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Vermont Governor Focuses State Of The State On Drug Abuse

By John Lavitt

Governor Peter Shumlin used his entire annual address to outline an ambitious plan to combat the state’s "full blown" heroin epidemic. MORE  

R&B Star Mario Mentors Kids Impacted by Drugs

By Victoria Kim

The Grammy-nominated singer tells The Fix about working with kids who grow up, as he did, with addiction in their homes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 25, 2013

By Bryan Le

Latin America prepares for pot legalization, social isolation may increase risk of addiction, and Snoop Lion wants to educate kids about smoking weed. MORE  

Girl Scouts Take on Prescription Drug Abuse

By Ben Feuerherd

A group of girl scouts earn a badge in promoting Rx drug awareness. MORE  

How Can We Educate Against Addiction?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell argues that addiction ed in schools should focus more on alcoholism. MORE  

Can a New "Sin Tax" Save Haiti's Schools?

By Chrisanne Grise

A proposed 2% tax on booze and cigarettes would bring in revenue for Haiti's suffering education system. MORE  

Life Expectancy Declines for Less-Educated Whites

By McCarton Ackerman

Drug ODs and smoking are thought to be major reasons why less-educated white people have lost years of life expectancy. MORE  

More Recovery High Schools Help Teens Stay Clean

By Valerie Tejeda and May Wilkerson

Specialized high schools can offer teens in recovery a vital support network of staff and fellow students. MORE  

National Prevention Week Is Now

By May Wilkerson

This week celebrates community organizations that help prevent substance abuse—and anyone can get involved. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 18, 2012

By Reina Berger

Early substance use linked to underachieving, young people find smoking too expensive, and Tyra Banks pledges to fight eating disorders. MORE  

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