July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

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

July 03, 2014: Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain
MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

July 02, 2014: Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day
Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

July 01, 2014: Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study
Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report

June 24, 2014: Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report
Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

June 05, 2014: Pot Use Might Be Linked to Abnormal Sperm
Drug could impair male fertility, study suggests

June 04, 2014: Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says
Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

June 04, 2014: Study Links Pot Use With Poor Sleep
It's possible that insomnia leads some people to turn to marijuana, study authors say

May 28, 2014: Today's Heroin Abusers Often Middle-Class Suburbanites: Study
Problem often starts after prescription painkiller use, researchers say

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 12, 2014: College Guys More Likely to Drive While Stoned Than Drunk, Study Finds
As states move to ease pot laws, education programs needed, researchers suggest

April 15, 2014: Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

April 03, 2014: FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

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

March 10, 2014: Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down, U.S. Report Finds
Review covered 2000 to 2010, so doesn't reflect suspected increase in heroin use

February 14, 2014: Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

February 11, 2014: U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin

December 10, 2013: Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

December 03, 2013: Drug Abuse By Young Anesthesiologists Is Rare But Sometimes Deadly
Study finds rates approached 1 percent during doctors' training program

December 03, 2013: Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

October 29, 2013: Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned
DEA says none of the drug samples tested so far has been confirmed as home-cooked krokodil

October 22, 2013: Study Probes Why Truckers Use Booze, Illicit Drugs
Drivers who are younger or paid less more likely to be users, international review found

October 15, 2013: Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says
Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

September 17, 2013: Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study
But researcher isn't ready to give up on the multi-pronged approach

September 04, 2013: Young Americans' Prescription Med Abuse Still Down: Report
2012 national survey also found teens' drinking, tobacco use dropped over decade

August 29, 2013: Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report
'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says

August 28, 2013: Mental and Substance Disorders Major Cause of Nonfatal Illnesses
Opioid dependence causes greatest health burden of all illicit drugs, study shows

August 20, 2013: Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey
Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

August 11, 2013: Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests
Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

August 02, 2013: Bump Seen in Substance Abuse Treatment During Pregnancy
But number of women entering programs for alcohol use went down over last decade, U.S. report says

July 30, 2013: Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study
Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

July 30, 2013: Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

July 18, 2013: Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk
Doctors should ask patients about childhood trauma, researcher says

June 24, 2013: Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says
This generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

May 29, 2013: ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

May 10, 2013: Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk
But experts question the study's design and are skeptical of the conclusion

May 03, 2013: Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls
Small study suggests better methods needed

April 29, 2013: Health Tip: After a Stressful Event
Avoid alcohol and drugs

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 05, 2013: Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds
Binge drinking and drug use more likely

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

March 20, 2013: Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

February 22, 2013: Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids
Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

February 20, 2013: Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?
Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

February 14, 2013: 16 Cases of Kidney Damage in 6 States From Synthetic Pot: CDC
Five people needed their blood filtered after using designer drugs such as 'Spice,' researchers report

February 12, 2013: Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage
Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say

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 16, 2013: ER Visits Linked to Energy Drinks Double: Report
Most cases involved young adults, 42 percent involved drugs or alcohol, government survey found