Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 15

Recent Surges in Illegal Substance Use Among South Lake Tahoe Teens

Recent reports from representatives at our local high school have issued warnings of increased use of cocaine use and DXM abuse. DXM is a common ingredient found in many over the counter (OTC) cough medicines. Cocaine is an illegal highly addictive substance that can have serious long lasting detrimental effects on mental health. Cocaine is …

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Dec 01

December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month

Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. As alcohol levels rise in a person’s system, the negative effects on the central nervous system increase, too. Alcohol is absorbed directly through the walls of the stomach …

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