In the field of substance abuse, three connected factors are setting the stage for serious harm on America’s roads.
Some teens are choosing to vape marijuana products because they are nearly undetectable. But both parents and teens alike should know the damage that’s occurring to the lungs as a result of vaping marijuana, tobacco or simply flavored oils. This damage has been fatal for dozens of people.
The subject of heated debate and an ongoing discussion regarding its legalization, marijuana has become a common talking point at American dinner tables, in school classrooms, and on political stages. And though many states have moved towards legalizing the substance, doing so may have harmful implications for young people.
Every year it seems, there is a new way to use drugs that is even more dangerous than the last. As electronic cigarettes (also called vaporizers) have grown in popularity, young people are now using them to consume marijuana products.
As marijuana legalization has increased, new and risky ways of using cannabis products are coming to the forefront. What do parents need to know to protect their kids?
It can be hard to get a straight answer to this question. We'll look at some of the effects of pot and some of the data on traffic accidents and you can decide.
As marijuana use becomes legal in more and more states, it can be hard to know who to ask for advice on the safety of this drug. For pregnant women, knowing who to listen to is particularly important. To help these women, the U.S. Surgeon General has just issued advice for all pregnant women on marijuana use.
Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.
Drug and alcohol abuse can rob us of our family members and loved ones, our friends, our coworkers, and even our own lives in many different ways. Substance abuse with drugs and alcohol greatly impairs our abilities, reducing our cognitive function, our mental capacity, and our physical dexterity.
During pregnancy, most women try to provide ideal environments for their babies by stopping use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. But some women think it’s acceptable to continue (or even start) using marijuana during pregnancy. We take a look at the possible effects of this drug on the baby.