According to a new research report, heroin-related problems are still strong in the Twin Cities and methamphetamine is emerging as a growing drug of concern. The report, titled “Drug Abuse Trends in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: June 2014,” was released Tuesday by Drug Abuse Dialogues.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is holding another town hall forum to educate the community about the dangers of heroin, and tell residents what they can do to help stop addiction before it starts.
The news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death sent a shock wave through social media Sunday — and re-opened the dialogue of drug abuse and addiction.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Eddie Rosario has been suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of baseball’s minor league drug program. Rosario is on the roster of Double-A New Britain and his suspension, announced Saturday, will begin at the start of the Rock Cats’ season. The 21-year-old Rosario was a fourth-round pick in 2010. He batted .302 with 10 homers and 73 RBIs in 122 games split between Class-A and Double-A last year.
Abuse of prescription drugs may now be the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. That’s why the American College of Physicians is issuing new guidelines to educate both physicians and patients on the dangers of drug addiction.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger has, perhaps, the best name in baseball. In fact, he was in a YouTube video contest for it. “I lost to Rowdy Hardy, which I don’t really like because Rowdy’s his nickname” Hamburger said. “If I was using nicknames, my nickname is “Cheese.” So if I was “Cheese Hamburger” you know I would’ve won.”
The Minnesota departments of Health, Education, Corrections and Public Safety are now working together to fight drug abuse.
Representatives from Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties got together Tuesday to talk about what they can do about the growing concern in the metro about prescription drug abuse.
The newest trend in dangerous drug use in the Twin Cities may be designer party pills.
One drug is becoming very popular among college students to help them focus. Read about the latest story and this situation.
Ninety-five percent of those battling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are children. However, it’s the 5 percent that is raising new concerns among medical professionals.
A paramedic accused of injecting himself with a pain killer while transporting a patient by ambulance has been sentenced to three years probation.