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It is now established that the higher concentration of THC in marijuana has resulted in higher addiction rates among 12- to 17-year-old children. Don't state officials know that legalization just makes it easier for children to acquire and use the drug?

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In 2008, Steve Melen had a successful career, a nice house and a newborn daughter he and his wife adored. As he eagerly prepared for the years ahead, a stage 3b stomach cancer diagnosis left him facing a cruel 15% survival rate, the odds stacked against any future Steve had envisioned for himself.

In the past decade, peer recovery programs have gained popularity in the treatment of substance abuse problems. Clinicians have recognized the success of groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and with peer recovery programs have begun to utilize the positive aspects of peer pressure and life experience to help patients.

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Outside of school, kids can still spend lots of time on their devices. For parents concerned about how often their kids are using electronic devices, DeFrates said online school probably won’t lead to technology addiction, as with video games or social media.

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