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Got Unused Meds? Here's What to DoMay 03, 2016

Check for local take-back events, or contact the DEA for collection locations

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From OthersMarch 08, 2016

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: StudyFebruary 13, 2016

Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn

Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: SurveyDecember 30, 2015

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in TeensDecember 11, 2015

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult AddictionOctober 28, 2015

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other MedsOctober 19, 2015

Survey reveals most users take the drugs to help them study or catch some sleep

Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDCOctober 15, 2015

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey FindsSeptember 08, 2015

But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, PotAugust 31, 2015

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: StudyAugust 04, 2015

But findings are at odds with previous research

'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey FindsJuly 23, 2015

But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in ColoradoJuly 23, 2015

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among TeensJuly 07, 2015

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC FindsJuly 07, 2015

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

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

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

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report FindsJune 11, 2015

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study FindsJune 09, 2015

Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: StudyJune 04, 2015

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

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

Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed BehaviorsApril 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 HashishApril 15, 2015

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

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

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: StudyMarch 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory ProblemsMarch 12, 2015

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen BrainsFebruary 17, 2015

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

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in StudyJanuary 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal MarijuanaJanuary 26, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

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

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

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study SaysDecember 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

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

Link is especially true for females

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' CoughOctober 27, 2014

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. ChildrenOctober 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School YearOctober 17, 2014

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

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

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

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

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

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by TeensSeptember 30, 2014

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report FindsSeptember 16, 2014

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study FindsSeptember 15, 2014

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug UseSeptember 04, 2014

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: SurveyAugust 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: StudyJuly 14, 2014

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in TeenJuly 04, 2014

Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: AnalysisJune 30, 2014

But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast MilkJune 16, 2014

Babies' brains and IQs don't seem to be affected by mother's medication, study finds

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: ReportApril 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: StudyApril 21, 2014

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?February 26, 2014

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: SurveyFebruary 26, 2014

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures