Prescription Drug Abuse is ‘a major threat’ in Harrisburg Region

by DANIEL VICTOR, Of The Patriot-News Sunday, June 21, 2009, 1:00 PM “Police departments and anti-drug advocates are increasingly warning parents that an unsecured medicine cabinet can be as dangerous to teenagers as an unlocked liquor cabinet. National statistics say prescription drug abuse is a threat that has remained strong in recent years, after taking … Read more

States Ban Exotic Drug: Mexico’s ‘Magic Mint’

by Chris Hawley – Jun. 22, 2009 12:00 AM Republic Mexico City Bureau “Several U.S. states have restricted salvia sales, and lawmakers in other states, including Arizona, are trying to do the same. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting a study to decide whether it should be banned nationwide, as it has been in … Read more

Designated Immigration Agents Authorized to Participate in Drug Enforcement

An agreement is reached to limit drug trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move intended to end the turf war between the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. By Josh Meyer June 19, 2009 “In an effort to plug a hole in U.S.-Mexico drug enforcement, the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security … Read more

Preventing Drug Overdose, Saving Lives

“We are used to hearing about drug overdoses in the context of fast-lane inhabiting film and music stars. But in fact, deaths from drug overdoses have been rising and have reached crisis levels in our country. A newly-released report by the Drug Policy Alliance documents the extent of the problem: drug overdose is now the … Read more

Teenage Drinking Linked To Early Drug Use

“The earlier teenagers start drinking, the more likely they are to start experimenting with drugs and will eventually move on to harder substances. ‘Drug use at a young age is risk-taking behavior,’ they said. ‘Initially, that’s having a few cans. So if you have your first few cans at 12 or 13, your next risk-taking … Read more

Privacy and Dignity Laws

” – A Truck Driver’s letter to his elected officials: I am a Truck Driver and according to the law provided by the DOT (which effects every city, county, state, and international area on the North American Continent… yes your area too), I may be subject to have a drug test where the testing facility … Read more