Latest news: 7-8-2009
Recovery from meth addiction take a year
Davis, CA - With patience, there is hope for recovery from methamphetamine addiction, U.S. researchers say.
The study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, says it takes at least one year for former methamphetamine users to regain cognitive functions like impulse control and attentional focus.
Missouri city bans over-the-counter pseudoephedrine
Washington, MO - If you get the sniffles in Washington, don't reach for the Sudafed without a prescription.
In a bid to fight the manufacture of methamphetamine, Mayor Dick Stratman signed an ordinance Tuesday that immediately barred the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine without a prescription. Drug enforcement officers told the mayor they were not aware of any other cities in the country with such an ordinance on the books.
Enhanced law launched to deter meth makers
OK - A law aimed at fighting Oklahoma's meth problem is now in effect.
It makes it harder for people to use fake ID's to purchase cold medicine that contain pseudoephedrine, a component in meth.
Kids left in filthy house while mom did drugs
Cypress, CA - A woman who authorities say left her children alone overnight in a house with piles of knee-high trash, bugs and overflowing toilets turned herself in to authorities today.
Alison Le Anne Ebert, 35, was arrested on suspicion of child neglect after she admitted to investigators that she had left her children in the residence while she was off doing drugs, Cypress police Sgt. Tom Bruce said.