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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:19:16 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:10:02 GMT

 



CN NS: Saliva Needed For Roadside Drug Tests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Jan 2017 - Police forces in Canada testing out devices over February Next time you come across a police checkpoint in Halifax, you might be asked to help test a roadside drug-screening device. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) began a new Public Safety Canada pilot project a week and half ago, and have until the end of February to collect 100 saliva samples from anyone who'd like to anonymously volunteer for the testing in a regular traffic stop.



CN BC: Smoking Linked To Higher Death Rate For Drug, Alcohol

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Prince George Citizen, 21 Jan 2017 - Tobacco-related illnesses account for a surprisingly large number of deaths among individuals diagnosed with alcohol- and drug-use disorders, according to a University of Northern British Columbia study. A team led by Russ Callaghan, an associate professor in UNBC's Northern Medical Program, looked at statewide linked hospital and death records in California over a 16-year period - from 1990 to 2005 - and found 40-to-50 per cent of deaths in the alcohol and drug groups were smoking-related.



CN ON: Police To Offer Nasal Naloxone To Those Overdosing On

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 21 Jan 2017 - WATERLOO REGION - Waterloo Regional Police officers will be carrying nasal naloxone beginning in February. Front-line officers are currently going through training on naloxone - a drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, said Insp. Mike Haffner.



US IL: Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted To Pot?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - Depressed, withdrawn and coping with a death in the family, Joseph thought getting high would help him feel better. Instead, he said, his marijuana smoking grew into a daily habit that made him paranoid and constantly question how others saw him. He went days without going home, showering or eating much besides potato chips.



US MD: Bid To Alter Drug Laws And Allow Some Early Prison Releases

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 18 Jan 2017 - [photo] A cell at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. President Obama toured the prison last week. (Saul Loeb / AFP-Getty Images) A bipartisan push to reduce the number of low-level drug offenders in prison is gaining momentum in Congress, but proposals may disappoint advocates hoping to slash the mandatory minimum sentences that are seen as chiefly responsible for overcrowding in the nation's detention facilities.



US NJ: Wayne Police: Woman's Heroin Stamped 'Suicide Squad'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Herald News, 18 Jan 2017 - [Name redacted] of Denville, was charged by Wayne police with possession of heroin.(Photo: Courtesy of Wayne Police) [Name redacted], 26, of Denville was arrested and charged with possession of 39 bags of heroin, among other charges, on Jan. 4.



CN NF: Letter: Weed - After It's Legal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Labradorian, 16 Jan 2017 - What can we expect with the legalization of marijuana? Proponents argue that legalization will reduce crime, lower criminal justice costs, improve public health, improve traffic safety and stimulate the economy. Opponents argue that legalization will spur marijuana and other drug and alcohol use, increase crime, diminish public safety and lower educational achievement.



CN ON: Drug Overdoses Increase

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Delhi News-Record, 12 Jan 2017 - The Haldimand- Norfolk Health Unit wasn't exaggerating last year when it warned about the threat of illegal street drugs cut with powerful synthetic opioids. Norfolk paramedics responded to 37 drug overdoses in all of 2014. This rose to 59 in 2015. In 2016, the total was 90.



CN BC: 'Incredible Benefit' To Overdose-Prevention Sites, Ask

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kamloops This Week, 13 Jan 2017 - There's been an "incredible benefit" to last month's creation of overdose-prevention sites in Kamloops, said Bob Hughes, something that goes beyond ensuring drug users are safe - many of them are talking with the medical staff there about some of the reasons they are in their lifestyles. The executive director of ASK Wellness Centre said that as staff hand out safe drug-use equipment - a program the agency has done for years to help combat infections and other diseases associated with drug use - they're also looking for opportunities to ask clients about housing needs other health issues and whether they're ready to try rehabilitation programs or other services that might see them make changes in the way they live.