Recreational drug use

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Designer drugs on the rise and increasingly available over the counter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Newfangled recreational drugs such as “bath salts” are increasingly available over the counter, according to a Los Angeles-based referral network that helps get addicts into treatment. According to a recent report […]

07/31/2013

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Feds raid 17 Calif. businesses for nitrous oxide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers raided Southern California businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in what authorities said was the nation’s largest such raid ever.

03/22/2013

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LA county authorities crack down on nitrous oxide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug has grown from a rave party phenomenon to mainstream use, propelled by the ease of social media to reach young people.

03/22/2013