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Intelligent Fingerprinting - patented drug testing from a single fingerprint

Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd - a spin-out company from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK - has developed a unique technique to determine whether a...

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Could this be the future of drug testing?

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:11 AM

The drug apartheid steps up its surveillance and monitoring for those using unapproved drugs - and provides new ever expanding business opportunities.

 

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Deadly High: How synthetic drugs are killing kids

Deadly High: How synthetic drugs are killing kids | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
In North Dakota, two teens were dead in the same week. Investigations turned up mysterious white substances and uncovered a new world of drug dealing.
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Opioids leading to new class of heroin abusers, study finds

Opioids leading to new class of heroin abusers, study finds | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A new study has found that with heroin less expensive and more accessible than prescription opioids, addiction is rising.
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Painkillers, tranquilizers an increasingly fatal mix

Painkillers, tranquilizers an increasingly fatal mix | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Thousands of Americans are dying each year after mixing opioid painkillers and benzodiazepine tranquilizers.
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Ready access, low cost, pill-like high: Heroin's rise and fatal draw

Ready access, low cost, pill-like high: Heroin's rise and fatal draw | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
At 33 years old, Jamie is trying to get clean.
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Hey Buddy, Wanna Dab? Inside The Mainstream Explosion of Cannabis Concentrates

Hey Buddy, Wanna Dab? Inside The Mainstream Explosion of Cannabis Concentrates | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A new method of smoking marijuana is taking the country by storm—and blowing up garages in the process. Get to know ‘dabs.’
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Suboxone: concerns behind the miracle

Suboxone: concerns behind the miracle | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Addiction Professional Magazine,Addiction Professional specializes in drug and alcohol treatment, recovery counseling, substance abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction recovery news and information for counselors, clinicians and treatment centers.
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Drug court: a road to remaking addict’s life

Drug court: a road to remaking addict’s life | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it

"A local man with a history of arrests and drug abuses stood in the courtroom, waiting to see

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Drugs in the Workforce: A Startling Reality

Drugs in the Workforce: A Startling Reality | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
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Intelligent Fingerprinting - patented drug testing from a single fingerprint

Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd - a spin-out company from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK - has developed a unique technique to determine whether a...

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Could this be the future of drug testing?

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:11 AM

The drug apartheid steps up its surveillance and monitoring for those using unapproved drugs - and provides new ever expanding business opportunities.

 

For a critique on drug testing:

http://www.slideshare.net/JulianBuchanan/drug-testing-reductionism-the-fear-of-the-other-and-the-craving-for-certainty

 

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The US Military’s Prescription Drug Addiction

The US Military’s Prescription Drug Addiction | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
The military has spent at least $2.7 billion on antidepressants, and $1.6 billion in narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin over the last decade.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:03 PM

Sadly with a lot of projects, developments and expenditure ... might there be a financial interest?

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The Effects of Heroin Addiction: An Infographic

The Effects of Heroin Addiction: An Infographic | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Heroin is known as one of the most addictive drug ever, and with very good reason. This infographic helps you understand why heroin addiction is so strong.
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Meth Pours Into Central California as Liquid

Meth Pours Into Central California as Liquid | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico. Dissolved in a solution, it's sealed in tequila bottles or plastic detergent containers to fool border agents and traffic officers. Once deep in...
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Addict. Informant. Mother.

Addict. Informant. Mother. | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Caught between the dealers and the cops in Hazleton, Pa., is a woman with a bad habit.
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Heroin’s Small-Town Toll, and a Mother’s Grief

Heroin’s Small-Town Toll, and a Mother’s Grief | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Few understand the way addiction mangles families, said Karen Hale, who lost Alysa Ivy, 21, to an overdose in a Wisconsin town hit hard by heroin.
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Lawmakers to take up bills on heroin abuse, labor contracts

Lawmakers to take up bills on heroin abuse, labor contracts | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Under the legislation, the state would expand the fight against heroin abuse and approve labor contracts with the few remaining state employee unions.
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Side Effects | Watchdog Report - Drug tramadol escapes stricter regulation

Side Effects | Watchdog Report - Drug tramadol escapes stricter regulation | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today investigation found that the FDA failed to heed a key piece of research indicating tramadol had the potential to be abused.
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It appears Tramadol has the potential for abuse, just like other narcotic medications.

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Makers of tainted supplements have criminal pasts

Makers of tainted supplements have criminal pasts | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A USA TODAY investigation finds that a wide array of dietary supplement companies caught with drug-spiked products are run by people with criminal backgrounds and regulatory run-ins.
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This is more as an FYI as to possible "supplements" that clients are taking that could be laced with controlled substances. Heed with caution.

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Rampant Prescription Drug Abuse Demands New Controls (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

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"Rampant Prescription Drug Abuse Demands New Controls (Op-Ed)
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Codeine cough syrup fueling rash of Oakland street crime

Codeine cough syrup fueling rash of Oakland street crime | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
A recent prescription medication bust that Oakland police gave KTVU an exclusive look at pointed up a growing drug problem that has many young people turning to an easy way to get high.
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At Clinics, Tumultuous Lives and Turbulent Care

At Clinics, Tumultuous Lives and Turbulent Care | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
The divided world of buprenorphine clinics serves as a crossroads where addicts’ tumultuous lives converge with a turbulent treatment environment.
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USA Case challenges 'fetal protection' law in the U. S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin

According to the police report, the officers took Beltran to a hospital, where she underwent a doctor’s exam. Her pregnancy was found to be healthy and normal, her lawyers say. Police then took her to Washington County Jail to await a hearing – hours later, she was led into a courtroom, handcuffed and shackled at the ankles, where a county judge ordered her to spend 90 days in a drug treatment center.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 1, 2013 12:28 AM

A Breach of the Mothers Human Rights

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DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction | National Institute on Drug Abuse

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction | National Institute on Drug Abuse | Drug and Alcohol Abuse | Scoop.it
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.
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