Rx Drug Abuse a Problem Among Teens

Irvington police officer Detective Kevin Johnson has been a member of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force since 2006. Since that time, he has charged more teens and young adults not only for possession of marijuana and alcohol but also for un-prescribed pills like Benzodiazepines—anti-anxiety medication—pain killers and sleep aids, such as Ambien. “It’s … Read more

Teen Substance Abuse is Everybody’s Problem

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — Ninety percent of all addicted adults began using as teens, a substance abuse expert told an audience of 70 at the Ionia County Intermediate School District building. Parents and professionals from schools, hospitals, law enforcement, courts and treatment facilities across the county and the state attended a workshop on “Emerging Drug … Read more

Alberta’s Oil Sands and Construction Industries Launch Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Jun 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Representatives of Alberta’s energy and construction industries today announced their participation in a Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project (DARRPP), a two-year initiative to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of comprehensive workplace alcohol and drug programs that will include random workplace testing. DARRPP is … Read more

First-Time Teen Alcohol, Drug Use Peaks in Summer

Teens are much more likely to try alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs for the first time during the summer months, according to a new survey. Researchers found first-time use of these substances, as well as marijuana and hallucinogens, peaks during June and July, with thousands of youths trying them each day compared to other months. … Read more

New Zealand Employers Welcome Drug Tests

New Zealand employers have welcomed the Government’s plan to drug test people on the jobseeking benefit, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. Bennett told TV ONE’s Breakfast this morning that many employers view the cost of drug testing applicants as beneficial to their business in the long term. “Get on with it is the word … Read more