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man drinking beer behind the wheel of vehicle

Posted in Alcohol and Drug News on August 20, 2018
Last modified on November 11th, 2018

Texas Drunk Driving Statistics

During April 2018, Houston police arrested 36 drivers on felony alcohol charges. Although most of these felony cases were the result of a third driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge, 14 people were arrested on a charge of DWI with a child passenger and two were arrested on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter.1

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blurry road while driving drunk

Posted in Addiction, Alcohol and Drug News on August 7, 2017
Last modified on December 1st, 2018

Why Some States Have More Drunk-Driving Deaths

Drunk driving is a problem throughout America. However, some states have more drunk drivers than others; in addition, some states have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic fatalities than others. A broad range of factors helps explain why some states have more than their share of drunk-driving deaths. In addition to total population size, the factors that have an impact on statistics for drunk driving and alcohol-related fatalities include the age, gender and racial/ethnic breakdowns for each state. They also include the percentage of people who drive while intoxicated.

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Posted in Alcohol and Drug News on January 19, 2017
Last modified on December 2nd, 2018

DEA Bans Kratom: Pros and Cons

In August 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration declared its intention to classify chemicals contained in kratom, a drug with effects similar to oxycodone and other opiates, as Schedule I substances. After protests broke out in front of the White House and Congress pushed back, the DEA announced its reconsideration of the ban in early October. No further statement has been released.

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Posted in Alcohol and Drug News on September 30, 2015
Last modified on April 22nd, 2019

New Recreational Drug Etizolam Is Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

A string of teen deaths and medical scares in recent years is incriminating etizolam, a dangerous newcomer to the recreational drug scene. The narcotic, which mimics the effects of traditional benzodiazepine sedatives like Valium and Xanax, is growing in popularity among today’s teens and across college campuses, thanks to its easy online availability and a still largely unregulated market for drugs like it. Etizolam is currently a prescription medication in Japan, India and Italy but has recently emerged on the illicit drug market in Europe and the United States.

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Exhibitionism in Female Sex Addicts

Posted in Alcohol and Drug News on March 24, 2015
Last modified on September 24th, 2015

Exhibitionism in Female Sex Addicts

A highly respected doctor is demoted after her exhibitionist behavior results in charges of sexual harassment.

Lexie, a pediatric cardiologist, worked for one of the largest teaching hospitals on the East Coast. By the age of 35, she’d made advancements in her field; her expertise in instruction was sought after; her bedside manner made her a hit with patients. Residents stood around Lex on every round, watching admiringly as she soothed family fears or communicated difficult information to the children in her care.

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