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Parents who smoke pot don’t want their kids to – The Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

A recent online survey by Partnership at shows that parents who support the legalization of marijuana expect strict rules around the use of the drug to protect kids. According to USA Today, the survey reached – 1,603 adults, 1,200 of whom are parents of kids ages 10-19. About 35% of parents favored legalizing marijuana for recreational use, 46% said it should be decriminalized, and 70% supported legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

Cory Monteith Overdose

Cory Monteith – Another Amazing Person Lost After Battling the Disease of Addiction

It has been announced that the unexpected death of Cory Monteith was alcohol and heroin related. The Glee star passed away Saturday, he was found dead in his hotel room by the staff at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Foul play has been ruled out, and according to the Express – British Columbia Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said Mr Monteith was dead for several hours before his body was found. Records

Matthew Perry Friends Addiction Sober House

Matthew Perry Converts His Malibu Home into a Sober Living Center for Men

Matthew Perry’s contribution to the world didn’t end with the conclusion of the popular sitcom Friends. He is now extending his talents into the arena of addiction recovery. After his own battle with addiction, Perry has decided to team up with interventionist and addiction specialist Earl Hightower to transform his Malibu home into a place for men to seek addiction services. Helping men recover from substance abuse is Perry’s dream, and


Deaths in Women From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise

Although more men die annually due to prescription painkiller misuse, the number of women who are dying due to abuse of these drugs is on the rise. In 2010, around 18 women died each day due to overdose on prescription painkillers, which was about 6,600 women that year. Abuse of prescription painkillers is a serious epidemic. What can be done to help prevent these deaths? According to the CDC, healthcare providers

Prescription Drugs Treatment

Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

Do you take prescription drugs? Are you aware that you could be arrested for driving under the influence of your prescription drugs even when taken as directed? As reported by NBC Latino – DUI — driving under the influence — or DWI — driving while intoxicated — typically suggests driving under the influence of alcohol.  Yet alcohol is not the only substance that can impair driving.  Actually, most driving under

Vermont Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Vermont Passes Good Samaritan Law to Protect Victims and Witnesses to Overdose

Here is some good news for addicts in Vermont: The state is among 13 others to pass a 911 Good Samaritan law, which protects the victim and witnesses to an overdose from being charged with certain drug related crimes. This encourages more people to call when they witness an overdose, since they don’t have to worry about being arrested if they are using drugs as well. According to The Fix:

Memorial Day Drug Abuse

Memorial Day is a High Risk for Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse

Memorial Day is nearly upon us, how will you spend the holiday? For so many people, Memorial Day has become just another US holiday that is all about drinking and partying. The long weekend in conjunction with the beginning of summer is great reason to celebrate, but for many people that means getting really drunk and/or high because there is extra time to recuperate and great reasons to celebrate. According

Reese Witherspoon DUI Arrest

Reese Witherspoon Jailed for Interfering With her Husband’s DUI Arrest

It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are caught driving under the influence, it is only appropriate to suffer the consequences. Not only could you hurt or kill yourself and the other people in your car, but others on the road who are completely innocent. Even if you are Reese Witherspoon, your husband should pay the consequences for the dangerous behavior of driving while intoxicated. Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon’s

NFL Painkillers Addiction

Does the NFL Push Painkillers on Football Players?

Is professional sports creating drug addicted people? The NFL’s rate of opioid use is 7%, which is three times higher than that of the general population, according to an article published by The Washington Post. Players report feeling pressured by the team’s medical staff to use painkillers that they aren’t comfortable with, and use painkillers before a game to counteract pain they expect to feel while playing. The National Football League

NCAA Gambling College Basketball

NCAA and the High Rate of Gambling on College Basketball

College basketball is a favorite of sports gamblers, in fact it may be the most bet on sport in the United States. Especially during NCAA March Madness, betting on NCAA college basketball causes a lot of money to exchange hands. Often considered the most exciting sport to place bets on, gamblers get really involved and spend a lot of time and money on making their picks during this time of


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