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California’s-prisons-witnessing-huge-influx-of-drugs
06-07-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment

“You’re not going to see me again,” screamed Gary Douglas (name changed) in piteous tones, while armed guards escorted him back to his cell at the San Quentin State Prison, located north of San Francisco. Stripped of nearly every freedom and condemned to death by a lethal injection, the 53-year-old death row inmate from Los […]

Alcohol-with-energy-drinks-a-dangerous-cocktail

Cocktails have always been popular during parties, occasions or even weekend get-togethers. Mixing alcohol with aerated drinks or fruit juices has always attracted plenty of attention from merrymakers and party animals seeking an extra buzz. Moreover, it is common to see bars, pubs and clubs promoting new cocktails for every single event or occasion. Recently, […]

More-women-in-San-Francisco-Bay-Area-smoking-weed
05-23-17 Category: Addiction Treatment, Treatment

Ever since November 2016, when Californians voted to approve marijuana for recreational use, more and more women are taking to the drug. A recent report of Eaze, an on-demand medical marijuana delivery app, says that someone orders cannabis on the San Francisco-based company’s app every 30 seconds, and one in every three customers are a […]

Prescription-Drug-Take-Back-Day-sees-huge-turnout-across-counties-in-California
05-15-17 Category: Addiction Treatment, Rehabilitation

As prescription drug abuse continues to claim many lives in California, in a heartening move communities throughout the state came out in large numbers to get rid of their unwanted or unused prescription drugs on the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (NPDTBD) that was observed on April 29, 2017. In Sacramento alone, authorities managed […]

North-Coast-pot
05-03-17 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Marijuana

State regulators in California have released the first draft of rules for the production, distribution and sales of medical marijuana within a highly regulated business environment. The proposed rules, released on April 28, 2017, include strict limits on the hours of operation and specify the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), to be infused into oils. Authorities […]

US southwest border witnessing surge in drug tunnels
04-11-17 Category: Addiction Treatment

The 2,000 miles of international border stretching from San Diego in California to Brownsville in Texas is one of the largest hotspots for narcotic trafficking activities in the United States. Digging illicit trans-border narco-tunnels has been one of the most convenient options for transporting illicit and harmful drugs from the Mexican side, posing a great […]

California tops in legal cannabis sales nationwide
04-03-17 Category: Addiction Treatment

Despite the passage of Proposition 64 legalizing recreational use of cannabis in California, most buyers in the state still require to produce a medical marijuana ID card to purchase marijuana. However, this supplementary bureaucratic bottleneck hasn’t deterred pot enthusiasts in California from buying more legal marijuana than their fellow countrymen in the far more lenient […]

‘Purple-drank’-the-ugly-side-of-hip-hop-culture

As the warm evening sun casts it fading glow, the sound of pounding Jamaican bongo beats coming from a clandestine mezzanine in a high-rise apartment in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco grows louder. It’s Friday and a Hip Hop themed party is in full swing. With sounds of laughter filling the room, Jeremy (name […]

Regulating-cannabis

“I’m not anti-marijuana, but smoking skunk robbed me of my sanity,” says Mario (name changed) with a sigh. The 20-year-old youth from San Francisco opines marijuana enthusiasts need to know that it isn’t always harmless and uplifting. “Just a puff, and it was intense and almost instantaneous,” recollects Mario. He simply couldn’t remember who he […]

FDA issues a ‘call to action opioids
04-12-16 Category: Addiction Treatment, Substance Abuse

Four years ago, 82.5 opioid prescriptions were written for every 100 persons in the United States, according to a database analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One year later, the Food and Drug Administration officials stated that they were “extremely concerned” about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Overdose deaths related […]

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