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Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

Sara Bellum
March 20, 2012

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »

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St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

Sara Bellum
March 15, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

Sara Bellum
March 08, 2012

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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Coca-Cola's Scandalous Past

Sara Bellum
March 01, 2012

Did you hear the one about cocaine being found in the recipe for Coca-Cola? Well, it’s true. Read More »

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Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2012

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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