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  • New Missouri bill may criminalize addiction in pregnant women

    By: Admin On: 03-02-2018 Category: drug abuse Comment: 0

    New Missouri bill may criminalize addiction in pregnant women

    A new bill in Missouri has proposed to make it a crime if a pregnant woman uses addictive drugs or controlled substances without a prescription. Sponsored by Nixa Republican Jered Taylor, the legislation would pronounce it a crime to put the welfare of a child in danger by willfully injecting, ingesting, consuming or inhaling any […]

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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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  • 7, including jail inmates and guards, arrested for drug smuggling in lockup

    By: Admin On: 10-07-2016 Category: drug abuse, drug trafficking Comment: 0

    Smuggling of illegal drugs is rampant in America’s prisons. Drugs like cocaine, marijuana, and hydrocodone find an easy way into jails due to various reasons, ranging from inmate ingenuity, corrupt staff to suspicious visitors. A year-long investigation, which began in 2015 to check the entry of contraband drugs into the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), […]

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  • Kansas activist faces charges for using marijuana to treat her illness

    By: Admin On: 03-09-2016 Category: drug abuse, Drug Addiction, Marijuana Comment: 0

    Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. It is obtained from cannabis sativa or hemp plant. Considering its analgesic property, 23 U.S. states and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana use in some form. Though various bills have been introduced in the Kansas Legislature in the past five years to legalize marijuana […]

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  • Kansas City: 11 indicted in $1.2 million oxycodone distribution racket

    By: Admin On: 02-16-2016 Category: drug abuse, Drug Addiction Comment: 0

    The entire United States is battling the menace of prescription drug abuse and authorities have been taking strict action against those violating laws meant to prevent its misuse. Setting a precedent, 11 people were charged in federal court in Kansas City recently with a $1.2 million conspiracy to distribute oxycodone obtained through “forged and fraudulent […]

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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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