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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

According to Sarah Esslinger, KHS counselor, students who come into the KHS counseling office for drug use often have other issues intertwined.

A big first step

Alli Luth, features writer March 4, 2022

This story discusses topics that may be difficult for some readers, including substance abuse and addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, contact a counselor or call the SAMHSA hotline at 1-800-662-HELP...

Stigma around drug abuse can make it more difficult for people struggling with addiction to seek help.

Getting help

Grace Marcus , print managing editor March 1, 2022

This story discusses topics that may be difficult for some readers, including substance abuse and addiction. If you are struggling with addiction, contact a counselor or call the SAMHSA hotline at 1-800-662-HELP...

art by Maggie Burton

Prescription for addiction

Jack Anderson, features writer November 30, 2018

A woman named Emily from Rochester, New York, had a doctor who prescribed her painkillers for fibromyalgia and arthritis. She grew up in an upper-class suburb and according to PBS, after taking the painkillers...

Juuls, drugs and alcohol oh my

Juuls, drugs and alcohol oh my

Jonathan Munroe, news writer September 7, 2018

On September 5, anxious and frightened parents filed into Nipher Middle School for the Addiction is Real (AIR) program. They were asked to pick up a clipboard and proceed to a staged bedroom where over...

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Simply Demi

Ally Ortmann, features writer October 25, 2017

As she sat down in class she was handed a note, opening it she found herself looking at a petition signed by her peers stating she should kill herself. Now, 13 years later, she is a world renowned popstar....

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor December 13, 2016

In Kirkwood, deaths from heroin are four times the national average, according to CNN. Since 2013, six KHS students have died with speculation of drug abuse. Robert Riley, co-founder of Missouri Network...

The affected

The affected

Katie Judd, copy editor December 2, 2016

He cracked open a capsule bean and let the brown, sandy contents pour onto the table. He tapped his fingers on the table before snorting heroin for the first time. He took a hard sniff through a plastic...

Ceci Bodet, Educational Support Conselor

Searching for the solution

Adele Baughman, copy editor December 1, 2016

Reduced anxiety, relieved tension and a harmless experiment. According to Addiction Center, these are the false expectations people have of heroin. Since 2013, six deaths among KHS students and alumni...

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