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How to Talk to Teens About Drugs

With the holiday season upon us, many teens will be spending time with family. Get tips on how to check up on their health and have important conversations about drug use.

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Marijuana Use Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Stroke, Studies Say

Older adults who don’t smoke tobacco but do use marijuana were at higher risk of both heart attack and stroke when hospitalized, while people who use marijuana daily were 34% more likely to develop heart failure.

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Highlighter Vape Pens Add New Layer of Haze to School Prevention Efforts

School safety experts are warning students, families, and educators against vape pens disguised as everyday school supplies after a device disguised as a highlighter went viral on social media.

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It Only Takes a Bite of a Marijuana Edible to Send a Child to the Hospital

Brightly colored "edibles" can be tempting for young kids and are more widely available now that many U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational and medical use.

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Young People Are at Risk of Harsh Respiratory Problems After 30 Days of E-Cigarette Use, Study Says

Young people are at risk of experiencing significant respiratory symptoms, including bronchitis and shortness of breath, after just 30 days of electronic cigarette use, according to a new study.

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Preventing Substance Abuse at School

District policies about Naloxone on school campus differ.

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Father Who Lost Son to Fentanyl Shares Story as Warning to Other Parents

As students head back to school, advocates for drug awareness are urging parents to be aware of the ongoing fentanyl epidemic.


Washington Schools Try to Catch Up on Warning Students About Fentanyl

When Dillon Hill took a small pill that he thought was Percocet, but was actually Tylenol laced with fentanyl, he felt like he was sitting by a warm fire on a winter night, wrapped in a blanket, sipping hot cocoa.

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People Who Are Gay, Lesbian or Bi Have More Mental Health and Substance Use Problems, Survey Finds

Despite increasing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, at least in some circles, adults who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely than those who identify as straight to have serious thoughts of suicide and mental health conditions including major depressive episodes, and they are more likely to misuse substances like alcohol or drugs, according to a new US government report.


Young Adults' Use of Hallucinogens Like Mushrooms, PCP Doubled in a Few Years: Study

Young American adults have doubled their use of non-LSD hallucinogens in just a few years, a new report warns.