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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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:...
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

     Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
    Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use

    Pregnant women rarely face charges for drug use
    The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her. Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
  • Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote

    Portland prosecutors drop pot cases after Oregon legalization vote
    Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday. The Multnomah County...
  • 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...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • 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...
  • 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...