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Home’s Medicine Cabinet Likely Candidate For Teen Drug Abuse
2012-10-30 11:41:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems many adolescents are always finding innovative ways to get hold of drugs. With tighter crackdowns on alcohol and tobacco sales and the fight against illicit drugs, today´s youth are looking toward a much simpler source to get their fix: the home medicine cabinet. Researchers Keith King and Rebecca Vidourek, from the University of Cincinnati, have found, in a new study, that adolescent males are at a higher risk of...

Craigslist Ads For Prescription Drugs Result In Arrests
2012-10-14 05:24:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty-one people have been arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for selling prescription painkillers over the Internet, law enforcement officials announced on Thursday. The arrests come after an 11 month investigation known as "Operation Dot Com," in which undercover NYPD officers responded to Craigslist advertisements offering the drugs, according to New York Magazine reporter Joe Coscarelli. Officers made a...

Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) in New York City found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours. In the study, conducted from April 18 to May 17, the teens noted that around 17 percent of students were abusing drugs during school hours; this amounts...


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