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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities

    Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities
    Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler." The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear. McCabe gets up from the...
  • What's trending: #PrayForFSU, Bill Cosby, 'Pitch Perfect 2' and more

    Sadness set the tone for social media today, as the tragic shooting at Florida State University's library trended worldwide. But don't fret, there are some laughs trending amidst the FSU hashtags. Here's what social media is talking about today: 1....
  • CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low

    CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low
    The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes. A national health survey conducted by the Centers...
  • Teens smoked pot, drank 'codeine-soda' in fatal Pine Hills home invasion, records allege

    Teens smoked pot, drank 'codeine-soda' in fatal Pine Hills home invasion, records allege
    Luner Axcius Jr. told investigators he didn't want to break into Esteban Calderon's home after he saw the frail man through a window watching TV in his living room. But his childhood friend, Victor Wriden, had his mind set on stealing the new 42-inch LG...
  • Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall

     Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall
    Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes. The nonprofit...
  • At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime

    At Lawrence Hall, vulnerable kids terrorized, learn life of crime
    One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn. A second was arrested nine times in one year on charges that included theft, property damage and groping and punching a girl. A third was convicted in a series of...
  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • Marijuana legalization is the only option

    Marijuana legalization is the only option
    Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time. Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
  • Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study

    Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study
    Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans? So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
  • Second-hand smoke bad news for people and pets

    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. A: Your...
  • End America's failed war on marijuana

    End America's failed war on marijuana
    Regarding Daniel Takash's thoughtful commentary on marijuana laws, marijuana prohibition is indefensible ("Marijuana legalization is the only option," Oct. 27). If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is...