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2013-11-04 23:22:26

Florida-based detox center Novus Medical Detox says California’s recently proposed bill suggesting the use of treatment instead of prison sentences is a step in the right direction for gaining control of the current drug epidemic in the U.S., as well as reducing the costs of housing nonviolent offenders. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 As drug abuse continues its rampage on American society, many are questioning the effectiveness of sentencing addicted individuals to years...

2013-11-01 23:18:46

As some states begin to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Suncoast Rehab Center urges policymakers to reconsider, as marijuana is addictive and may lead to harder drug use. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington, advocates are now beginning to focus their efforts on Northeastern states, including Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire (1). But Spring Hill drug rehabilitation center Suncoast...

2013-09-06 23:19:20

A drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in content, named Molly has been gaining in popularity with college students and is showing up at night clubs. Those with an addiction to the new designer drugs should seek the specialized care found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 As reported by NBC News (9/1) in their news story, Who is Molly? Dangerous drug gaining popularity with new name, that a drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in...

2013-08-14 23:28:13

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the “medical” nature of smoked marijuana. Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the...

Sanjay Gupta Apologizes For Misleading Public About Medical Marijuana
2013-08-08 17:51:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said on Wednesday night that he wanted to "apologize" for misleading the public with respect to medical marijuana. President Obama's former choice for Surgeon General said he made assumptions with respect to the drug that many testify has a valid medical use. "I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now," Gupta wrote in a CNN blog article that was published the next day....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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