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“Spice” – Not as Fun as it Sounds

February 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Spice—also known as K2, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, and other names—is a synthetic (or man-made) substance made from shredded dried plant materials and chemicals. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Depressants

February 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “depressants?” Maybe “depressed” or “sad?” But the drugs called depressants aren’t called that because they’re depressing in the emotional sense. Read More »

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Cough and Cold Medications: Use Only as Directed

January 28, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Winter is here and, with it, cold season. To arm themselves, many people purchase over-the-counter drugs, which are those that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. Read More »

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Snus-You?

January 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Smokeless tobacco is the latest nicotine-based product to drift into the marketplace and try to catch the attention of young people. Read More »

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Role Models

Let's Talk: Who is Your Role Model?

January 21, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Everyone looks up to someone…a family member, a celebrity, or someone who has overcome hard times to succeed in life. It helps us to have a role model. Question #9: Who do you look up to? Who are your role models? Why? Read More »

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