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Report: Drinking Moderately Can Dull Your Brain

A new research study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism states that even moderate drinking can permanently slow down one’s brain. For the study, researchers at Spain’s University of Santiago de Compostela measured the results of 26 binge drinker students—those who drank at least six units of alcohol at...

Doctors Prescribing Narcotics, Which Cause Addiction, Top Official Says

According to the nation’s top public health official, doctors are prescribing narcotic drugs far more than they should. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued a strong statement regarding narcotics usage in this country. He says that doctors are prescribing narcotic drugs...

In England, Aluminum Foil May Save Drug Addicts’ Lives

In England, drug users may soon be offered free aluminum foil they can use when taking drugs. The foil is used by addicts as a cooking surface to heat up certain drugs so they can be injected. Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crystal meth can be smoked from...

Fake Roadside Drug Testing In Ohio

Recently, police in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio posted signs that warned motorists that a drug checkpoint were ahead on Interstate 271 and that they would need to stop and that drug sniffing dogs would be searching their vehicles for illegal substances. The police know drug checkpoints are...

Prescription Drug Overdoses Increase 400% For Women

The numbers of prescription overdose deaths among women increased 400% from 1999 to 2010, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report stated that from 1999 to 2010, the rate of prescription drug overdose deaths of women increased 400%. During the same time period, prescription overdose deaths...

Drunk Woman Faked Her Own Kidnapping To Avoid DUI Arrest

An intoxicated 24-year old Massachusetts woman, Maria Brayfield, faked her own kidnapping to avoid arrest for driving under the influence. She was found screaming in the trunk of her white Ford Focus, which was parked alongside the highway. Police had to break the car’s rear glass to free her. write...

North America Facing Tremendous Meth Problem

The 2013 World Drug Report by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found that from 2010 to 2011 worldwide seizures of methamphetamine (meth) by authorities rose from 51 tons to 88 tons, an increase of 73%. Sixty one percent (54 tons) of all seizures were reported by...

Feds Unleash Major Crackdown On Dangerous Designer Drugs

Law enforcement agencies have cracked down on the illegal designer drug trade and have carried out  more than 150 arrest warrants and nearly 375 search warrants in 35 U.S. states and five countries including Canada, Panama, Barbados and Australia. In just three days, more than 770 pounds of synthetic drugs...

Man Swims Seven Hours To Avoid Drug Arrest

In California, a man high on drugs, swam for seven hours in the ocean off the San Diego coast to evade capture and arrest by police. He had been wanted on a felony drug warrant, but after his lengthy time at sea, decided to finally surrender to authorities. Police officers...

Synthetic Drug Use Rapidly Rising Across The World

Sold with names including “bath salts”, “spice”, and meow-meow”, new synthetic designer drugs evade existing laws drugs and offer life threatening consequences for users. There are now 251 dangerous psychoactive drugs, which is a 50% increase over the last three years. Young people are lured into thinking the drugs pose...

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