National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

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Local Anti-Heroin Super Bowl Commercial May Soon Go National

“This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images – we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked.”


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Are We Tuning Out Warnings About Deadly Heroin?

There wasn’t any real decline in heroin overdose deaths in 2013 from the previous year.


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Experts See Emergence of ‘N-Bomb’ Synthetic Drug in St. Louis

A hallucinogen made from mescaline, the drug is similar in many ways to LSD and ingested as a liquid, powder, or on a blotter.


Expert: Flesh-Eating ‘Zombie’ Drug Not Likely Coming to St. Louis

It’s called Krokodil — an extremely addictive form of heroin that can be easily cooked up in someone’s home like meth.


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Local Drug Expert Warns of ‘Crazy Clown’

The Centers for Disease Control began investigating the drug, a handful of innocent-looking herbs sealed in small packet, after it sent eight users in Georgia to a hospital.


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TIAM: Attorney General Eric Holder

Changing federal drug sentencing laws.


Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Heroin Abuse Group Focuses on Doctors, Junior High

Over the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls “pretty horrifying.”



Binge Drinking Among Women On The Rise Nationally And Locally

“We have seen an increase in the last several years in frequency of young women, specifically,” abuse counselor Dan Duncan said.


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Prescription Drug Abuse Declining

“What seems to be really big in the St. Louis area is marijuana use and it’s been that way for awhile,” Dan Duncan said.



PCP On The Rise In St. Louis

Local substance abuse counselors are concerned over the rise of the hallucinogenic drug, PCP, throughout the area.