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Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Recent media investigations highlighted the presence of unscrupulous drug dealers peddling illegal substances, including cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy, to children as young as 12 to 13 years, on several social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. The discovery of this disturbing trend led to widespread condemnation of social media giants, alleging that they …

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Marijuana surpasses cigarettes in popularity with teens

The daily or near-daily use of marijuana now exceeds the daily cigarette smoking among high school seniors, according to the most recent Monitoring the Future (MFT) survey. The results also indicate that, while teens’ use of cigarettes dropped to an all-time low, the use of marijuana and e-cigarettes have increased among young people. Researchers have …

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How dangerous drugs are marketed to children

The sentiments of drug dealers worldwide were summarized in the 1973 R.J. Reynolds tobacco company document entitled “Some Thoughts About New Brands of Cigarettes for the Youth Market,” which states: “Realistically, if our Company is to survive and prosper, over the long term, we must get our share of the youth market.” The goal of …

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Painkillers: The real gateway drug

A simple web search of “what heroin high feels like” will yield forums dedicated to disturbingly mundane threads providing detailed information. On the website HighExistence, a message board user calling himself “Yaboyllamaz” debunks sensationalized myths about heroin highs. After detailing the different effects from variant opioids, he confides the following: “I had tried Vicodin, Percocet/OxyContin/forms …

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How to intervene when your child has experimented with drugs

Parents exert the most influence on their kids when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Recent research discovered that two out of three teenage kids who abstain from alcohol and drugs do so to avoid losing their parents’ respect. But what happens if a child has already begun to experiment with drugs or alcohol? Before …

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Long-term consequences of drug possession for young adults

Abusing drugs can have a wide range of consequences for individuals of all ages. For young people, legal ramifications create obstacles that last well into later life, even long after entering recovery. In Utah, possession of some types of drugs can constitute a felony, leading to long prison sentences and severe difficulties in finding employers. …

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The lion, the witch and the wardrobe: Starring the teen, drugs and the media

Teenagers are often likely to be highly impressionable as they form their identity in the years leading up to young adulthood. This can include influences from a wide range of sources, including the Internet, as well as television and popular music. Young people are constantly exposed to messages about alcohol, as well as tobacco and …

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