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This is Your (Teen’s) Brain on Drugs

The Coalition is proud to once again host an evening with Stephen Dewey, PhD. Dr. Dewey, a renowned Neuroscientist and Research Professor at New York University School of Medicine, has examined virtually every drug of abuse (from marijuana to heroin) and its impact on the brain function of a teen.  Dr. Dewey will share his findings and what he sees as current trends in use and abuse by our teens. Please...

Death by a Snowflake-Elephant Tranquilizers

Carfentanil is a growing drug trend in the U.S.  An animal tranquilizer used on livestock and elephants with no practical uses for humans, carfentanil is as much as 100 times more potent than fentanyl. (which is 50 times stronger than heroin).  Experts suggest that an amount smaller than a snowflake could kill a person. The weapons-grade chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in the U.S. and Canada.  It has...