Archive for October, 2010

An energy drink containing alcohol has been implicated in the rape of a 14 year old Melvindale, MI girl according to 10-28-2010.

Energy drink implicated in alleged rape of 14 year old girl – Detroit substance abuse |


A British citizen has become the first person in that country to accept money to be sterilized by a controversial U.S. charity, Project Prevention, founded by Barbara Harris reported the Mail October 23, 2010.

Heroin addict accepts cash to be sterilized – Detroit substance abuse |

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a gene variant that possibly protects persons from becoming alcoholics reported 10-19-2010.

Scientists discover genetic link to alcoholism – Detroit substance abuse |

$1,100 per injection once a month. Naltrexone, or Vivitrol as its brand name, is injected once a month and is said to help in the prevention of relapses.

FDA approves Vivitrol to treat opioid dependence – Detroit substance abuse |

Mental health care transformation grants awarded by SAMHSA – Detroit substance abuse |

Royal Oak, MI – City Commissioners placed a moratorium on growing medical marijuana in that city until at least February 2011 to give them time to foot-drag some more.

Medical marijuana growing moratorium extended in Royal Oak – Detroit substance abuse |

Robbers busted in Ann Arbor for trying to take off a medical marijuana dispensary. Citizen 911 calls got them busted. This kind of activity is the very thing that police and community leaders will point to in banning the dispensaries from their cities, and it is wrong to do that.

Marijuana dispensary in Ann Arbor visited by robbers – Detroit substance abuse |