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Talk to your teens about drugs, do not avoid the conversation


Last updated 5/18/2022 at 7:16pm

Marcel Gemme

Special to the Village News

Deadly overdoses have spiked among teens as drug use has seemed to drop. Researchers from UCLA found that teens face serious danger from the kinds of drugs circulating in California and nationwide.

Drugs include synthetic opioids like fentanyl and benzodiazepines. According to experts, drug use among teens is not becoming more common. Yet, teens were also insulated from the dangers of fentanyl because it was not a common drug experimented with by teens.

Unfortunately, this is no longer the case, and fentanyl is now found in counterfeit pills. Des...

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