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Partnership at Drugfree.org asks Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Source: Drugfree.org Story By: Candice Besson, Published on 5/1/13 on the Partnership at Drugfree.org blog Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is […]

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Teenagers Getting Drugs Online

Source:WUSA9.com WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — More teenagers are getting their hands on prescription drugs and deterring them isn’t as easy as monitoring your own medicine cabinet anymore. Controlled medications can be just a few computer clicks away. Recently, a 15-year-old from Maryland turned to the Internet to buy prescription painkillers. In his first phone call, that […]

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California Suburban Teens Transition from Painkillers to Heroin

KQED, the public media station for Northern California recently did a series of stories on the increase of suburban California teenagers who are transitioningĀ  from using painkillers to black tar heroin. California Watch, a reporting initiative started by the Center for Investigative Reporting, posted this story and video (shown above) on August 15th, 2012 in […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month: What You Should Know

National Alcohol Awareness Month was first started in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to create awareness about the use of alcohol and the serious consequences associated with its misuse. The NCADD reports that teens who experiment with alcohol before age 15 are four times more likely to become alcohol […]

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