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Governor Charlie Baker signs an opioid legislation into law at the State House on March 14,2016. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Governor Baker Signs Opioid Bill

In an emotional ceremony, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a measure that places tighter state control on […]

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Hers’s a bit of good news!

The latest Monitoring the Future survey, released on Tuesday by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, finds children are smoking fewer […]

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Instagram has a drug problem

            Instagram has ushered in a golden age for the drug trade. You read that correctly: […]

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Understanding Addiction in 3 1/2 minutes

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Posted in Other Drugs, Parents, The Teenage Brain

What You Need to Know About Molly

What’s in a (drug) name? The now-popular party drug named “Molly” sounds friendly and safe, and young people know that […]

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There’s Something About Molly

How a supposedly safe party drug turned lethal. Read More      

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What parents should know about E Cigarettes

The electronic cigarette is an inhaler meant to be a substitute for regular tobacco cigarettes. It seems smokers started puffing […]

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Drug Facts: High School Youth Trends

Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and related attitudes among 8th, 10th, […]

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Dover Raises the Age to buy Cigarettes

  Dover will become the fourth town in the state to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21 and […]

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Prescription Painkillers: 5 Surprising Facts

Why you should be concerned about opioids—the most prescribed drugs in America Read More…

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