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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...
  • For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

    Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Now that recreational pot is legal in...
  • Parents, here's what you need to know when talking to kids about pot

    Kelly Kerby is a licensed mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional who works at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle. Inga Manskopf manages the Prevention WINS Coalition at Seattle Children's Hospital. For parents in states where...
  • Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

    Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals
    The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children. Yet on a recent summer night, 3-year-old Stevie Benchoff hit a wiffle ball off a...
  • California marijuana market poised to explode

    Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed. "There was everybody from...
  • Jackie Chan 'ashamed,' 'heartbroken' by son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest

    Jackie Chan 'ashamed,' 'heartbroken' by son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest
    Jackie Chan is "ashamed" and "heartbroken" about his son Jaycee Chan's arrest in China last Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession, the action-movie star, singer and martial artist said Wednesday on social media. Part of the embarrassment: The...
  • West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

    ACCRA (Reuters) - West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs...
  • Assembly approves bill reducing penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.   The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
  • Student attends anti-drug coalition's event in Orlando

    Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use. Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • 'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]

    'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]
    Thank you for your insightful editorial on August 5th, advocating for a harm reduction approach to drug use at electronic dance music (EDM) events ("High risk high," Aug. 5). As the mother of a college student who died of a heat stroke last summer after...