Posts Tagged ‘parents’

‘Bath Salts’: Evil Lurking at Your Corner Store

May 30, 2011

From time.com

“I am telling you today, first as a father and then as a doctor … kids everywhere are in danger from this substance, and the threat is legal, cheap and very deadly.” – Mehmet Oz, MD

Sold under such names as Kush Blitz, Lovey Dovey, White Lightning and Euphoria, 'bath salts' are usually marked with the warning NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, a labeling trick that's meant to sidestep government regulation. Photo: Alexander Ho for TIME

In 2010 there were 302 calls to poison-control centers nationwide about bath salts. In just the first three months of 2011, there were 784. There were also roughly 1,500 bath-salt-related visits to emergency rooms in the first quarter of this year. A common cause of death from the drug is suicide; kids who survive often endure long-term psychiatric symptoms.

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Humpday, March 10, 2010

March 9, 2010

A few tidbits to get us through the week …

  • A family’s strength – I’ve been helping a very good friend of the family, Annette Wiesner, build a blog for people with disabilities. This week she posted a great piece about families coming together during tough times. Keep an eye on Annette. She’s in the early stages of a very special and meaningful project.
  • A baby changes everything –┬áLast week, we included links about teen pregnancy. After which, a friend sent me this story on MSNBC, which takes a close look inside the live of two teenaged parents to-be.
  • Brooklyn brewhaha: Babies in bars – Right now, there is a national debate going on whether or not babies should be allowed in bars. Should they? Take a look at the story on CNN, and hit us up in the comments. I’d love to get your thoughts on this.

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