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    Parent's Talk section - Smoking and Alcohol

    Parent's Talk section - Smoking and Alcohol

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:35:46 GMT
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    Smoking and Alcohol can be discussions you are not ready to have with your children. Here are some ideas on how to handle the conversation.  

    Smoking and Alcohol can be discussions you are not ready to have with your children. Here are some ideas on how to handle the conversation.  

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    Learn more about Marijuana!

    Learn more about Marijuana!

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:22:40 GMT
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    Cannabis is the third most popular drug used by youth.  Marijuana (or “weed” or “pot”), hashish and hash oil are all from the cannabis plant. THC (delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol) is the active ingredient in cannabis that changes the mood and distorts the perceptions of the user. See it, learn about it and recognize it. 

    Cannabis is the third most popular drug used by youth.  Marijuana (or “weed” or “pot”), hashish and hash oil are all from the cannabis plant. THC (delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabinol) is the active ingredient in cannabis that changes the mood and distorts the perceptions of the user. See it, learn about it and recognize it. 

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    Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

    Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:25:46 GMT
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    Young people have reported the non-medical use of prescription and over-the counter medicines for many years.  Prescription drugs include stimulants and tranquillizers / sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan.  Have you heard of Opiods, Painkillers, ADHD medicines, and other drugs that can be abused. Read more here to increase your awareness. 

    Young people have reported the non-medical use of prescription and over-the counter medicines for many years.  Prescription drugs include stimulants and tranquillizers / sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan.  Have you heard of Opiods, Painkillers, ADHD medicines, and other drugs that can be abused. Read more here to increase your awareness. 

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    Drug Free Partners

    Drug Free Partners

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:55:35 GMT
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    NewsChannel 10 has partnered with the Law enforcement community to make this information center a reality.  Thank you to our partners.

    NewsChannel 10 has partnered with the Law enforcement community to make this information center a reality.  Thank you to our partners.

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    Help Your Children Understand the Safe Use of Medicine

    Help Your Children Understand the Safe Use of Medicine

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:55:05 GMT
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    Children can understand that people put good and bad things into their bodies. They know that milk and fruit will keep them strong and healthy but that too much of even good things can make them sick. They can learn that medicine can also be good for people but only when used properly.

    Children can understand that people put good and bad things into their bodies. They know that milk and fruit will keep them strong and healthy but that too much of even good things can make them sick. They can learn that medicine can also be good for people but only when used properly.

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    Learn more about what people are using for Party Drugs.

    Learn more about what people are using for Party Drugs.

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:58:11 GMT
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    Party Drugs The term party (or club) drug refers to a variety of drugs found at dance clubs and house parties.  Party/Club drugs are sometimes referred to as “designer drugs”. The substances are typically produced in illegal laboratories, using a variety of chemicals.  It is extremely difficult to predict their strength, what their effects will be and whether they contain poisonous ingredients.  

    Party Drugs The term party (or club) drug refers to a variety of drugs found at dance clubs and house parties.  Party/Club drugs are sometimes referred to as “designer drugs”. The substances are typically produced in illegal laboratories, using a variety of chemicals.  It is extremely difficult to predict their strength, what their effects will be and whether they contain poisonous ingredients.  

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    Big Headline Drugs: Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Herion

    Big Headline Drugs: Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Herion

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:23:59 GMT
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    You see these drugs in the news, do you know what they look like, what they do, and the common the side effects? Learn more here. 

    You see these drugs in the news, do you know what they look like, what they do, and the common the side effects? Learn more here. 

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    What are Steroids? Are these in the same class as the others?

    What are Steroids? Are these in the same class as the others?

    Friday, May 11 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-05-11 15:00:17 GMT
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    Steroids:The most common are the “anabolic steroids” which are a chemically made form of the male sex hormone, testosterone. 

    Steroids:The most common are the “anabolic steroids” which are a chemically made form of the male sex hormone, testosterone. 

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    Learn more about household chemicals that are used to get a high.

    Learn more about household chemicals that are used to get a high.

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-05-11 14:27:51 GMT
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    Solvents, Glue and other Inhalants The use of glue and other solvents is more popular with younger teens (in grades seven and eight) than older youth. 

    Solvents, Glue and other Inhalants The use of glue and other solvents is more popular with younger teens (in grades seven and eight) than older youth. 

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  • Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

    Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:11:43 GMT
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    (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.
  • Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

    Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:20:35 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
  • Study: Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's

    Study: Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:54:36 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-06-22 06:03:23 GMT

    Two strains of the human herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, a new study shows.

    Two strains of the human herpes virus may contribute to Alzheimer's, a new study shows.

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