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Where marijuana is legal, many teens drive while high

(HealthDay News, February 6) More teens drive while high on marijuana in states where the drug is legal, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

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Young people’s memories improved when they stopped using marijuana

(Science News, October 30) Young marijuana users’ memories improved after they stopped using the drug for a period of time, according to a study just published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Study suggests link between energy drinks and drug use

(KTXS, August 2) Teens who drink more than one energy drink per day are less likely to believe drugs like cocaine and heroin are dangerous, according to new research.

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Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

(NBC News, October 3) Marijuana use causes more long-term damage to teen brains than alcohol use, according to a new study entitled “A Population-Based Analysis of the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Cognitive Development.”

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Utah Teen Wins 1st Place in Anti-drug PSA Contest

The wait is over – winners of the latest Operation Prevention Video Challenge have just been announced!

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Study: Deadly Crashes Higher on 4/20

Deadly car crashes were 12 percent higher on April 20 after 4:20 p.m. compared to numbers a week before and a week after, researchers found. 

Frances Bean Cobain and the Genetics of Addiction

(NIDA)  Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of famous rockers Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, recently acknowledged that she's in recovery from addiction.

U.S. teens often ride with impaired drivers

(Reuters Health, March 26) – About a third of young people admitted to riding with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Students on Alcohol and Drugs.

5th grader unknowingly passes out pot edibles to schoolmates

(KRQE News 13, January 17) A fifth-grader at a New Mexico school gave her classmates gummy bears she did not know were actually her parents’ medicinal marijuana edibles.

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U.S. Drug Overdoses Soar Past 60,000

In 2016, there were more than 63,000 deadly drug overdoses in the nation, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.