Recovery

USA: National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2015-2016 – National Maps of Prevalence Estimates, by State
 
The 112 national maps presented here show the 2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates for 29 substance use and mental health outcomes, by age group, for 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each web link in the table of contents can be used to navigate to all of the maps (for all of the age groups) for the outcome listed in that row. The color of each state on the U.S. maps indicates how the state ranks relative to other states for each measure. States could fall into one of five groups according to their ranking by quintiles. Because 51 states were ranked for each measure, the middle quintile was assigned to 11 states, and the remaining quintiles were assigned 10 states each. In some cases, a "quintile" could have more or fewer states than desired because two (or more) states had the same estimate (to two decimal places). When such ties occurred at the "boundary" between two quintiles, all of the states with the same estimate were conservatively assigned to the lower quintile. Those states with the highest rates for a given measure are in red. Those states with the lowest estimates are in white. The upper and lower limits of each quintile shown in the map legend collectively define a continuum and are not necessarily the actual values of a particular state. For example, in Figure 1a, the values on the boundary in the lowest quintile correspond to Iowa (6.76 percent) and New Jersey (8.13 percent) and are displayed in the legend. In the next to lowest quintile, Virginia (8.28 percent) and South Dakota (9.06 percent) are the states with the lowest and highest values; however, in the continuum of the legend, the lower limit was assigned a value of 8.14 percent because the upper limit of the quintile below it is 8.13 percent.
 

COMPREHENSIVE STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION DRIVES YOUTH USE

The Moral Hazard of Lifesaving Innovations: Naloxone Access, Opioid Abuse, and Crime
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid abuse. In response, many states have increased access to Naloxone, a drug that can save lives when administered during an overdose. However, Naloxone access may unintentionally increase opioid abuse through two channels: (1) saving the lives of active drug users, who survive to continue abusing opioids, and (2) reducing the risk of death per use, thereby making riskier opioid use more appealing. By increasing the number of opioid abusers who need to fund their drug purchases, Naloxone access laws may also increase theft. We exploit the staggered timing of Naloxone access laws to estimate the total effects of these laws. We find that broadening Naloxone access led to more opioid-related emergency room visits and more opioid-related theft, with no reduction in opioid-related mortality. For complete article see PDF

 

COMPREHENSIVE STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION DRIVES YOUTH USE
COMPREHENSIVE STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION DRIVES YOUTH USE

The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana and Implications
for Local Government
MARIJUANA CULTIVATION IS SERIOUSLY DAMAGING THE ENVIRONMENT
OF CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST SILENT POISON PRESENTS THE FACTS

The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana and Implications
for Local Government
Canada: The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana and Implications for Local Government A Literature Review – Academics have given Local Government and Community policy makers an excellent evidence-based report that must inform cannabis management policy in a healthy, productive and socially responsible manner.

The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana and Implications
for Local Government
Canada: The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana and Implications for Local Government A Literature Review – Academics have given Local Government and Community policy makers an excellent evidence-based report that must inform cannabis management policy in a healthy, productive and socially responsible manner.

The Pied Piper of Pot

The Pied Piper of Pot

The historical record and the worldwide fluctuation in marijuana use rates by minors clearly establishes that kids do not just fall into drug use as an inevitable rite of passage. Kids are sold on drug use in specific cultures at various times. The Pied Pipers of Pot reveals how marijuana products have been pushed on the youth sector in recent years through a process of normalization and acceptance. The author argues that kids are no match for the aggressive and emerging marijuana industry and that the key to effective drug prevention is to curtail those that stand to prosper, economically or politically by advancing the pro-pot position.

https://drugfree.org.au/index.php/resources/recommended-books/186-the-pied-piper-of-pot.html

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Drugs & Environmental Impact

Environmental & Social Impact Of Cannabis Growing
The Ugly BadCannabis Forest 07 12
Marijuana plantations threaten national forest JAN 12
Big marijuana grows moving into foothills bringing environment



Studies & Evidence

Reducing Addiction Must Begin with Youth Prevention
University of WA scientists found cannabis alters a person's DNA structure
Everything You Need to Know About CBD SAM2014
Adverse Health Consequences Cannabis Use SURVEY Studies
CESAR FAX 22-26 (Teens Reported Use of Marijuana If Legal) Power Point
CESAR FAX 22-26 (Teens Reported Use of Marijuana If Legal) PDF
IBH Commentary Marijuana and Drugged Driving 6-10-13
Drug Policy Roulette Nat Affairs 2012
Cannabis it's harmful affects
Hijacking Recovery 

The most effective drug pusher 
The Mistake that is ‘Medical’ Marijuana 
The Rights Of Children    
Child Protection
Protection From Drugs 2012
Child Protection
The Case Against Drug Legalisation

 

 

Failed Experiments

Portugal fact sheet 8-25-10
The Failed Portugese Experiment - The Evidence
Lancet 2011 Insite Analysis
Heroin Trial Failure June 11
Summary of DFA's Analysis of the MSIC

 

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