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Marijuana Poisoning Incidents Spike in Washington State

Source: Reuters | Posted on December 4, 2014

Marijuana exposure incidents, or ‘pot poisonings,’ have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry.

Marijuana exposure incidents, or ‘pot poisonings,’ have spiked in Washington state, especially among teenagers, in a trend experts said appears to be linked to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry.

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Colorado Medical Marijuana Doctor Facing Felony Charges

Source: The Denver Post | Posted on December 2, 2014

A Colorado doctor who admitted to writing more than 7,000 medical-marijuana recommendations without actually seeing many of those patients is now facing criminal charges.

A Colorado doctor who admitted to writing more than 7,000 medical-marijuana recommendations without actually seeing many of those patients is now facing criminal charges.

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Hazards of Secondhand Marijuana Smoke

Source: CBS News | Posted on November 17, 2014

That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests.

That whiff of pot that drifts your way at a rock concert or outdoor event could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, preliminary research suggests.

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Washington Post Editorial Against Leagalizing Marijuana in D.C.

Source: Washington Post | Posted on September 15, 2014

The Washington Post has published an editorial against legalizing marijuana in Washington D.C., citing Smart Approaches to Marijuana’s cataloguing of problems in Colorado as one of the reasons for their opposition.  http://learnaboutsam.org/report-marijuanas-impact-colorado/  

The Washington Post has published an editorial against legalizing marijuana in Washington D.C., citing Smart Approaches to Marijuana’s cataloguing of problems in Colorado as one of the reasons for their opposition.  http://learnaboutsam.org/report-marijuanas-impact-colorado/

 

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Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator – sponsored by SAMHSA

Posted on February 2, 2010

Looking for drug treatment programs and alcohol abuse treatment programs? Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Looking for drug treatment programs and alcohol abuse treatment programs? Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Marijuana – Facts Parents Need to Know

Posted on February 2, 2010

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to offer these two short booklets, Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know and Marijuana: Facts for Teens, for parents and their children to review the scientific facts about marijuana. Although it is best to talk about drugs when children are young, it is… continue reading »

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to offer these two short booklets, Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know and Marijuana: Facts for Teens, for parents and their children to review the scientific facts about marijuana. Although it is best to talk about drugs when children are young, it is never too late to talk about the dangers of drug use.

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Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

Posted on February 2, 2010

This In Brief Web edition provides highlights from the Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition booklet. It presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition… continue reading »

This In Brief Web edition provides highlights from the Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition booklet. It presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided. The In Brief publication and the complete second edition can also be downloaded here.

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The Office of National Drug Control Policy

Posted on February 2, 2010

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are… continue reading »

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President, was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

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The Parent Toolkit

The Parent Toolkit

Advice by age—from preschool to college age kids—to help parents connect, protect, or take action if teens are using drugs or drinking.

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Tobacco vs. Marijuana: Clearing the Air

Posted on July 31, 2012

People sometimes think that marijuana is safer to use than tobacco, but that’s nothing more than a dangerous myth. Get the facts about tobacco and marijuana.

People sometimes think that marijuana is safer to use than tobacco, but that’s nothing more than a dangerous myth. Get the facts about tobacco and marijuana.

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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Attitude Tracking Study: 2011 Parents and Teens Full Report

Posted on May 2, 2012

On May 2, 2012 The Partnership at Drugfree.org released their 2011 Attitude Tracking Study. New data from the study show that marijuana use is becoming a more acceptable behavior among teens and heavy marijuana use is now at disturbingly high levels. Abuse of prescription medicine remains high but may be plateauing…. continue reading »

On May 2, 2012 The Partnership at Drugfree.org released their 2011 Attitude Tracking Study. New data from the study show that marijuana use is becoming a more acceptable behavior among teens and heavy marijuana use is now at disturbingly high levels. Abuse of prescription medicine remains high but may be plateauing. However, parents do not appear to be contributing to this decline. They are not more likely to communicate the risks of prescription medicine abuse to their kids, they are not safeguarding medicines, and they are increasingly misusing or abusing prescription medications themselves. Fifty-two percent of Hispanic youth report using illicit drugs in the past year (vs. 42 percent for African-American youth and 40 percent for Caucasian teens). They are also more likely than other teens to have used prescription medicine, Ecstasy or cocaine/crack to get high.

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Chart of Commonly Abused Drugs

Posted on March 3, 2010

Learn the facts to keep your teen safe. This guide/chart contains images, formal names and slang, how it is used, the dangers, signs of abuse and what you should know to keep your child safe.

Learn the facts to keep your teen safe. This guide/chart contains images, formal names and slang, how it is used, the dangers, signs of abuse and what you should know to keep your child safe.

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Treatment eBook – How to find the right help for your child with an alcohol or drug problem

Posted on February 16, 2010

Featured Content: What is substance abuse treatment? How do I find the right treatment for my child? How do I pay for treatment? How do I get my child to start treatment? What can I do to cope better?

Featured Content:

  • What is substance abuse treatment?
  • How do I find the right treatment for my child?
  • How do I pay for treatment?
  • How do I get my child to start treatment?
  • What can I do to cope better?

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