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* Sri Lanka to Rehabilitate Drug Addicts Instead of Imprisoning

* Sri Lanka to rehabilitate drug addicts instead of imprisoning
According to the government statistics 78 percent of imprisonments in 2011 are drug users. The number of imprisonments due to drug addiction reached 10,568 in 2011 while 6,165 persons had been imprisoned due to the same offence for the second time …
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Illicit Use of Pain Meds a Gateway to Heroin Abuse
A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that individuals aged 12 to 49 years who had used prescription pain relievers nonmedically were 19 times more likely to have started using heroin within the past …
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