Pot Use During Development Teenage Years May Lower IQ Study Shows

*+-Most of us have heard of “Stoners” or “Pot Heads”, the slang terms for frequent marijuana users. Along with these names comes the image of a person that seems burnt out on life and not achieving much or reaching their goals. Though this may be the picture drawn in the minds of those of us that don’t use this drug, what about the claims from America’s youth that smoke marijuana and say that it doesn’t negatively affect them? What is true? Does long-term marijuana use lower IQ and cause harm to a person’s intelligence? The Study Done On Long Term…

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Illicit Use Declines But Painkiller Epidemic Continues

*+-The nation’s fastest growing drug problem isn’t the abuse of cocaine or methamphetamine. Heroin is also not the number one concern. And even with a continuously high number of users, national attention is not being paid to the marijuana epidemic. The issue of prescription painkiller abuse is the number one drug problem gaining national attention at this moment. According to government statistics, prescription painkillers are now misused by over 8 million Americans. What’s worse is that studies have shown there were more overdose deaths from prescription pills last year than from heroin and cocaine combined. The death toll has doubled…

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