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  • Study says that marijuana use affects the brain

    Posted 4/30/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    With the ever changing landscape of the marijuana legalization debate and new stories being published on a daily basis, this statement bears repeating: studies show that even casual marijuana use causes changes to the brain. According to a study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA , casual marijuana users show abnormalities in the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, two regions of the brain associated with emotion and motivation.

  • 6 Drug Trends You Need to be Aware Of

    Posted 9/18/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    I will say one thing about the substance abuse prevention field: it’s never boring. The ways people will try to get high never cease to amaze me with the sheer recklessness of their actions.

  • Smoking Alcohol? A Frightening New Trend

    Posted 6/26/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    I’m a bit disappointed because I had a great blog post all lined up for this week, but when I saw this article come across my desk, I knew it had to be addressed. There is a new viral trend making its way around the Internet showing how to vaporize and smoke alcohol.

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