Category results for "Drugs"

NIDA Releases New Guide on Treating Teen Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is releasing new resources to help parents, health care providers and substance abuse treatment specialists treat teens who are struggling with drug abuse. The resources also provide advice on identifying and interacting with teens who may be at risk.

Animal Poison Control Center Reports Increase in Marijuana Poisonings in Pets

The Animal Poison Control Center reports an increase in the number of calls about marijuana poisonings in pets, according to NBC News.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 17- Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Marijuana Legalization Movement Gains Momentum

As the first legal marijuana stores open in Colorado, and Washington state gets ready to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling marijuana, momentum is building in other states to legalize the drug, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Denver County Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program Uses Peer Recovery Model

The Denver County Jail uses a peer recovery model to help inmates take a more active role in their substance abuse treatment, The Denver Post reports.

President Obama Says Marijuana is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Obama told The New Yorker magazine he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. He added smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage.”

Adults Who Use Illicit Drugs More Likely to Think About Suicide: Survey

Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey.

National Drug Facts Week to Promote Conversation About Drugs With Teens

During National Drug Facts Week, January 27 to February 2, communities and schools around the country will host events to allow teens to learn how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.

Colorado, Washington Wait to See Impact of Tax Rates on Legal Marijuana

Policymakers in Colorado are imposing a 15 percent wholesale and 10 percent retail tax on marijuana transactions. The impact of the tax rate is unclear, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

Entrepreneurs Looking for Business Opportunities in Marijuana Industry

Entrepreneurs are moving forward with new business strategies as legal sales of recreational marijuana get underway in Colorado, CNBC reports. Washington state will begin selling marijuana later this year.

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