Unused Prescription Drugs Can Be Dangerous If They Fall Into Your Kid’s Hands

National Drug Take Back Day—created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—is October 24th. This Saturday, people can get rid of prescription pills by dropping them off at a collection site, where they will be disposed of safely and without judgement. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, that year, prescription drugs…

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The Importance of Early Education about Substance Use

Over the last several decades, there has been a ton of research on how early experiences affect later substance use. Early intervention—particularly from birth to age 8—can significantly reduce the risk of substance misuse and other harmful behaviors. A study published in the journal Psychological Science found that kids who had used drugs or alcohol…

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‘We Need a Stronger Plan’ : Dax Shepard’s Relapse

In the September 25 episode of Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, the actor revealed he had relapsed on Vicodin after 16 years of continuous sobriety;  he was recently prescribed this drug to treat pain from an injury.  By the time Shepard disclosed his relapse, he had close to two weeks of sobriety.  Shepard’s story is…