Tag Archives: substance abuse

Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration  released the 2017 edition of Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide.  The Drugs of Abuse guide is released on a periodic basis and designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. The guide provides important science-based information about the harms and consequences of drug use, describing a drug’s effects on the body and...

People, Pets and Meds

Desperate times, desperate measures. A disturbing report out of Massachusetts-according to The Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association is warning its members that some people are taking pain medicine prescribed to pets. Law enforcement and veterinary officials in Massachusetts suggest that addicts are so desperate for drugs they are taking pain medications prescribed for pets. An outreach campaign to help educate veterinarians about this risk. While this issue is...

Women and Binge Drinking

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and The Pew Charitable Trusts-Stateline, more women are drinking now than a decade ago and, even more disturbing, a higher percentage are binge drinking. Historically, states have attempted to suppress drinking among men and women of all ages through a variety of means: levying alcohol excise taxes, regulating the number of restaurants and bars that...

Medicine Take Back Day!

The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force is co-sponsoring a medicine take back day on  Wed., 12/7/16 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. The Northport Police Department and Suffolk County Sheriff's Office will collect unused/expired prescription and over the counter medication at the Northport and East Northport Libraries. Please see the attached flyer for the exact location of each library and other important information. This is a great opportunity to clean out...