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Drug, Addiction and Rehab News: December 15 - Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment

Drug, Addiction and Rehab News: December 15

 

Drugs in the News:

 

SF mandates disposal of drugsSF Examiner

 

According to the paper, San Francisco is “the first city in the nation Tuesday to mandate a drug-disposal program funded by pharmaceutical companies.

 

“Pharmaceutical companies will be required to set up, fund and operate a program for people to drop off their unwanted and expired prescription drugs for safe disposal by September 2011.”

 

Dealing with heroin's stigma in UtahThe Spectrum

 

“The Washington County Drug Task Force made more than 60 heroin-related arrests in 2009 and 2010, compared with four in 2005, while the number of overdoses has also increased. Dixie Regional Medical Center reported at least 12 overdoses per year since 2007, compared with four in 2006 and a total of three from 2000 to 2004.”

 

Beating addiction, One Man’s Story of RecoveryThe Spectrum

 

Southern Utah’s news website follows a 25-year-old addict trying to get his life together.

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