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Lawmakers in Colorado are considering stricter regulations for marijuana edibles, in the wake of two deaths connected with the products. Experts warn consuming the edibles can lead to bizarre behavior, USA Today reports.


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State budget cuts have resulted in poor treatment for those with severe mental illness, according to USA Today. Many end up in jail, emergency rooms or the streets.


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At least 28 people in Philadelphia died after using heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl between March 3 and April 20, the city announced Monday.


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The latest National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was the most successful yet, resulting in 780,158 pounds of prescription pills collected across the country on April 26.


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The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday it conducted a major crackdown on synthetic drugs that involved the arrest of at least 150 people in 29 states, and the seizure of more than $20 million in products and cash.


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Doctors in Philadelphia say a 10-month-old infant who was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing e-cigarette refill liquid is one of a growing number of children who have been harmed by the fluid.


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The Defense Department will target alcohol consumption as part of its campaign to reduce sexual assault in the military, Stars and Stripes reports.


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Many professional golfers use smokeless tobacco, but few want to admit it, according to The New York Times.


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Top headlines of the week from Friday, May 2- Thursday, May 8, 2014.


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As we have learned from other previously stigmatized diseases, the role of advocacy in driving change is critical. By outlining the current state of our adolescent substance abuse treatment system, we can lay the framework for what needs to be done, and how we can come together as a community to address this growing crisis, says Kathleen Meyers of the Treatment Research Institute.


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