Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

drug abuse


Drug-menace issue rocks assembly, Vij vows action

August 11, 2022 5:53 am

Citing the figures of 2021, Abhay Chautala said, “In 2021, approximately 95863 persons reported at the OPD meant to treat drug-patients. Of these, 28283 were women.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin seeks legislators' cooperation in eliminating drug abuse

August 06, 2022 7:37 am

Drug abuse was a threat to the society and it has to be completely eliminated, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said.

Punjab govt launches drive to screen prison inmates for drug abuse

July 11, 2022 10:16 pm

The brainchild of Punjab jails minister Harjot Singh Bains, the state-wide drug screening project aims to make prisons free of illegal drugs besides providing provisions to inmates, who are addicts, to undergo de-addiction.

Another danger to illicit drug users: Animal tranquilizer

December 23, 2021 4:22 pm

🔴 According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, xylazine was involved in fatal drug overdoses in 23 states in 2019, with the highest rate — 67% — happening in the Northeast.

Campaign against drug abuse: Raids conducted at 1,169 places, 98 FIRs registered, 100 people arrested in Haryana

December 14, 2021 10:12 pm

In the raids, 3.5 kg opium, 20.03 gm smack, 117.85 gm heroin, 13.91 kg poppy husk, 35.59 kg ganja and 20 injections were seized.

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year

November 18, 2021 7:21 pm

President Joe Biden called it “a tragic milestone” in a statement, as administration officials pressed Congress to devote billions of dollars more to address the problem.

Gujarat sees younger substance abusers as consumption numbers also rise

November 05, 2021 7:15 pm

Cases compiled by The Indian Express show that since June, local police and NCB have seized narcotics worth above Rs 6.6 crore in 21 instances and arrested over 52 persons for drug trafficking via rail, road and air from different parts of the state.

Drug dependence for ‘feel good factor’ rising among youth: experts

October 06, 2021 11:02 am

Among the most common forms of addiction is marijuana and cannabis, she added.

Forensic report confirms drug abuse in Kannada film industry: Bengaluru police

August 25, 2021 7:53 am

The CCB swung into action after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Mohammed Anoop, Rijesh Ravindran and Anikha Dinesh in August 2020 for allegedly possessing drugs. The NCB said the trio was supplying drugs to people in the Kannada film industry.

Man arrested with 2.28 lakh opioid salt tablets that have 'severe abuse potential'

August 20, 2021 9:21 pm

A similar case reported in 2016, all the arrested suspects had walked free as the court stated that the prosecution could not prove its case


NSG commandos perform mock drill to create awareness about drug abuse in Ahmedabad

June 19, 2022 9:20 pm

The NSG, Chetak commandos and Gujarat police jointly organised a mock drill to create awareness about drug abuse in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Disney princesses struggle with sexual abuse and drug overdose in this thought-provoking photo series

May 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Photographer Shannon Dermody re​imagine​d​ what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.