Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Bath salts update

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“Bath salts” are in the news again, as Miami police suspect these synthetic drugs were involved in the recent face-eating incident. Legislatures and law enforcement across the country are taking … Continue reading

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Hand sanitizer: Good for public health, bad for drinking

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Hand sanitizers are in the news this week following this Los Angeles Times report about teenagers showing up in emergency departments after drinking hand sanitizer. Most hand sanitizers are alcohol-based, … Continue reading

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How worried should parents be about helium?

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In February, a 14-year-old Oregon girl died shortly after inhaling helium at a drinking party. Parents already have so many things to worry about—do they have to worry about helium, … Continue reading

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How bath salts can be bad for your health

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What exactly are bath salts? The NNEPC has received a lot of calls recently about young adults abusing new designer drugs that have been called “bath salts.”  These are not … Continue reading

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