Possibly Contaminated PCP Linked to Child Murders in New Jersey Law enforcement agencies are investigating the possibility that a recent rash of violent crimes, including at least three children attacked, may be linked to a contaminated batch of PCP. The “wet” PCP is combined with marijuana and smoked, and may lead to very unpredictable effects
Txt 4 Yr Drug Delivery New technology is helping spread cheap and convenient drugs to all corners of the country, according to New Jersey Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III. Though Hunterdon County is rural, with no urban centers or main streets, that doesn’t mean drug dealers have a hard time getting their products to
What is the Difference Between Drug and Alcohol Addiction? How do drug addiction and alcoholism compare to each other? If I have problems with one, does that mean I’m at increased risk for the other? How can I get treatment for either of them? Many people have questions about drug and alcohol addiction and dependence.
New Jersey Gets Tougher on Drunk Driving Drunk driving, which is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the state of New Jersey, is the target of latest efforts by legislators to curb the hazardous effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption. The bill would require first-time offenders convicted of DWI to install breathalyzer devices
Which Is More Harmful, Alcohol or Pot? Which is worse for me—alcohol or marijuana? Is is true that alcohol is better for me in the long-term? What do they do to my health? Many people have questions about the health effects of both pot and alcohol. It’s true that, in some ways, alcohol is actually
NJ Security Guard Caught Smuggling Drugs into Prison Two people were recently convicted of smuggling drugs into East Jersey State Prison in Woodbridge, including a New Jersey Department of Corrections officer who worked at the prison. Apparently pulling off an operation that involved the Bloods gang and the Lucchese crime family, the two men brought
New Jersey Parents Believe Kids Score Drugs at Home A troubling new survey released last week by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey cast new light on the abuse of prescription meds by middle-school students and young people. According to the parents surveyed, 26% of New Jersey’s middle-school students are believed to be abusing
Alcohol Abuse May Increase Isolation Among Teenagers It’s a common belief that alcohol fuels parties where teenagers make friends, have fun, and sometimes even hook up. Alcohol even has a nickname, “liquid courage,” which expresses how people view its way of breaking down inhibitions. However, contrary to the common wisdom, a new study finds that
Hand Sanitizer: Use Carefully Around Children It’s beyond a doubt that anti-bacterial soaps and hand sanitizers have saved countless lives through better sanitation. Compare to less than a hundred years ago, when the most lives in World War I were lost off the battlefield—often because of poor medical care and bad hygiene or sanitation. Tremendous
Alcohol Disrupts Your Sleep, New Study Finds Do you take nightcaps from time to time? Do you drink alcohol frequently, or even every day? A new study shows that even moderate alcohol usage can have severe repercussions for a person’s sleep at night. The new study tested college students the night before a major exam.