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Practical tips to avert peer pressure for using substances

Peer pressure is a major cause of addiction amongst teens and young adults. It is a fact that, most of the times, it is peers who initiate people into alcohol and drugs. It might appear to be a simple matter to deal with, but in reality it isn’t.

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Legalizing marijuana for recreation leading to increased pediatric exposure cases: Study

More than half of the states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, while four states, including Colorado, have also allowed recreational use of the cannabis since 2015. In July 2016, JAMA Pediatrics published a study titled, “Unintentional Pediatric Exposures to Marijuana in Colorado, 2009-2015,” which revealed the high level of unintentional exposure […]

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Addiction may trigger suicide

Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in 2013 in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control says in its 2015 report. Suicide has been a preeminent reason behind deaths in the country and substance abuse contributes hugely to it. […]

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