Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 27

Prevalence of drugs not going away in Tahoe – Lake Tahoe News

By Kathryn Reed Underage drug use and across-the-board abuse of drugs is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of people sounding the alarm that more needs to be done at an earlier age if the cycle is going to broken, or at a minimum the number of users and abusers begins to …

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Mar 27

Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes – NY Times

By: Matt Richtel A dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel. The drug is nicotine, in its potent, liquid form — extracted from tobacco and tinctured with a cocktail of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals to feed the fast-growing electronic …

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Mar 14

How Much Do Americans Really Spend on Drugs Each Year? – ONDCP

Posted by Terry Zobeck The consequences of drug use in our communities are important to measure so that we can better understand both the scope of the problem and the scale of response required. Drug problems intersect with, and contribute to, many challenges our Nation faces. Challenges like school failure, poverty, mental illness, criminal activity, …

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Mar 14

Above the Influence

Mar 12

Prescription Painkillers Seen as a Gateway to Heroin (NY Times)

By BENEDICT CAREYFEB. 10, 2014 The life of a heroin addict is not the same as it was 20 years ago, and the biggest reason is what some doctors call “heroin lite”: prescription opiates. These medications are more available than ever, and reliably whet an appetite that, once formed, never entirely fades. Details are still emerging …

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Mar 12

South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition

Are you concerned with South Lake Tahoe’s party and drug culture and want to help decide how a new grant can be used to create lasting change in our community? Be a part of the solution and join other community members who want to provide change around drinking and drug use for youth in our …

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