Teens Who Try K2 May be Using the Drug Regularly

Published 09-19-2017

Three percent of high school seniors say they use the synthetic drug known as “K2” or “Spice,” a new study finds. Almost half of the teens who report K2 use say they have used it more than three times in the past month, UPI reports. K2 or Spice are also known as synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). “This finding is important because it implies that half of current users are using SCs more than once or twice, which may suggest more than just mere experimentation,” lead researcher Joseph Palamar of NYU Langone Medical Center said in a news release. “In fact, 20 percent of...

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“It all comes down to your choices.”

Published 08-31-2017

“It all comes down to your choices,” said a man in his fifties as he completed treatment following a brief return to drinking lots of alcohol. In the company of supportive peers and an empathic treatment team, this man had immersed himself for three weeks in mindfulness practices structured by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He also maintained connections with his sponsor and Alcoholics Anonymous. The man recounted how an offer of alcohol—made amid physical, interpersonal, and financial stressors—precipitated his most recent drinking episode. Similar situations had instigated previous binges. In the future, he plans to minimize exposure to stressors and drinking opportunities...

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SPOTLIGHT: Doylestown, PA Affiliate’s Criminal Justice Services

Published 08-31-2017

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania in Doylestown offers a range of programs as part of its Criminal Justice Services, including DUI, Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC) and Anger Management. DUIThe DUI Program consists of a Court Reporting Network alcohol and other drug evaluation, which is required by the state of Pennsylvania for each DUI. The evaluation is a set of roughly 115 questions pertaining to alcohol and other drug use, with specific questions about the day of and the month leading up to the DUI charge. Based on this evaluation, the state may require an alcohol and other drug assessment...

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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Tulare County, Inc. Tulare, CA- Affil…

ABOUT:  The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Tulare County, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based organization providing prevention using evidence-based programs, education, information, and referral services to county residents, businesses, schools, and faith-based organizations since 1976.  MISSION:  The Mission of NCADD Tulare Co., Inc. is to provide prevention, education, information, help and hope in the fight against the chronic, often fatal disease of alcoholism & other drug dependencies, and to reduce the prevalence of underage drinking in Tulare County.  Visit their Google Places Page: http://bit.ly/NCADDTulareInc NCADD Affiliates

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