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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use

    Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use
    A typical teenager's bedroom was set up in the Robert Crown Center for Health Education to teach parents how to identify clues that their child is using drugs. Eye drops may mean the teenager is disguising the symptoms of drug use. An empty pen tube could...
  • Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Behind the Wheel

     
    Two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that while drunken driving has decreased over the past decade, incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana or prescription drugs has increased. Related: AAA:...
  • Colorado debates warnings against marijuana use by pregnant women and nursing mothers

    Marijuana use by pregnant or nursing women might seem like a no-brainer of a bad idea, but a proposal in Colorado to step up such warnings is raising concern because of limited or inconclusive research on the dangers. Pot users in Colorado and Washington...
  • A prescription for disaster? Part 2

    Reporter's Note: This is the second part in a two-part series on the controversies swirling around the potential legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Georgia. Part 1 introduced the Sievert family, whose daughter Miranda now lives in...
  • The changing face of heroin

    WASHINGTON On Super Bowl Sunday, most football fans watched ads for Victoria's Secret, the lost Budweiser dog and a deadpan Kim Kardashian extolling the virtues of T-Mobile. But in St. Louis, those national ads were supplemented with a different kind of...
  • Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places

    Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places
    Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday. Councilwoman Constance Scott has asked for a city ordinance banning the e-cigarettes from public...
  • Panel warns of risks of teen drug addiction, even in Deerfield

    Panel warns of risks of teen drug addiction, even in Deerfield
    Exactly how many Deerfield High School students may be using drugs or alcohol is unknown — but plenty of parents want to know about warning signs. More than 350 people heard a six-person panel of experts and parents talk about their experiences...
  • Survey: Farmington Students Overestimate Alcohol And Drug Use Among Peers

    FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey. "There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine. After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
  • Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job

     Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job
    Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...
  • 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...