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Social Hosting Forum, April 25

Planning on hosting a prom party? Will your child be attending a friend’s party? Are you a student hosting or invited to a party? Please join us for a public forum on New York State’s Social Hosting Law What you … Continue reading

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Almost One in Five High School Age Boys in US Receive ADHD Dx

By Join Together Staff | April 2, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Mental Health, Prescription Drugs, Treatment & Youth Almost one in five boys of high school age, and 11 percent of school-age children overall, have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder … Continue reading

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Prevention Programs in Middle School May Reduce Later Prescription Drug Use

By Join Together Staff | February 19, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Drugs,Prescription Drugs, Prevention & Youth Substance abuse prevention programs that begin in middle school may help deter prescription drug abuse in later years, new research suggests. Scientists analyzed findings from three studies … Continue reading

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Informational Resources

Dear Anne, One person dies every 19 minutes from a drug overdose in the United States and that trend is being driven by prescription (Rx) painkillers.  But we have the power to stop the epidemic of teen medicine abuse. As both … Continue reading

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Doctors Often Don’t Ask Teen Patients About Drinking

By Join Together Staff | February 5, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed inAlcohol, Healthcare, Prevention & Youth Many doctors don’t ask their teenage patients about their drinking, a new study finds. A survey of 10th graders found that while more than 80 percent had seen … Continue reading

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Many Parents Not Concerned About Children’s Misuse of Narcotics

By Join Together Staff | January 28, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Parenting, Prescription Drugs & Youth A survey of parents finds just one-third are very concerned about the misuse of prescribed narcotic pain medicine by children … Continue reading

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Seeking “Higher” Ground: The Dangers of Designer Drugs

By Harry Leider | January 22, 2013 |  2n Scientific American.Com   Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with ways to alter consciousness, and have gone to great lengths to reach a “higher” ground.  From naturally occurring substances such as opium and betel nuts, to … Continue reading

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NYPD Use Decoy Pill Bottles to Track Pain-Pill Thieves

By Join Together Staff | January 16, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed inCommunity Related, Prescription Drugs & Prevention The New York Police Department has announced it will put decoy pill bottles with tracking devices on pharmacy shelves, in an effort to track stolen painkillers. … Continue reading

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NYC Restricts Some Painkillers in Public Hospital ERs

By Join Together Staff | January 11, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed inCommunity Related, Healthcare, Prescription Drugs & Prevention New York City public hospitals will restrict prescriptions of some powerful painkillers in their emergency rooms, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday. The new policy is designed … Continue reading

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Synthetic Marijuana Ban Made Permanent in NJ

By Join Together Staff | November 27, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inCommunity Related, Drugs, Legislation & Prevention New Jersey has made its temporary ban on synthetic marijuana permanent, state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Monday. The state’s Division of Consumer Affairs banned the … Continue reading

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