drugs

Oregon Voters to Decide on Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

The Oregon Secretary of State has certified that a petition campaign for a measure that would allow recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older has turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Under the proposal, a person could possess up to eight ounces of marijuana at…

Recovery High Schools Show Promise, But Face Challenges

High schools designed to support students in recovery from substance use disorders show promise in helping students sustain their abstinence, but face a number of challenges, according to experts. Recovery schools offer an alternative to students who have left their high school to deal with substance abuse issues. If they…

Study: Heroin Addiction Treatment Should Include Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy

Treatment for heroin addiction is most effective if it includes both inpatient and outpatient therapy, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center compared two groups of patients addicted to heroin: those who started buprenorphine treatment while in the hospital and then were referred directly to an outpatient…

Some Colleges Starting to Sell Beer at Stadiums to Increase Revenue

Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas is among the schools that will start to sell beer and wine at football games this fall, in an effort to increase revenue, according to USA Today. The school sold beer during basketball season this past year, netting six figures over the course of…

Biggest Risk Factor for Teens Taking Ecstasy: Use of Other Drugs

High school seniors who are most likely to take Ecstasy are those who use other drugs, researchers at New York University have found. Overall, about 4.4 percent of high school seniors reported using Ecstasy within the last year, Newwise reports. Males are at particularly high risk for use. The drug is…