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Drug Abuse

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Focus on South Florida: United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant problem across South Florida. That’s why the work of organizations like the United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse is so important. The commission’s goal is to reduce substance abuse among our youth and adults We focus on how they do it, as they mark their 25th year in the community.

My TV 33–07/14/2014

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Doctors Could Face Drug Database Requirement For Prescriptions

A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.

04/10/2014

(Source: Medscape.com)

Doctors, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of New Rx Painkiller

A new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

Tylenol On Grocery Store Shelf

FDA Seeks To Stop Overuse Of Acetaminophen

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to curb the rampant abuse of acetaminophen by asking doctors to quit prescribing drugs that combine medications with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill.

CBS Miami–01/15/2014

Kratom drug (Source: CBS4)

New Drug That’s As Addictive As Heroin And Perfectly Legal

A drug known as kratom produces a high like cocaine, can be as addictive as heroin and, believe it or not, is completely legal.

CBS Miami–11/21/2013

Bill McHale, Acceptance Counseling Services (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Molly Madness

We follow up Michele Gillen’s CBS4 investigation into a drug that parents might have heard their kids talking about, but not realize what it was. And with kids hearing music stars rave about it, the drug, “Molly,” has become tragically alluring.

My TV 33–09/29/2013

Penelope Soto apologizes to a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge. (Source: CBS4)

Bird-Flipping Defendant Brings Drug Issue To Forefront

As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.

CBS4–02/11/2013

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Operation Medicine Cabinet Aims To Lower Drug Problems

While some residents might have missed out on spring cleaning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office gave residents a second chance on Saturday with Operation Medicine Cabinet.

CBS Miami–07/14/2012

Prescription Pills

DEA Takes Back 276 Tons Of Unwanted Medications

The Drug Enforcement Agency revealed the numbers from National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday and the haul was staggering.

CBS4–05/03/2012

Fewer and fewer kids in Broward and Palm Beach counties are daring to take a D.A.R.E. course. (Source: dare.org)

D.A.R.E.’s A Dud In Broward & Palm Beach

Fewer and fewer kids in Broward and Palm Beach counties are daring to take a D.A.R.E. course. D.A.R.E, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a ten week course which teaches kids how to handle peer pressure and avoid drugs.

CBS4–01/03/2012

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