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Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs June 16, 2016

Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addiction experts say

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up June 09, 2016

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day May 26, 2016

And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey May 12, 2016

Drug counselors should consider whether people are self-medicating, researchers say

Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addicts April 06, 2016

Study finds hydromorphone an effective, widely available, licensed choice

Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping' February 29, 2016

'Tiger parenting' can have dire consequences, researcher contends

Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV, CDC Says February 23, 2016

New national report highlights groups most at risk for the AIDS-causing virus

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid February 16, 2016

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

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

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

Rise in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Less Than Reported: Study February 10, 2016

New research counters 2015 finding that said pot use and related problems doubled over a decade

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

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

Mouse Study Shows Cocaine Ravages Brain Cells January 18, 2016

Researchers believe they've also identified a potential antidote

Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic? January 13, 2016

New commentary says no, but others disagree

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

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

Florida 'Pill Mill' Crackdown May Have Curbed Painkiller ODs December 21, 2015

Tougher prescription laws might have also reduced heroin deaths, researchers suggest

Not Enough Needle Exchange Programs Outside Cities: Study December 10, 2015

Half of all injection drug users live in rural, suburban areas

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study November 25, 2015

Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth November 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

FDA Approves Nasal Spray to Reverse Narcotic Painkiller Overdose November 19, 2015

Drug marketed as Narcan offers new treatment option for family members or first responders

Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem November 18, 2015

Federal study suggests only about one-quarter seek treatment for addiction

Genetic Makeup May Help Explain Methadone Overdoses October 27, 2015

Study findings shed light on how drug for pain, addiction is metabolized in different people

College Kids Easily Find Contraband ADHD Drugs, Other Meds October 19, 2015

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

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S. October 01, 2015

Marijuana accounted for third of drugs found in systems of drivers killed in accidents

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion September 30, 2015

Accidents and violence the driving forces, CDC officials report

Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy? September 09, 2015

Early research suggests yes, but laws limit access to the drug and its compounds

Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some? September 08, 2015

Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

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

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

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study September 03, 2015

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

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

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot August 31, 2015

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

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances August 27, 2015

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

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

But findings are at odds with previous research

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

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

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

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

Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men July 14, 2015

It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say

Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory July 10, 2015

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

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

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

'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

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

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

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds June 11, 2015

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

More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds June 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: Study June 04, 2015

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

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

It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics May 18, 2015

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain May 12, 2015

Scientists say they have the answer, possibly paving way for treatments

Heroin Use Surges Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers April 30, 2015

Efforts to curb illicit drug use should target this population, researchers say

ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study April 28, 2015

Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC April 24, 2015

Agency urges expanding access to the prescription antidote among EMS personnel

Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert April 24, 2015

More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

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