CBD products are on the rise on Long Island

The Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA) gathered investors and cannabis businesses in Melville, New York  for the Cannabis Capital Forum on Friday Dec. 7. Newsday reported that among the businesses and trends presented at the forum, CBD was the most prevalent. Attorney Neil Kaufman, 58, of Dix Hills, NY, has…

Coalition educates Massapequa School District parents about substance abuse

By Ashley Gagen On Nov. 28, the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) held a vaping presentation at Massapequa High School with the Parent Teacher Student Association. Vaping products stimulate the feeling of smoking cigarettes and can be used to vape marijuana. The U.S Food & Drug Administration states that 3.62…

Former addict fights for music and art therapy recovery program

After Elif Binger gave birth to her second child in 2007, she sought psychiatric help with what she reflects on as postpartum depression, but what she said her doctor falsely diagnosed as bipolar disorder. Trusting her doctor’s judgment, she followed his instructions. “Instead of going to therapy to deal with…

The rising popularity of Juul, an e-cigarette: a public health menace?

By Rosemary An A sleek electronic cigarette resembling a USB drive has become a trend in both cigarette smokers struggling with addiction and people who have never previously smoked in their life. Juul is an electronic cigarette introduced in 2015. Unlike other e-cigarette companies that purport to help users quit…

Pregnant and addicted to opioids: Study finds deaths more than double

It had been six months of constant breastfeeding when postpartum depression consumed Shanna Lintz. She stayed clean throughout her pregnancy and while breastfeeding, but she desperately needed an escape. She laid her 6-month-old baby down in her crib and snuck off to the bathroom to stick a needle in her…

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