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  • Lack of funding for DUI checkpoints in Kansas City raises concerns

    By: Admin On: 06-02-2017 Category: addiction, drug abuse Comment: 0

    The fight against impaired driving has been hit hard in Kansas City due to the absence of funds after the Missouri state legislature voted to cut off funding from the initiative of organizing routine DUI checkpoints. The DUI checkpoints planned by the police across the city in May have been canceled until the fiscal year […]

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  • Carfentanil is on its way to Kansas City

    By: Admin On: 11-25-2016 Category: addiction, drug abuse, heroin Comment: 0

    Carfentanil is the most potent commercial opioid in the world, as per the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The deadly drug which has been responsible for a spate of overdoses in Ohio recently is now heading toward Kansas City, said the DEA. Lately, Ohio has witnessed a surge in the number of overdose-related emergency room […]

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  • Kansas City man caught throwing cocaine out of his car window

    By: Admin On: 11-04-2016 Category: addiction, cocaine, drug abuse, drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Addiction to drugs not only makes a person desperate but can lead to incarceration, just as Galen Potts from Kansas City discovered the hard way. In early September, this year, Potts, 38, found himself in jail after he was caught red-handed while throwing cocaine out of his car window. In a desperate attempt to rid […]

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  • Sobriety checkpoints lead to DUI arrests in Kansas City

    By: Admin On: 06-30-2016 Category: addiction Comment: 0

    Considering the high number of fatal traffic crashes and injuries on the Noland Road (State Route V) stretch, between U.S. Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 350 and the peripheral areas, the Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Unit and other deputies conducted an overnight sobriety checkpoint at Noland Road (State Route V), E 75th Street, in Kansas City, […]

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  • Kansas City video screens to educate students about ill effects of addiction

    By: Admin On: 03-25-2016 Category: addiction Comment: 0

    Films, an important medium of communication, can be used effectively to spread awareness and educate people about issues concerning the health of the people. Looking at the enormity of the addiction problem, authorities are taking the help of different communication media to combat the issue. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

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  • Faking dystonia to support unusual addiction

    By: Admin On: 02-01-2016 Category: addiction, drug abuse, Recovery, Treatment Comment: 0

    Doctor shopping is the practice of visiting doctor’s offices or emergency departments in various locations and complaining of false symptoms in order to obtain drugs. The offenders are quite knowledgeable and know exactly what symptoms to fake to receive a particular drug. Doctors are well aware of the practice of doctor shopping and must be […]

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  • Drug abuse: Busting myths about addiction

    By: Admin On: 01-25-2016 Category: addiction, drug abuse, Drug Addiction, Drugs Comment: 0

    The entire United States of America has been struggling with the problem of drug addiction. According to a report published by Policy.mic in 2014, marijuana is the most commonly cited drug, followed by stimulants, among primary drug treatment admissions in Kansas City, Missouri. Moreover, Kansas City is a transshipment point for drugs being transported to […]

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  • Kansas City takes to heroin ‘pill’

    By: Admin On: 01-13-2016 Category: addiction, drug abuse, heroin Comment: 0

    Detecting heroin is getting difficult for the law enforcement agencies in Kansas City as many drug dealers are selling it in the form of pills, according to a kmbz.com report. Admitting that the pills were easier to hide from the law, Robert Busch at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America told KMBZ, “As quick as we […]

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  • Do generic drugs live up to expectations?

    By: Admin On: 12-10-2015 Category: addiction, Drugs, Medication, Treatment Comment: 0

    Most people are familiar with the term generic drug. It is meant to be an inexpensive version of its brand-name counterpart, identical in composition and effectiveness. Its lower price makes it a popular choice for many people.

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  • Newborn drug withdrawal on the rise

    By: Staff Writer On: 10-13-2015 Category: addiction, Children, Withdrawal, Women Comment: 0

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    Most women are very careful during pregnancy to avoid using any substance that may adversely affect their growing babies. Physicians advise drugs, alcohol and tobacco be avoided; obstetricians may also advise against eating certain foods. Any medication taken during pregnancy should only be used when recommended or prescribed by a doctor. According to Health Day […]

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