Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana all across America

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    The water intoxication is how you have defined it - I couldn't remember the details, other than I knew someone who would drink water until he had real dangerous problems. His care giver told me he could die. I have heart problems, and have some scarring, but my cardio man won't call it a heart attack - but I'm at risk and have been for years. Cognitive impairment - is an issue with my meds already. Once your health is compromised, it can't be made right again. 'Tis a quandary. It would be great not to deal with so much pain.
     
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    Yet nobody has ever died from Marijuana overdose.

    Seriously why do people as dumb as you have to be allowed to post on internet forums?
     
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    Maybe you need to read the entire post before you blow your own horn. I didn't mention dying from marijuana - it was water intoxication. I am interested in the pain relief effects of marijuana - not reading posts from a sarcastic troll like you.
     
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    Does anyone get stoned on Twinkies?
    Is there such a thing as "medicinal Twinkies"?
    Does anyone make a claim of health benefits from Twinkies?
     
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    Cannabinoid Poisoning: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology

    Acute cannabis toxicity results in difficulty with coordination, decreased muscle strength, decreased hand steadiness, postural hypotension, lethargy, decreased concentration, slowed reaction time, slurred speech, and conjunctival injection. Large doses of THC may produce confusion, amnesia, delusions, hallucinations, anxiety, and agitation, but most episodes remit rapidly. Long-term users may experience paranoia, panic disorder, fear, or dysphoria.
     
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    Definitely, those are pure chemical that is killing American people. I was ecstatic they went out of business and saddened when it came back.

    How does that crap qualify as a food.
     
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    Actually Hostess needs to be sued for putting that crap out.
     
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    Teen Alcohol Use - Teen Suicide

    Teen Alcohol Use


    Alcohol is the drug most commonly used among teens. While most teens say they disapprove of heavy drinking, teen alcohol abuse still occurs. And alcohol is one of the risk factors associated with teen suicide. Keep reading for more on teen alcohol use, abuse, and dependency.



    And, despite assertions by teens to the contrary, 80 percent of high school seniors have used alcohol at some point. However, most teens underestimate the problems that drinking alcohol can pose, and many of them do not even realize that it can contribute to depressive symptoms that can eventually result in teen suicide.

    Risk factors involved in teen alcohol abuse

    While teen alcohol abuse is not terribly rampant, it can contribute to teen depression and suicide. Here are some of the risk factors that can trigger alcohol abuse:

    • Mental and emotional problems. Because emotional and mental disorders can be so stressful, many teenagers seek alcohol as a means of self-medication. When they drink alcohol, their problems seem to shrink. The initial euphoria that comes with the first stages of intoxication can be a welcome release from mental and emotional problems.
    • Family history. Teenagers who have a family history of alcohol abuse are at risk of teen alcohol abuse. This is because addictions are partially genetic, and also because a teenager living in a home where alcohol is abused is exposed to alcohol on a regular basis, and often has the means to easily obtain it.
    • Family situation. A stressful situation at home can lead to escapism through alcohol and, as a result, a developed dependency upon it.
    • Violence. Teenagers who experience sexual, physical, mental or emotional violence, or who witness it regularly, can be more prone to teen alcohol abuse. Alcohol becomes a way to deal with the problems and to forget reality for a time.
    Teen alcohol abuse and teen suicide

    Many teenagers, especially those who are subject to teen depression, feel as though they only feel “normal” when taking alcohol. Additionally, the changes that the body experiences while on alcohol are of a limited duration. When the “buzz” wears off, teenagers might feel even more depressed than they did before. These feelings can lead to suicidal thoughts, and even teen suicide attempts. Teens who recognize they have a dependency can begin to feel helpless, as though they will never escape their alcohol abuse. These feelings of hopelessness and increased depression can also lead to teen suicide. Teen alcohol abuse is one of the risk factors of teen suicide, and it is important to recognize the problems that an alcohol addiction can cause.

    Getting help for teen alcohol abuse

    It is important to get help for teen alcohol abuse before it develops into a problem that can lead to destructive behaviors, including problems with holding a job, schoolwork, drug addiction, prolonged depression, and even teen suicide. There are many alcohol treatment problems geared toward helping teens overcome the addiction. Therapy is often a good idea in order to help teens work through depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings. This is especially important as withdrawal symptoms associated with teen alcohol abuse can be quite severe and discouraging. Support and care by family and friends is essential to the treatment process.

    Teen Alcohol Use Main Source Material: “Teens and Alcohol,” Resource Center. National Youth Violence Prevention. [Online.]



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