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2012-09-29 23:04:06

The recently released statistic that prescription drug overdoses are now the #1 accidental killer in San Diego County didn´t make much of a news ripple, but attorney Stacey Patterson, who specializes in professional license and criminal defense, certainly took note. She often reflects on the issue of substance abuse among professionals, and has identified some possible reasons for it, number one being the fact that prescription drug users don´t have the ability to...

Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) in New York City found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours. In the study, conducted from April 18 to May 17, the teens noted that around 17 percent of students were abusing drugs during school hours; this amounts...

Bath Salts Compared To Cocaine In New Study
2012-07-24 10:13:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The phrase “bath salts” normally evokes an image of a soothing bubble bath. However, recently it has had a double meaning and applies to a type of synthetic stimulants that have become more popular with recreational drug users over the past five years. Much of the popularity is due to the available supply as well as lack of restrictions and regulations in purchasing through the Internet and local convenience stores....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.