Category Archives: drug use

Drug Testing- a significant cause of unemployment?


A sobering article in the New York Times today: Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test . The sad irony is that alcohol use and abuse is the biggest drug problem in the work world. From impairment on the … Continue reading

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Ebola Meth


So apparently a small police department in Texas apparently posted a warning to Facebook that meth (and heroin) supplies were possibly contanimated with Ebola, and should be brought to the station for testing. Resulting apparently in one arrest. This disturbs … Continue reading

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72 Victims of the War On Drugs- HIV outbreak in Indianna


The Washinton Post has an article on an outbreak of HIV in Austin, Scott County, Indianna. Linked to IV drug use of prescription painkillers. And the early warning signs were there…and ignored. Obvious rampand drug use/addiction. Overdoses. A rise in … Continue reading

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Congress blocks the will of the people- blocks marijuana legalization in DC


This saddens me more then surprises me. But the opinion piece printed in the Washington Post by two Republican congressmen infuriates me. So below is their opinion piece, with my responses in bold. I tried to keep the responses brief…there is … Continue reading

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Private Intelligence Network Helps Police Steal, ahem, “Seize” Cash


The Washington Post has just finished running an excellent 3 part series on the rise over the past decade of police targetting cash seizures on our nations highways…and the privately run intellignence networks that aid them. And the many, often … Continue reading

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CVS Pharmacies in RI to offer otc Narcan to reverse OD’s


Amazing news– even if it’s only one state. CVS Pharmacies has announced that all 80 of their stores in Rhode Island will begin offering Narcan, also known as Naloxone (and long known in many harm reduction circles as “the Lazarus … Continue reading

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If Not D.A.R.E., Then What?


A truly great article on the ideals of “Drug Education” over at The Atlantic. (I highly recommend reading the original at The Atlantic via the link above- the story is heavily populated with links that are themselves worth checking out). … Continue reading

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