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Report: Heroin Problems Persist, Meth Trends Upwards In Twin Cities

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.

06/10/2014

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Hennepin County Talks Heroin At Community Forum

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.

04/17/2014

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Twin Cities Drug Abuse Expert Reacts To Hoffman’s Death

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.

02/02/2014

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Twins Minor League Player Suspended For 50 Games

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.

01/04/2014

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Prescription Drug Abuse No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Death

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.

12/09/2013

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Mark Hamburger: Aiming For Big League Return

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.”

05/18/2013

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Minn. Departments Team Up To Fight Drug Abuse

The Minnesota departments of Health, Education, Corrections and Public Safety are now working together to fight drug abuse.

09/13/2012

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Prosecutors Form Coalition To Fight Crime, 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.

02/28/2012

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Growing Use Of Designer Party Pills In Twin Cities

The newest trend in dangerous drug use in the Twin Cities may be designer party pills.

07/28/2011

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“Smart Drugs” For Students

One drug is becoming very popular among college students to help them focus. Read about the latest story and this situation.

05/17/2011

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Study: More Young Adults Abusing ADHD Diagnosis

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.

04/12/2011

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Probation For Paramedic Who Abused Drugs

A paramedic accused of injecting himself with a pain killer while transporting a patient by ambulance has been sentenced to three years probation.

12/07/2010

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