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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Marijuana not a gateway drug?

    Marijuana not a gateway drug?
    Marijuana is thought by some to be a gateway drug among young people who eventually go on to try stronger substances. But that may be the exception rather than the rule, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire looked at data...
  • Deaths linked to doctor accused of recklessly prescribing painkillers

    Deaths linked to doctor accused of recklessly prescribing painkillers
    As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
  • High School Coach Accused of Smoking Pot With Students

    High School Coach Accused of Smoking Pot With Students
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police arrested an assistant high school baseball coach Monday, accusing him of smoking marijuana with teenage students on a trip to a Dodger game. LAPD detectives arrested Kennedy High School assistant coach Pedro Cruz...
  • The 'contagion' of social networks

    The 'contagion' of social networks
    The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
  • Bill seeks to require drug screening for jobless benefits

     
    Legislation introduced by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require applicants for federally subsidized jobless benefits to fill out a questionnaire used for drug screening to determine whether they should then have to take a drug test. Those identified as...
  • Strike three! You're out, Lake County.

     
    Three times the Lake County State's Attorney's office has advanced at trial the shabby, threadbare proposition that Juan Rivera (right) murdered Holly Staker in Waukegan in 1992. Twice now, plainly skeptical appellate court panels have ruled that they did...
  • Tom Sizemore to write memoir of drug addiction and recovery

     
    Actor Tom Sizemore, whose struggles with cocaine and heroin took him all the way to prison, will write a memoir of his addiction and recovery for Atria Books....
  • Study: 19% of Teens Have Driven High

     
    Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out, the game changes. With my oldest daughter preparing for middle school next year, I feel like I have a pretty firm grip on the perils of upper elementary:......
  • 'Ted's' bong toke: Is the MPAA softening its drug policy?

     
    As we all know from the recent controversy over the initial R rating for the documentary “Bully,” the Motion Picture Assn. of America finds bad language very scary. It is almost entirely unperturbed by extreme violence, which is why so many...
  • Mexico ex-president calls drug war 'useless'

     
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox labeled the world's drug strategy "useless" and a failure."...
  • Lawmakers decline to reduce penalties for meth, heroin possession

     
    Senate declines to reduce penalty for drug possession...
  • Webliography: Marijuana decriminalization

     
    An array of sources on the subject of marijuana decriminalization. As always, feel free to add to this list in the comment thread. Marijuana Decriminalization & Its Impact on Use (an assortment of links to studies from the National Organization......