Frequent Marijuana Use in Teens and Young Adults Can Affect the Brain: Researchers

August 25, 2014 0

Using marijuana at least once a week can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ in teens and young adults, according to researchers at the American Psychological Association annual meeting. Krista Lisdahl, Director of the Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, noted that 6.5 percent of high school seniors reported smoking marijuana daily, up from 2.4 percent in 1993. Among young adults ages 18 to 25, almost […]

Overdose Awareness Day

August 21, 2014 0

Overdose Awareness Day is August 30, 2014, at Busse Woods South in Elk Grove Village. This memorable gathering serves as the one day of the year where overdose is recognized on an international level and here in Illinois as proclaimed by Governor Quinn. Individuals, families and groups from across Illinois will be in attendance to honor those lost to accidental overdose, provide hope for those still struggling, and thank those who are working to revive […]