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5 Things Parents Need to Know about Fentanyl

Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (not including methadone), rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year, from 2014 to 2015. Government agencies and officials of all types are rightly concerned by what some are describing as the third wave of our ongoing opioid epidemic. As a concerned parent, whose top priority is keeping your child safe — and alive — the following are the most important things to understand about fentanyl.

What’s Up with CBD Oil?

You may have noticed an increase in ads and products promoting CBD oil lately, but you may not know what CBD oil actually is.  CBD stands for Cannabidiol oil, and is the non-psychoactive component of marijuana.  What that means is that you cannot “get high” off CBD oil.  CBD oil can come in numerous forms including lotions, edibles, sprays, vaping liquid, or even capsules. 

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping. What is Vaping? Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. It’s become more popular among teens than regular cigarettes, especially given that vaping devices...

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