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U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy

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  • Letters to the editor

    Solving problems in education Re "Rewriting the Locke story," May 20 This article does not explain how Green Dot, or any charter school operator, will make such drastic changes immediately. Please do not give false hope that Green Dot will go into Locke...
  • Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise

    Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise
    Smoking marijuana is becoming even more popular among U.S. teens, and they have cut down on smoking cigarettes, binge drinking and using methamphetamines, according to a federal survey released earlier this month. More teens also are getting high on...
  • Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database

    Lawmakers, law enforcers urge Scott to back drug database
    Before he was even sworn into office, Gov. Rick Scott abolished the state agency tasked with reducing substance abuse and canned Florida's drug czar. Early this month, he stunned legislators and law enforcement when he proposed eliminating Florida's...
  • Coalition awarded federal grants

    LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition on Tuesday was awarded a major federal grant that will total $625,000 over the next five years as they work to thwart substance abuse among local teens. The Office of...
  • Week in Review

    EDUCATION Eighth-grader Vanuhi Khdryan heard the warning tone Monday outside Toll Middle School, but stuck around a few minutes waiting for her friends on their first day back from summer break. Glenwood Road — which, according to the state...
  • Police collecting unwanted drugs

    Those old prescription bottles of painkillers or sleeping pills might come in handy on a rainy day, but they are also an attractive nuisance for young people or adults with drug abuse issues, according to Laguna Beach Police Det. Larry Bammer. Many...
  • Don't Just Flush Leftover Meds

    Don't Just Flush Leftover Meds
    Unused medications create a dilemma—what to do with the things? They obviously shouldn't be left lying around accessible to bored teenagers or curious kids. Nor should they be flushed; medication traces are already showing up in the water supply....
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Chicago tops U.S. for arrestees on drugs

    About 83 percent of men arrested in Chicago last year tested positive for illegal drugs, according to a federal study that put Chicago at the top of 10 major U.S. cities. That percentage is actually somewhat lower than in years past, the study by the...
  • White House adds Harford County to federal drug task force

    After years of seeking assistance in combatting its growing drug problem, Harford County won approval Monday to join a regional task force that will direct additional federal resources to the county's drug interdiction effort, the White House announced...
  • White House: Cocaine market in U.S. under 'stress'

     
    The cocaine market in the United States is under "significant stress," reports the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Cocaine production has dropped in Colombia due to recent eradication efforts, putting stress on the U.S. market in...