Vaping… A Toxic Mix.

Vaping is not just water vapor. Vaping contains many dangerous chemicals, nicotine, and heavy metals.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most… Don’t be a party to teenage drinking.

CONSEQUENCES FOR PARENTS WHO ALLOW UNDERAGE DRINKING: Parents who give alcohol to their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. You cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol. Others can sue you if you give alcohol to anyone under 21, and they in turn, hurt someone, hurt themselves or damage property. You can be arrested for unlawfully dealing with a child, and/or Endangering the welfare of a child, Under the New York State Penal law and other charges …

It’s National Prevention Week! Today is all about Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse.

Did you know that one of the best ways to avoid prescription and opioid drug misuse is through safe storage and safe disposal? Safe storage boxes and solutions can be bought online, at your local pharmacy, or local hardware store.   Hunterdon County Safe Disposal Dropbox locations: Hunterdon County Justice Center 65 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822 (908) 788-1166 (Sheriff’s Office) HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM Franklin Township Police Department 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867 (908) 782-9594 Frenchtown Police Department 27 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 (908) 996-4820 Holland Township Police Department 61 Church Road, Milford, NJ 08848 (908) 995-4670 HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM Lambertville Police …

CBD sounds like a cure-all…

“The New Herbalism” is a term coined by Steven Modello M.D. over at the Science-Based Medicine website, to describe the recent emergence of cannabis products for all sorts of ailments, serious and otherwise. Herbalism, by the way, is the practice of making or prescribing plant-based preparations for therapeutic or medicinal use. Herbal medicine has a long history in America and the cannabis plant is a natural for this category. In addition to THC, it contains CBD, which isn’t psychoactive but is thought to have value in the treatment of some medical conditions. That’s the good news. The problem is that CBD products may impact the other drugs …

Edible Alert – “it can feel like an acid trip”

You may have read about the marked increase in ER visits in states such as Colorado where legal cannabis use is widespread. That’s not surprising given that the movement towards legalization occurred largely in the absence of good information– we relied on anecdotes and faith. As for the rest, we wait for the science while learning as we go. Edibles have been around forever, but for decades users didn’t stray far beyond homemade brownies.  Meanwhile the supplements industry has grown exponentially, and edibles are considered part of that. There’s a bewildering array of forms in the marketplace: from cookies to candy to …

BREAKING: New Study Shows Marijuana Use in Conjunction with Opioids Offers More Harms; No Benefit

(Alexandria, VA) – Today, a new study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine shows that sufferers from chronic pain who use marijuana in conjunction with prescription opioids demonstrated higher instances of mental health issues and further substance abuse problems than those who used opioids alone. According to the study, instances of depression and anxiety as well as opioid addiction, alcohol, and cocaine use were higher in patients who used both drugs. Additionally, there was no reported difference in pain for either groups. “Once again, another study completely shreds the arguments perpetuated by marijuana lobbyists that legalization can help solve the opioid epidemic,” said Dr. …