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Suboxone Pill box

It’s an ongoing process to monitor the prescription medications that we use, and history shows us that despite the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight, meds do make it to market that are later proven harmful. Over the years, dozens of drugs have been pulled after reports of dangerous side effects or death. The most recent […]

“We should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing,” Is the public perception of pot changing? And will a statement from President Obama help to make that shift? Early in 2014, just […]

We’ve all heard the warnings, the cautionary tales of people in legitimate pain being prescribed a medication to help, which ultimately ends up becoming a bigger health problem than the one it was meant to treat. The dangers of long-term use of prescription painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet have been covered extensively by the media, […]

For the casual drinker, it can be comforting to hear that a few glasses of wine each week can have health benefits. But promoting alcohol as “healthy” may be a bit of a stretch, especially for those who consume several drinks a day. Those who indulge at that level could be doing irreparable damage to […]

Heroin is enough of a problem for those who knowingly use it. Now, a Washington state father has been charged with trying to kill his four-year-old son by injecting him with the drug. While the dad pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder, the 37-year-old man is accused of overdosing his young son at home […]

Fourth- and fifth-grade students in one US school were caught smoking and inhaling candy. The children’s fake drugs of choice were Fun Dip, a flavored sugar powder, and Smarties, which can be crushed into a similar powdery consistency. The principal responded by sending a letter home to parents, warning that while the candy may not […]

As teens head back to school, it’s a good time to remind parents to be aware of trends in drug and alcohol abuse among students – even when it comes to the misuse of legal drugs. Mixing substances is also a dangerous practice that high school and college kids are doing without always being aware […]

Peyote and magic mushrooms

While each generation of recreational drug users feels they invented the behavior, the substances they’re ingesting are rarely new. In fact, the use of hallucinogens dates back at least 2,500 years. On islands in the Lesser Antilles, archaeologists have discovered ancient bowls used for huffing hallucinogens. Other cultures also have long histories of using mind-altering […]