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Smart Summer Week 8: Who is at your house right now? Are you sure? Published: Monday, August 01, 2011, 4:17 PM, By Kalamazoo Gazette staff

Posted by Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force on Monday August 1, 2011:
KALAMAZOO — Parents have a responsibility to educate and prepare their children to assume the responsibilities of being “home alone.” That’s why, this week, the Kalamazoo Substance Abuse Task Force asks the following: Who is at your house right now? Are you sure? This is the eighth topic in a series being presented each week during the task force’s 12-week Smart Summer campaign ... Read more »

Prescription drug abuse is under attack in Kalamazoo County.

Posted by Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force on Wednesday December 15, 2010:
Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:15 AM Kelle Barr | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette Kelle Barr | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette Follow Share this story Story tools KALAMAZOO — Prescription drug abuse is under attack in Kalamazoo County ... Read more »

Good medicine or legal chaos? Medical marijuana offers pain relief, but Michigan law criticized as confusing and vague

Posted by Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force on Monday November 8, 2010:
Published: Sunday, November 07, 2010, 4:20 PM Updated: Monday, November 08, 2010, 12:55 AM Chris Killian | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette Chris Killian | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette KALAMAZOO — Eighteen months after Michigan’s medical-marijuana law took effect, the debate continues over whether the drug is good medicine for communities ... Read more »

Prescription drug abuse worries Southwest Michigan community leaders: Oxycontin, Vicodin cited as those most widely used

Posted by Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force on Friday November 5, 2010:
KALAMAZOO — Concerned about a trend that more teens are abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication, local police, substance-abuse professionals and community leaders met Tuesday to address the issue. “The old standbys like booze are being replaced by prescriptions,” said Detective Matt Wolfe of the Portage Police Department ... Read more »

500 Drunk Drivers Arrested

Posted by Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force on Wednesday October 6, 2010:
NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A statewide crackdown on drunk driving put 500 drunk drivers in handcuffs. More than 200 law enforcement agencies took to the streets from August 19th through Labor Day weekend. Officers are calling the crackdown a success. They made nearly 12,000 stops compared to 13,000 last year ... Read more »

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