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Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes
Sep 24 2019

Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes

Drug Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Drug Abuse

The more prevalent cannabis becomes in our society, the more we must seek to understand it. This means more studies on what cannabis actually does and how it affects the users, which comprise of all the age groups. Considering the lack of understanding of the effects of cannabis on its users, especially adolescents, a recent…

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An overview of spice or synthetic marijuana use
Sep 18 2019

An overview of spice or synthetic marijuana use

Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Drug Abuse

Have you walked through a convenience store and noticed multiple small packages, normally shiny aluminum ones, that state “Not for Human Consumption” that could pass for incense? If you have, then you may have been looking at synthetic marijuana. Also known by several other names such as K2 or spice, synthetic marijuana is a dried,…

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US schools gearing to deal with opioid crisis
Apr 04 2019

US schools gearing to deal with opioid crisis

Addiction Teen Drug Abuse

In the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States, the state of Alabama is heralding a project to train school staff with the know-how to treat students suffering from drug overdoses. Ironically, kids across the U.S. have easier access to drugs as they are available in their parents’ cabinets at home, foregoing…

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Should medical marijuana dispensaries be away from schools?
Mar 06 2019

Should medical marijuana dispensaries be away from schools?

Drug Addiction Teen Drug Abuse

Considering the fact that medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states in the United States, parents of teens are growing concerned about how the location of medical marijuana dispensaries may affect their communities and neighborhoods. According to a recently conducted national poll by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital on Children’s Health, majority of the…

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