Submitted by Thalia Williams on 04/17/2020
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 01/31/2020
Nationally, there has been a significant increase in anxiety medication overdoses, including Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. Annually, about 70,000 children receive emergency care as a result of medication overdoses. According to a study published in the Clinical Toxicology Journal, there was a 54% increase in the number of cases of benzodiazepine overdoses among 12-18-year olds. What is even more alarming is that nearly half were intentional, whether it was to get high or to attempt suicide. Read more about More Teens Overdosing on Anxiety Medication
Submitted by Thalia Williams on 10/22/2019
Recently there has been a shocking amount of lung injuries and deaths due to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Vapes are commonly disguised to appear like a USB drive, which allows teens to sneak them into school discretely. Popular brands such as Juul, SMOK, Uwell, and Aspire are unaware of the long-term effects from smoking these products. E-cigarettes have been on the market for over a decade; however, it has not been until recent events that there has been a surge in illnesses and even deaths. Read more about What's Going on with Vaping Related Illnesses?