Drug Abuse Resistance Education Fifth Grade Graduates Recognized by St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

Drug Abuse Resistance Education fifth grade graduates recognized by St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office honored St. Bernard Parish fifth-graders who recently completed a 12-week program in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, taught by instructors from the Sheriff’s Office. The program is aimed at trying to keep kids …
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Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) — The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school students — more than 5 million kids — have abused these medications.
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State officials unhappy with proposed switch in drug abuse office
Senators on Monday approved a proposal for a bureaucratic shuffle that has alarmed some state health officials. The Senate OK’d a budget amendment that would transfer oversight of the state office that runs substance abuse programs from the Health …
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Rampant drug abuse haunts Punjab’s ruling coalition
Amritsar: Punjab has placed the Election Commission officials in a quandary following the recovery of drugs and narcotics on a daily basis. Unlike other states where political parties are accused of distributing money and alcohol as bribe to voters on poll …
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SFSC approves substance abuse testing policy
April 27– AVON PARK– The South Florida State College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a policy authorizing the development of a substance abuse testing program, which could allow random drug testing of any student in any program.
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US Officials Call for Greater Use of Medications to Treat Drug Abuse
More than 15 million people around the world have substance abuse issues, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, health officials say the abuse of prescription drugs is worsening and that deaths from prescribed painkillers …
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Prescription drug use, abuse
Regulators are tightening prescription protocols; the governor pledged an additional $ 20 million to drug treatment programs; and he banned the sale in the state of Zohydro, a powerful new form of the opioid hydrocodone, with a high danger of abuse.
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