Heroin: Additive makes it even more dangerous

To the long list of reasons that make abusing heroin so dangerous, add this: acetyl fentanyl. According to a recently published study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, acetyl fentanyl is a “quasi-legal” synthetic opiate often mixed with heroin sold …

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Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

The following article appeared in the New York Times on August 18, 2014 When the antidrug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more …

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Back-to-School…are you ready?

Although getting children and teens back into a school schedule can be difficult, the transition from the summer to the school year can provide a good opportunity for making changes in your home, adjusting routines, and determining rules and setting …

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LifeSkills Trainers Wanted!

    Port Chester Middle School LifeSkills Volunteer Trainer Part-Time (Schedule to be determined at the end of August) September 2014 – May 2015   LifeSkills Training A research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, …

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Tips for Dads on Talking to Your Teens

We’ve known for years that involved and connected fathers raise teenagers who do better in school, have healthier relationships, and stay out of trouble. Not bad for a job that we all want to do well. But sometimes things get …

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Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they’re increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it. Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana, and medical use is allowed in 21 states and …

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