Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

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Before & After: Physical Effects of Drugs

Drug abuse is a national issue continuing to plague Americans of all walks of life. An estimated 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017. Research also shows that many people who suffer from untreated substance abuse disorders and addiction go untreated. The risk of relapse increases without…

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    Drug abuse is a national issue continuing to plague Americans of all walks of life. An estimated 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017. Research also shows that many people who suffer from untreated substance abuse disorders and addiction go untreated. The risk of relapse increases without…

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  • German Electrical Plant Burns Pot for Energy

    What happens to confiscated pot? Does it go to Mary Jane jail somewhere? Is it donated to hospitals for medical research? Does it get tossed into the high seas? In the U.S., officials turn to several different sources for disposal of confiscated drugs. The DEA uses EPA-approved incinerators. State police, on the other hand, turn…

  • Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

    Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, however, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things…

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