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Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds September 03, 2015

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information September 01, 2015

Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use

More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds September 01, 2015

Marijuana's gain in popularity may be due to widespread notion that it's harmless, researchers say

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC August 27, 2015

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers August 17, 2015

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study August 07, 2015

Despite growing popularity of online meetings, people more likely to be honest in person

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping' July 09, 2015

Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller? July 07, 2015

People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Pot Use by Teens: Study June 16, 2015

Research shows no uptick in use among adolescents after states gave the nod to medical pot

Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns June 15, 2015

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

Inmates Denied Methadone Less Likely to Choose Treatment When Released May 29, 2015

But nearly all given the drug-addiction medication stayed on it once freed, study finds

Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse May 18, 2015

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death May 14, 2015

Researcher sees 'important window' of opportunity for intervention

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases May 14, 2015

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study April 27, 2015

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report April 23, 2015

Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study April 20, 2015

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers April 16, 2015

Government report detects uptick among hotel, food service employees

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors April 16, 2015

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish April 15, 2015

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says April 14, 2015

Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows April 01, 2015

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis? March 10, 2015

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains February 17, 2015

MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics February 11, 2015

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study January 28, 2015

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens January 16, 2015

That increases chances of accidents, injuries and unplanned pregnancies, study says

New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men January 16, 2015

Study warns that revised versions are more like dangerous 'huffing' solvents

U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says January 14, 2015

But some people have switched to heroin

Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk December 19, 2014

These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S. December 02, 2014

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse November 25, 2014

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved November 20, 2014

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds October 16, 2014

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study October 06, 2014

Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says

Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds October 03, 2014

Public sentiment more accepting of mental illness, researchers say

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study October 02, 2014

Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study October 02, 2014

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday September 27, 2014

Sites will accept medicines no longer needed that pose risks if accidentally consumed, stolen, misused

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use September 04, 2014

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests September 02, 2014

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests September 02, 2014

Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say

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