DRUG REHAB – USA
Keith Richards daughter Theodora in drug rehab, ordered to do community service – Examiner.com
Theodora (who did not have a prior criminal record) did not enter a plea in her case, and her attorney told the court that Theodora is currently in a drug-treatment program.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Prescription drug addiction: How the epidemic is shaking up the policy world – Scope
The county is a microcosm of the national epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose, which has spurred Congress to introduce legislation to crack down on “pill mills” and led the White House to unveil a new policy.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Police offering families free kits for drug tests (with video) – Livingston Daily
On May 11, Project Opiate will sponsor a community presentation on how prescription drug use can lead to drug addiction. The 7 pm event will be held in the media center of Highlander Way Middle School, 511 N. Highlander Way in Howell.
ALCOHOL – USA
MADD tackles county’s state-worst teen alcohol use – Valencia County News Bulletin
Teenage alcohol abuse is higher in Valencia County than anywhere else in the state. As many parents joke, there isn’t a manual for parenting, and our fast-paced, modern world can leave parenting skills in the dust. Mothers Against Drunk Driving want to help, and they have developed a program with research-proven strategies to help parents keep their children safe from the dangers of underage drinking.
ALCOHOL/PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Alcohol and meds can be lethal for seniors – Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Alcohol abuse is often triggered by changes in life such as retirement, death or separation from a spouse or family member, a friend or a pet, health concerns, reduced income, impairment of sleep and or family conflicts. Many older adults take prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal remedies. Drinking alcohol can cause certain medicines to not work properly and other medicines to become more dangerous or even deadly.
ECSTASY – UK
The health risks of taking ecstasy – Telegraph.co.uk
Ecstasy has been the drug of choice for club-goers over the past two decades, and the combination of taking pills while dancing all night has led to most reported deaths.
METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
Methamphetamine: Meth is ‘a perfect storm toxin,’ researcher says – Los Angeles Times
It’s well-known that highly addictive methamphetamine wreaks havoc. For an illustration of the drug’s ravages, just take a look at these before-and-after portraits from Portland, Ore. But faces and brains aren’t the only parts of the body the drug affects.
HEROIN – USA
Man arrested in Scottsdale hotel stabbing did it for heroin hit – AZ Central.com
One of two men accused of stabbing a man in a Scottsdale hotel last week did it for a hit of heroin.Tags: alcohol abuse, drug rehab, drunk driving, ecstasy deaths, heroin addictoin, Keith Richards, MADD, methamphetamine, prescription drug abuse seniors, prescription drug and alcohol, Theodora Richards