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Recreational Substance Use

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  • DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum

    DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum
    Felicia Miceli thought she did everything right. She sent her children to private school and encouraged them to become involved in sports and the community. But, the Medinah mother said, she could not save her son from heroin. Miceli stood up before...
  • Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high

    Principal: Students use e-cigarettes to get high
    York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high. In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school. The...
  • Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message

    Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message
    Hoping to fortify a message to students that drug use is dangerous, Naperville North and Glenbard North high schools are hosting former NBA player Chris Herren to share his experiences. Herren was a second-round draft pick who played for the Denver...
  • Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties

    Panel discusses issue of heroin in collar counties
    Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict. "It took over my life. … It'...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
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  • State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died

    State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died
    A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
  • La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use

    La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use
    Elannah Rose Sheklow’s parents thought they were doing everything right. They had family dinners. They checked their daughter’s homework nightly. They knew her friends. They talked to her about boys, drugs and school. But at 16 when Sheklow...
  • Smoked pot safe? Supporters blowing smoke: Front Burner

    Smoked pot safe? Supporters blowing smoke: Front Burner
    If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
  • Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl

    Welcome to the 'Wake and Bake' Super Bowl
    Welcome to the “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl. The NFL won’t call it that, of course. Not unless the league can license it and turn a profit. But that’s what this is, and besides, “Wake and Bake" Super Bowl is easier to remember...
  • Smoke weed, turn into a pothead? Not so fast.

    Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."...
  • Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines
    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...