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Teens Who Get Addicted to Marijuana

Marijuana is more controversial than ever these days. With legalization for medical use in more than 20 states and legalization for recreational use in two, the drug continues to be the subject for debate. One of the hot topics is addiction. Some people claim that marijuana is not addictive, but most experts know better. While…

Mother and daughter discuss how addiction impacts family

How Addiction Impacts the Family

When it comes to addiction, we often think most about the addict. He is struggling with a chronic illness that is incredibly difficult to treat. He has likely suffered in many ways, including health consequences, financial problems, job loss and/or other impacts on his life. But what about his family? How does addiction impact parents,…

Young girl pulled over for DUI

Youth Likely to Copy DUI Behavior of Friends

Hairstyles, fashion and lingo are all mimicked behaviors. A recent study shows that individuals also follow the group when it comes to making bad decisions like driving after using drugs or alcohol. The study by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of…