Friday, March 23, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Trump Includes Death Penalty for Drug Dealers in Plan to Fight Opioid Crisis
President Trump this week announced new plans to fight the opioid crisis, including a proposal to seek the death penalty for drug dealers, NBC News reports. Read More
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Increase in Street Drug Laced With Bug Spray Reported in Indiana
Indianapolis authorities are reporting an increase in overdoses of a street drug known as KD, which is laced with bug spray. The drug produces zombie-like effects, according to U.S. News & World Report. Read More
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One-Third of Young Adults Have Ridden With Driver Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs
One-third of young adults who recently graduated from high school say they have ridden with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs in the past year, according to a new study. Read More
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DEA Says Tracking of Opioids From Manufacturers to Pharmacies Has Improved
The acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration told the House Energy and Committee this week the agency is doing a better job of tracking the flow of opioid painkillers from manufacturers to pharmacies, The Washington Post reports. Read More
One in Six American Adults Binge Drink
One in six American adults—37 million—binge drink about once a week, a new study finds. They average seven drinks per binge, HealthDay reports. Read More
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