Archive for April, 2011

Binge Drinking: Effects last a lifetime.

University of North Carolina study report that adolescents who drink heavily may be more likely to have deficits in adapting to life situations as adults. Teen drinking affects long-term structural changes in the brain’s frontal cortex, the part of the brain that allows us to predict consequences, control our impulse and refine reasoning.

Experts agree: Alcohol is the most dangerous drug of all.

“There’s not even a comparison. This is by far the number one health problem that young people face in our society”

Find out more by watching the news story online.

Florida Governor Scott creates ‘strike force’ to go after pills mills, drug pushers

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday unveiled a new plan to attack crooked pain clinics, committing $800,000 to beef up criminal investigations into shady operators and rogue doctors as well as drug manufacturers, wholesalers and street dealers. This comes shortly after reports that Florida has become the largest U.S. producer of drugs like Oxycodone.

The plan calls for launching a “Drug Strike Force” made up of dedicated squads in each of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s seven regions across the state. The teams will incorporate state and local criminal investigators and also regulators from the health department and other state agencies.

Read more at the Palm Beach Post.