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Early intervention can pay off

Early interventions in a child’s life can have a profound impact on delaying and reducing drug use when they become adolescents. With that aim in mind, the National Institute On Drug Abuse has compiled a comprehensive guide that takes researchers and practitioners through what’s needed to intervene in a child’s life in its beginning years […]

Clarifying limitations of marijuana study

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), recently published a study claiming a significant drop in marijuana-related problems among teenagers, such as addiction and having trouble at school. As with all review of scientific research, it’s important to understand a study’s limitations and how it fits into larger context. It […]

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Powdered alcohol another threat health

Before it has even had a chance to hit their markets, state lawmakers in more than half the country have moved to ban powdered alcohol. As with other drink mixes, such as Kool-Aid or Tang, consumers just add water and stir. Powdered alcohol mixes also include appealing flavors especially popular with kids — but what […]

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ASAP offers free workshop on landlord rights March 28

Know your landlord rights. Being a landlord can be a great business opportunity — but also one posing unique challenges. If you want to learn more — especially when it comes to substance use and abuse on your property — we invite you to our FREE Landlord Workshop, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Garner […]

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Marijuana takes a toll on the developing brain

Many youth use marijuana because they think it does no harm. It can often be difficult for parents to get through to their kids that their use of the mind-altering drug can have serious repercussions in their lives. But marijuana takes away more than interest in previously-enjoyed activities and can cause an addiction that can […]

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What parents need to know about vaping

The tobacco industry is ramping and amping up its marketing of vaping as a healthier alternative to cigarette smoking. Don’t believe the hype. Vaping products are essentially battery-operated cigarettes — many sporting cool colors and themes popular with youth — that skip the leafy form of tobacco and allow users to get their buzz from […]

Parents have addiction resources

With the spread of marijuana for recreational and medical use, parents are expressing more concerns about the impact on their children. They are seeking addiction resources There are many ways to stay informed and find solid guidance to address challenges. Several recently released books, videos and articles aimed at preventing marijuana use and debunking common […]