A high school student, a psychologist – these are people that don’t seem to have much in common. But substance use has affected each of them in different ways. Dr. Matthew Kendra and Dr. Anna Lembke center their careers around addiction medicine. Paul Armentano, the deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws shares his beliefs that marijuana isn’t as bad as it’s been portrayed. An anonymous student reflects on the impacts of drug use on a past relationship. Click on the headlines below to read about each person’s experience. 

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Ilena Peng is a third year staff member and one of two editors-in-chief for El Estoque.