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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 Rumor Mill: McDonald’s Going from Ball Pits to Bong Pods?

If you’ve been paying attention to the rumor mill lately, you may have heard that McDonald’s is on the verge of cashing in on Colorado’s legalized recreational use of marijuana. So, has weed replaced fries in the supersized combo? Perhaps it’s a new Happy Meal toy? Say it ain’t so, McDonald’s! Legalized Weed is Driving […]

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Drugs, Death and EDM: Tips for a Safe, Sober Music Experience

In response to two more overdose deaths at the Hard Summer music festival, county officials have placed a temporary ban on electronic music dance (EDM) festivals within Los Angeles County. The victims, both under the age of 20, died as a direct result of suspected drug overdose. An Obvious and Deadly Trend The Hard Summer festival […]

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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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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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There's a Rehab for Everyone...Including Animals

After 20 years of alcohol abuse, two Russian residents have received an offer to attend rehab – free of charge – in Romania. This would be a heartwarming story under normal circumstances, but this “intervention” is different. Why? Well, for starters, the addicts in question are wild bears. Yes, you read that correctly; two wild […]

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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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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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5 Vintage Anti-Drug PSA’s You Have to See to Believe

Nobody wants to see kids doing drugs. However, anti-drug PSA’s don’t always get the message across. As these old-school videos show, good intentions can sometimes get lost in translation. 1. Ninja Turtles Poor Joey. In this classic 1980s anti-pot PSA, a young drug dealer confronts a young boy named Joey by his locker at school, […]

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The Nation's Skinniest City Has a Dark Side

Boulder, Colorado is one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in the U.S. The beautiful Rocky Mountains and the high altitude magically draw in the physically fit and the outdoor enthusiasts. Boulder is a city centered on health and healthy living. It’s earned the title of “skinniest” city in the country and, while that […]

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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 […]

Read more »
The Rumor Mill: McDonald’s Going from Ball Pits to Bong Pods?

If you’ve been paying attention to the rumor mill lately, you may have heard that McDonald’s is on the verge of cashing in on Colorado’s legalized recreational use of marijuana. So, has weed replaced fries in the supersized combo? Perhaps it’s a new Happy Meal toy? Say it ain’t so, McDonald’s! Legalized Weed is Driving […]

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Drugs, Death and EDM: Tips for a Safe, Sober Music Experience

In response to two more overdose deaths at the Hard Summer music festival, county officials have placed a temporary ban on electronic music dance (EDM) festivals within Los Angeles County. The victims, both under the age of 20, died as a direct result of suspected drug overdose. An Obvious and Deadly Trend The Hard Summer festival […]

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 »
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 […]

Read more »
There's a Rehab for Everyone...Including Animals

After 20 years of alcohol abuse, two Russian residents have received an offer to attend rehab – free of charge – in Romania. This would be a heartwarming story under normal circumstances, but this “intervention” is different. Why? Well, for starters, the addicts in question are wild bears. Yes, you read that correctly; two wild […]

Read more »
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 […]

Read more »
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 […]

Read more »
5 Vintage Anti-Drug PSA’s You Have to See to Believe

Nobody wants to see kids doing drugs. However, anti-drug PSA’s don’t always get the message across. As these old-school videos show, good intentions can sometimes get lost in translation. 1. Ninja Turtles Poor Joey. In this classic 1980s anti-pot PSA, a young drug dealer confronts a young boy named Joey by his locker at school, […]

Read more »
The Nation's Skinniest City Has a Dark Side

Boulder, Colorado is one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in the U.S. The beautiful Rocky Mountains and the high altitude magically draw in the physically fit and the outdoor enthusiasts. Boulder is a city centered on health and healthy living. It’s earned the title of “skinniest” city in the country and, while that […]

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Drug-Laced Candies Bring an Early Halloween Scare

This isn’t your typical Halloween candy. Two men were arrested last week after police caught them carrying three pounds of ecstasy-laced candy in the town of Eugene, Oregon. Bradley Lyndon Cosby and James Richard Cossairt, both 35, were arrested and slapped with drug charges after officers found the men carrying a bag with 150 pieces of the […]

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'Out of Reach' Documentary Exposes Pill-Popping Teens

A high school student from Texas is highlighting the issue of prescription drug addiction among teenagers in a startling new documentary, but says that parents are indirectly causing the source of the problem. Cyrus Stowe, 17, created the documentary “Out of Reach,” which shows his fellow classmates popping pills on camera. Several of the students […]

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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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Are E-Cigarette Advertisers Targeting Your Teenagers?

If you were watching cable TV when you suddenly had an inexplicable urge to smoke an e-cigarette, you may not be alone. A study published in the medical journal Pediatrics shows that young adults’ exposure to e-cigarette advertising has shot up 321 percent since 2011. Unlike traditional tobacco products, there are no enforced federal regulations […]

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How Much Money Is Spent on Anti-Drug Campaigns in America?

Drugs are a serious issue, people cry. They’re ruining our youth, killing our babies, and zombifying our elders! These sort of claims are often made by anti-drug campaigns, but are they realistic? And how much money is spent on anti-drug messages, anyway? Is it effective? There are so many questions that could be asked, of […]

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