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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high

    Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high
    York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high. In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school. The...
  • Separate fact from fiction about pain medication and addiction

    whatdoctorsknow.com When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...
  • Illegal drug prices falling as purity, potency rise, research finds

    The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research. In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...
  • Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message

    Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message
    Hoping to fortify a message to students that drug use is dangerous, Naperville North and Glenbard North high schools are hosting former NBA player Chris Herren to share his experiences. Herren was a second-round draft pick who played for the Denver...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Nigella Lawson admits to using cocaine, but insists she's no addict

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson testified Wednesday that she had used cocaine a number of times, but "The Taste" judge insisted that labeling her a drug addict would be "absolutely ridiculous." According to Court News UK, Lawson, testifying in the fraud...
  • FAU assistant reported coaches used cocaine

    The abrupt resignations of FAU football coach Carl Pelini and his defensive coordinator came after an assistant coach stated in an affidavit that he observed both men using marijuana and cocaine, the Sun Sentinel has learned. Two sworn affidavits,...
  • Carl Pelini retracts his resignation

    Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back. Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...
  • Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds

    Off-the-clock pot use shouldn't be grounds for firing, poll finds
    Sixty-four percent of Americans said it would be wrong to fire employees for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where the drug is legal, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said the same about employees drinking during non-work hours,...
  • Could Alaska be next to legalize pot? Voters to decide in August

    Voters in Alaska this summer will have a third chance to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The Alaska Division of Elections released data Tuesday showing that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana in Alaska has collected enough signatures to...
  • Drug-related arrests down, but some see use rising

    Laguna Beach police arrested fewer people for illegal drug use in 2013 than in previous years, but some community members claim the problem is more widespread. Laguna Beach police made 338 drug arrests in 2013, a 10% decrease from 2012, according to...