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The Lower the Drinking Age, the Higher the Droupout Rate

  September 30, 2015   No comments

The ever present debate of the legal drinking age is raising questions once again. Is keeping the legal age at 21 years old really preventing teenagers and adolescents from obtaining

Ten Percent of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

  September 29, 2015   No comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that ten percent of pregnant women drink alcohol. Even worse, 3.1 percent of pregnant women are participating in binge drinking. Binge

Family Dinners Reduce Risk of Substance Abuse

  September 28, 2015   No comments

In today’s world, everyone is constantly moving. Adults are rushing to and from work, children are rushing to and from school. And once 5 o’clock hits, there is another set

CVS Pharmacy Now Carries Naloxone

  September 25, 2015   No comments

CVS Pharmacy is continuing to support the fight against addiction. The nationwide convenience store and pharmacy has expanded their naloxone program to 12 additional states. The company already provides naloxone,

Rural Communities See a Higher Rate of Substance Abuse

  September 24, 2015   No comments

The Journal of Rural Health reports that adolescents who reside in rural communities are much more likely to engage in illicit drug use than adolescents living in large or small

Parents Smoking Influences Children to Smoke

  September 23, 2015   No comments

Children of smokers are more likely to become smokers themselves, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study was conducted by researchers from

Equipping Schools with Naloxone

  September 22, 2015   No comments

The National Association of Nurses hopes that all schools will begin to carry the life saving drug Naloxone. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an overdose reversing drug that has

Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for This Weekend

  September 21, 2015   No comments

Do you have unused medication in your family’s medicine cabinet? If you want to dispose of it safely, now is your chance. The Untied States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has

Is Marijuana Use Linked to Diabetes?

  September 18, 2015   No comments

According to study published in Diabetologia, both current and former marijuana users have a higher chance of developing “prediabetes,” which is poor blood sugar control. This is one of the

Children and Teens Ingesting Hand Sanitizer

  September 16, 2015   No comments

More and more children each year are getting accidentally intoxicated by ingesting hand sanitizer. This has caused a 400 percent increase of phone calls to poison control centers. In 2010,