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Medical Marijuana Sharing Amongst Adolescents

As medicinal marijuana is more available in some states, via legal marijuana dispensaries, a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that it is very common for adolescents in substance abuse treatment programs to use medical marijuana recommended to someone else (also known as “diverted” medical marijuana). The study, “Medical Marijuana […]

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The Significance of 4/20

The date 4/20 or time 4:20 pm has long been popular with the marijuana sub-culture. Even mainstream media will sometimes mention the infamous date/time in reference to marijuana use. It is used as code or slang for many marijuana users as the time when one smokes. It is also a date that many marijuana users […]

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Marijuana is Most Popular With Teens, How to Notice the Signs of Use

Since marijuana use among teens is thought to be more widespread than alcohol, About.com has posted some very informative statistics about marijuana use amongst teens. These statistics come from trusted government studies and prevention organizations and they tell a powerful story about when our children begin using substances like marijuana. Here are just a few: […]

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Everything You Wanted To Say To Your Middle Schooler, But Didn’t Know How-Part IV

By Philippe Rey, Psy. D. Executive Director of Adolescent Counseling Services So now that we have a good idea about what is really going on with drugs and alcohol, let’s look at more ways we can help our teens. As I mentioned last week, as parents your task is to encourage choice. That means that […]

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New Study Reveals Link Between Marijuana Use Amongst Youth and Mental Illness

Marijuana has been a controversial drug that has had many on the fence about its harmful affects. However, a recent study has concluded that early use of marijuana  may cause psyhciatric disorders to develop earlier (as early as 12) rather then developing at a later age (usually 20’s or 30’s). Another concern is that early marijuana use […]

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Synthetic Drug Popularity on the Rise

K2, Spice, Serenity, Genie, Smoke, Hush – these are just a few on the long list of brand names and nicknames given to synthetic marijuana, the new drug of choice for many teens and adults across the country.  In ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program, some of our own clients have admitted to using Spice […]

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