Punyamurtula Kishore – National Library of Addictions – Ambassador Articles 2004

Article Title: DRUGS = DEATH

By: Stephanie Southworth

Published Date: March 11, 2004

“It’s in the crowded hallways that run past the classrooms. It’s in lockers, backpacks and pocket-books carried by Saugus teens. It’s in cars parked out in the parking lot. it may not make the radar of national or even local news, but it’s still there – an invisible but enormous presence.”

“Drugs are at Saugus High School. And some students are inching closer to addiction every day.”

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Article Title: CHEAP HEROIN KILLING OUR KIDS

By: Thomas Caywood – BOSTON HERALD

Published Date: Monday, April 5, 2004

“That first hit of heroin didn’t feel like a turning point to him.”

The all-American-looking Lynn teen, a prescription drug abuser since junior high, didn’t feel like he was slipping into a pit as he snorted heroin for the first time on a Friday evening last spring. Most of his buddies already had switched to smack to save money.”

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Article Title: GETTING CLEAN JUST TOO TOUGH TO HANDLE ALONE

By: Thomas Caywood – BOSTON HERALD

Published Date: Monday, April 5, 2004

“At any age, getting off heroin is bare-knuckled fight for survival.”

“An addiction that begins with a feeling of euphoria can inflict abject misery on users trying to kick the habit”

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 Article Title: STAYING CLEAN TAKES MORE THAN JUST SAYING NO

By: Rebecca Hyman – TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE

Published Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2004

“Jamie, 16, started taking drugs when she was 10. Her father was a drug addict, so it seemed like the normal thing to do.”

“Dan, 20, has been struggling with drug and alcohol addictionfor three years. While he took drugs, he dropped out of college and did things he never thought he was capable of when he was sober.”

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Article Title: ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT DRUGS

By: Lauren Daley – THE ENTERPRISE

Published Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2004

“Nowadays, elementary school students have more to worry about than what to play at recess or what to trade at the lunch table”

“Dr. P.S. Kishore, an addictions specialist and founder of the National Library of Addictions in Brookline, said he is seeing a growing trend in Massachusetts kids ages 8-13 using opiate drugs, such as OxyContin and heroin”

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Article Title: YOUNG ‘AMBASSADORS’ SHARE STORIES OF ADDICTION, RECOVERY

By: Joanna Massey – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Published Date: July 8, 2004

“Boredom led her to alcohol and marijuana when she was 12, which in turn led to heroin use and a stint in juvenile detention facility by age 17.”

“Now 18, Danielle is doing her part to make sure other youths don’t chart a similar path. Speaking last week to about 120 summer campers at the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, the Weymouth resident gave stark details of how drug addiction caused her to drop out of school, steal from loved ones, and eventually face arrest.”

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Article Title: CHILDREN GET MD’S DRUG WARNING

By: Carol L. Chester – THE GAZETTE

Published Date: July 8, 2004

“Teaching young people  about the harmful effects of drugs is a priority for a doctor from Brookline.”

“What happens to someone who uses drugs and tries to stop?” asked Dr Punyamurtula S. Kishore, addressing an audience of 40 children at the Worcester Boys & Girls Club yesterday.”

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Article Title: FORMER ADDICTS WARN CHILDREN OF DRUG DANGERS

By: Lynn Nash

Published Date: July 22, 2004 – REGISTER CHICOPEE’S HOMETOWN PAPER

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Article Title: DON’T DO DRUGS, FORMER ADDICTS ADVISE

By : Natalia E. Arbulu

Published Date: Friday, July 16, 2004 – Masslive.com

“Jamie, a recovering drug addict from Saugus, was 10 when she started smoking marijuana.”

“She started drinking at the age of 12. Determined to be popular in high school, Jamie began popping narcotic pain killers – first Percocet and then OxyContin. Her quest to be cool led to a six-year drug addiction to OxyConton.”

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Article Title: KIDS WARNED OFF DRUGS BY FORMER USERS

By: Sasha Brown

Published Date: July 19, 2004 – DAILY NEWS TRIBUNE

“Christine, a recovering drug addict, spent $75,000 in one year on painkillers, she told a group of young campers at the Waltham YMCA.

“That money could have brought me a Mercedes Benz,” said Christine who, along with other recovering addicts who spoke to the group, asked that her last name not be used.”

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Article Title: DOCTOR NOT SURPRISED BY SURVEY

By: Chris Stevens

Published Date: September 30, 2004 – THE DAILY ITEM

“Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore said he is not surprised by the youth-at-risk survey”

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Article Title: BLACKSTONE MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS HEAR FACTS OF DRUG ADDICTION

By: Suzanne Murphy

Published Date: November 4, 2004 – THE VALLEY BREEZE

” Two young black mean and young woman dressed in jeans and sweatshirts in Hartnett Middle School”

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Article Title: SPEAKING FROM BAD EXPERIENCES

By: Robin Lord

Published Date: November 4, 2004 – CAPE & ISLANDS

“Julie was one year away from a nursing degree when her drug addiction got the better of her.”

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