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Recreational Substance Use

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  • E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park

    E-cigarette store planned for Oak Park
    A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains. For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
  • DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum

    DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum
    Felicia Miceli thought she did everything right. She sent her children to private school and encouraged them to become involved in sports and the community. But, the Medinah mother said, she could not save her son from heroin. Miceli stood up before...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties

    Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties
    Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict. "It took over my life. … It'...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl

    Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl
    Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl. The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit. But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
  • Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana

    Cities planning ahead for legalized medical marijuana
    Several South Florida cities are preparing for the day when Florida legalizes marijuana for medical use. No matter that the ballot initiative won't go before voters until November: Pembroke Park recently became among the first to consider how to...
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
  • Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players

    Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players
    The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...