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Is Opium Addictive?

Opium addiction is not uncommon, especially in certain parts of the world. More common in the USA, however, is addiction to opium derivatives due to their availability.

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Substance Abuse on Twitter

Against the backdrop of lockdowns, quarantines, and working from home, many of us are turning to social media to make our voices heard. One popular topic is, unfortunately, due to the same stressors, drug abuse, and there is no shortage of commentary on the subject. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, around 70,000 …

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The Highs and the Lows of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy

smoking marijuana while pregnant

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the world, by hundreds of millions of people, and its use is increasing. School attendance increases cannabis use due to exposure. Students who use it chronically are more likely to dislike school, not participate in extracurricular activities, and underachieve in their academics. Marijuana’s effects are primarily …

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Felix Kingston

Felix Kirui is a journalist and writer who is interested in opioid addiction and treatment, as both are prevalent in his family history. He is a supporting character in over six journal publications in drug addiction and opium use. Since his undergraduate years at Chuka University, Felix has been passionate about working in addiction treatment. …

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Record-setting meth bust occurred in Surry County, North Carolina

Record-setting meth bust occurred in Surry County North Carolina

Authorities have seized four kilograms of meth with an estimated street value of $408,200 in a record-setting meth bust, Surry County Sherriff’s office reports. Following the bust, a couple-Lisa Johnson Wolford (56) and David Worth Steele (54)-were arrested after an execution of a search warrant at Steele’s residence Monday at 2528 Red Brush Road in …

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Massive Iredell County drug operation targets suspected drug dealers

iredell sheriff targets 35 for drug sales

In Iredell County, North Carolina, an operation is underway Monday focused on taking suspected drug dealers off the streets. Six suspects were escorted to the county jail in what law enforcement officers have dubbed Operation Spring Sweep. According to Sheriff Darren Campbell, many of the suspects are repeat offenders, and they were caught selling drugs …

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FDA warns of opioids in herbal alt drug Kratom

FDA declares Kratom a health risk

The Food and Drug Administration warned yesterday that the popular herbal medication Kratom contains dangerous opioid compounds. Although the Silver Spring, the Md.-based regulatory agency admitted that there’s still a great deal that they don’t understand about Kratom and how it works, nevertheless it said results of tests and computer studies caused FDA concern. Kratom, …

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Four-month drug investigation leads to arrest of two Craven County men

Four-month drug investigation leads to arrest of two craven county men

The Havelock Police Department have arrested two men from Craven County after a drug investigation that lasted four months. 64-year-old Derek Christopher Hines and 62-year-old Solomon Jones are both facing multiple drug charges. According to the police, Hines is being held on a $3 million bail while Jones, for a $750,000 bond. The arrests were …

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