Suburban Junkies - Why Prescription Drug Addicts Turn to Heroin (video)

In California's Orange County, some young prescription drug addicts are turning to heroin for a cheaper high. This growing problem appears to hit hardest in affluent communities around the state.

Suburban Junkies: Why Prescription Drug Addicts Turn to Heroin
The video above by California Watch tells the story of how four "normal" young adults in Orange County got hooked on heroin after first being addicted to prescription ...

Driver Aaron Fike reinstated; heroin use spurred NASCAR's drug-testing policy
Driver Aaron Fike was reinstated Tuesday by NASCAR, five years after he was arrested on heroin charges. It was Fike's admission of using heroin on the days he raced that brought into question NASCAR's previous suspicion-based drug-testing policy.

'Drug addiction number one social scourge in Malaysia'
New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye lamented that drug addiction has been the number one social scourge in Malaysia for the past three decades. In a statement here today, he said the ...

Yale study: Marijuana may really be gateway drug
Stamford Advocate
The Yale study, which appears online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, showed that alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were associated with an increased likelihood of prescription drug abuse in men 18 to 25. In women of that age, only marijuana use ...

Governor signs anti-prescription drug abuse bill
Enterprise News
John Keenan, D-Quincy, say they're not expecting big costs, and that the new law will result in long-term savings on courts, jails and drug treatment programs where addicts often end up. In a letter to lawmakers, Patrick said he “strongly” supports the ...

Drug Free in Dublin, NH
NPR (blog)
As a volunteer at the Phoenix House Academy of Dublin, 21-year-old Sofia Capria helps teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction — just as she did herself three years ago. "Right away, I was hooked," Sofia says of her own drug use, which began at age ...

Children suffer most from prescription drug epidemic
Daytona Beach News-Journal
prescription drug abuse. Florida has finally declared war on prescription drug abuse, but the state needs to do more to help those hurt most by the explosion in pill addiction -- children. Armed with a new prescription-drug database and tougher laws ...

Overcoming addiction: How to get there
Durham Herald Sun (blog)
Few of us don't know someone whose life has been affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Our local communities, state and nation continue to struggle to come to grips with addiction and its terrible consequences. The costs are great, in human suffering and ...

NFL suspends Chiefs LB Tamba Hali for 1 game for violating substance-abuse ...
Washington Post
Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali will miss the Sept. 9 game against the Falcons without pay after violating the NFLs substance-abuse policy, the league said Monday. Hali will be fined an additional game check and be eligible to return in Week 2. Loading.

NT Opposition wants alcoholic offender prison farms
ABC Online
The ABC can reveal the Country Liberal Party opposition in the Northern Territory plans to introduce prison farms for chronic alcoholic offenders. The CLP's policy also calls for the possible scrapping of restrictions on alcohol sales and reinstatement ...

Living with Children: Teen's media addiction
Kansas City Star
We think, however, that she has become a media addict. She spends entirely too much time in her.... In the 12-Step world, that's known as enabling, and in the real world, that's how problems go from bad to worse. Q:I know you think children as young ...

Being in a gang is an addiction like any other
The Guardian
You've probably put me in the bracket of a former drug addict, or an alcoholic. But my addiction was to gang culture. And like so many addictions it started out as nothing more than a pastime: recreational, it was a way to socialise with other boys. It ...

The Guardian

Rufus Wainwright on Addiction, His Mother, His Wedding This Week ...
By Andy Towle
Rufus Wainwright on Addiction, His Mother, His Wedding This Week in Montauk: VIDEO. Wainwright. Rufus Wainwright was profiled yesterday on CBS Sunday morning. He talked candidly about his career, being an out artist, his mother Kate ...
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