Every day 114 people die as the result of a drug overdose – most of them from prescription drugs.
The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
The task force — made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community — is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.
The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.
Police say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.
There was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.
Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.
Township police chief Harry Earle says a private drug advocate will be available at Municipal Court hearings to steer defendants in the direction of treatment, if they want it.
One of the keys to dealing with drug use in adolescents is to understand that the problem is prevalent across all social classes. No class is immune to addiction.
There is no doubt that there is a problem with the abuse of prescription pain medications in our country. But for some people these medications are necessary.
The group started in Florida six years ago as an online community in which mothers of drug addicts could share their stories.
Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says there have been 15 overdose calls — none fatal — in the last 24 hours.
District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.
It is a disturbing statistic from the National Institute of Drug Abuse – sixty percent of 12th graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful.
Toomey (third from left) was joined during the hourlong session by the County Council, the Delaware County DA, and other interested parties.