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Teens Lack Options in Substance Abuse Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Despite drug overdoses becoming one of the top killers of adolescents, teenagers still lack affordable access to drug treatment. MORE  

Weed-Booze Combination More Dangerous For Teen Drivers Than Just Alcohol

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study shows that teenagers who combine pot and alcohol are more likely to be ticketed or involved in an accident. MORE  

LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

By McCarton Ackerman

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior. MORE  

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  

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