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Recreational Substance Use

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  • As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

    As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return
    Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison. After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • 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:...
  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review
    A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
  • Lauderhill to impose smoke shop moratorium

    The recent increase in the number of people wanting to open smoke shops in the city has Lauderhill officials and staff worried. At a meeting last week, city officials took the first step toward regulating smoke shops by giving initial approval to an...
  • 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...
  • Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants

    Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants
    Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance. "It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
  • 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...