To lessen the demand for illicit street drugs through education.
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Columbus, Ohio celebrating May as "Ohio Subsance Abuse Awareness and
Just the Facts
Current estimates are staggering. Today, in the United States, one in
four teenagers has abused a prescription drug! Statistics indicate that
there are over 3.5 million cocaine users, 1.5 million crack cocaine
users, and .6 million heroin users in the United States today.
In the United States, addicts and abusers are spending $64 billion annually on their illicit drugs, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Experts in law enforcement estimate that 60% of the revenue used to feed addiction comes from crime. Money also comes from family members, unaware that their life savings are disappearing.
In 2009, one out of three drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes who were tested for drugs, had tested positive for at least one prescription medication or illicit drug, according to ONDCP.
We need your help to protect our young people from drug addiction. Families are devastated by drug abuse. Our programs offer new solutions and new directions. Prevention starts with education. Your support for substance abuse prevention education is an important first step in making America drug-free.
Crack, cocaine, and heroin facts
Dylan from Reno, Nevada - Wanna Get High? (Is it worth it?)
The rush, the intensity, the wave of emoting so overwhelming and so amazing, it makes you want more and more just to feel the same way, like you never want to come down from the cloud. Pain pills, ecstasy, cocaine, acid cough syrup, Xanax, bath salts, and triple C’s the most amazing drugs known to man. Easy to access, easy take, easy to feel nothing and everything at the same time.
I am not only talking about the good things about drugs, but also the come down: the agonizing pain, nausea, sickness, and heartache. Drugs we take for fun at a party or with just some friends. Oh no, it may start like that, but it does not end like that. At least not for me it didn’t.
The first drug I ever did for a recreation was pain pills, but I had been doing them two years prior for a back injury. I started do them after graduating high school. I hung out with friends who were snorting them, and they always talked about how great it made them feel, and how they didn't have a care in the world while being high. I refused every time they asked if I wanted a line or two. More ...
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April - June 2013
Top Story of the Month
New Drug Test for Synthetic Marijuana
Karen Kitchen, owner of USA Mobile Drug Testing of Cleveland, has reported to NewsNet5 that it is now possible to drug test workers for synthetic marijuana.
Synthetic marijuana resulted in11,406 emergency department visits in 2010, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network.
"You can get these products in so many places: on the internet, in head shops, in gas stations, really pretty much if you look around you can find them anywhere, which is pretty frightening," she said.
Stores can evade laws banning
synthetic marijuana by changing a few chemicals, and selling a new form
of the drug. Unscrupulous chemists constantly alter the components used
to create synthetic marijuana, so the substance is still legal .
The new tests for synthetic marijuana identify two of the most commonly used chemicals found in the drug.