Category results for "Drugs"

Florida Congressman Calls Obama Administration Marijuana Policy “Schizophrenic”

A Florida congressman this week called the Obama Administration’s policy on marijuana “schizophrenic,” according to CBS News.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 31- Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Commentary: New Project Aims to Address Adolescent Substance Use Through Technology

Technology is the driving force behind the Treatment Research Institute’s latest project: implementing and evaluating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in New York high schools later this year.

Buprenorphine Found in Hoffman’s Apartment: Detectives

The addiction treatment medication buprenorphine was found in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment, along with 50 bags of heroin and a variety of prescription drugs, according to New York City detectives.

Study: Deadly Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Marijuana Tripled in Last Decade

Fatal car crashes that involved marijuana tripled in the past decade, a new study concludes. One in nine drivers involved in a fatal crash tests positive for marijuana, according to the Columbia University researchers.

Convicted Low-Level Drug Criminals Should Ask for Early Release: Justice Department

Low-level drug criminals with long mandatory sentences should ask President Obama for early release from prison, the Justice Department advises.

Cheap Heroin Abundant in New York, Officials Say in Wake of Hoffman’s Death

Cheap heroin is easy to find in New York City, according to law enforcement officials who spoke after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with dozens of packages of heroin in his apartment.

Fewer Teens Abusing Prescription Painkillers: Report

A new government report finds fewer teens are abusing prescription painkillers or smoking.

Marijuana-Infused Snacks Alarm Parents, Schools and Some Doctors

Parents, schools and some doctors are voicing concern about children’s access to marijuana-laced snacks, which are becoming increasingly popular in states where recreational or medical marijuana is legal.

Attorney General Holder: All Drugs, Including Alcohol, Are “Potentially Harmful”

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee Wednesday that all drugs, including alcohol, are “potentially harmful.” He was responding to a question about whether he agreed with President Obama’s recent comment that smoking marijuana was less dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”

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