Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US AL: Local Woman Working to Have Involuntary Drug Rehab Law

    Daily Mountain Eagle, 15 May 2016 - One local woman is working to get an involuntary drug rehabilitation law passed in Alabama. The law, which JoAnn Hendrix is calling Jamie's Law, would provide a means for families to petition the court to order their loved one with a drug problem to be placed in an involuntary drug rehabilitation treatment program.
  2. US AL: Law Regarding Od Drug Will Save Lives

    The Gadsden Times, 11 Jul 2015 - Many pieces of legislation may be touted as life-saving, but probably few have greater direct life-saving potential than a law passed in the last session that increases access to a medication that can reverse the deadly effects of a drug overdose. Drug overdoses have increased dramatically in Etowah County in recent years. A great many of the overdose deaths recorded come from the use of heroin or opiate-related drugs such as pain medications.
  3. US AL: Autopsy: Alabama Woman Died In Jail After Drug Overdose

    The Tuscaloosa News, 31 Dec 2014 - BESSEMER - An autopsy has found that an 18-year-old Brighton woman died in the Bessemer City Jail after a drug overdose. Sheneque Proctor was found dead Nov. 2, less than 24 hours after being arrested on disorderly conduct and other charges after a disturbance at a Bessemer motel.
  4. US AL: City School System Adopts Drug, Alcohol Testing Policy

    The Tuscaloosa News, 06 Aug 2014 - Students Who Drive to School, Participate in Activities Affected Starting this school year, students in the Tuscaloosa City School System who drive to school or participate in school-based extracurricular activities such as sports or chess club will be subject to random drug and alcohol tests.
  5. US AL: Good Kids, Bad Choices

    The Over the Mountain Journal, 05 Aug 2014 - When friends from her Sunday School class knocked on the door of her Vestavia Hills home in the middle of the day last spring, Beverly Mims said she knew something was wrong. "I had felt uneasy that morning, like something was off. My heart skipped a beat when I heard them at the door," Mims said. "They had my husband, Ronnie on the phone and told me he needed to talk to me. But I never dreamed that what he would say was that our son was dead."
  6. US AL: LTE: Let's Offer 'Mary Jane For The Masses'

    Montgomery Advertiser, 18 Jul 2014 - I think I have figured out something. Let's combine Josh Moon et al., including Big Brother, and we have a solution for Alabama and America. Legalize pot in America, and Congress will make some important decisions about immigration, the IRS and phony scandals, and even future phony scandals. It might require food because pot makes you hungry, I hear, so the cost of groceries might go up exponentially.
  7. US AL: Schools Will Start Drug-Testing Program

    The Over the Mountain Journal, 12 Jun 2014 - The Vestavia Hills school system will begin a new voluntary drug-testing program for the 2014-2015 school year. The program will include students in the seventh through 12th grades who volunteer to participate. Students and their parents must sign release forms to participate in the program, city and school officials said.
  8. US AL: Column: Public Employee Drug Testing Lessons

    Opelika-Auburn News, 17 May 2014 - Micheal Hudson, a multi-media specialist for the city of Riviera Beach, Fla., was ordered by Human Resources Director Doretha Perry to take a reasonable suspicion drug test. When Hudson later revoked the city's access to the results of his hair sample drug test, he was fired for refusal to take the test. Hudson then filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging that Perry violated his rights under the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by ordering him to submit to the drug tests or risk termination because of alleged bad blood between Hudson and Perry's son, Troy, who also worked for the city. Hudson's direct supervisor and his supervisor did not request that Hudson be tested or suspect Hudson of drug use.
  9. US AL: Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Stalls In Senate

    The Daily Home, 26 Feb 2014 - MONTGOMERY (AP) - Legislation to require drug testing for some welfare applicants stalled in the Alabama Senate on Tuesday but will be back up for debate on Wednesday. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston got the Senate to adjourn Tuesday afternoon after some Democrats began fighting a Republican backed bill affecting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.