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LaVelle Hendricks, Facebook

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, recently led a group of students on a trip to Mexico in which they learned about how the country treats and punishes those who violate its drug laws.  And Dr. Hendricks also will lead students on his regular tour of the historical sites from the civil-rights movement in the South during the 1960s.

Texas Institute for Child and Family Well Being

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, comments on an article, "Five Ways to Keep Your Teenager From Drug Abuse."

Texas Department of Health Services

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CASA, Hunt County

Lori Cope, the director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization recently received 14 new cases, involving 25 children.  In Hunt County, CASA is now serving 168 children.  She says CASA needs more volunteers to visit with the children and act as their advocate in court proceedings.  Lori says drug abuse is a major reason why children are placed in foster

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says yet another menacing new drug is taking a terrible toll on abusers.  It's a synthetic drug called "krokodil," and while it's not yet widespread, it's beginning to appear in the western U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor and drug abuse counselor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says K2, also known as "synthetic marijuana," poses a major health risk.