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Designer Drugs Imported Legally

By Join Together Staff | December 5, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Drugs Large amounts of designer drugs are being imported into the United States legally, CBS News reports. The drugs include synthetic marijuana, known as Spice. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Doug … Continue reading

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Molly — What You Need to Know

By Susan Weiss and Eric Wargo | November 12, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Drugs What’s in a (drug) name? The now-popular party drug named “Molly” sounds friendly and safe, and young people know that the name is supposed to refer … Continue reading

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Heroin Prevention PSAs Urge Parents to Talk to their Children as Heroin Deaths Spike

9/12/2013 For Immediate Release: September 12, 2013 Contact: Angela Conover, PDFNJ, 201-916-1030 conover@drugfreenj.org NEW BRUNSWICK— Talking to your kids about the dangers of heroin is the theme of a new public service campaign created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New … Continue reading

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Music Festival Attendees Say “Molly” Use is Widespread

By Join Together Staff | September 9, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed inDrugs, Young Adults & Youth Young people who attend electronic dance music festivals tell The Christian Science Monitor that use of the drug “Molly” is widespread. The drug has been attributed to four recent … Continue reading

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Random Drug Tests Don’t Deter Students’ Substance Use – Study Finds

By Celia Vimont | September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments | Filed in Alcohol, Drugs,Tobacco, Young Adults & Youth Random drug testing in schools does not reduce students’ substance use, a national survey of high school students concludes. The study found students who attend schools where they feel … Continue reading

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Heroin Use Soars in Rural Areas

By Join Together Staff | August 8, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed inCommunity Related & Drugs Rural areas are seeing a surge in heroin use, The Wall Street Journalreports. The rise comes as Mexican heroin production has increased in recent years. Officials seized 1,989 … Continue reading

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People Addicted to Opioids Not Getting Adequate Treatment

By Join Together Staff | August 6, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Addiction,Drugs, Healthcare, Prescription Drugs & Treatment Many people addicted to opioids are undergoing short-term detoxification, instead of receiving long-term maintenance treatment, according to a new report. In the journal Health Affairs, eight experts write … Continue reading

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Survey: Many Teens Have Access to Prescription Meds

By Join Together Staff | June 17, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Parenting,Prescription Drugs, Research & Youth A survey of eighth and ninth graders prescribed medication finds 83.4 percent say they have unsupervised access to the drugs at home. This included 73.7 percent who … Continue reading

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Medical Residents Not Properly Trained in Addiction

By Join Together Staff | May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment | Filed in Addiction,Healthcare & Treatment More than half of internal medicine residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they were not adequately trained in addiction and other substance use disorders, according to a … Continue reading

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Parents Don’t Know Their Teens Use ADHD Drugs for Study: Poll Finds

By Join Together Staff | May 21, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Parenting,Prescription Drugs & Youth Only 1 percent of parents believe their teens have used attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) drugs such as Adderall or Ritalin to help them study, but 10 percent of … Continue reading

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