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Drug Abuse Rising With Accidental Shipments Sent Worldwide

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

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

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...

Effects of Heavy Drinking – Alcoholism Treatment Center

Effects of Heavy Drinking – Alcoholism Treatment Center

A new research study published in the journal Neurology finds that people who have been diagnosed with anemia have a nearly 41 percent higher risk for developing dementia than those who are not anemic. Anemia is characterized by low levels of hemoglobin, or red blood cells, and it often causes...

Heroin Abuse Rising Rapidly In New England

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....

New Technology May Someday Allow Addicts To 3D Print Drugs

New Technology May Someday Allow Addicts To 3D Print Drugs

In as little as 5-10 years, it may be possible for someone at home to 3D print prescription drugs. Lee Cronin, a chemist from the University of Glasgow claims to have prototyped a 3D printer capable of assembling chemical compounds on the molecular level. “What Apple did for music,” Cronin...

Report: Most Young Marijuana Smokers Know Drug Risks

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In a study of 12,000 young Swiss men, it was found that most young marijuana smokers know the risks of marijuana and other drugs while consuming them. Over 70 percent of the men surveyed who consume addictive substances say their knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse is good, which is...

Russian Rescuers Save Drunk Man’s Life With Vodka

Russian Rescuers Save Drunk Man’s Life With Vodka

In the East Siberian city of Irkutska, a man was saved from jumping from a 5-story building when he asked for and received a bottle of vodka. The rescue service said the man, 28, was very drunk. Rescuers tried repeatedly to persuade the man to give up on committing suicide....

Man Dies After Winning Beer Drinking Contest

Man Dies After Winning Beer Drinking Contest

Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia, 45, died after drinking six liters of beer at a contest in Spain’s Murcia region. The man died moments after lifting the trophy of a tournament where participants attempt to drink as many liters of beer as they can in 20 minutes. Spectators were stunned to see...

Navy Cuts Alcohol Sales To Reduce Sexual Incidents

Navy Cuts Alcohol Sales To Reduce Sexual Incidents

The Navy is cutting back on alcohol sales to lower the number of sexual assault incidents. The U.S. Navy is reducing the number of hours alcohol can be sold on its bases and mini-marts to address the problem of sexual assault among its ranks. “We are finding that somewhere between...