HOOKED: A County's drug use reaches epidemic proportions as overdoses skyrocket

HOOKED: County drug use reaches epidemic proportions as overdoses skyrocket
Chronicle-Telegram (blog)
Foster said she had little contact with Daniel Pohorence, but is close to her son. She attended PTA meetings and his ballgames and warned him about hanging out with kids who might be into drugs. Foster said when she learned of her son's addiction three ...

Students say PHS not immune to drug abuse
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University conducted its 17th annual "back to school survey" this year, asking 1,003 students ranging from 12 to 17 years old about their schools and families, their use of social ...

Tammerlin Drummond: Nadia Lockyer's tragic spiral continues
Fremont Bulletin
I had a close family member whose addiction to heroin for four decades consumed his life. As hard as he tried, he could not escape the drug's clutch until it finally killed him. I pray for former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer's sake and that ...

Mu-Ha Fundraiser Raises Addiction Awareness
Mµ-HA , which stands for Music Healing Addictions, brought twenty local bands together for a night of music as JTNN raised money to help them combat substance addiction in the area. One drugcatching the eye of substance abuse counsels is heroin.

Drug awareness programme at Mayang Imphal
Speaking as a resource person at the programme, project officer of Orchid Project Th Jotin said thatdrug addiction is a kind of health problem which resulted from prolonged use of drugs. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already recognised drug ...

Recovery Walk educates public about drug, alcohol treatment (with video)
... holding banners and signs. They stopped at various locations around town like the Lake County Jail, the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and the Lake House, a men's residential treatment facility, on Jackson Street.

Awareness programme deliberates on drug abuse
Speaking on addiction and its aspects, Orchid Project, project officer deliberated on ways which lead to drug addiction. He elaborated that the main reasons for someone taking up drugs is peer pressure, curiosity about what the drug and its effects is ...

Year in review....yeah...it's long...get coffee - SoberRecovery
By YearForMe
Next week will be one year since I confronted my husband with my knowledge of his Vicodin use/addiction. Here is the link to my ... He abstained for several days and had obvious signs of withdrawal so he could pass the drug test. And then ...

Well-known Celebrities Who Overcame Alcoholism And Drug ...
It's common, perhaps even trite, to read a tabloid headline that a celebrity has a drug or alcohol problem. Drug and alcohol addiction in entertainment is so ...

TIFF '12: A New Documentary Explains 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs'
NPR (blog)
. . . .Whether or not you agree with its underlying critique of existing drug policy, How To Make Money Selling Drugs is an ambitious, creative attempt to talk in a single film about everything from the disparate treatment of black and white dealers to the influence of asset forfeiture on law enforcement strategies to the devastation of Mexico's drug war. ...

Decriminalise cannabis, ecstasy to curb addiction: report
ABC Online
A national report into illicit drugs has recommended decriminalising ecstasy and cannabis under a government-controlled program to help curb addiction. It comes as Australian Federal Police reveal there has been a massive increase in the amount of ...

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