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Study: Drug Use Among Saudi Teenagers Skyrockets

JAFFA, Israel – A new study has shown a sharp increase in drug use among Saudi teenagers, with one in three middle school students and one in four girls of the same age group saying they have used drugs. The

Shock Stat: Seven Percent Of Kuwaitis Use Drugs

JAFFA, Israel – The Kuwaiti newspaper Al Akbas quotes an addiction treatment expert stating that a full seven percent of the country’s population, both male and female, are drug users. Maith Al-Ustad says the Kuwaiti statistic is “scary.” The official

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NHL Announces Plan to Test for Cocaine

Police arrested Ryan Malone, then of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for possession of cocaine in April of this year. That same month, cops apprehended Jarret Stoll, then of the Los Angeles Kings, and charged him with felony cocaine possession.

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Radical New Ireland Drug Laws To Favour Personal Use And Possession

Heroin, cocaine and cannabis possession will be decriminalised in the Republic of Ireland as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, chose a lecture at the London School

Despite Drug Use and Jihadi Red Flags, Chattanooga Killer Flew Under Police Radar

Questions are being asked about whether Chattanooga killer Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez should have been under surveillance by counterterrorist authorities before he launched his deadly attacks, killing four Marines and a Navy petty officer before he was brought down in a gun battle with police. Were there “red flags” that should have tipped off investigators that Abdulazeez was a potential terrorist threat?

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Ireland Accidentally Legalizes Narcotics

Ireland’s tough new anti-narcotics law turned out to be a bit too tough, prompting a judge to rule against certain provisions. This had the unfortunate effect of “temporarily legalizing the possession of many street stimulants and hallucinogens,” as the Associated Press reports. The BBC lists specific examples including “ecstasy, crystal meth, and ketamine.”