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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US Army Granting More Waivers for Those with History of Cannabis Use 

Over the past fifty years, we have seen increasing acceptance of cannabis use across the nation. Public support for the legalization of marijuana has grown from 12 percent in 1969 to 64 percent today. More than 30 states have legalized it in some form and over 128 million people, more than half of American adults,…

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    Over the past fifty years, we have seen increasing acceptance of cannabis use across the nation. Public support for the legalization of marijuana has grown from 12 percent in 1969 to 64 percent today. More than 30 states have legalized it in some form and over 128 million people, more than half of American adults,…

  • Golden State Gives No-Go for Booze-Cannabis Combo 

    Alcohol is legal in California. Now, recreational use of marijuana is, too. Does that mean Californians will be allowed to sit at their favorite bar stool and consume a cocktail and cannabis?   Nope.  Why Not? The question has definitely come up among residents and business owners in the state. Owners of licensed establishments want to know exactly…

  • Cryptocurrency: A Payment For Treatment or a Reason For Treatment?

    Do residential treatment facilities accept cash, charge, insurance – or cryptocurrency? Despite cryptocurrency’s newfound popularity, hopefully that last form of payment is not an option. Why? Because it may be the cause for treatment.  Cryptocurrency may be joining the ranks of cocaine, methamphetamines, gambling and alcohol. For some, it is just as addictive. Is This Really an Issue? Well, it’s widespread…

  • States Move to Ban Synthetic Urine 

    More and more states are moving to ban an increasingly popular mechanism used to defeat drug tests.  Synthetic urine, otherwise known as fake pee, has come under fire with lawmakers, who say the liquid gives drug users a way to sidestep screening exams administered by police, employers and the court system.     Synthetic urine is essentially water that has been fortified with…

  • San Francisco Mayor Proposes Drug Distribution to Homeless

    For San Francisco, the statistics related to opioid abuse are staggering: The Department of Public Health estimates there are 11,000 people addicted to heroin in San Francisco. It is estimated that thousands of these individuals are homeless. The Public Works Department picks up more than 12,500 discarded needles every month at homeless hang-outs. San Francisco’s…