Maybe you have heard some myths about marijuana in the past, like that it can cause cancer or turn users into violent felons. While no evidence has been found to bolster those claims, it is becoming increasingly clear that marijuana is not completely harmless, especially when the person smoking it is a teenager. In fact, […]Read more
“As long as they’re not snorting cocaine, shooting heroin, or popping ecstasy pills, I’m fine with my teenaged kids having a drink or two every now and then.” That is the sentiment embraced by many parents in America today. However, while illicit substances might cause more acute adverse effects, it is still unwise to downplay […]Read more
You know how every Halloween, you hear all of these warnings and advisories about adults tampering with candy and putting kids at risk? Truth be told, such incidents are extremely rare in the U.S., especially when compared to other Halloween-related hazards (like traffic accidents, for instance). Still, parents are advised to examine their kids’ treats […]Read more
Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who passed away in late 2016, once said, “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” She was speaking about her mental illness, but this same sentiment is relevant for people who are trying to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol. This task can be […]Read more
The use of the prescription narcotic Oxycontin for children as young as eleven has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This is true only with patients that are already “responding to, and tolerating a minimum opioid dose equal to at least 20 mg of oxycodone per day before they can be prescribed an […]Read more
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