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CN ON: Teach Kids To Just Say No: Experts

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 14 Sep 2017 - OTTAWA - Youth health experts are warning the federal government that its push to legalize recreational cannabis should be accompanied by extensive public-education and prevention campaigns that spell out the serious risks of pot consumption on adolescent brains. Parliamentarians heard this message numerous times Wednesday during a House of Commons committee hearing to study the Trudeau government's legislation to legalize marijuana.
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Canada: Column: Who's Looking Out For The Children?

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 14 Sep 2017 - As marijuana legalization looms, let's remind lawmakers that the focus must be on public health, not criminal justice Twenty-year-old me can't believe 40-year-old me has come to this, sending out a warning call about the dangers of marijuana. There is more than a fragrant whiff of do as I say, not as I did about this column.
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CN ON: Fix For Pot's Impact On Teen Brain?

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
London Free Press, 13 Sep 2017 - Londoners may have found way to reverse THC's psychiatric toll Western University researchers may have found a way to reverse the harmful effects that marijuana use can have on teenagers' brains. The researchers, in a breakthrough discovery, say they've found a way to use pharmaceutical drugs to counter the long-term negative psychiatric effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in cannabis that gives users the feeling of a euphoric high.
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US: Teen Marijuana Use Falls To 20-Year Low, Defying Legalization

Youth (MAP) - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 07:00
Washington Post, 07 Sep 2017 - In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-oldsA dropped to their lowest level inA more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. That represents a statistically significant drop from 2014,A when the nation's first recreational marijuana shops opened in Washington state and Colorado.
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UK: Teen Died After Five Bags Of Ecstasy 'Exploded' In Her

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:00
New York Post, 05 Sep 2017 - A teenage law student from Britain died while on holiday in Ibiza after five bags of ecstasy exploded in her stomach, an inquest heard. Rebecca Brock, 18, was discovered with a pool of blood next to her head in a hotel room after traveling to the party island for a friend's birthday.
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CN ON: U Of O Student Leaders Can't Carry Naloxone For Orientation

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 02 Sep 2017 - Student leaders running the University of Ottawa's orientation week events won't be allowed to administer the opioid antidote naloxone in the event of an overdose because of liability concerns if the injection were to go wrong. Hadi Wess, president of the undergraduate student union that runs the events, said the group initially planned to have about 100 student leaders carry naloxone kits to combat any overdoses that could occur during the parties and events that get under way over the long weekend. The measure was to prepare for the possibility that substances such as the deadly opioid fentanyl could be mixed with other drugs that might be consumed.
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CN ON: Oped: Cannabis Legislation Will Better Protect Children

Youth (MAP) - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:00
Oakville Beaver, 18 Aug 2017 - It may shock many Canadians to learn that 28 per cent of Canadian youths use marijuana - the highest rate among developed countries surveyed in a 2013 UNICEF report. This means that if you know four youths between the ages of 11 and 15, one of them is using marijuana.
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CN BC: Starting A Dialogue About Youth Drug Abuse

Youth (MAP) - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:00
Lake Country Calendar, 09 Aug 2017 - Online survey results to be discussed at Kelowna forum An Okanagan drug treatment agency is heading up a conversation about drug abuse among Central Okanagan youth. The Bridge Youth &Family Services in Kelowna, with support from the children and youth mental health and substance use local action team, want to initiate a dialogue about how to best serve young people who're experimenting with or are addicted to drugs.
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CN ON: Teen Travels Across Country To Share Her Addiction Story

Youth (MAP) - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:00
Ottawa Sun, 08 Aug 2017 - Recovering addict Leila Attar says she was scared sober after a fentanyl overdose nearly killed her in 2016. The 19-year-old Ottawa teen unwittingly took pills thinking they were percocets last November.
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CN AB: Kids Running Against Drugs

Youth (MAP) - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 07:00
Lethbridge Herald, 05 Aug 2017 - It will be a workout with a message. On Aug. 16, children and teens will start their Kids Against Drugs run through the Blood Reserve. The two-day event aims "to keep the momentum going for awareness, and to send a message that fentanyl and all drugs are not welcomed in the children's lives," says spokesperson Pamela Little Bear.
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