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We hear enough about drug and alcohol abusers in show business.  We see their failures on TMZ.com

The Teensavers team thinks it is time to highlight those tv, music, and movie stars who have given up the bottle and/or drugs.

We recently posted an article about Bradley Cooper, and just a few minutes ago, we posted an article regarding Neil Young’s newfound sobriety.

Now, I came across this tweet from Janine Turner, most famous from her work on Northern Exposure.

Today, she becomes the first of our spotlighted celebs in our new column “Stars of sobriety.”

Turner now has a radio show based out of Philadelphia. She is also outspoken political commentator. Today we now salute Turner, whose bio says she turned to hope and faith to triumph with her alcoholism two decades ago.

The state of North Carolina is trying to diminish the growing rate of prescription drug abuse in the state.


As the Winstom-Salem Journal reports, a lot of efforts are underway this month.

It’s good to read that states are active in not only raising awareness about the problem, but introducing programs to fight it.

New York’s Governor Cuomo wants to put twice the pressure on people who sell and use synthetic drugs.

New York is taking aim at everyone involved with synthetic drugs from seller to user.

The state is also establishing a hotline where people can anonymously report stores and businesses that are selling these products.

“It gives law enforcement a nimble, flexible tool they can take immediate action on,” a Cuomo told the Daily News.

But this New York law allows the state to go after small time peddlers, while the federal laws targets big-time producers and traffickers of bath salts, spice, and any other mind altering product.

Read the Daily News’ story on the new legislation by clicking HERE.

The DEA spread out across 100 cities Wednesday and Thursday to find and seize synthetic drugs.

Reports surfaced from Pittsburgh, New York, and California that the raids were carried out.

The government is on the offensive against the toxic chemicals since President Obama signed a ban on the substances a few weeks ago.

Synthetic drugs are known to have PCP like effects, ranging from hallucinations to uncontrollable shaking.


President Obama signed a ban earlier this week on synthetic drugs.

Now Wired Science has done some research that shows, how the manufacturers of the products are already getting around the ban.

You can read about that by Clicking HERE.

There appears to be no real solution as to stop the manufacturing and sale of these products.


The federal government took another step towards eliminating synthetic drugs as President Obama signed a federal law Monday banning the sale of bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs across the nation.

The new drug legislation aims at finally halting the sales of the deadly chemical compounds marketed and sold as bath salts and incense.

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) hopes the move results in the complete elimination of the products.

“President Obama’s swift approval of this federal ban is the final nail in the coffin for the legal sale of bath salts in smoke shops and convenient stores in New York State and throughout the rest of the country,” Schumer said. “This law will close loopholes that have allowed manufacturers to circumvent local and state bans and ensure that you cannot simply cross state lines to find these deadly bath salts, and I’m pleased that after a great deal of effort, it has become law.”

But will the new man deter chemists from attempting to find alternate combinations?

Schumer’s legislation will specifically ban MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone) and mephedrone.

The chemical mimic the effects caused by cocaine and methamphetamine, including hallucinations, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts.

The law will make bath salts illegal in the U.S. by adding the active ingredients, MDPV and mephedrone, to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, which classifies drugs that are illegal and cannot be prescribed under any circumstances.

Along with MDPV and mephedrone, there are 29 other substances that Schumer’s bill bans, including 20 substances in synthetic marijuana and 9 synthetic hallucinogens.

Teensavers applauds Senator Schumer for pushing this bill to the President’s desk.

Only time will tell to see if the law is effective in ridding stores of these harmful products.




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It is no coincidence that we are hearing a lot of stories nationwide about teens who lost their lives to prescription drug abuse.     With the recently President Obama proclaimed National Take Back Day, the requests, pleas, and begging for an end to this crisis has grown louder.

The DEA along with various local city and state police, fire, medical, and religious organization is asking for adults to dispose of unused or expired OTC and Prescription medications.

Every pill and liquid that is removed from the home, creates a safer environment for our children to grow up.

The latest victim that I read about, Connor, a young Utah boy who died last December after an overdose.    You can read about it here: http://fb.me/y8BPa17b

It’s a story with a different name, and a different place, but a common problem; prescription medication.

This kid wasn’t a runaway, and he wasn’t out partying on the streets til 2AM, well past curfew.

Little Connor was playing basketball and ice skating and had dinner at a friend’s house.   The later watched the end of a movie at home with his mother.

In the morning, he was dead.

It’s not a different story from another death late last year.   Two teens playing rock band at home until 3AM.   The parents not upset and glee and laughter coming from their son’s room.   Afterall, their son and his best friend weren’t out at a party.   They had a fun night at home with their parents a few rooms away.   Sadly, the parents the next day found the teen guest dead.   The boys had been using prescription drugs.

There are far too many stories in society.   These aren’t bad kids.   These are children who make a bad choice.   Sometimes it’s just one mistake that leads them to the grave.

Myteensavers.com urges parents to take part in the Take Back day.     Spend 5-10 minutes locating all old medicines, and take them to a proper collection spot in your neighborhood.

Yes, some kids will still use methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol.   Saturday’s effort may not change that.     But prescription drug abuse is an epidemic.     Kids choose pills second to marijuana.   The threat and the danger is real.

Myteensavers.com also encourages home drug testing.   A 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit will screen for many dangerous drugs including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, opiates, PCP, benzodiazapines, barbiturates, trcicyclic acids, Oxycodone, methadone, Ecstasy (MDMA)

You can get a kit here