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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Study: 19 Percent of Teens Have Driven High

    Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out, the game changes. With my oldest daughter preparing for middle school next year, I feel like I have a pretty firm grip on the perils of upper elementary: limiting the amount of makeup worn...
  • Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

    Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes
    Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results. Researchers found...
  • Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use

    Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use
    A few weeks into his first term as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, Gavin Newsom made a bold and controversial decision, ordering the city-county clerk to violate state law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Newsom was ultimately...
  • Manchester Shelter To Close Rather Than Admit People Who Are Drunk Or On Drugs

    Manchester Shelter To Close Rather Than Admit People Who Are Drunk Or On Drugs
    MANCHESTER — Rather than comply with a state directive to admit homeless people who are active alcohol- and drug-abusers, the organization that runs the local emergency shelter will close the 40-bed facility by July 1. The board of directors of...
  • Youths recovering from addiction get help finding sober friends, social life

    After a Park Ridge teen's alcohol and drug use led to repeated arrests and chaotic relationships with his parents and siblings, he got into a 12-step recovery program when he was 22. He stayed sober for more than a year, but on one weekend night at about...
  • Md. marijuana laws may lead to battle over probable cause

    Recently-passed legislation decriminalizing marijuana paraphernalia as well as smoking it in public may set the stage for a Fourth Amendment battle if Gov. Larry Hogan signs the measure into law. The law follows on the heels of 2014's...
  • Mr. Wrong: Why do you think they smoke it, dope?

    Mr. Wrong: Why do you think they smoke it, dope?
    As the Leisure Party’s candidate for United States Senator, I am officially on board with Complete and Utter Legalization of the Marijuana drug. Mostly with this Legal Marijuana thing, I say look, our time on this globe is short, who are we to...
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use dropping among students, survey says

    Drug, alcohol, tobacco use dropping among students, survey says
    Sometimes coming in 46th place out of 67 counties is a good thing, such as when the topic is underage drinking and drug abuse. In 2014, Lake County ranked No. 46 in the annual Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, which rates counties for the amount...
  • West Aurora looks to update code of conduct for student athletes

    West Aurora looks to update code of conduct for student athletes
    West Aurora School District officials are looking to update the code of conduct that governs what consequences student athletes and activity participants face if they drink, smoke, get in a fight or use drugs. The district also plans to make students...
  • Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program

    Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Monday approved a significant expansion to the state's medical marijuana program, including allowing children with certain debilitating illnesses to participate. Opponents say that the long-term effects...
  • Police: Drug dealer was smoking pot when arrested at apartment

    Police: Drug dealer was smoking pot when arrested at apartment
    A man accusing of selling drugs from his Elmwood Park apartment was arrested Thursday evening while watching television and smoking marijuana at home, police say. Carlos Toscano, 37, of the 7400 block of West Fullerton Avenue, was arrested at 6:52 p.m....