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Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens: Expert

Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens: Expert
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens' addiction to prescription or over-the-counter drugs often begins when they have easy access to medications in their homes, an expert says. Many parents make a special effort to keep medications away …
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San Antonio area teen shares story of prescription painkiller abuse
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Former NBA Player Speaks Out on Experience With Drug Addiction

Former NBA Player Speaks Out On Experience With Drug Addiction
Former NBA player Chris Herren shared his story of surviving drug addiction to a crowd at the Saint Augustine Social Center in Grafton, Tuesday night. Herren was recently featured on ESPN's '30 For 30' series. He talked about how his drug abuse began …
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Former NBA player Chris Herren to visit Royall
The press release states, “His success came crashing down when drug addictions spun out of control. After a hard-fought battle, Herren tells his story to students in his quest to make a difference in their lives. In his story, he inspires students to …
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Trending Now Thank You for Vaping: New Yorkers Protest Ban on E-Cigarettes

Trending now Thank you for vaping: New Yorkers protest ban on e-cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration still has not ruled on whether e-cigs will be regulated as tobacco products or anti-smoking aids, even though they're rapidly gaining popularity and major tobacco companies have started investing in them. A …
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Legality of Tobacco and Alcohol Is No Case for Legal Pot
Not only are the total social costs associated with these two legal drugs roughly around $ 200 billion per substance – far outweighing any tax revenue collected from their use, but these licit drugs create huge corporations that have no incentive to …
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Scott Asheton Drummer for the Stooges Dies Ages 64

Scott Asheton drummer for The Stooges dies ages 64
The band, which made its singer Iggy Pop famous, formed in the late 1960s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and became renowned for their wild and often controversial performances. Although they were never a commercial success, by the time they split in 1974 …
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Trainspotting, review: 'brave and glorious'
Spoken by Ewan McGregor as he hurtles down an Edinburgh backstreet with Iggy Pop's frenzied Lust for Life blaring out, those simple words conceal a far from simple truth – and an entire generation has clung to them. Like a Che Guevara T-shirt, they …
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Local Coalitions Aim to Prevent Underage Substance Abuse

Local coalitions aim to prevent underage substance abuse
From April through June, when alcohol-related traffic fatalities and incidents are the highest, the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse, Mesa Prevention Alliance and Tempe Coalition use public service announcements, campaigns and youth …
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Drug prevention workshops planned
Two workshops will be held this month in Carteret County to help parents and other adults spot teen drug and alcohol use and provide skills to help prevent abuse. Carteret County's Substance Abuse Task Force of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse …
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Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy

Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy
While South Carolina and Alabama state supreme courts have ruled that late pregnancy substance abuse can count as child abuse, Tennessee would be the first to state to have a law on record criminalizing birth defects due to substance abuse during …
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Tennessee bill OKs criminal charges for mothers' prenatal drug use
The measure would allow prosecutors to press assault charges on women if an infant's “addiction or harm is a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug taken while pregnant.” Legislation advanced through the state House and Senate this week, ending a …
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