Quit Smoking and You Can Be as Healthy As a Non-Smoker

If you smoke, quit. Right now. Some of the results, in terms of health, will be almost immediate. But it could take years for you to get back to being as healthy as someone your age who never smoked. Still, it’s definitely worth it. Here are some of the benefits of quitting, according to the [...]

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase “High School”

Eighty-six percent of American high-school students say that their classmates are doing drugs, drinking, and smoking during the school day, according to the 2012 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

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If you really love me you’ll help me light this meth pipe

Two parents in Moxee, Washington were arrested after their teenage ward told police she’d used meth at least five times with her mom.

The mom, Kimberly Olson, apparently didn’t see anything wrong with that and, in fact, admitted to police that she’d even helped the girl light the pipe. How sweet. I guess she wanted to make sure she did it right.

The girl in question also claimed that her Kimberly and her husband, Christopher–also not the sharpest tool in the shed–gave Kimberly’s 13-year-old brother marijuana. They didn’t mention anything about starting the youngest sibling, age six, on drugs. But I’m sure it was only a matter of time. After all, every family needs an activity that everyone can participate in.

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