Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 16

For marijuana-addicted teens, one Colorado school is trying a groundbreaking approach – Colorado Public Radio

By Jenny Brundin When Dr. Paula Riggs learned that only one in 10 teen drug addicts ever gets treatment, she knew she had to do something about it. Generally the only way a teenager ever gets help for a drug problem is if they’re ordered to after a run-in with the law, or if their parents have the …

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Apr 16

Prescription drug take back set for April 26 – Tahoe Daily Tribune

The South Tahoe Police Department in partnership with the South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a prescription drug take back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Safeway. This is the eighth take back in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their …

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Apr 16

Prescription Drug Take-back day in El Dorado County – Lake Tahoe News

Prescription drug take-back day in El Dorado County PUBLISHED: APRIL 13, 2014 El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe Police Department are hosting prescription drug disposal events on April 26. Expired or unused prescription drugs (excluding sharps and liquids) may be dropped off for free disposal. Remove or cross out name of patient. Locations …

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Apr 03

Teen Drinking Info Graphic – MADD

New data from a national survey of high school students shows that teens who receive a message from their parents that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are more than 80 percent less likely to drink than teens who receive other messages. The survey, and corresponding infographic, was released this week by Mothers Against Drunk Driving …

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Apr 03

Calif. lawmaker wants drug makers to pay for disposal sites – SF Chronicle

By: Stephanie Lee Pharmaceutical companies would have to pay for the disposal of all unused medicines sold in California under a state bill modeled after an Alameda County program. The legislation is attempting to curb problems such as prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings by requiring drug manufacturers to create, carry out and pay for a …

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