Monthly Archives: June 2012


Don’t miss it!!

Registration begins at 10:30am, Lunda Park, Rotary Skate Park in BRF, WI.

MUST WEAR HELMET to compete!!

Door prizes, t-shirts, and winners get trophies!

See you there!

Lisa Listle

DFC Project Director

Together For Jackson County Kids


Prescription Drug Problem Sparks Debate Over Solutions |

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Electronic databases that track patients’ drug prescriptions may help ease prescription drug abuse, but won’t solve the problem alone. (OxyContin’s Wrath: Prescription Drug Problem Sparks Debate Over Solutions: …

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Regulation of Prescription Drugs Could Spell Trouble for Patients | MetroFocus | THIRTEEN

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Many doctors say a new system designed to curb the growing problem of prescription drug abuse could keep pills out of the hands of people in serious pain.

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Rising overdose risks from increased painkiller prescribing – The Imperfect Parent

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Rising overdose risks from increased painkiller prescribingThe Imperfect ParentLonger-acting opioids like methadone, Suboxone and fentanyl have less likelihood of abuse, but even so, methadone is the most frequent cause of overdose …

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Official Foundation for a Drug-Free World Website, Prescription Drug Abuse, Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

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Learn the facts about prescription drug abuse and addiction and their effects on the body, including the heart and a person’s blood pressure.

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Heroin Use Rises as Prescription Painkillers Become Harder to Abuse

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By Join Together Staff | June 7, 2012

Regulations designed to make it more difficult to abuse
prescription painkillers are leading to an increase in heroin addiction, MSNBC reports. Heroin is inexpensive, powerful and may be even
more destructive than painkillers, experts note.

Law enforcement officials report there is an abundance of cheap
heroin from Mexico. They are seeing it in upscale suburbs, where heroin was
once hard to find. Young heroin users are increasing in areas including
Illinois suburbs, Long Island, New York, and Seattle. Emergency room visits for
heroin use among young adults are on the rise, according to the national Drug
Abuse Warning Network.

Until recently, heroin addiction was seen mainly in men living
in urban areas, many of them minorities. In Ohio, most people entering
treatment programs for heroin addiction are white, and many are young. They
come from both poor rural areas and wealthy suburbs, and many are female.

In Ohio, “doctor shopping” for painkillers has become more
difficult since the state implemented a database to track prescriptions. The
state also passed a law in 2011 to help fight “pill mills” that dispense
painkillers. Many other states have taken similar steps to fight prescription
drug abuse, the news report notes.

As a result of these measures, prescription painkillers have
become more expensive–$30 to $80 per pill, compared with $10 for a bag of

Dr. Steven Matson of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus,
Ohio, says he now sees many young people from upscale suburbs who use heroin.
“Because of the availability of these drugs now, it is not an unusual story
that we hear, ‘I went to a party, some friends there were doing heroin, so I
shot up,’” he said. “It seems like madness that you would go to a party and
never have used anything and then use heroin. But that’s what’s happening with
some children.”

Bath Salts Drug Viewed as Emerging Threat – Fox News

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Muncie Free PressBath Salts Drug Viewed as Emerging ThreatFox NewsIn the wake of a grisly attack in Miami in which an assailant chewed off a large portion of a homeless man’s face while allegedly high on a drug known as “bath salts,” authorities are…

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