Content Tagged As drug_abuse

3 years 3 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

3 years 11 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...

3 years 11 months ago

The DEA wants your old drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most frequently abused drugs in America can be found in your medicine cabinet. People are abusing prescription drugs more than any other narcotic. Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says a new public service announcement campaign launched...

4 years 10 months ago

CSU student dies from alcohol, drug overdose

Authorities say the son of Boulder's first prosecutor to work on the JonBenet Ramsey case has died of an alcohol and drug overdose at a Fort Collins college party. The Larimer County Coroner's office says 20-year-old John Hunter Hauck's roommates found his body at their off-campus home Monday afternoon....

5 years 2 months ago

Pills for pets abused by people

People are abusing a drug designed for pets and veterinarians say they feel under siege. "It worries you because everyone of us are susceptible," Dr. Jason Rodgers with Lone Oak Animal Clinic said. The drug is a painkiller for your pets and could be the next go-to drug for...

5 years 5 months 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...

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