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Heroin Use Rose 75% In Four Years, Drug Agency Says

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the use of heroin rose 75% from 2007-2011 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The authorities have also noticed and are cracking down on the abuse. Over the past five years, seizures of heroin in the...

High Powered People More Likely To Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

A top neuroscience professor, David Linden, PhD, a neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine, says that the traits that make a good CEO such as drive for success and obsession are exactly what makes someone an addict. Linden says, “My strong, strong suspicion is that what makes some...

Alcohol Abuse May Rise As Supermarket Chain Opens In-Store Bars

Hy-Vee, a Midwestern supermarket chain with about 235 locations, introduced a bar and restaurant concept called the Market Grille in its store in Urbandale, Iowa. Complete with waiters and fairly upscale menu, it’s a sit-down experience that features a bar stocked with more than 65 craft beers and other alcoholic...

England’s Dial-A-Drink Service Likely To Fuel Increased Alcoholism

A new service in England will be delivering alcoholic drinks 24 hours a day. Called Booze Bury, the company is set to begin business after it was granted permission by Bury Council. The company thought it had little chance, if any, to land the license but it did, shocking everyone...

Economic Cost Of Addiction Contributes to Slowing GDP

The U.S. government reports that the economy has slowed with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing at just a 1% annual rate. According to a poll of economists, there are forecasts predicted as low as a 0.4% rate. It would mark a third straight quarter, the GDP growth rate was below...

Alcoholism May Increase If Postal Service Begins Alcohol Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service may soon be delivering spirits, wine and beer according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Currently the mailing of alcohol is restricted by law. He said the postal service lost $16 billion last year but delivering alcohol may net the agency as much as $50 million in...

Drug Abuse Rising With Accidental Shipments Sent Worldwide

Colombian drug traffickers accidentally sent illegal drugs to Denmark instead. In Aarhus, western Denmark,police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop opened banana boxes shipped from Colombia and found about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of what they believe is cocaine. The cocaine was discovered when employees noticed the boxes were...

England & Scotland: Rising Alcohol Deaths Among Young Women

In Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, it was heart disease and stroke that was a leading killer of those under 65, but over the last 10 years, alcohol and drugs has replaced the cardiovascular diseases. The research actually covered a comparison of many years and time frames including trends in alcohol...

Drunk German Soldiers Pose Risks to Themselves & Others

Many German soldiers are suffering from alcohol abuse and one is believed to have killed himself. Recently, at the Bundeswehr’s Mazar-i-Sharif camp in northern Afghanistan, dangerous incidents involving drunken soldiers have occurred that have forced the camp commander to tighten rules. Many times, soldiers were found asleep in ditches. Some...

Heroin Abuse Rising Rapidly In New England

Heroin use is increasing rapidly in the small towns of New England states such as Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. The chief reason for the rise in heroin use includes the new restrictions on attaining prescription, but addictive painkillers. Heroin is also easier to snort and is cheaper to buy....

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