July 24, 2014: FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller
Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

July 23, 2014: Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds
Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

July 04, 2014: Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen
Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

June 30, 2014: Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis
But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

May 23, 2014: Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans
Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

May 06, 2014: Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles
Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

April 01, 2014: Parents' Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring
More studies needed to explore the apparent association, researchers say

March 13, 2014: Overdoses, Cellphone-Linked Car Crashes Among Top Causes of Fatal Injury in U.S.
National Safety Council report also cites increasing numbers of falls among elderly

March 11, 2014: Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care
Risk rises with multiple ER visits, researchers say

January 22, 2014: Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases
Colorado patients were delirious, combative, had seizures and breathing problems

December 09, 2013: OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
Painkillers like Vicodin also popular, researchers found

November 18, 2013: Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study
Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

November 11, 2013: Study Probes Heroin Addiction's Effect on the Brain
DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse, researchers say

September 27, 2013: Drugged Driving Plays Major Role in Traffic Deaths
Alone or combined with alcohol, study finds it multiplies the risk for road fatalities

September 17, 2013: 'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report
These stimulants are especially dangerous when combined with other drugs, expert says

September 10, 2013: Reality TV Star Discusses Addiction Recovery
'Jersey Shore' cast member Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino shares his struggle with prescription-painkiller abuse

August 22, 2013: Abuse of Painkillers Raises Risk of Heroin Use: Study
People who used prescription drugs illegally were 19 times more likely to move to heroin

May 23, 2013: Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims
Acid in both can erode teeth over time

May 10, 2013: Vaccine to Fight Heroin Addiction Shows Promise in Rats
Also doesn't interfere with opioid treatments for addicts, researchers say

May 07, 2013: Synthetic Pot Use Can Mimic Symptoms of Prenatal Disorder
Effects of this unregulated drug are unpredictable, researchers caution

April 26, 2013: Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon
Swedish researchers detected signs of recent cocaine, marijuana, narcotic and other substance use

April 23, 2013: Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

March 22, 2013: Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
Second study found similar connection with other drugs

February 06, 2013: Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults
But, experts say small study is not conclusive, tobacco smoking may have clouded results

January 31, 2013: Drug Users Are 'Super-Spreaders' of Hepatitis C, Study Finds
Diagnosing, treating them early might slow rate of infection

January 30, 2013: Many Cocaine Deaths Determined by Genes, Study Says
Common mutations in white people greatly increase risk of dying from the drug, researchers contend

January 10, 2013: Blood Disorder Cases Tied to Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Addicts crushed, dissolved and injected Opana ER pills, CDC says

January 10, 2013: Prescription Painkillers Trail Only Marijuana in Abuse Rates, Report Shows
Rising numbers of people seeking treatment for abuse of these pain drugs, federal officials say

December 20, 2012: Solo Rock Stars Die Sooner Than Those in Bands
Study found rough childhood among risk factors

December 04, 2012: 'Synthetic Pot' Sending Thousands of Young People to ER: Report
Users don't know what chemical mix they're getting or which complications can arise, experts warn

November 26, 2012: U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C
Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

October 22, 2012: Marijuana, Real or Fake, Can Lead to Unusual Gastro Problem
Case studies of cannabinoid hyperemesis describe bouts of nausea, vomiting, pain

August 16, 2012: High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage
Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

July 26, 2012: Illegal 'Bath Salts' Mimic Cocaine in the Brain: Study
Bath salt is street name for a group of powerful, synthetic stimulants

July 11, 2012: 'Abuse-Resistant' Oxycontin May Be Driving Addicts to Heroin
Since its release, more users have turned to heroin and other opioids, study finds

June 18, 2012: Many Homeless May Harbor Hepatitis C
Los Angeles study finds nearly half don't know it

April 30, 2012: U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers
They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

April 25, 2012: Many Who First Misuse Prescription Pills Get Them From Friends, Family: Report
More than 70 percent start that way, government analysis finds

April 17, 2012: White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy
New plan calls for treatment, not incarceration, for non-violent offenders

February 28, 2012: Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study
Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

February 16, 2012: Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida
CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

February 10, 2012: Pot Use Could Double Risk of Car Crash, Research Shows
No reliable roadside test available to identify drugged drivers, experts say

February 09, 2012: Illicit Drugs Bought Off Internet May Be Poisons, Experts Warn
Case report says victims thought they'd ordered amphetamine, but got drug that turned their skin blue

January 30, 2012: More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
Doctors seeing more women taking illicit drugs, prescription painkillers during pregnancy

January 25, 2012: U.S. Soldiers Face Host of Mental Health Issues
Studies found they were prone to depression, substance abuse and suicide

January 20, 2012: Many U.S. Adults Not Vaccinated for Hepatitis B
Missed opportunities lead to many new infections each year, study found

January 16, 2012: 'Bath-Salts' Injection Leads to Flesh-Eating Disease
Patient underwent amputation, mastectomy, skin grafts after use at party

December 30, 2011: Meth Users Much More Likely to Try Suicide
Study found 80 percent higher risk compared to users of other IV drugs

December 20, 2011: Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Car Accidents: CDC
Almost half of drug poisonings are now from abuse of prescription painkillers, researchers note

December 13, 2011: Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high