Kaia Larson

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Here's Why Vermont Has The Highest Rate Of Illicit Drug Use In America

The Northeastern state ranked high for almost every type of drug, from marijuana to cocaine.<p>This trend is a consequence of factors including weather, politics, and proximity to big cities, according to Barbara Cimaglio, the Vermont Department of Health's deputy commissioner for alcohol and drug …

Vermont

Innovating Drug Abuse Prevention

As a father, sometimes I don't know how exactly to reach my kids. There are times when I feel if I don't say what I need to in a text or hashtag, I'm not going to get through. Our children live in a world in which they're bombarded with messages, coming at them instantly from every angle.<p>I can't …

Against Medical Recommendations, FDA Approves Potent New Painkiller

The FDA's medical advisory board voted against approving Zohydro, an opioid painkiller drug with up to 10 times more hydrocodone than Vicodin.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers prescription painkiller overdoses a public health epidemic, calling prescription drug abuse the …

Medicine

Teen Drug Use Number One Health Problem: Study

Matt Helmer was the teen who begged his parents to give each homeless person $20 on the street. He was the guy who worked at the bagel shop and …

Mental Health

Overdosing In America

Shaunacy Ferro points to a new study that shows that since 1999, “the rise in drug deaths hasn’t been evenly spread out across the country, but has …

Is 18 Too Young To Smoke?

John Kruzel hopes other cities follow New York’s lead in banning cigarette sales to anyone under 21:<p>[T]he 18–20 set does more than just supply …

Families Affected by Substance Abuse Invited to Teen Intervene

CARE of Southeastern Michigan is holding an educational program for teens who have dealt with mild to moderate substance abuse.<p>Teen Intervene is from …

Communication Skills

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The odds of substance abuse issues finding their way into your business are sizeable. According to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, of the 18.9 million adults classified with …

Substance Abuse

Drug use, decision-making and the blunders of Rob Ford

The embattled mayor of Toronto's bad decision-making has all the signs of problem drug and alcohol use, though it could just be incompetence<p>Toronto mayor Rob Ford has had a rough couple of months. He has recently confessed to using crack cocaine "in a drunken stupor", been caught on video making …

America's Poverty Rate Stuck At 15 Percent For Second Straight Year

The U.S. poverty rate was essentially unchanged at 15 percent in 2012, as roughly 46.5 million people were stuck living at or below the poverty line, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. This marks the second straight year that both the poverty rate and total number of people living in poverty …

How Many Americans Live In Poverty?

As we reported earlier this year, there are some big problems with the way poverty is measured in this country. So we were interested to see a Census report out today based on the "supplemental poverty measure" — a newer, unofficial method that figures in the value of many government benefits, the …

The Marijuana-Psychosis Connection Goes Both Ways In Teens

There’s been a lot of interest from the scientific community in the not-so-simple relationship between marijuana use and a person’s risk of psychosis. The connection is especially important to understand in young people, whose brains are still wiring themselves, a process that continues right up …

Glendora Police to Discuss Local Teen Drug Use

Glendora Police will host an information meeting on teen drug abuse Oct. 21.<p>Encouraging parents to talk to their children on the dangers of drug use, …

Heroin Hits Home: The Deadly Drug Invades America's Schools

<b>By Julia Rubin</b><p>"What have I become?" 23-year-old Andrew Jones asked his mom shortly before he died. "What's happened to me?" A star high school athlete who went on to play Division I football for Missouri State University, Andrew was an honors student whom friends described as outgoing, charismatic, …

Former NBA Star Tackles Drug Abuse at Downers Grove North Event

Former Boston Celtics point guard Chris Herren will speak about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse during a special event at North High on …

Drug Addiction