drug abuse http://wwno.org en Do Heroin, Do Time http://wwno.org/post/do-heroin-do-time <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/Capitol_Access_032714.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="LSP Commander Col. Mike Edmondson testifies on behalf of bill to impose mandatory jail time for heroin." data-attribution="Credit Sue Lincoln" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/WP_000613.jpg" alt="" /><p>While state lawmakers will be considering moves toward decriminalizing marijuana later in this session, they’re heading the other direction when it comes to heroin. Law enforcement officials say that drug has become a lethal epidemic. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 57117 at http://wwno.org Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA http://wwno.org/post/synthetic-bath-salts-evolving-problem-dea One night a little more than two years ago, a 24-year-old man was rushed into the emergency room at Tulane University Medical Center in Louisiana. He was extremely agitated and hallucinating.<p>Dr. Corey Hebert figured the man was on drugs, probably PCP or a stimulant. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:27:00 +0000 editor 14932 at http://wwno.org Officials Release Comprehensive Illegal-Drug Report http://wwno.org/post/officials-release-comprehensive-illegal-drug-report <p>Leaders in public health, law enforcement and community organizations have unveiled a report they say is a battle plan against drug use. The focus is on prevention and treatment. Thu, 24 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 11896 at http://wwno.org