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3 years 3 months ago

Tobacco embraces candy-like products

Tobacco embraces candy-like products Tobacco companies are looking for new ways to deliver a nicotine fix without the smoke by making strips, sticks, and dissolvable tabs. All products come in a variety of flavors from cinnamon to mint. These products are packaged in boxes looking like breath mints and...

3 years 6 months ago

Prescription drug abuse tops all other drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused drugs in America today come from the medicine cabinet. Over the last decade the number of people who've overdosed on prescription pain meds like Oxycotin has doubled. Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says...

5 years 1 month ago

Vaccine-like shots help fight cocaine addiction

Researchers say vaccine-like shots are showing promise in helping cocaine abusers fight their addiction. The same shots may also keep cocaine addicts from getting high. The shots didn't work perfectly, but researchers say their limited success suggests the approach could be widely used to treat addiction within several years. A...

5 years 2 months ago

El Paso County detox already filling up

Just 2 weeks in, the El Paso County Community Detox Facility has already been flooded with people looking for help with their addictions. "It has been absolutely hit the floor running." says Detox Supervisor Teri Lawrence. "At this point we've had about 87 admits through today (Tuesday)." explains Lt. Lari...

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