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January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

DRUG REHAB – USA
Woman Speaks Out On Drug Rehab, We Follow Up – My Champlain Valley

The focus was supposed to be on a new state office complex in downtown St. Albans that should bring a big boost to the local economy. That was the plan at a news conference Monday with local and state elected officials. That is until Joyce Audette spoke up about other issues she sees in her community. “We have no treatment facilities to help our “bad” guys,” Audette told the crowded room.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Dr. David Gottsegen: Choices in primary care widen gateway to addiction – Gazette Net

The best way to address health problems is through primary prevention. Preventing the flu through hand washing and vaccines is preferable to treating people already sickened by the disease. It is better to prevent injuries from motor vehicle accidents by using seat belts and car seats and by not driving drunk than it is to have to repair broken bodies after the accidents. The same is true for the scourge of painkiller addiction that is ravaging western Massachusetts: Better to prevent the addiction than to punish and try to treat the addict.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – UK
Three key signs of a possible addiction to OxyContin – Daily Mail

The three main signs of OxyContin addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Former addict heads Wheeler shelter after turning life around – WTHR

“I was about 12 years old and middle school just trying to find my place in life…and started to gravitate toward drugs and alcohol. I became addicted to OxyContin and cocaine and, from there, started shooting heroin.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Counterfeit OxyContin claims its price – helpmeout.com

Another young person has been killed in Saskatoon, Canada after taking counterfeit OxyContin pills. He is the third person to die in Saskatoon in the last six months after using such pills.

ALCOHOL / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
A drive with Tollefson: Confessions of an alcoholic – Philly.com

“I always drank,” he says – as much as a fifth of vodka before noon. But life didn’t become unmanageable (to quote the language of 12-step recovery) until he got hooked on the narcotics he started taking for back pain after a 2008 car accident. “OxyContin, Percocet, Tylenol 3. Once you pair that with alcohol, you’re done,” he says.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Ex-ADA denies charge he traded info for oxy pills – Boston Herald

Former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Stephen Gilpatric, center, stands beside his attorney Melinda Thompson, left, during his Arraignment for allegedly trading information for oxycodone pills.

ALCOHOL – USA
Poor Sleep in Teens May be an Early Predictor for Alcohol Abuse – bigthink.com

Lack of sleep has been linked to a myriad of mental and emotional issues—people have been known to experience disorientation and hallucinations when going days without sleep. But Smitha Mundasad from the BBC reported on a recent study that has found sleep can be a predictor of future behavior in teens. Those that have a particularly troublesome time dozing off are more likely to develop alcohol and drug problems.

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January 7, 2015

January 7, 2015

DRUG REHAB – UK
Pete Doherty said to be ‘drug-free’ after treatment in Thailand rehab centre – International Business Times

In early December, two months into his treatment, Doherty is said to have relapsed, but he is now said to be free of drugs. As well as recording, he is planning more live performances. He is also launching a fund to assist other addicts to receive treatment at the British-run Hope Rehab Centre in Si Racha, on Thailand’s east coast.

HEROIN / COCAINE – USA
Battling Drug Addiction, Veteran Credits Support Center for Turning His Life Around – Rochester TWC News

Michael Brown was a member of the Army National Guard from 2006-2012, and when he returned home, he found himself depressed and plagued with survivor’s guilt. Michael became addicted to heroin and crack cocaine.

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS – USA
Heroin cheaper than painkillers in Denver – 9NEWS

Heroin and prescription drug abuse are two of the leading causes of overdose deaths in Colorado. Over the years, there’s been a shift in which drugs addicts have been trying to get their hands on.

HEROIN – USA
Ky. heroin bills raise hope, face skepticism – Cincinnati.com

We all know heroin use is an epidemic in our area. But what are our local leaders and institutions doing – or not doing – to fight it?

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
A Hundred Years Failure – Politico

How did a law to regulate heroin traffic turn into the costly, futile War on Drugs? We don’t need a drug czar to tell us—even though one of them has—the war on drugs, by its own measures, has been a century-long failure.

HEROIN – USA
Arkansas law enforcement concerned about heroin – Chron.com

Arkansas law enforcement authorities are expressing concern about the growing heroin use in the state. The re-emergence of the highly addictive drug is being blamed on easy access for many years to overprescribed pain-treatment opiates, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

ALCOHOL – USA
Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug – Mohave Valley News

There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but still close enough for the extra temptation of smell — and to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say “when” sooner than usual.

ALCOHOL – USA
Campaign looks to discourage parents from supplying alcohol to kids – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

The “Is It Worth it?” campaign reminds parents that there are real dangers and consequences for providing alcohol to minors.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Martial arts class helps kids and adults work through trauma – The Southern

Dawn Prince has learned life lessons through personal drug and alcohol struggles and her experiences being homeless for five years that she uses in her Snow Monkey Martial Arts classes. The Buddhist monk said “everyone can be a teacher” and she learned patience and love from homeless people and addicts.

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December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014

ALCOHOL – USA
Veteran gets help for 30-year addiction through area nonprofit – Gainesville Times

Robert Davis, a veteran who served six years stateside in the U.S. Army, recently got help for his 30-year-alcohol addiction through Veterans Court and Avita Community Partners.

DRUG / ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
Former Titan Donnie Nickey overcomes demons with help of Bironas, wife – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Donnie Nickey was traveling down a path of destruction. Alcohol, illegal substances, painkillers — you name it, and the former Titans safety was doing it to cope with life after football. But it all came to a screeching halt nine months ago, when Nickey got behind the wheel and nearly ended his life.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders? – Ladybud Magazine

A lot of politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, will happily sing the praises of using drug courts to force those facing criminal drug charges into mandatory drug rehabilitation programs instead into prison. On the surface, rehab does seem like the kinder, more rational approach to working with non-violent drug offenders, but the truth is there isn’t much practical difference for those caught in the criminal justice system.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Oregon addiction counselors define success in treating addicts – OregonLive.com

More than 3,000 counselors work in addiction treatment across Oregon. How do they personally judge success in treating a drug addict?

DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA
More seniors struggling with substance and alcohol abuse – Dallas Morning News

An estimated 2.8 million older adults in the United States meet the criteria for alcohol abuse, and this number is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020, according to a study in the journal Addiction. “This is the fastest-growing portion of AA right now, or the most in need,”

ALCOHOL – USA
Team works to reduce drug, alcohol use and abuse – Great Falls Tribune

It wasn’t until he became a district court judge two years ago that he realized the extent of drug and alcohol abuse in the community.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Ky wants drugmaker to pay for OxyContin abuse – The Courier-Journal

A common refrain in Kentucky’s hardscrabble hills is that an entire generation has been lost to pain-pill abuse. Addiction has spawned crime, filled county jails and overburdened the too-few treatment centers. Overdoses have torn children from parents and parents from children.

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October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Christie pledges $12 million to expand ‘Mommy & Me’ drug rehab programs to southern N.J. – nj.com

Speaking at a residential facility that allows new mothers in recovery to receive treatment for drug addiction without giving up custody of their young children, Gov. Chris Christie today announced he was designating $12 million in state funds to support such specialized care.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Editorial: The changing nature of drug abuse – Daily Iowan

Common street drugs such as meth and cocaine are no longer the main culprits. Prescription-drug abuse now rules as the No. 1 cause of overdose in the United States.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
‘It’s everybody’ — 2 families struggle with addiction – wtop.com

Trish Glowacki describes her son Charlie as having been a “typical teen.” But halfway through high school, she noticed a dramatic change in his behavior. Glowacki says her son wasn’t sleeping well; he was reclusive and alone in his room more than usual. His coloring was off, too, and his pupils were constricted. “It all started to change after sophomore year in high school,” Glowacki says.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
One Young Mother’s Battle With Opiate Addiction – Worcester Mag

When Worcester County resident Andrea Smith was 18 years old, her physician prescribed her Vicodin – an opiate pain pill – for fibromyalgia. She used Vicodin intermittently for the first two years. However, by the third year, she was using it on a regular basis.

DRUG REHAB – USA
#14Days: Moderation, a radical option in treating addiction – CBS News

Is it possible for people with alcohol use disorders to heal, resolve their drinking problems, and then safely continue to drink in moderation? It’s a controversial idea, but some experts say that for certain people in early stages of alcoholism, moderation management can be a solution.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Matt Prater: Rehab was ‘voluntary’ – ESPN

During his four-game suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, new Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater spent time at a rehabilitation facility for treatment for his alcohol addiction.

DRUG ADDICTION – USA
The shadow life of Jim Irsay – ESPN

KIMBERLY WUNDRUM’S friends passed by the lilacs and lilies and other flowers that she loved, but it was the blue orchids by her open casket, arranged in the shape of a horseshoe, that stopped some cold. Jim Irsay, the 55-year-old owner of the Indianapolis Colts, had sent the flowers, which was typical of the kind of thing he did.

MARIJUANA – USA
Pot should be legalized, sold like alcohol, says addiction centre – MacLeans

Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre is calling for the legalization of marijuana, with strict controls that would govern who could buy weed, from where, and in what quantity.

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July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

MARIJUANA – USA
Cleveland Browns need to give Josh Gordon this choice: Rehab or release – The Plain Dealer

Gordon is keeping some very questionable company for a guy with a history of drug use — and doing so when his pro career is in major trouble for failing drug test.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Is Every American High on Prescription Painkillers? – UPTOWN Magazine

Doctors are prescribing painkillers to nearly every American, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A recent study found that health care providers in 2012 wrote enough prescriptions for every American adult to have a bottle of highly-addictive pills.

HEROIN / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Study: Opioid Outpatient Treatment After Hospitalization Greatly Reduces Relapse – Digital Journal

Patients that begin treatment for heroin and opioid addiction during hospitalization that also receive outpatient treatment are 5x less likely to relapse, according to a recent report.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
OxyContin and other opioids tied to 1 in 8 deaths in young adults, Ontario study shows – Yahoo Canada Shine

She lost her son, Peter Beattie, in 2001 when he was 25 after he became addicted to OxyContin that was originally prescribed for pain. He accidentally overdosed after mixing the opioid with psychiatric medications. “I as a mother was looking for street drugs. You don’t even think about prescriptions,” Kristy said.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Extent of US dependency on prescription drugs revealed: UN report shows 6% of American adults hooked on pills – Daily Mail

America’s painkiller epidemic has been laid bare in its most stark terms to date as a UN report reveals that U.S. citizens abuse more pills than any other country in the world. The United Nation’s World Drug Report 2014 shows that 6.1 per cent of American adults, aged between 15 and 64, abused prescribed pain opioids, such as codeine and oxycontin, in 2012.

ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Robin Williams Checks Into Rehab For Continued Sobriety – Huffington Post

Robin Williams admitted he once thought he could handle addiction on his own. “It’s not caused by anything, it’s just there,” he said in a 2006 interview. “It waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, ‘It’s fine now, I’m OK.’ Then, the next thing you know, it’s not OK. Then you realize, ‘Where am I? I didn’t realize I was in Cleveland.’”

ALCOHOL / DRUG ADDICTION – USA
Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested For Cocaine: Are Genetics To Blame? – Forbes

“Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” Robert Downey Jr. said in a statement released by his representatives. “Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being.”

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June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

DRUG TREATMENT – USA
Law would let families force addicts into drug treatment – Port Huron Times Herald

Mark and Carol Garofoli hold a portrait of their son Mark, who committed suicide while addicted to heroin. His parents had no legal authority to force him to get treatment.

DRUG REHAB – USA
Man in drug rehab returns $125K that dropped from Brink’s truck – Examiner

On May 29, Joe Cornell, a 52-year-old California man who lives at and works for the Salvation Army Fresno Adult Rehabilitation Center while going through his own drug rehab stint, found a bag loaded with $125,000 in cash that was mistakenly dropped from an armored truck transporting the money bags.

DRUG REHAB – USA
10 things rehab centers won’t tell you – Marketwatch

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates the relapse rate among drug addicts to be 40% to 60%. Some addiction experts say rehab centers are partly to blame. But addiction is a tough thing to treat.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin the new middle class, suburban addiction – The Patriot Ledger

The face of heroin addiction has radically changed. New research concludes that over the last 50 years, heroin use has changed from an inner-city problem to one that involves primarily white men and women in their late 20s living outside large urban areas.

ALCOHOL – USA
The cost of not confronting our problems: conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The death of Healy resident Gitte Stryhn as she biked to work early Thursday morning wasn’t the first tragedy of its type, and it won’t be the last. But it should prompt residents of Alaska and the Interior to take action and begin a conversation in earnest that is long overdue: the toll that drinking, and driving while intoxicated in particular, takes on our communities.

HEROIN – USA
Recovering heroin addict: ‘People are starting to listen’ – Appleton Post Crescent

He talks about his teenage years in which regular marijuana use led to OxyContin abuse and, later, heroin addiction; the father who, after 10 years of sobriety, died with a needle in his arm; and the drug store robberies for which Darby went to prison.

OXYCONTIN – USA
Reaching for HOPE from rock bottom – Kingsport Times News

An unhappy marriage started Benfield on a path a lot of Americans take — addiction. It started innocently enough. She would party with friends and maybe do a pill here or there. By 1998, the innocent partying had turned into a full-blown OxyContin addiction.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION – USA
30 Famous Actors and Actresses Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism – Drug Abuse.com

This is just the start of a very long list. Some made it out alive, and some didn’t.

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June 4, 2014

June 4, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Former addict Robert Downey Jr. ‘producing Showtime drama centered on a Venice Beach drug rehab’ – Daily Mail

‘When someone says, “I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?” Well, uh, you’re a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to give it a shot.’

DRUG REHAB – USA
Hotel founder Chatwal beats drug-trafficking case after a year of rehab – New York Post

“Vikram earnestly strove, this past year, to address addiction issues.” Chatwal should consider himself lucky because he was facing a lengthy prison term. “If he had been convicted on the charges, he could have done over 20 years.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Pharmacist: Rehab turning Vermonters into permanent drug addicts – Watchdog.org

Pharmacists on the front lines of Vermont’s war on opioids say the state’s embrace of buprenorphine is setting people up for a lifetime of drug dependency. “I’ve never seen anybody go off Suboxone,” Jack Ruggles, a Derby Line pharmacist, told Vermont Watchdog.

DRUG ADDICTION / REHAB – USA
A reformed user, now 16 years sober and receiving her master’s degree, shows the road to graduation can be long – New York Daily News

Antoinette Miller starting smoking at 12 and sniffing cocaine at 13. She worked the streets as a teenager and didn’t sober up until her 40s. Now, she is taking the long walk for her master’s degree.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
City of Chicago Sues Over Painkiller Marketing – Boston.com

The city of Chicago is seeking damages in a lawsuit accusing five drugmakers of deceptively marketing a class of prescription painkiller that can be highly addictive. The lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court states the city has paid nearly $9.5 million for filling opioid prescriptions since 2007.

OPIATES – USA
Sports injuries can lead to opiate addiction – My FOX New York

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. Officials say the addiction often starts with prescription pain pills and escalates from there. One group especially vulnerable to getting hooked is high school athletes. Fox 5 spoke with two young men who say their sports injuries led to addiction.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Medicaid Expansion Helps California’s Heroin Addicts Get Treatment – Breitbart News Network

The use of heroin is up in California and around the country. The resurgence in the use of heroin is being attributed to a previous surge in the use of Oxycontin and Vicodin. Those who signed up for Medi-Cal, California’s expanded Medicaid program for the poor, are able to get free methadone treatment.

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March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
JOHN F. KEENAN: With Zohydro, let’s not condemn another generation to addiction – The Patriot Ledger

Two years ago I wrote to the FDA, urging it not to approve Zohydro, a powerful, non-tamper-resistant prescription painkiller, but Zohydro was approved this past October. Now we need to take steps to prevent the over-prescribing of Zohydro and ensure that we are not condemned to the tragic past of prescription painkillers.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Final Word: New painkiller controls a total joke – KTAR.com

Oxycontin abuse is estimated to kill 100,000 people per year world wide. It doesn’t even HAVE to be abused to kill, but it makes it easier. America has a real problem with prescription painkillers. Looking at the health burden around the world, legal painkillers are a bigger problem than cocaine. It’s no surprise high-income nations that can afford to develop and prescribe such medicines, like Vicodin and Oxycontin, have the worst problem, with 20 times the abuse of poor nations.

HEROIN – USA
Louisiana committee OK’s doubling heroin mandatory minimums – The Times-Picayune

Since heroin is now easier to obtain, and cheaper, than drugs like oxycontin and oxycodone, addicts are turning to the illegal drug instead.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS / HEROIN – USA
Addicted at 17, learning to start over at 21 – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lauren Waldemar began a slide into addiction with one pill at a party. … At $75 to $80 for an 80-milligram pill, OxyContin was an expensive. Heroin was cheaper. It nearly killed her.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Marin parents who lost children to prescription drug abuse join new task force – Marin Independent Journal

Three members of Marin County’s new Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force know all too well how deadly the seemingly innocent bottles in the medicine chest can be. Britt Rosenmayr’s son Jason, overdosed on heroin on Sept. 18, 2010, two days before his 25th birthday, but Jason had been struggling for some time with an OxyContin addiction.

ALCOHOL – USA
Offspring of Parents with Drug, Alcohol Addiction Are More Likely To Have Arthritis – University Herald

The offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Toronto found that adults who had at least one parent whose drug or alcohol use caused problems while under the age of 18 and still living at home are 58 percent more likely to have arthritis

DRUG / ALCOHOL ABUSE – USA
Why I Care About Drug and Alcohol Use – Huffington Post

It’s no secret that I’m outspoken about drug and alcohol use among young people. Being passionate about this issue can be tough. A friend recently posed an interesting question to me: “Why do you care?” she said. “Can’t you just let go of substance use issues and worry about something else?” It had been a long time since anyone had asked me that question, and I had to really think about it. Here is the best answer I can muster:

ALCOHOL – USA
‘I Would Die In Two Years’: David Cassidy Vows To Beat Alcohol Addiction After DUI Charge – Entertainmentwise

David Cassidy has opened up about his lengthy battle with alcohol addiction, claiming that it would have cost him his life in just a couple of years if he didn’t seek help for the problem which he says he is not “ashamed” of.

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January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

DRUG REHAB – USA
Darryl Strawberry chases new calling by opening latest drug rehab – Fox News

Strawberry and his wife Tracy — both ordained ministers — were in central Florida Friday for the opening of their second drug rehabilitation and treatment center. The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center will be focused on helping former athletes and others deal with the issues that once followed them both, as well as the new ones — like concussions — that face today’s generation of athletes.

DRUG ADDICTION / TREATMENT – USA
State senate forms committee to study drug addiction, treatment – Patriot Ledger

The Senate formed its own special committee Thursday to study drug addiction and treatment options with a focus on addressing what Senate President Therese Murray described as an epidemic of opiate addiction in Massachusetts.

HEROIN – USA
No Needle Needed: Easy Access, Low Cost Fuel Heroin Epidemic – Mintpress News

For years, drug addiction advocacy groups have warned there was a growing heroin epidemic in the U.S. that would only get worse if lawmakers failed to pay attention. Specifically, the concern for many was that heroin was becoming more and more appealing to teenagers — many of whom were overdosing and dying.

HEROIN – USA
Heroin abuse at ‘epidemic’ level in South Florida – drug report – GlobalPost

A high-profile law enforcement crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse in Florida has addicts turning increasingly to heroin, resulting in the highest number of overdose deaths and hospitalizations in recent years, a report on drug abuse said

OPIATES – USA
Suburban middle-class Warwick called ‘ground zero’ in RI’s Sudden Spike in Opiate-Based Drug Overdoses – Providence Journal

Too many people dying. That was the message from healthcare professionals and addiction recovery counselors Wednesday night at an informational forum on the state’s growing problem of deaths due to overdoses of opiate-based drugs.

OPIATES – USA
Vermont faces opiate drug abuse crisis – CBS News

Twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Montagne grew up in St. Albans, Vt., the picture of an all-American girl. But behind the smiles, from the age of 17, she hid a drug addiction. “Eventually, I went to Oxycontin to eventually heroin to IV drug use.”

OPIATES – USA
Martha’s Vineyard police and physicians confront opiate abuse – MV Times

Opiate addiction on Martha’s Vineyard cuts across all ages and social classes. There is not one profile of an opiate abuser. What is certain is that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem, one with a ripple effect throughout the community, police and doctors on the front lines say.

METHAMPHETAMINE – USA
Meth mouth and the ravages of an addiction: from a dental perspective – Dentistry IQ

Having been featured in the popular program “Breaking Bad,” meth has regained a popularity not seen in two decades. Currently, meth is a featured player in “Homefront,” a film starring Jason Statham and James Franco. Increasingly in the public radar, meth is being referenced as Generation Y’s LSD.

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January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey Finds – HealthDay

Oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.

DESIGNER DRUGS – IRELAND
Explosion in new ‘designer drugs’ sparks fears for safety of users – Irish Independent

A NEW breed of designer drugs cooked up in backstreet laboratories threatens to flood the market, posing untold risks to the health and safety of users. Police and health officials are alarmed at a rise in the use of psychoactive drugs, which has spiraled over the past year. A lack of information on the chemical make-up of the ever-changing drugs has heightened fears about the health risks they pose to users.

HALLUCINOGENS – Canada
Saint John police warn of dangerous drugs mistaken for LSD – CBC

“DMT is a dangerous, hallucinogenic drug causing powerful, short-lived effects,” said Sgt. Jay Henderson in a police advisory posted on YouTube. “It is smoked, ingested or even injected and induces intense hallucinations that can cause users to become dangerously unaware of their surroundings.”

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – IRELAND
Doctors face new rules on taking drug firm perks – Irish Independent

DOCTORS who enjoy being wined and dined by drug companies will have to undergo belt-tightening from the new year — in a first step towards stamping out “freebies.”

FENTANYL / HEROIN – USA
Connecticut police put focus on fentanyl, dangerous drug being passed off as heroin – New Haven Register

It may look like heroin. It may act sort of like heroin. It may be sold as heroin. And the people selling it — and the people they bought it from — may even think it’s heroin. But fentanyl is not heroin.

METHAMPHETAMINE – CANADA
Cleaning homes with methamphetamine labs a growing industry in the U.S. – Winnipeg Free Press

Many Americans are aware of the production of the highly addictive drug thanks to AMC’s hit show “Breaking Bad,” which featured a chemistry teacher who turned into a meth cooker and dealer. In real life, cleanup contractors deal with a property when a batch explodes or police raid an operation and shut it down. Tens of thousands of U.S. houses have been used as methamphetamine labs over the last decade, and an industry is developing around cleaning them up.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
Editorial: Prescription drug abuse must be taken seriously – Poughkeepsie Journal

Dutchess County officials have issued a special report addressing what is being deemed a prescription drug abuse crisis, and it is abundantly clear that officials — and the public — must tackle this problem aggressively.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – USA
2013 a bad year for the fight against prescription drug addiction – Boston Business Journal

When Zalicus announced in November that its lead, non-opiod pain reliever drug proved ineffective in trials, it wasn’t only a blow to the shingles patients who were specifically targeted in the trial. It was a setback to efforts to fight drug abuse.

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