News

Potentially Explosive New Trend in Marijuana Use Reported in Houston Area

Source: Houston Chronicle | Posted on March 26, 2014

Experts are warning about the use and production of a potentially explosive and highly potent form of marijuana they say is on the rise in Houston after a group of teens were arrested with it earlier this month. Hash oil is extracted from marijuana plants using highly flammable butane. Several… continue reading »

Experts are warning about the use and production of a potentially explosive and highly potent form of marijuana they say is on the rise in Houston after a group of teens were arrested with it earlier this month. Hash oil is extracted from marijuana plants using highly flammable butane. Several people have been injured in explosions across the country as they tried to produce it.

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Marijuana Advocates See Gains as Opponents Mobilize for New Votes

Source: CNN | Posted on March 6, 2014

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage. But leading medical groups remain ambivalent, and opponents are now trying to mobilize for upcoming votes in three states.

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage. But leading medical groups remain ambivalent, and opponents are now trying to mobilize for upcoming votes in three states.

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Medical Marijuana TV Ad Makes History in U.S.

Source: CBC News | Posted on March 5, 2014

A company called MarijuanaDoctors.com says it made history Monday when one of its commercials was aired by the biggest cable TV provider in the United States. The TV spot began airing in New Jersey only and it will be played 800 times over the next two weeks. One of the… continue reading »

A company called MarijuanaDoctors.com says it made history Monday when one of its commercials was aired by the biggest cable TV provider in the United States. The TV spot began airing in New Jersey only and it will be played 800 times over the next two weeks. One of the company’s owners called it significant that the commercial is airing across the entire state and is being aired by Comcast, a telecommunications giant.

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Marijuana Legalization on Cusp of Mass Acceptance

Source: Boston Globe | Posted on March 3, 2014

America has been at the edge of marijuana legalization several times during the past half-century, but never as close to mass acceptance of the drug as the nation is today.

America has been at the edge of marijuana legalization several times during the past half-century, but never as close to mass acceptance of the drug as the nation is today.

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Helpful Links

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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Programs

Time To Act – An Intervention Guide

Time To Act – An Intervention Guide

Time To Act! helps parents who suspect or know their teen is experimenting with alcohol or drugs take the next steps to help their child.

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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Resources

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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