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When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be February 16, 2017

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart February 10, 2017

Study finds arteries of recreational users look older than their years

Gene May Help Guide Black Patients' Opioid Addiction Treatment January 24, 2017

Finding suggests they may need higher doses of methadone

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions January 20, 2017

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids January 17, 2017

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School January 16, 2017

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana January 12, 2017

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers December 30, 2016

But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S. December 20, 2016

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug December 14, 2016

Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds December 12, 2016

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study December 08, 2016

Investigators identify strategies for ensuring the drug's availability

Baby Boomers Going to Pot December 06, 2016

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds December 05, 2016

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair December 01, 2016

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC November 30, 2016

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix October 29, 2016

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse? September 15, 2016

Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

College Students Using More Pot, Fewer Opioids September 08, 2016

Nearly 5 percent use marijuana daily, survey finds

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC August 25, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study August 25, 2016

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs August 12, 2016

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study August 11, 2016

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer August 09, 2016

1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study August 03, 2016

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns July 29, 2016

New street drug combines two synthetic opioids

Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S. July 14, 2016

K2-type drugs far more potent than marijuana, experts warn

Newly Released Inmates Account for 1 in 10 Fatal ODs July 13, 2016

Many may not realize their tolerance for drugs has dropped while in prison, researcher says

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

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