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Eleven NFL Players Face Discipline for Positive Drug Tests

Eleven NFL players are facing serious consequences for testing positive for drugs, according to a Yahoo! Sports news article. The NFL players were promised by DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players’ Association Executive Director that for 30 days after the summer’s lockout there would be no drug testing. Unfortunately, he gave the players wrong information, because […]

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Why School Drug Testing Is So Important

Substance abuse in schools interferes with a student’s ability to learn, disturbs the teaching environment, and also negatively affects other students. For these reasons some schools administer random student drug testing in the hopes to prevent drug abuse. There are two main reasons for this. The first one is that due to the randomness of […]

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Marijuana Effects on Mental Health

According to theantidrug.com new research has shown serious consequences of teen use of marijuana and the effects on their mental health. The marijuana that teens are smoking now a days is highly potent. The younger a user abuses marijuana has serious effects on the critical brain development years. Evidence indicates that marijuana changes the mental […]

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Recovery Programs Available in College Institutions

According to The Wall Street Journal an expanding amount of colleges are establishing recovery programs for students. Texas Tech University in Lubbock is the leader of these programs since they were the first university to begin a recovery program. Texas Tech features 12-step courses, classes on relapse deterrence, chances for academic scholarships and a peaceful […]

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Prescription Drugs On The Rise Among The Youth of America

A new study performed by a research team from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has found that more than one in five teens who have been prescribed a controlled medication substance such as Oxycodone (for pain) or Ritalin (to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are abusing the drugs.   Researchers from the study […]

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The Drug Problem Today and the Four Stages of Drug Abuse

In today’s society the presence of drugs is everywhere, especially for high school students. It doesn’t matter what group a student hangs out with- the athletes, honor students, average and troubled students- at some point they will be exposed to dangerous drugs. According to studies conducted in America’s school system, 54% of high school seniors […]

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US Military Adds 130 Positions for Substance Abuse Counselors

The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is actively searching for 130 additional substance abuse counselors by October 1st. They began accepting applications on August 1st and hopes this will be a speedy process. The job of these substance abuse counselors is to help Soldiers overcome the struggles of drug and alcohol abuse. ASAP is offering […]

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