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Vancouver teen has died after suspected 'fake 80s' overdose

A 17-year-old boy has died of a suspected fentanyl overdose in Vancouver.<p>A Vancouver police release says that two boys, aged 16 and 17, lost consciousness in Shelley Park Saturday night after taking what is believed to be fake Oxycontin.<p>Both teens were rushed to hospital and the 16 year-old has …

Can Sleep Problems in Teens Predict Substance Abuse?

When thinking about the factors that contribute to teenage drinking and drug use, sleep may not make many parents' lists. But it should. New research investigating the relationship between sleep and substance use among adolescents has found that sleep troubles in teens can predict several problems …

Teens who smoke pot early and often risk lowering their IQs, Substance Abuse Centre says

Teens who start smoking marijuana early and do so frequently risk lowering their IQ scores, according to research from the Canadian Centre on …

Military children display higher rates of substance abuse and violence – study

Being the child of an active-duty military member may present increased risks for violence, substance abuse and becoming the victim of bullying, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics finds.<p>The study adds to a growing body of research on the emotional stresses and …

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Packers DL Letroy Guion suspended 3 games for violating NFL substance abuse policy

The Packers will be without their veteran defensive lineman until Week 4.<p>Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion has been suspended for the first three games of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The …

Hillary Clinton proposes $10bn plan to combat substance abuse 'epidemic'

The Democratic frontrunner’s proposal shifts emphasis toward treatment and would reward states that produce comprehensive plans with grant money<p>Hillary Clinton has unveiled a $10bn plan to help contain substance abuse across America, as the nation grapples in particular with a growing opioid crisis …

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Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy

Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news on Twitter. The league did not release details about the specifics of Bryant’s violation.<p>Bryant’s suspension prevents him from playing in …

Check these great pics of today’s heavy snowfalls in the ski season that just keeps on giving.

Victorian resorts are missing out on today’s snowfalls for now, though the higher ones should also make it through to the end of September thanks to …

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