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Feb 2017

Drug and alcohol addiction

I’d like to share with you this resource about Drug and Alcohol Addiction. This material was put together by CollegeStats for individuals to understand substance dependencies and addiction – how to avoid getting trapped into unhealthy habits and other tips on adopting a healthier lifestyle. As you would probably agree, substance abuse carry devastating consequences and the cases among young people is growing at an alarming rate....

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Jan 2017

Marijuana industry

“While drug, cigarette, and alcohol use are falling almost across the board, due to decades of work and millions of taxpayer dollars, kids are turning more and more to marijuana,” said Jeffrey Zinsmeister, SAM’s Executive Vice President. “It’s unsurprising now that the marijuana industry — following in the footsteps of the tobacco industry — is pouring millions into marketing kid-friendly edible products like pot candy...

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Meeting D1620 Commission Prevention Addiction

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Apr 2015

Meeting D1620 Commission Prevention Addiction

Rotary D1620 Comm preventie mets on Saturday 11/04/15 and promotes Dutch Prevention Program for Parents and Grand Parents: “Als kleine kinderen groot worden” developed by the Flemish Association for Drugs and Alcohol (VAD).    


Smoking hookah: a growing trend among American high school students

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Jul 2014

Smoking hookah: a growing trend among American high school students

A new edition of the Prevention Hub reports increasing use of Hookah smoking in the US. A study conducted in 130 schools across the United States found that nearly one out of five US high school students in their final year smoke hookah. While tobacco smoking rates continue to fall among American teens, hookah use is becoming more common. The study revealed several interesting facts regarding...

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Cannabis use causes decrease of 8 points in IQ

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Jul 2014

Cannabis use causes decrease of 8 points in IQ

Nora Volkow, MD is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the United States. In her presentation she reviewed the recent trends in cannabis use in the USA and the effects of cannabis on the brain. Dr. Volkow mentioned the Dunedin Study during her presentation at the 4th World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm 20 May 2014: In terms of brain development, the...

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