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories, played on the Square’s big screen TV, volunteers distributed copies of The...

2013-09-10 23:25:01

A recent government report says an increasing number of baby boomers are receiving treatment for drug abuse. Anyone, regardless of age, who is suffering from a problem with drugs should contact a detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 As reported by CBS (9/4) in their news story titled, Drug Use Drops for America's Youth, Rises in the Over 50 Crowd, a government report states that a record number of people over 50 are receiving treatment for...

2013-09-05 12:24:38

Drug Enforcement Administration Holds Annual Gala ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 29th, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held its annual Gala, presenting the DEA Educational Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Wang. Sam Solakyan, CEO of Vital Imaging, was a presidential sponsor for the event. "It's great to see good men and women be honored for their work, but what's better is being witness to those men and women coming together and fighting...

2013-09-04 16:27:18

Survey: Mixed News on Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens and Young Adults, Use Remains at Levels The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls an "Epidemic" NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mixed news from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), found that while prescription (Rx) drug abuse among young adults has decreased from its peak in 2009, the same...