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Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Firearm Seized at Checkpoint

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening.   The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when two males in a Volkswagen Jetta approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.   A Border Patrol canine ...

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New Data Show Drug Overdose and Suicide Deaths Climbed at Alarming Rates in 2017

Nationally, deaths due to drug overdose and suicide increased last year according to data released today by the National Centers for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and analyzed by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT). In 2017, 70,237 Americans died from drug overdoses, a rate of 21.7 deaths per 100,000 people. In comparison, 63,600 Americans ...

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Teen drug use lower in 2018 than previous years

Studies show that teens are not using illegal drugs as they did in the last years. But an interesting fact is that they are vaping more than in the past. Nowadays young people highly use inhalants and electronic cigarettes. The Monitoring the Future survey shows some good news for the ones who are concerned about young people having drug addictions. ...

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Watch: President Trump and Ambassador Haley speak at UN panel on World Drug Problem [video + transcript]

Donald Trump at UN world drug epidemic panel

President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke at the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem panel being held at the United Nations Monday morning. Transcript of President Trump’s comments THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that ...

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Watch: Melania Trump launches ‘BE BEST’ children’s initiatives [video + transcript]

Melania Trump women of courage award

First Lady Melania Trump announced Monday a set of initiatives focused on the well-being of children. “As has been evidenced by the many events Mrs. Trump has participated in during her time as first lady, her focus will be the overall well-being of children. Something unique though: She has not narrowed her platform down to just one topic as has ...

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Watch: President Donald Trump issues weekly address 4/27/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump issued his weekly address Friday during which he highlighted the nation’s opioid crisis and efforts to combat it. Transcript Hello, it’s great to be with you. I want to talk about opioid addiction which claimed an average of 116 American lives every single day in 2016. My Administration is committed to using every tool at our disposal to ...

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Surgeon General Adams: “Leadership is Here to Fight Opioids”

The White House released a statement highlighting an op-ed article by Surgeon General Jerome Adams that touts the administration’s actions to curb the opioid crisis. From the office of the press secretary: “President Trump recognizes this immense challenge. With the new opioid initiative, he is providing the leadership necessary to make serious headway in this battle.” Last week, President Trump ...

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Watch: President Trump’s weekly address 3/31/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump delivers his weekly address to the American people in which he talks about the opioid epidemic and the role sanctuary cities play in allowing these deadly drugs into the country. Full transcript My Fellow Americans, Every day, an average of 116 Americans die from an opioid-related overdose. This is a national crisis that demands immediate action. That ...

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Watch: President Trump Speaks at a Safe Station

President Donald Trump spoke at one of New Hampshire’s fire stations which have been designated “Safe Stations.” A Safe Station is a “designated safe environment for the individuals seeking assistance looking for treatment to start their path to recovery.” At any time of day or night when the victim of substance misuse disorder decides or gathers up the courage to ...

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President Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand [Full Text]

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 *_PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMPS INITIATIVE TO STOP OPIOID ABUSE AND REDUCE DRUG SUPPLY AND DEMAND _**__* We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump *ADDRESSING THE DRIVING ...

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Watch: Trump delivers speech detailing efforts to combat opioid crisis [video + transcript]

Donald Trump speech

President Donald Trump delivers a speech Monday from the Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire where he unveils his strategy to combat the opioid crisis in America. The president’s plan is expected to include seeking the death penalty for drug dealers, urging Congress to toughen sentences for drug traffickers, reducing the overprescription of opioids and increasing education and awareness ...

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Watch: Trump Delivers Closing Remarks at the White House Opioids Summit [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump delivers the closing remarks at a summit discussing the opioid crisis in America. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, Kellyanne.  And it’s an honor to be with you.  I just said I was going to stop over, say hello to some of the great families and some friends — some friends that have had some ...

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