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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]

    'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]
    Thank you for your insightful editorial on August 5th, advocating for a harm reduction approach to drug use at electronic dance music (EDM) events ("High risk high," Aug. 5). As the mother of a college student who died of a heat stroke last summer after...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]

    Addicts need compassion -- and treatment [Commentary]
    On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...
  • Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]

    Physicians need periodic checkups in medical marijuana use [Letter]
    A recent article raised a number of questions about medical marijuana in Maryland and the risk its use poses to public trust in the medical community ("Medical pot rules raise concern," July 26). As health care providers for this city's children,...
  • After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

    After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier
    Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan. Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
  • Narcan won't solve the problem of addiction [Letter]

    Over the years I have tried to educate the public about the disease of addiction and how a drug addict thinks and makes decisions. Let me remind the readers that a drug addict only wants one thing and one thing only — more drugs, at all costs. A...
  • Baltimore study indicates family influences academic, work place success

    Baltimore study indicates family influences academic, work place success
    In the American dream a child can rise above a low-income background to go to college and then a high-paying job, but research by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist over a quarter of a century shows it rarely happens in Baltimore. Karl Alexander,...
  • Harford mall, Looney's Pub report thefts [Police blotter]

    Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Chantel Wanita Grace, 19, of the 3700 block of Federal Lane, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police order. Items were stolen on Spesutia Road...
  • Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients

    Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients
    Responding to growing public support for medical use of marijuana, the House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would allow specially licensed physicians in Maryland to recommend the drug to patients with debilitating medical conditions....
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • Harford sheriff says legalizing drugs would 'compound our problems'

    Harford sheriff says legalizing drugs would 'compound our problems'
    Drugs continue to be Harford County's biggest crime-related problem, and legalizing any of them would only make things worse, Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said earlier this week. Bane told the County Council at a budget review session Tuesday...
  • O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]

    O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]
    According to The Sun, Maryland legislators will pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of pot ("Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills," April 7). This is a breakthrough bill, especially promoted by the Black Caucus,...