Some Starbucks locations to install needle disposal boxes, California set to expand addiction treatment access in ERs and MMJ patients admit to driving while high.

Drug Paraphernalia A Problem In Starbucks Bathrooms [AOL]

The popular coffee chain will be installing needle disposal boxes in locations where drug paraphernalia is an issue. “These societal issues affect us all and can sometimes place our partners (employees) in scary situations, which is why we have protocols and resources in place to ensure our partners are out of harm’s way,” Starbucks representative Reggie Borges told Business Insider.

Widely Used Physical Health Drugs May Help Treat Mental Illness [Science Daily]

Medications used to treat high blood pressure may be beneficial for those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new study.

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most ERs Don’t Offer Addiction Treatment [Vox] 

California is leading the way in an effort to provide addiction treatment programs in its emergency rooms. The state is awarding $8 million to 30 hospitals across the state to expand access to addiction treatment. 

Medical Marijuana Patients Admit To Driving While High [Insurance Journal]

One in five participants in a medical marijuana study in Michigan admitted that they have driven while “very high” within the past six months.

Marijuana Hasn’t Hurt Booze Sales In The Three States Where Weed’s Been Legal The Longest [CNBC]

The Distilled Spirits Council has reported that alcohol sales have remained consistent across the US despite marijuana legalization.Alcohol industry insiders had previously predicted that marijuana legalization would negatively affect alcohol sales.

Big Boi Addresses Mental Health Stigma in New PSA [High Snobiety]

The Outkast rapper and his pet owls took part in a new public service announcement in conjunction with Public Good Projects for their Therapy Pets campaign.

Influencer Says She Stayed Thin On Tapas And Cocaine Diet [Yahoo] 

Australian model Ruby Tuesday Matthews revealed in a social media Q&A that she partook in an unhealthy diet to maintain her slim frame before becoming a mother.

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