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Drug Abuse in the News


Failure of driver to carry proof of insurance when operating a vehicle - Timothy D. Jordan, 38, of Winnebago; fined $285. Lucas M. Bresnan, 36, of Fairmont had a charge of trespass-occupy or enter locked dwelling continued for dismissal; six months unsupervised monitoring without conviction, stay off property of victim, follow probation recommendations, take medications in prescribed dosage and frequency, no same or similar. [...]

Road to Ultra festival took place at West Kowloon Cultural District in 2017. Photo: Handout

Event, organised by global festival brand Ultra Worldwide, returns to city less than a year after 27-year-old died at previous edition Metal detectors and drug tests will be used for the first time at the Hong Kong edition of an electronic music festival this year, after one person died and three others fell ill at last year's event after taking drugs. And in another first for the city, Road to Ultra - organised by global festival brand Ultra Worldwide and taking place for the third time here in June - will move indoors, to AsiaWorld-Expo on Lantau Island. [...]

Don't believe everything you read

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, in collaboration with Healthy & Productive Illinois, concluded in a report on Thursday that drugged driving, as well as greater levels of workplace injury and absenteeism, would be the biggest contributors to the estimated cost. [] But state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who helped introduce legislation for legalizing and regulating the substance, was critical of the research. [...]

Hayley Holt reveals how 2013 radio stunt sent her into downward spiral

Hayley Holt has revealed how failing an on-air radio stunt led to her reaching "rock bottom" in her struggle with alcohol. Speaking on the first episode of TVNZ's The Inside Word , a new series focusing on mental health, the Breakfast presenter revealed how, in 2013, she was working for More FM when they decided to give all the announcers a drug test, which Holt failed. [...]

Will NJ Marijuana Legalization Increase Car Accident Rates?

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J: New Jersey's recently elected Governor Phil Murphy is expected to legalize recreational marijuana, giving rise to questions on road safety and accident rates. Identifying the impact of marijuana intoxication is much more complicated than it is for alcohol. [...]

Akron's New Deal with Oriana House Will Address Audit Concerns

Akron City Council is expected to approve a contract tonight for treatment of people with drug addictions. The new package addresses concerns raised in an audit last year. [...]

Businesses wonder how weed will affect future

At least two directors on the East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce are concerned about how the legalization of medical marijuana will affect business in the future. Chamber president John Davis and director Larry Duck both expressed concerns about the drug during the recent chamber meeting with Greg Allison, regional liaison for Gov. John Kasich, and Mark Clendenin, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation regional director for northeast Ohio. [...]

10 years on ice: 'It will take your house, your car, your kids, your job, your life'

HE was a promising Hunter surfer with the world at his feet, but after an injury - and years of self-medicating for depression with recreational drugs - Mick found ice. "I had a hit of it, I smoked it, and I thought - where has that been all of my life?'" he said. [...]

Suffering and abandoned: Chronic pain patients cut off in the opioid era

As the opioid epidemic has worsened across the country and legislators, public health officials and doctor's groups have responded by restricting access to opioid prescriptions, chronic pain patients say they've been abandoned by the healthcare system. In order to receive their medication, they say they're subjected to judgment and suspicion by their doctors, nurses and pharmacists, are forced to sign humiliating and coercive contracts, and submit to random drug testing. [...]

Two drivers sentenced after testing positive to methamphetamine

A woman who was caught driving with methamphetamine in her system was disqualified from driving for six months and was fined $660 last Monday. Hayley Byrne, 25, of Waratah Avenue, did not appear in in Orange Local Court to be sentenced for the Christmas Eve offence. [...]

Sewage analysis offering valuable insights into illicit drug use by population area in New Zealand

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Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Still Together! Still Ridiculous

Yep, for the past month or so, Ryan's life has been falling apart in a pretty major way -- again, even worse than it already was. In March, he got arrested for violating his probation , because it turns out that he'd been arrested last year for simple possession of heroin. [...]

New Mexico school district eyes mandated drug testing

The Las Vegas Optic reports West Las Vegas Schools is considering a proposal that would mandate drug testing amid an opioid crisis that has severely hurt parts of northern New Mexico. Board member Ambrosio Castellano says those using narcotics or medications may not be fully aware or fully coherent during an emergency. [...]

Boxer and swimsuit model Lauryn Eagle seeks to have drug-driving conviction overturned

Boxer and swimsuit model Lauryn Eagle appeals her drug-driving conviction under mental health legislation after she was caught behind the wheel with ICE in her system Sports star and swimsuit model Lauryn Eagle has appealed to have her drug-driving conviction overturned and all charges dismissed, according to her lawyer. Adam Houda has confirmed an appeal has been lodged against the decision under the grounds of mental health legislation because his client was unaware her prescription medication contained methamphetamine, the Daily Telegraph reports. [...]

Milk, bread, hemp oil? On 4/20, a dietitian's guide to the cannabis items in your grocery store

Hemp oil products are displayed during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo on June 17, 2016 in New York City. Hemp oil products are displayed during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo on June 17, 2016 in New York City. [...]