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  • San Francisco proposes to provide direct addiction treatment to opioid users

    By: Admin On: 05-25-2018 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    San Francisco proposes to provide direct addiction treatment to opioid users

    San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell has come up with a plan to directly provide help to drug users in the city so that they break free from the clutches of addiction. The main objective of the plan is to bring treatment for substance use disorder directly on the streets. The plan involving an investment of […]

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  • Used needles and human feces litter downtown San Francisco

    By: Admin On: 02-26-2018 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    Used needles and human feces litter downtown San Francisco

    San Francisco may have a reputation of one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, but a survey suggests that the city is in a deplorable state with sanitation levels comparable to some of the worst slums in the third-world countries like Kenya and Brazil. A recent NBC Bay Area investigation, which surveyed nearly […]

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  • Kentucky sues San Francisco drug distributor over opioid crisis

    By: Admin On: 01-31-2018 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    Kentucky sues San Francisco drug distributor over opioid crisis

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear on Jan. 22, 2018, filed a lawsuit against San Francisco-based distributor McKesson Corporation for using deceptive tactics to downplay the addictive nature of opioid painkillers and flooding the state with huge quantities of the drugs. According to Beshear, the pharmaceutical distributor shipped over 18 million doses of addictive prescription opioids […]

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  • 300 pounds of marijuana seized in San Francisco

    By: Admin On: 05-04-2017 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Marijuana Comment: 0

    In early April, law enforcement officers arrested two drivers on charges of drug trafficking and confiscated over 300 pounds of marijuana and $1 million in cash at a traffic stop in the East Bay area. According to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the drivers were arrested in Castro Valley when they tried to flee from […]

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  • Police discover marijuana grow house in San Francisco

    By: Admin On: 12-08-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse, Substance abuse Comment: 0

    Illicit social use of marijuana is a wide-spread phenomenon in San Francisco. In fact, several areas of the city have been infamously designated as hotspots for different kinds of drugs. Recently, an investigation into a shootout in connection with a robbery attempt in a private home on the Fremont Boulevard, San Francisco Bay Area, led […]

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  • San Francisco police advocates use of naloxone to reverse effects of opioid overdose

    By: Admin On: 11-10-2016 Category: Drug Abuse, Substance abuse Comment: 0

    While communities across the Bay Area continue to battle an ever-growing opioid addiction in the form of heroin abuse, a wonder drug called “naloxone” is gaining wide popularity as a new life saver. For the past one year, the San Francisco Police Department(SFPD) and the Harm Reduction Coalition Drug Overdose Prevention and Education (DOPE) have […]

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  • Oakland Federal Court charges 16 people of narcotic trafficking

    By: Admin On: 10-27-2016 Category: addiction, Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    Southern California is home to millions of migrant populations from different parts of the United States as well as the world. Its proximity to the Mexican borders makes it a hotspot for drug cartels and other narcotic trafficking rings to operate with ease. In August this year,  federal prosecutors arrested 16 people for the suspicion […]

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  • San Francisco underworld gang leader ‘Shrimp Boy’ gets life in jail

    By: Admin On: 09-27-2016 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    The United States has been making consistent efforts to take a more comprehensive approach toward tackling the drug trafficking problem. California being no exception to it, as it reels from serious drug problem. The state, which has witnessed numerous drug rivalries, is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that those involved in the crime are […]

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  • San Francisco to offer treatment, not incarceration, to drug users

    By: Admin On: 05-19-2016 Category: Drug Abuse, treatment Comment: 0

    The San Francisco Department of Public Health, in association with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police department, will launch a pilot program that would allow officers to provide treatment to addicts, instead of arresting them. The program, supported by the district attorney, the public defender and non-profit organization Drug Policy Alliance, is slated to […]

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  • San Francisco mayor criticized for opposing supervised injection facilities

    By: Admin On: 04-05-2016 Category: Drug Abuse Comment: 0

    Drug abuse is the fastest growing problem in the United States. To address the problem of addiction, preventive measures are being taken in various states and cities and campaigns run to create awareness. Authorities in San Francisco have also taken steps such as needle exchange program and distribution of naloxone to reverse overdoses as part […]

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