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The impact of marijuana on societies

The impact of marijuana on societies | Drug Misuse | Scoop.it
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 150 million people in the U.S. have tried marijuana and at least 85 million use it more than a few times a month. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in the U.S.
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More Women Overdosing on Painkillers, CDC Report Finds

More Women Overdosing on Painkillers, CDC Report Finds | Drug Misuse | Scoop.it
Eighteen women a day die from prescription pill overdose. Credit: Toby Talbot/AP Photo.
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DOING DRUGS WITH PAUL DILLON: 'Synthetic drugs', 'research chemicals' and 'legal highs': What are we really talking about here?

DOING DRUGS WITH PAUL DILLON: 'Synthetic drugs', 'research chemicals' and 'legal highs': What are we really talking about here? | Drug Misuse | Scoop.it

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FDA Approves New Big Pharma Pill Solution for Prescription Drug Addiction

FDA Approves New Big Pharma Pill Solution for Prescription Drug Addiction | Drug Misuse | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Renter | New Orexo Drug Approved for Opioid Addiction.
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Should we be solving prescription drug "addiction" with another prescription drug?

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:04 PM

Wow, the instant fix of taking a pill seems to be reaching new heights :( -Lon

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace HR, Recruiting, Social Media Policies, Human Resources, HR Technology Blogging4Jobs

Substance Abuse in the Workplace HR, Recruiting, Social Media Policies, Human Resources, HR Technology Blogging4Jobs | Drug Misuse | Scoop.it
Depending on what type of business you run, it may be difficult to determine if your employees are under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
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VIDEO 27mins: Ethan Nadelmann on Harm Reduction & Drug Policy Reform

Some people say harm reduction is a Troyan horse of drug legalization - others say harm reduction is about public health and not about politics. The Executiv...

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, June 20, 2013 7:01 AM

for too long and for too many harm reduction has been seen in narrow health terms - it's much broader than that