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  • 2 Chicago men arrested on charges of drug possession

    By: Admin On: 08-02-2017 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, drugs Comment: 0

    Officers of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on July 26, 2017, arrested two young African-American men after serving a search warrant in the 13800 block of South Halsted Street in the Riverdale neighborhood. The police arrested 21-year-old Jeffron Allen of the Washington Heights locality and 24-year-old David Taylor of south suburban Riverdale for possessing illegal […]

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  • Chicago cop faces DUI charges

    By: Admin On: 06-23-2017 Category: Addiction, Alcohol, DUI Comment: 0

    A Chicago police officer has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in the parking lot of a police station. Dale Jesionowski, 53, who was on duty at the time of the incident, rammed his police vehicle into a sidewalk on June 13, media reports said.

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  • Heroin worth $700K seized in Crystal Lake, Illinois

    By: Admin On: 05-29-2017 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, drug overdose, heroin Comment: 0

    Authorities have seized several pounds of heroin with a street value of around $700,000 during a bust in Crystal Lake, Illinois. On May 2, the narcotics task force of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department also arrested Roman Castro, 47, on charges of stashing large amount of heroin in his Crystal Lake apartment.

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  • Traveling Vice Lords’ gang members nabbed during drug bust

    By: Admin On: 03-31-2017 Category: Addiction, Cocaine, heroin, Methamphetamine Comment: 0

    Law enforcement officials conducted raids on multiple locations in Chicago’s West Side area, a hub for illegal drug trade, and arrested around three dozen suspects on March 24, 2017. Authorities hope that the sting operation named “Operation Travel Shut Down,” will curb the rising atrocities and drug-related violence perpetrated by gang members and drug dealers […]

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  • Law by Illinois Congressman attempts to make naloxone legal in U.S.

    By: Admin On: 04-07-2016 Category: Addiction, drug overdose, drugs, opioids Comment: 0

    Chicago has been a key point in the illegal drug business of America for quite long. With the city witnessing an increase in drug trafficking and other drug-related crimes over the years, its residents have to face the brunt quite often. In recent past, the murder of a cab driver, Kamil Shamji, at Rogers Park […]

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  • Pharmacy workers selling painkillers without prescription in Illinois

    By: Admin On: 03-31-2016 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, prescription drug abuse Comment: 0

    The problem of illegal sale of prescription drugs by pharmacists has become a big concern for the authorities today. It has come to light that many pharmacy workers in Chicago are selling drugs without prescriptions. Medications are helpful and even lifesaving, but some may be addictive and carry a high abuse potential. There is a […]

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  • Anticipating cravings can prevent relapse of drug abuse

    By: Admin On: 12-01-2015 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, Treatment Comment: 0

    People who enter a treatment program for drug addiction begin it with the hope that they will never resort to substance abuse again. However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse data shows that 40 to 60 percent of people relapse at some point following treatment. Although it might not seem so to a patient at […]

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  • Smoke signals: How smoking cigarettes reveals vulnerability to overall addiction

    By: Staff Writer On: 10-13-2015 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, Nicotine, Treatment Comment: 0

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    In a study designed to determine if some people are more vulnerable than others to addiction, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated one of the earliest steps in nicotine addiction called “reinforcement.” In a summary of the study, researchers say they have, for the first time, pigeonholed the reaction of the body to the […]

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  • Massachusetts police chief asks Big Pharma for help

    By: Staff Writer On: 09-30-2015 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, Prescription Medication Comment: 0

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    In early 2015, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and his department made news in Massachusetts for the Angel Program, an initiative granting amnesty to drug addicts seeking to quit the habit. Anyone asking for help receives it without criminal prosecution of any kind. The Washington Post reports that on September16, 2015, Campanello posted an enigmatic […]

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  • Meth lab injuries on the rise

    By: Staff Writer On: 09-08-2015 Category: Addiction, drug abuse, Methamphetamine, Stimulants Comment: 0

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    Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported an increase in Andasibe the number of injuries including chemical burns, respiratory ailments and even deaths due to Wholesale Washington Redskins Jerseys accidents during the manufacture of methamphetamine in illegal labs. Between 2001 and 2012, Meeting 182 people, including 26 children marijuana […]

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