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Morning Roundup: April 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

President Obama eliminates drug treatment from ACA, crystal meth smuggled in teddy bears, teens now smoking coffee, and woman poisons husband with antifreeze. MORE  

Art Campaign Tries to Educate Teens About the Dangers of Meth

By John Lavitt

Adolescents participating in Hawaii’s ‘Spray Away Meth’ campaign use street art to show how crystal meth has affected their lives and communities. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Coca-Cola makes cocaine reference, Louisiana bans more synthetic drugs, woman punches cop high on PCP, and two Texas women give toddler six shots of vodka. MORE  

New Survey Shows Teen Alcohol And Drug Use Is Down Overall

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite a precipitous drop since 2000, teenagers increasingly have a more relaxed attitude toward drugs. MORE  

Teen Painkiller Abuse Drastically Drops In Ohio

By McCarton Ackerman

A survey found that illicit painkiller use among teens has fallen considerably, while heroin, cocaine, and steroid use has also declined. MORE  

Teenagers Injected Friend With Heroin and Posted Photos of Dead Body on Facebook

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite three people being present when Dylan Owens died after being injected with a fatal dose of heroin, only one has been charged with any crime. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Pot Could Affect Development of Teenage Brain

By Bryan Le

Using pot during a time when the brain is shaping itself in preparation for adult life could be detrimental, researchers say. MORE  

The Vulnerability of the Teen Brain

By Michael Dhar

The Fix interviews Dr. Daniel J. Siegel whose new book Brainstorm helps adolescents and adults understand the alternatives to the training of the teenage brain, and its vulnerability to addiction.     MORE  

Family of Latest "Spice" Death Speaks Out

By Amelia Edelman

Despite growing concern about the dangers of death and addiction, synthetic marijuana continues to remain legal and widely available to teens. MORE  

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Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels

According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

4/16/14 1:00pm
Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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