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Drug Use

A Top Ranking No One Wants

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

This is a top ranking that no one wants. Male arrestees in D.C. were found to test positive for PCP use at a far higher rate than those in other ma...

Is This The Gay Community's Newest Threat?

YourTango | Biz Hurst | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

I lost my girlfriend to an epidemic I didn't know existed. How could this happen? I have attempted to block out a particular moment from this past ...

Did Cocaine Cause The Financial Crisis?

CNBC | John Carney | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

CNBC: Was the financial crisis the hangover from a gigantic coke binge? That's the line of reasoning of David Nutt, a British professor of somet...

Nurse Jackie: Yes; The Borgias: No

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.15.2013 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

It is time for the return of Nurse Jackie and The Borgias. Both of these series have their core fans. I can understand it with Nurse Jackie but what are they seeing in The Borgias that I am not?

The Most Successful People Who Have Tried Drugs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

You probably don't equate drug use with success, but some of America's most successful stars have indeed puffed, inhaled, sniffed and more. Here's a t...

Raiding Consciousness

Lewis Lapham | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

The question that tempts mankind to the use of substances controlled and uncontrolled is next of kin to Hamlet's: to be, or not to be, someone or somewhere else.

The Kids Are Not Alright

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

When we pressure children to achieve, we cut them off from their sources of inspiration, their passions and their natural curiosity.

Arthur Delaney

WATCH: Welfare Drug Testing Bill Stars In Hilariously Bad Attack Ad | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Georgia State Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) opposed a bill to drug test welfare recipients because he's a drug addict, according to what may be one o...

Anti-Legal Pot Group Calls Decorated Denver Cop 'Pro-Pot Rent-A-Cop'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

On Thursday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol held a press conference to announce the endorsement of Amendment 64 by various law-enforc...

What Happens If Colorado Legalizes Marijuana?

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. If Amendment 64 passes, it will become almost immediately legal under Colorado law for adults to po...

Legal Weed Ballot Measure Endorsed By Cops, Judges

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol got a key endorsement today from various members of the law enforcement community who say that marijua...

Shelter From the Storm

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Did you see the story last week about Theresa Christian, the woman found stuck in her freezer after five days? Authorities and family members are still speculating about this peculiar turn of events, but surmise Theresa became concerned about a possible tornado.

What Is Your Teen Really Doing at School?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
David Sack, M.D.

School should be a place of learning, socializing and self-discovery, but for some teens it is where lifelong problems with drugs and alcohol begin. Asking your teen, "What did you do at school today?" suddenly takes on new meaning.

We Have a Problem

Zak Malamed | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Zak Malamed

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAn investment in equity in education is an investment in creating jobs. It is an investment in fighting the drug war. It is an investment in moving our country forward. It is an investment in America's comeback.

Study: Teen Pot Use Linked To Later Declines In IQ

AP | MALCOLM RITTER and NICK PERRY | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn't find the same IQ...

Nearly 1 In 5 High Schoolers Drink, Smoke, Use Drugs During School

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

About 17 percent of American high school students are drinking, smoking or using drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National...

NAACP Backs Marijuana Legalization In Colorado

Posted 08.23.2012 | Denver

Amendment 64, Colorado's ballot measure that seeks the legalization of marijuana for adult use and regulation of the drug similar to that of alcohol, ...

A Legal Remedy?

Shereen El Feki | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Shereen El Feki

Diverse laws, across multiple legal systems, have one thing in common: by punishing those who have HIV, or the practices that may put them on the frontlines of infection, they only serve to drive people further away from disclosure, testing and treatment -- fuelling, not fighting, the global epidemic.

To Tell or Not To Tell?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Intimacy isn't necessarily equated with complete honesty. Here are five commonly kept secrets and suggestions about whether it might be best to tell -- or not tell -- your partner about them.

Study: More Than Half of Adult Male Arrestees Test Positive for at Least One Drug

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

The findings are clear evidence of the link between drugs and crime. It is imperative that we address our nation's drug problem not just as a criminal justice issue but as a public health issue. We cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem.

Foreclosure Vandals Threaten Prospective Homeowners: 'Only Going To Get Worse'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

The painful process of foreclosure sometimes carries over to the next prospective buyers. In Anoka, Minnesota, twenty-somethings Nate Kruckeberg a...

Rush Limbaugh -- Sluts, Prostitutes or Just a Pack of Lies?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Juliet Jeske

Rush Limbaugh might have finally gone too far. Attacking half of the adult population directly is not always the best game plan for winning over converts to his cause.

Sensationalizing Drug Use in Pregnant Women: How the Media Perpetuates Racist and Ineffective Policies

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

In this sense, poverty itself is what singles a pregnant woman out for persecution. It is no coincidence that the main focus for drug prosecutions for pregnant women in the United States is crack cocaine, a drug almost exclusively used by the resource-poor.

Angels at Risk: Stand Up to Addiction

Susie Spain | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Angels at Risk is building a web between schools, rehabilitation centers and prevention programs. We continue to make a difference in the quality of our community, both in preventing short-term crisis and in maintaining long-term social stability.

Shameless Is a Car Wreck

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Once you watch an episode of Shameless you will swear you aren't going to watch any more, but then there you are -- following each and every episode. It is addictive; once it grabs you, it won't let go.