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How US addiction services are managing the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2020
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Due to concern about spreading the coronavirus, many Alcoholics Anonymous and similar meetings have little choice but to cancel. But those who are struggling to overcome their addiction are being put in a tough spot. Some addiction recovery service providers have decided against closing down. The Healing Place, for example, is continuing its internal recovery

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Temporary halt on Queensland drug and alcohol roadside testing

March 2020
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As the deadly virus rages on, it is now affecting roadside safety measures in Queensland. Due to the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, Queensland Police has put a temporary hold on drug and alcohol roadside testing. Until further notice, static or multi-vehicle testing is being suspended. But, to encourage safe driving, random breath and drug

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Virginia school nurse arrested for stealing Adderall

March 2020
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Candie Leann Blankenship, a 37-year-old-woman working as a nurse at an elementary and high school in Virginia, was arrested for allegedly stealing Adderall intended for students with a prescription. Adderall, a popular student drug, is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. In addition to this, some students use it to elevate

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Fentanyl seizures a rising trend, CBP reports

March 2020
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A recent Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report reveals a rising trend of fentanyl and meth seizures along the southwest border of the US. Rodney Scott, the chief of border patrol, reports that, thanks to repatriation initiatives and processing pathways the administration has decided to implement, the CBP was able to gain operational control of

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