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She wasn’t moving millions of dollars in illicit drugs, but a 32 year old Georgia woman will spend the next six months behind bars for pushing small packages of pills.

Kids are obtaining pills from these small type drug dealers. Teensavers is your extra set of eyes.

Undercover agents met Erica Kohl, and obtained 20 Oxycontin tablets during one encounter, and then busted her a second time at the same shopping mall for another 20 pills.

According to the Marietta Times, prosecutors established a sufficient case against a woman who was not keeping up with the court’s request for drug counseling and treatment.

Perhaps she didn’t take this case against her too seriously, but when the judge handed down the sentence, Kohl realized this meant not spending Christmas with her son this year.

As people get caught up with the money of drug dealing, they often lose sight of the consequences.

She will now have the next six months to think about how drug dealing is not the best career choice.

To some thieves, cash may be king.

But to opiate abusers, pills are the priority.

Whether they are addicts looking to extend their fix a few more days, or pushers hoping to profit on others’ additions, pharmacy robberies continue to plague America.

The most recent crime was in a Lakeland, Florida CVS pharmacy.

The man arrested in this crime was unsuccessful in getting any pills, and tipster notified authorities that he was behind the activity.

These incidents are not uncommon.

More people are hitting rock bottom with their addiction and they are going straight to the supplier to get their fix on any pills possible.

Opiates are powerful painkillers that are highly addictive.

Oftentimes, users get hooked on the pills, but they can’t continue affording the costs to keep the high going.

They turn to heroin as a purer and cheaper source of the high. To avoid reaching the next level of abuse and addiction, many users will go to any extreme to keep the pill supply coming.
That includes robbing pharmacies.

It’s been six years, but actor Colin Farrel will tell you that it seems like yesterday.

The actor, and one time People’s Sexiest Man, spoke to Details Magazine about the importance of sobriety, when he became a father.

It’s always good to see role models speak out about alcohol and drug use, especially when we typically see the headlines of Hollywood’s A-listers bottoming out.

Here is the link to the article.

Teensavers wanted to pass along an article today from the Associated Post’s Pauline Jelinek is opening eyes on the pill and alcohol abuse in our military.

Among the scariest statistics, 20 percent of active-duty service members reported they engaged in heavy drinking in 2008, the latest year for which data was available. (Heavy drinking was defined as five or more drinks a day as a regular practice.)

While rates of both illicit and prescription drug abuse are low, the rate of medication misuse is rising. Just 2 percent of active-duty personnel reported misusing prescription drugs in 2002 compared with 11 percent in 2008.

For more information on this study on the men and women serving our country, click HERE.

The Hollywood Reporter has information on a charity film event on September 28th, put on by Primary Purposes Productions.

The three film screening aims to counter all of the alcohol and drug use glorified on the silver screen.

The event is will be held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, at a fundraiser for the Midnight Mission.

This is exactly what our community needs. With so much negative imagery featuring drugs and alcohol glamorized in movies and TV, it’s good to see the flip side of the coin.

For more information on the event, click on this link to the Hollywood Reporter.

A report this morning indicates that President Obama and the First Lady are upset regarding alcohol and drug use at the private school where their children attend.


The $70,000-a-year private school is making headlines after a study revealed teen drinking and drug habits.

A report in the National Enquirer said the Obamas are concerned about daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, after a report in the school newspaper Horizon revealed that 71 per cent of students admitted attending parties where drugs and alcohol were available.

Apparently 25% of the boys surveyed admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol.

A former student was arrested for running a meth lab out of his D.C. aparment

A former student also told the Enquirer, “I have seen kids snorting coke, smoking pot, getting high and boozing. There’s huge money at the school and the older kids host parties at their private residences. Many of them live in big mansions in Washington, or in affluent suburbs where drugs and booze are common.”

If these allegations are true, it highlights that no school is immune to the presence of drugs and alcohol.

It alerts parents to the problem that is widespread. It can serve as a reminder to parents to discuss alcohol and drug use with their kids.

Some kids think marijuana is safe, because it is now classified as medicine in various states.

Other kids think prescription drugs are safer than the illegal drugs, because doctors dispense them.

We all know the truth is that, drugs are toxic and harmful to the body.   They are also heavily addictive and can kill.

It doesn’t matter where you live, there are addicts all around you.    Millions of people are struggling with drugs.   They are good people who started off making a bad decision.

It’s not just adults abusing drugs.  While 40 people die each day from painkillers, more teens are experimenting with pills.

Teensavers wanted to alert you to a story done by the California Watchdog.   Please view it.


We’ve been telling readers for years about the depths teens will go to try to get high.

It doesn’t stop at marijuana, and it certainly doesn’t stop at other illicit drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.

But now Fox News is catching on, which means die-hards will finally start to listen to what’s going on.

Today Manny Alvarez, or as they call him Dr. Manny, addresses his anti-drug stance to President Obama, and tells the country’s leader that he’s not doing enough to curb teen drug use.

Of course Dr. Manny proclaims that President Obama has dropped the ball. It’s his problem because little Johnny or Mary begins smoking marijuana at 14. And the President is been responsible for all of those little kids who reached into mom and dad’s medicine cabinet for pills.

The truth is, we, American parents, are responsible for the teen drug crisis.

We’re not enforcing anti-drug policies in our own homes.

What do our kids learn with the millions of marijuana smoking parents at home?

Kids are tempted to experiment.

So it’s not the best idea to leave a bunch of high powered, and highly addictive opiates in the home.

Most importantly, most parents don’t even discuss drugs with their kids. Saying “don’t do drugs” to kids is not enough. Parents should be talking about each drug and the damaging effects they have on society.

There’s a story almost every day online about someone who has died using drugs.

These victims come in all ages, races, genders, and from all different social and economical backgrounds.

These are not male, minorities, who are homeless and poor.

Sometimes these victims are the straight A student babysitter from down the street, the star football player at a nationally ranked university, or a successful business person.

Addiction is a powerful problem in this country, and it’s going to take more than one man to solve it.

It takes a united effort by politicians, law enforcement personnel, business leaders, community leader, and citizens.

The creators of the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit designed their 3-panel, 5-panel, and 7-panel tests with the family in mind, basing the specific drug combinations on the current drug trends.

If you make the decision to drug test, make sure that you don’t test your loved one with a marijuana only test. Marijuana abuse isn’t plaguing this country as nearly as bad as opiate abuse.

People are dying every day from their addiction to painkillers, and they are leaving behind hundreds of thousands of heroin addicts, who may be the next to go.

A new report released this week states that more of our seniors are abusing prescription drugs.

The main reason is that the baby boomer generation is more likely to use drugs than the generation that preceded them.


Of course, more teens are using pills too. It’s now not uncommon to see drug busts featuring grandparent and grandchildren using together, selling together, or both.

If you think prescription drug abuse isn’t a problem in our society. Please open your eyes.

Here’s the latest study regarding senior prescription abuse.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, the numbers of older substance abusers could continue to rise, due to the aging of the baby boomers, who were more likely than previous generations to have used in their youth.

Medications for a variety of conditions can help older adults maintain health and function, and most older adults take their medications as prescribed. At the same time, abuse of prescription medications — such as painkillers and depressants — and illicit drugs — such as marijuana and cocaine — can be especially harmful for older adults because aging changes how the body and brain handle these substances. “As people get older, it is more difficult for their bodies to absorb and break down medications and drugs,” says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIDA. “Abusing these substances can worsen age-related health conditions, cause injuries and lead to addiction.”

Although substance abuse among older adults is preventable and treatable, many older adults may not get the help they need because some common warning signs of abuse, such as sleep problems, falls, and depression, can also be signs of other health conditions. The new topic on NIHSeniorHealth provides tips on behaviors to watch for and appropriate steps to take if a substance abuse problem is suspected. “This topic is an excellent, easy-to-understand overview of a growing problem,” says Dr. Volkow. “It’s a must-read for anyone concerned about in themselves, an older relative or friend.”

Prescription and Illicit is the latest topic to appear on NIHSeniorHealth, joining a roster of nearly 60 research-based health topics of interest to older adults, including exercise and physical activity, safe use of medicines and management of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. A joint effort of the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine at NIH, NIHSeniorHealth has senior-friendly features such as large print and opened-captioned videos to make the information on the site easy for older adults to see, understand and navigate. Recently redesigned for today’s , NIHSeniorHealth now features a search function that offers users access to an even broader selection of senior-related information.

More information: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

Provided by National Institutes of Health search and more info website

If you have a substance abuse problem, please consult your doctor.