Trump again targets drug policy office, proposing 95 percent budget cut

President Donald Trump is planning to slash the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in what marks his administration’s second attempt to gut the top office responsible for coordinating the federal response to the opioid crisis. The plan would shift the office’s two main grant programs, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas […]

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National Drug & Alcohol Fact Week – January 22 – 28, 2018

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.  Shattering the Myths: Drinking alcohol during teen years can interfere with normal brain development by negatively impacting how you process […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Carbone’s Pizza after New Prague Crash

SACK hosts Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) several times each year for all establishments in Kanabec County and this type of scenario is discussed during the training session. In fact, it is a violation of MN Retail Sales Regulation 340A.502 that reads, “No person may sell, give, furnish, or in any way procure for another […]

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Upper Midwest tribes file suit over opioid crisis

Three tribes from the Dakotas joined the legal blitz against drugmakers.  WASHINGTON – Indian tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors over the epidemic of addiction and overdoses that racks their reservations. Three North and South Dakota tribes filed suit in federal court Monday against two dozen companies. Minnesota’s Leech […]

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Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It’s Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Mil Schooley, an 18-year-old student in Denver says most of her friends have a JUUL — an e-cigarette that can vanish into a closed fist. When asked roughly how many, she stumbles a bit. “I wanna say like 50 or 60 percent? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just the people I know. All my friends […]

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