drug use

Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.Hayat Sayed Lal Sayed had attempted to smuggle heroin in his stomach, the Saudi ... Read more...

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‘One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction’


July 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) More than one million Afghans, aged between 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction across the country, an official said Wednesday.The causes of drug addiction ... Read more...

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Son dies from drug use: Briton kills dealer, hangs himself


July 5th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) A 65-year-old Briton hanged himself and left a suicide note that said he had stabbed to death a drug dealer because of whom his son died ... Read more...

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Drug abuse, insanitary conditions found in UP juvenile homes


July 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Major lapses were uncovered in the working of Uttar Pradesh's child welfare system in Meerut by a National Commission for Protection of Child Rights team ... Read more...

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Thousands of British kids vulnerable to sex abuse


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Thousands of vulnerable children are being dumped in British care homes surrounded by sex beasts, a report has claimed.Some homes are specifically targeted by abusers, says ... Read more...

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Lovato happy about mistakes


June 20th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato says she is happy she made mistakes in the past because they have helped her to become a better person."We need to ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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I don’t support drug use: Madonna


March 28th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna has hit back at DJ Deadmau5's claims that she tried to glamorize drug use, saying she never supports it and that ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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Five percent rise in Russia’s HIV cases


March 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia witnessed a five percent rise in HIV cases in 2011 compared to the previous year, a top medical official said Monday.According to the country's ... Read more...

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Ice cream as ‘addictive as cocaine’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Craving for ice cream can be so strong it is similar to that experienced by drug addicts, a study has found.The research has sparked concerns that ... Read more...

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KFI suspends John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou


February 17th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) KFI has suspended John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for some unpalatable comments that they made about late singer Whitney Houston. The pair hosts a popular radio ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt quit weed for career


February 4th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says he quit smoking cannabis because he was "disgusted" with the habit, and stopped for the sake of his career.The 48-year-old admitted ... Read more...

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100 die from fake drug use in Pakistan


January 26th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 100 patients at a heart institute in Pakistan's Punjab province have died from reactions to spurious drugs, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said.Sharif said ... Read more...

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Can caring mothers prevent drug use?


December 10th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) While mothers' crucial role in their children's upbringing is well known, an attentive, nurturing mother can be the key in helping her children resist temptations of ... Read more...

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Navy discharging 28 sailors for drug usage


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just a month after the US Navy announced the dismissal of 64 sailors for drug use, another 28 sailors are set to be discharged for similar offences. ... Read more...

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Doping taint hurts kabaddi anti-drug campaign


November 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) World Cup Kabaddi may have started off on the right note - by engaging Punjab's youth in the traditional sport and weaning them away from drugs ... Read more...

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Women linked to drug abuse at depression risk


November 14th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Women linked to drug abuse in any form -- as partners of drug abusers or narcotics consumers themselves -- are more vulnerable to mental health ... Read more...

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Varsity row over ’singling out’ northeastern students resolved


October 24th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A row over an alleged attempt by the University of Hyderabad to single out students from the northeast in its drive against drinking and drug use ... Read more...

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Spreading AIDS awareness through music


October 15th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 15 (IANS) Appealing to youths to be careful about diseases like AIDS and asking them to stay away from drugs, well-known musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Saturday said ... Read more...

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Cleaners to report drug abuse in London Olympic Village


October 4th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Domestic cleaners in the 2012 Olympic village in London will be told to report about drug abuse by the athletes.The move is part of 'intelligence-based' strategy ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse found dead at London home (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, who was struggling with her drug addiction, was Saturday found dead in her North London home, reports hollywood.com.Emergency services responded to ... Read more...

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Civil society demands talks on amending narcotics act


June 30th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Asking for a humanitarian approach towards the rehabilitation of drug users, activists Thursday demanded a consultation with various stakeholders on the law used to deal ... Read more...

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Abuse of synthetic drugs on rise: UN report


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) While the global market for cocaine, cannabis and heroin has declined or remained stable, the production and abuse of new synthetic drugs has increased, the ... Read more...

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Omani nationals walk 250 km for drug abuse awareness


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 3 (IANS) Two young Omani nationals in a bid to create awareness on drug abuse in the country have walked a distance of 250 km.Khamis al Hatali and ... Read more...

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Russia launches hotline to fight drug promotion


June 1st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian foundation has launched a hotline on the internet to fight the promotion of drug use, the foundation's director has said.Friendly Runet foundation director ... Read more...

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Americans want to stay busy, even if what they do is trivial


April 30th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Americans don't really care so much about what they're doing, just as long as they are doing something, suggests a new research.Author Dolores Albarracin of the University ... Read more...

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Ashley Judd details painful childhood, sexual abuse in new memoir


April 6th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): In her new book 'All That is Bitter and Sweet,' actress Ashley Judd has opened up about her traumatic childhood, chronic drug use by family members and her ... Read more...

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Cocaine-addicted people show heightened response to drug-related images


April 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control ... Read more...

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Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

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Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

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Courtney Love slams Kelly Osbourne for calling her a ‘crackhead’


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Courtney Love has attacked Kelly Osbourne in a rambling video message after hearing she had referred to her as a 'crackhead' on her E! show.The 46-year-old Hole singer ... Read more...

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Bobby Brown says his daughter ‘doesn’t do drugs’


March 9th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Singer Bobby Brown has slammed suggestions his daughter Bobbi Kristina is struggling with substance abuse issues, insisting the 18-year-old 'doesn't do' drugs.The teenager has herself claimed the pictures ... Read more...

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Has Kerry Katona’s past come back to haunt her?


March 6th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Kerry Katona's sordid past is set to haunt her in the form of a TV documentary, it has emerged.The 30-year-old won over fans after she ditched drugs and ... Read more...

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Being mindful ‘eases fear of death and dying’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A George Mason University study has suggested that being a mindful person not only makes you more tolerant, but it can also neutralize fears of dying and death."Generally, ... Read more...

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