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E-Cigarette Technology & Trickery: Are Your Kids JUUL’ing in Plain Sight?

Being a parent to teenagers these days comes with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is keeping up with technology that has the potential to harm them. Stealthily designed e-cigarettes or vape pens, like the JUUL, which looks almost exactly like a USB thumb-drive, give kids the same kind of cover […]




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Monitoring the Future Survey, 2017: The Annual Report on Teen Drug Use

Data for the 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF), which polls eighth, 10th and 12th graders about illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco use annually, came out last month. The big picture is positive overall with teens using fewer illicit opioids, such as prescription painkillers, though officials expressed concern over the popularity among this young demographic […]




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Opioid Deaths Decrease Life Expectancy Rates (2nd Year in a Row)

With so much chaos in world politics – scandal piled on scandal piled on an accidental ballistic missile warning – it’s all too easy to overlook the fact that 2016 made history as the nation’s deadliest year ever for drug overdose deaths in the United States. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]




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Portugal’s Decriminalization Success for Addiction and Drug Abuse

It’s easy to forget that not every country in the world approaches issues of drug abuse and addiction as if it were a war. In fact, federal and state laws on illegal drug use in the United States seem uncompassionate at best and barbaric at worst, when compared to some other developed nations. In the […]




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11 Negative Side Effects of Using Marijuana

The number of states with medicinal and, now, recreational marijuana laws is – no pun intended – growing. It’s therefore not surprising that with greater availability to pot, the number of people using it has spiked. Despite new state laws and an avalanche of criticism, the Drug Enforcement Agency decided to keep marijuana listed as […]




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