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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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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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As the U.S. struggles with an opioid epidemic, with almost 500,000 individuals dying from opioid overdoses since 2000, one study may shed light on how “overprescribed” such medications might be. Despite the fact that opioid analgesics remain a first-line treatment for …

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University of Pittsburgh researchers develop brain sensor tech to understand why young people are more vulnerable than adults to highly addictive substances Several studies have provided strong evidence that adolescents—people in their teens to early twenties—have a higher vulnerability than …

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Natalie Jacewicz It was 1:30 a.m., and Anna was trying to keep her mind off her ex-boyfriend, with whom she had ended a painful relationship hours earlier. It was too late to call the therapist she was seeing to cope …

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On Oct 28th, in partnership with Walgreens Nyack, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department and the Orangetown Police Department, OCADA took part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This Fall’s Rx Take Back Day was the 14th in seven years. …

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New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National …

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It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week — a great opportunity to reflect on what can be done to prevent teen crashes and related deaths and injuries, and to spread the word about safe teen driving. In the United States, motor …

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By Tim Newman Medical News Today Earlier studies showed that alcoholic people have measurable changes in their resting brain activity. And now, for the first time, researchers find similar changes in the brains of non-alcoholic students who binge drink. Alcoholic beverages …

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The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol …

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