Skittles Party By Teens Is Not What It Seems

A Skittles Party could take the form of a home filled with teenagers where everyone brings all the prescription medications they have on hand and pool them. Then anyone at the party who wants to abuse a pill just dips in and grabs whatever they want. This practice could be life-threatening but with a deceptive name like a Skittles Party, it could be discussed right in front of a parent without them realizing anything was wrong. Anyone who knows what Skittles are knows why this term came into use. Skittles are small, round candies that come in an assortment of…

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Half of Young Cigarette Smokers Also Smoke Pot Survey Reveals Real Story

Social media turned out to be a better medium for surveying marijuana use than earlier types of research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. Using a Facebook-based survey, researchers found that more than half of those who reported smoking cigarettes every day also smoked marijuana. The incidence was greater among those who were Caucasian, living in the Northeastern United States or rural areas, or if they were not students. All those surveyed were between 18 and 25 years of age.   Prior surveys seemed to indicate that only a third of daily smokers were also marijuana users. The researchers…

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