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Don't You Dare Say DARE Doesn't Work!

The officer looked down at the fifth-grader’s outstretched hand. Small fingers grasped what the cop instantly recognized as five tightly rolled joints packed full of weed. The child brought them to school – so he could hand them over to the authorities. The little boy’s parents were breaking the law by using drugs, so he […]

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Jail Fail: Locked Up Addicted, Released Addicted

Here’s a simple question that will likely take a lot of thought: What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Now that you have that special item in mind, what if you were told you couldn’t have it for a certain amount of time. Knowing that would more than likely make you want it that […]

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Speak Up: How to Safely and Anonymously Report Drug Activity

David’s new neighbor, Jeff, is selling drugs and he’s worried about what it will do to the neighborhood. David fears for the safety of not only his kids, but all the children on the block. He wants to do something – he wants to put a stop to the drug activity before it gets any […]

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The Affluenza Defense and its Effect on Addiction

Ethan Couch has become a household name. Known as the teen who evaded jail time for using the “affluenza” defense, he killed four and paralyzed another after causing a drunk-driving crash back in 2013. We all thought we’d heard the last of him until a video surfaced on Twitter last month showing him at a […]

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The Truth About Sharing Prescription Drugs

Ever had some extra prescription medication lying around…and offered to share them with a friend in need? Prescription-drug sharing is common and some might say it’s even understandable, given the high costs of prescription drugs in many parts of the U.S. But there’s nothing safe or smart about sharing your medications with others, particularly when […]

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Family Arrest Histories Push Some Teens Toward Drug Abuse

Teens are more likely to use pot or drink heavily into adulthood if their friends or family members have been involved in crime, according a new study from The University of Texas, Dallas. Researchers at UT Dallas studied a sample of 1,354 young people, mostly males between the ages of 14 and 17, directly linked […]

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The Drug-Related Mistakes Haunting My Teenage Son

My kid would never be involved in drug abuse. Like thousands of other parents around the nation, that’s exactly what I believed…at least until the glass house shattered and came crashing down on our heads. Corbin was a happy-go-lucky teenager who never really wanted for anything. My husband and I worked our butts off to […]

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Teens Using Pot for Medical Reasons Likely To Become Addicted

For those who meet the criteria to obtain it, medical marijuana can provide relief from the painful effects of cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD and AIDS-wasting. Because of this, 23 states and the District of Columbia (DC) have all passed medical marijuana laws that allow for legal use after the diagnosis of specific conditions. However, many […]

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First TV Commercial for Legal Marijuana (Almost) Hits the Airwaves

Advertising potentially harmful substances like alcohol and nicotine is a marketing tactic that certainly creates controversy. While nicotine cigarette ads are largely non-existent these days, commercials and print campaigns for e-cigarettes have sprouted up in recent years. And while alcohol ads aren’t shown on daytime TV anymore, kids can still easily access these marketing campaigns […]

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When to Say When: 5 Signs It's Time to Take a Loved One's Car Keys

They’ve been drinking. Should you let them drive? We all know the risks associated with driving under the influence. None of us wants our loved ones to take those risks. But, how do we know when they have reached their limit? When is it no longer safe for them to drive? When should we step […]

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Don't You Dare Say DARE Doesn't Work!

The officer looked down at the fifth-grader’s outstretched hand. Small fingers grasped what the cop instantly recognized as five tightly rolled joints packed full of weed. The child brought them to school – so he could hand them over to the authorities. The little boy’s parents were breaking the law by using drugs, so he […]

Read more »
Jail Fail: Locked Up Addicted, Released Addicted

Here’s a simple question that will likely take a lot of thought: What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without? Now that you have that special item in mind, what if you were told you couldn’t have it for a certain amount of time. Knowing that would more than likely make you want it that […]

Read more »
Speak Up: How to Safely and Anonymously Report Drug Activity

David’s new neighbor, Jeff, is selling drugs and he’s worried about what it will do to the neighborhood. David fears for the safety of not only his kids, but all the children on the block. He wants to do something – he wants to put a stop to the drug activity before it gets any […]

Read more »
The Affluenza Defense and its Effect on Addiction

Ethan Couch has become a household name. Known as the teen who evaded jail time for using the “affluenza” defense, he killed four and paralyzed another after causing a drunk-driving crash back in 2013. We all thought we’d heard the last of him until a video surfaced on Twitter last month showing him at a […]

Read more »
The Truth About Sharing Prescription Drugs

Ever had some extra prescription medication lying around…and offered to share them with a friend in need? Prescription-drug sharing is common and some might say it’s even understandable, given the high costs of prescription drugs in many parts of the U.S. But there’s nothing safe or smart about sharing your medications with others, particularly when […]

Read more »
Family Arrest Histories Push Some Teens Toward Drug Abuse

Teens are more likely to use pot or drink heavily into adulthood if their friends or family members have been involved in crime, according a new study from The University of Texas, Dallas. Researchers at UT Dallas studied a sample of 1,354 young people, mostly males between the ages of 14 and 17, directly linked […]

Read more »
The Drug-Related Mistakes Haunting My Teenage Son

My kid would never be involved in drug abuse. Like thousands of other parents around the nation, that’s exactly what I believed…at least until the glass house shattered and came crashing down on our heads. Corbin was a happy-go-lucky teenager who never really wanted for anything. My husband and I worked our butts off to […]

Read more »
Teens Using Pot for Medical Reasons Likely To Become Addicted

For those who meet the criteria to obtain it, medical marijuana can provide relief from the painful effects of cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD and AIDS-wasting. Because of this, 23 states and the District of Columbia (DC) have all passed medical marijuana laws that allow for legal use after the diagnosis of specific conditions. However, many […]

Read more »
First TV Commercial for Legal Marijuana (Almost) Hits the Airwaves

Advertising potentially harmful substances like alcohol and nicotine is a marketing tactic that certainly creates controversy. While nicotine cigarette ads are largely non-existent these days, commercials and print campaigns for e-cigarettes have sprouted up in recent years. And while alcohol ads aren’t shown on daytime TV anymore, kids can still easily access these marketing campaigns […]

Read more »
When to Say When: 5 Signs It's Time to Take a Loved One's Car Keys

They’ve been drinking. Should you let them drive? We all know the risks associated with driving under the influence. None of us wants our loved ones to take those risks. But, how do we know when they have reached their limit? When is it no longer safe for them to drive? When should we step […]

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The Nation's First Marijuana Resort is Catching Serious Flack

Smoking is a hot-button issue these days. While plenty of hotels now forbid guests from smoking in their rooms, a growing number of them have taken things a step further by banning all forms of smoking on resort property. Violators are generally levied with varying degrees of “punishment” – from monetary fines to lifetime property […]

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Exposed: The Dangerous Mislabeling of Marijuana Edibles

We now live in a world where 23 states, along with the District of Columbia, have medical cannabis programs, allowing anyone with a medical marijuana card to walk into a dispensary loaded with THC-filled brownies, gummies and granola bars. Bad Trip Nearly a quarter of medical cannabis patients opt for this edible option, often under […]

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You’re Fired: Drug Use at Home Can Leave You Unemployed

A recent Colorado Supreme Court decision sent a clear message to employees throughout the state:  employers are taking swift and proactive steps to terminate employees that are potentially addicted or impaired. And while this version of the bill specifically targets marijuana use, experts agree that the language will eventually be changed to include other drugs […]

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First Legal Drug Consumption Room to Open in Paris

In a country where medical marijuana for cancer patients is still forbidden in many states, the U.S. is unlikely to start instituting drug consumption rooms anytime soon. But while it may seem like a radical undertaking stateside, these rooms are hardly a new phenomenon throughout the world. The Drug Room Concept More than 90 drug consumption […]

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Run for the Border: Taco Bell to Begin Serving Alcohol?

Plenty of college students head to Taco Bell when they’re inebriated and looking to chow down on some chalupas and burritos to soak up the alcohol. Believe it or not, if one Chicago-based Taco Bell location has its way, those same college students will be coming in for more than just fast-food…they’ll also be coming […]

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Should Beauty Salons be Allowed to Serve Alcohol?

Beauty treatments and alcohol are hardly a new marketing combination. New York City’s Dashing Diva currently offers free cocktails to clients waiting for pedicures. The salon’s “Girls’ Night Out” package also includes a free “diva” cocktail with any service. The trend has already brought in some serious revenue for nail salons across the nation, so it goes […]

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Mexican Farmers Growing Asinine Amounts of Opium

After legalizing marijuana in several states, the U.S. was able to cut off a massive flow of cash to Mexican drug cartels. And while the lack of funds certainly hurt, Mexican drug organizations have regrouped and shifted focus. Instead of marijuana, cartels are now focusing on other money-making drugs – namely heroin – leaving poppy […]

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Flying in Denver? Forget About Buying Pot Souvenirs

It should come as no surprise that marijuana tourism is a very real and very “trendy” thing in Colorado. Ever since the state legalized recreational marijuana use last year, “ganja-preneurs” have organized everything from luxury marijuana tours to cannabis clubs.  Some small mountain towns have even reported that tourists account for 90 percent of their marijuana […]

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Georgia Legalizes a Singular Form of Medical Marijuana

Georgia residents suffering with major illnesses like multiple sclerosis, cancer or AIDS wasting recently got some good news. State lawmakers officially signed a bill that allows for the legal use of cannabis oil. Recognizing that the active ingredients in marijuana can alleviate many of the painful and debilitating side effects caused by these diseases, officials […]

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Willie Nelson is Set to Launch His Own Marijuana Brand

After hearing that Willie Nelson is getting into the legal marijuana business, a lot of people had the same reaction: What took so long? Willie Nelson’s name has become almost as synonymous with marijuana as with his classic country songs. The music legend has been arrested a total of four times for marijuana possession – […]

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Can Safe Cars Save Us from Impaired Drivers?

According to statistics compiled by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 people die in alcohol-related car crashes every single day. That’s a drunk driving fatality every 51 minutes, accounting for one third of all vehicle deaths. Not only does drunk drinking costs lives, the financial cost of alcohol-related crashes tops out […]

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Seattle Attorney Pushes City to Embrace More...Weed?

Marijuana use is now legal in Washington, but an attorney for the city of Seattle wants to take pot to a whole new level. Pete Holmes recently introduced a sweeping policy proposal – one that has many Seattle residents shaking their heads in disbelief. A New “Garden” State? Holmes shocked many of his peers by […]

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Cities Bounce Back from Years of Drug-Related Damage

For years, we’ve hoped to see the fruitful results of clean-up efforts within our nation’s drug-ravaged cities. We’ve been told they’re working, but now there’s proof to back up those claims. And believe it or not, that proof is coming from Google Street views. One Step at a Time Urban Rehabilitations shows shocking before-and-after images of […]

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Bakery Customers Accidentally Dosed with "Spice"

Think you and your family are safe from ingesting drugs? Well, think again. Nearly 50 people have been hospitalized after eating bread from a California bakery that was somehow laced with synthetic drugs – specifically a synthetic pot known as “spice.” A Little Something Extra in the Bread Health officials in Orange County reported that a “substantial” […]

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Arrested and Deported for Possession...of a Sock?

Most of us have seen someone wearing a loud pair of holiday socks or laughed when a co-worker showed up late wearing mismatched socks. While these certainly qualify as fashion faux-pas, they’re nothing compared to the socks Mr. Moones Melloui was caught wearing. The Trouble with Socks While the style or color of some socks […]

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Strange Bedfellows: Yoga, Marijuana and Relaxation

A new yoga class in San Francisco is attempting to take relaxation to a whole new level. Instead of coming up with new stretches or breathing techniques, instructors encourage students to smoke pot before coming in for a yoga class. I Should do What Before Yoga Class? You have a wealth of alternative therapies to […]

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Meet the New Synthetic Ingredient Causing Chaos

A new synthetic substance that is 100 times stronger than cannabis has been causing havoc throughout Europe and experts fear this dangerous drug will find its way to the United States. The new “psychoactive substance” goes by the name of CHMICA or CHMINACA. It is named after a chemical commonly found in synthetic marijuana, known as AB-CHMINACA. […]

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Couple High on Meth "Trapped" in Unlocked Closet for Days

In a not-so-classic illustration of methamphetamine delusions, a Florida couple allegedly called police to report they were locked inside a Daytona State College janitor’s closet. The duo told 911 operators they had been “trapped” for a period of two days. What these two meth-fueled closet dwellers didn’t know, however, was that the closet door had been unlocked […]

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Michigan Drunk Driving Laws Finally Extend Off-Road

After more than a decade of different drunk driving laws on land and at sea, Michigan is now holding all vehicles and motorists to the same standard. Holding All Drivers Accountable The legal alcoholic limit for driving a car was changed from 0.10 to 0.08 in 2003, but that same policy wasn’t made for boats, […]

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Cracking the Chemistry Code of Synthetic Drugs

Makers of synthetic marijuana have been able to dodge law enforcement officials by continuous tweaking the chemicals in their products, but police are now hoping to find ways to finally crack the code. The Synthetic Nightmare Synthetic cannabis, which has street names including “Spice” and “K2,” are often sold at locations such as gas stations […]

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3 Outrageous Marijuana "Miracle" Cures Exposed

Although modern marijuana research is still in its infancy, a lack of scientific evidence hasn’t deterred the rumor mill. A quick online search brings up thousands of results, each promising that cannabis has miraculous and all-natural healing powers. Since many people don’t do their own factual digging, it could easily seem as if weed cures […]

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The Devastation of Synthetic 2C-B Marches On

A designer synthetic drug known as 2C-B is currently wreaking havoc in Colombia, but it has been making headlines in the U.S. and other countries for years. The Basics of 2C-B 2C-B was first created in the ‘70s by an American chemist as an aid during therapy. The drug comes in a powder form and […]

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New Marijuana Edibles Promise a "Mild" High

Many of Colorado’s recreational marijuana retailers are scrambling to bring in new business. Instead of targeting the experienced and knowledgeable cannabis users, stores are looking to lure in a more “THC-naïve” clientele. To attract these consumers, many Colorado retailers are offering up a new line of marijuana edibles that provide a “mild” high. Edibles Pose […]

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Etizolam: What Every Parent Should Know

Hospitals around the country have seen a spike in the number of emergency room visits linked to a prescription drug known as etizolam. This dangerous and relatively little-known sedative has garnered a lot of unwanted attention lately. Firstly, it isn’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, etizolam is undetected by most drug tests. As if […]

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Cloud 9: New Synthetic Drug Ripping Through the Heartland

Synthetic drugs are a growing problem in the United States, especially among teenagers and young adults. Just when authorities think they’ve eradicated one synthetic substance, another one takes its place. Currently, Cloud 9 is one of the most dangerous designer drugs on the streets. What is Cloud 9? Though Cloud 9 is classified as a […]

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Marijuana-Laced Pizza Hits Los Angeles

From brownies to peanut brittle, marijuana has found its way into a multitude of food items over the last several years. Now a Los Angeles startup is looking to carve out a niche of its own by selling frozen pot-laced pizzas to multiple L.A. dispensaries. Stoned Oven Gourmet Medibles says their product offers “smoke-free pain […]

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THC Sandwiches at Seattle's Marijuana Restaurant

MagicalButter is embracing the budding cannabis industry. Founded in Seattle by Garyn Angel, the company started last year with his invention, the MagicalButter Botanical Extractor. They made headlines last May when they introduced the MagicalButter Food Truck, which features an all cannabis infused menu. Now MagicalButter is opening a brick and mortar restaurant in Seattle. […]

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A Comprehensive List of Drug Kingpin Arrests and Prosecutions in the US

The sale of illegal drugs is wildly lucrative, which is what makes it so attractive for criminals. Drug kingpins run vast drug empires that see millions if not billions of dollars in sales every year. Many of these kingpins act both inside and outside the United States, obtaining illegal substances from places like Myanmar and […]

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Seven Weird Drug Laws You May Not Believe Are Real

Despite the fact that some drugs are illegal and not supposed to be used in the United States, laws and regulations exist to deal with those who go against these rules. These laws were put in place for a reason at the time, but some of them make no sense or seem pointless. Here are […]

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Three of the Craziest Government Drug Experiments Ever

Over the years, the U.S. CIA has completed many drug experiments for use in special ops missions, and it has done some strange experiments to see how a drug affects a user over time. These three experiments focus on the use of LSD and methamphetamines and are some of the most unusual tests you’ve ever […]

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6 Amazing Conspiracies (or Conspiracy Theories) Involving Drugs and the Government

A quick look at the Internet shows that conspiracy theories are quite popular. Many people tend to enjoy a good conspiracy theory like a good book—appreciating the contents and the story but not believing it. The distrust of government in general, however, ensures that stories like these will be believed by a small minority, and […]

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The Damage Done By The Cocaine Trade

When you think of cocaine, you probably think of its illegality, the headlines of celebrities getting busted with it, the expense, and maybe the 1980’s. But there is another cost and one that’s impossible to truly measure: the human wreckage it leaves not just for addicts, but to those, willingly or not, swept up in […]

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Help, I’ve Been Arrested for DUI — What Can I Do to Stay Out of Jail?

It’s finally happened. You’ve had a drink too many, you’ve been pulled over, and you’ve been arrested. How can you avoid going to jail? First, you get a good lawyer. As clichéd as it sounds, you need good legal representation, and it is your right to have a lawyer represent you. Do not try to […]

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The Case Against Legalizing Drugs

When it comes to drugs, there are almost as many stances as there are drugs. They all hinge on one major question: Is the general public able to responsibly consume drugs? The evidence says no. There are a number of legal drugs available on the market, and the most common one is alcohol. It’s been […]

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The Case for Legalizing Drugs

There is a common misconception that drugs are generally bad for you. Of course, in excess and when used inappropriately, that’s true. But it’s hard to insist that some of the drugs that are currently banned in the United States are more dangerous than alcohol or nicotine. Alcohol Ban Did Not Work Let’s face it: […]

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