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How to Help a Teenager Struggling with Drug Addiction

Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol, but few realize how dangerous that can become. Drug abuse during someone’s formative years can have long-term cognitive effects as well as lasting effects on their conduct, demeanor, and quality of life. It is important to remember that experimentation does not always lead to addiction; the most salient course of action would be to create a safe and judgment-free space…

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You Can Help Prevent Death From Opiate Overdose in Pennsylvania – Support House Bill 2090

The Pennsylvania legislature is getting ready to vote on a bill that could potentially save the lives of thousands of opiate addicts statewide. This life saving legislation (House Bill 2090) is to combat the alarming increase in heroin and opioid overdoses in the Commonwealth. We hope you will join us in this critically important endeavor and…

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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 Drugfree.org 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…

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Every Hour a Baby is Born Addicted to Opioids

The opioid dependency epidemic in the United States has grown to such proportions that every hour a baby is born addicted to opioids. These opioid addicted babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, because their mother used drugs during her pregnancy. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association takes a look at this issue…