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  1. Vaping and E-Cigarette Use Has Become A Youth Epidemic — September 14, 2018
  2. Recreational Cannabis Is Now Legal. What Does This Mean For Parents? — January 12, 2018
  3. Recent Surges in Illegal Substance Use Among South Lake Tahoe Teens — December 15, 2017
  4. December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month — December 1, 2017
  5. October is National Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. Learn About Misuse VS Abuse. — October 26, 2017

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Oct 26

Marijuana Use and Disorders Have Doubled Since 2001

As attitudes and laws in the U.S. have become more tolerant of marijuana, the proportion of adults using and abusing the substance at least doubled between 2001 and 2013, according to a new study. Although marijuana dependence and abuse was found to be on the rise, that is largely due to the overall increase in …

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Oct 22

Dietary supplement use sends thousands to the ER each year

Bad reactions to dietary supplements are sending tens of thousands of Americans to the ER every year, a new study shows. More than 23,000 visits to emergency rooms occur annually due to complications from taking dietary supplements such as herbal or complementary nutritional products, vitamins, and minerals, according to scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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Oct 13

Take as Prescribed: Drug Addiction in the US

The US consumes 80 percent of the world’s supply of painkillers, and overdoses from prescription opioid drugs kill at least 16,000 Americans every year - more than cocaine and heroin combined. Once thought to be a problem of the young, opioid addiction is becoming more common among elderly Americans. “I was taking exactly what the doctor prescribed, …

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Sep 16

FDA Orders Reynolds to Stop Sales of 4 Cigarette Brands

Reynolds American Inc can no longer sell Camel Crush Bold or three other cigarette products in the United States because they may be more dangerous than similar older cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. The 2009 Tobacco Control Act requires that new cigarettes be reviewed by the FDA before being allowed on …

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Jul 27

HHS Secretary: 259 Million Opioid Prescriptions in U.S. in 2012 Outnumbered American Adults

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told Congress Wednesday that there were more than 250 million prescriptions for opioid drugs in 2012 – more than the number of adults in the U.S. “In the year 2012, there were 259 million prescriptions for opioids. That’s more than one for every adult in the country,” Burwell told …

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Jul 17

Pot Breathalyzer To Make Marijuana Legalization Safer

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more states across the U.S., concerns about road safety have taken center stage. As regulations regarding how much alcohol can be safely consumed before driving have been hammered into the public eye for years, many worry that newly legalized pot rules need to be paid the same attention. …

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Jul 14

Sounding the Alarm as Prescription Drug Abusers Turn to Heroin

Standing in the pulpit above Austin Klimusko’s casket three years ago, his mother used his death to draw the connection between pills from a pharmacy and drugs from the street. “When his prescriptions dried up, he turned to heroin,” Susan Klimusko said in a frank eulogy meant as a warning to the young mourners at …

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Jun 29

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Collecting Prescription Drugs

El Dorado County residents on July 12 from noon-5pm may get rid of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications. Drop-off locations include: El Dorado County sheriff’s substation, 4354 Town Center Blvd., Suite 112 in El Dorado Hills. Holiday Market, 5030 Ellinghouse Drive in Cool. Fire Station 61, 6281 Main St., Georgetown, (8am-noon). Safeway Supermarket, 6498 Pony …

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Jun 24

Medical Marijuana May Help Some Symptoms, But Not All

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remains a matter of debate, even as 23 US states and the US capital, Washington, …

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Jun 23

Deaths From Synthetic Marijuana use Rising Sharply in U.S.: CDC

Synthetic marijuana killed three times more people in the first five months of 2015 than in all of 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. With catchy “brand” names such as Spice, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, K2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Twilight and hundreds of others, synthetic marijuana …

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