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FDA Warns About New Drug, “Coco Loko”


In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of Legal Lean Syrup, a drink, and Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder, for selling unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. The warning …

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The Dangers of Drinking During the Holidays


A message from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America): Every year, tradition calls for champagne corks to be popped and wine to be passed as family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays and new year. While the celebratory toasts invoke …

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Monitoring the Future Survey Shows Both Vaping And Marijuana Are More Popular Than Traditional Cigarettes Or Pain Reliever Misuse


Nearly one in three 12th graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” …

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How Addiction Happens


Gary and Chris lost their oldest son, Alex, to an accidental heroin & fentanyl overdose. Alex died on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. After Alex’s passing, Gary, Chris, and their other son, Charlie, gave presentations to teens and parents …

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Teaching Teens The Perils Of Pot As Marketplace Grows


Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Calif. — After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club here last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana. The …

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