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Governor Cuomo Launches “Combat Heroin” Campaign

The following news release appeared today on the New York State website – http://www.governor.ny.gov/. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Combat Heroin, a campaign designed to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help. Heroin and opioid addiction has impacted […]

Marijuana, Rx Misuse Raise Safety Concerns as Drugged Driving Increases

The nation’s campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to a pair of ground-breaking studies released this week by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study, the latest version […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Says No to Marijuana Legalization

The group representing the nation’s pediatricians issued a statement this week opposing the legalization of marijuana. The drug can be harmful to adolescent health and development, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group said it supports the compassionate use of marijuana for some children who suffer from debilitating or terminal illnesses, HealthDay […]

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

“Binge drinking can actually kill brain cells in the adolescent brain where it does not to the same extent in the adult brain. So for the same amount of alcohol, you can actually have brain damage — permanent brain damage — in an adolescent for the same blood alcohol level that may cause bad sedation […]

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Super Bowl – A Teachable Moment

This Sunday, millions of people will be tuning in to one of the most watched sporting events in the world – the Super Bowl.  Even the non sports fan will watch, more particularly for  the commercials that are aired during the game.  These ads cost about $150,000 a second and as such are the best […]