Archive | May, 2012

Synthetic Marijuana – K2 or Spice Fact Sheet

May 23, 2012

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 What is synthetic marijuana? Synthetic marijuana is a mixture of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals that, when smoked, create a high similar to THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana. “Spice” and “K2” are two popular names for these products. How is it packaged? Synthetic marijuana is usually sold as dried leaves in […]

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Teens Who Listen to High-Volume Music at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

May 23, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | May 23, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol, Drugs, Research, Young Adults & Youth Teens and young adults who listen to high-volume digital music with ear buds, or who visit music venues such as clubs or concerts, are at greater risk of substance abuse than their peers […]

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Parents of Teens’ Friends Can Influence Substance Use

May 10, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | May 10, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol, Drugs, Parenting, Prevention & Youth The parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on teens’ decisions about substance use as their own parents, a new study suggests. If the parents of a teenager’s friends are not aware […]

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Teens Who Watch TV Ads for Alcohol Are More Likely to Drink

May 2, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | May 2, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Alcohol, Marketing And Media, Research, Young Adults & Youth Teenagers who are familiar with TV ads for alcohol are more likely to drink, according to new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting in Boston. Researchers at Children’s […]

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Survey Finds Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Teens

May 2, 2012

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By Join Together Staff | May 2, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed in Drugs, Research & Youth Nearly one in 10 teenagers are smoking marijuana at least 20 or more times a month, a new survey finds. The Associated Press reports that the survey, released Wednesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, found past-month […]

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