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

Link is especially true for females

Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S. December 02, 2014

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study October 23, 2014

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

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

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

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study October 02, 2014

Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say

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

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

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use September 04, 2014

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests September 02, 2014

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

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

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

Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain July 03, 2014

MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day July 02, 2014

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study July 01, 2014

Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report

Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report June 24, 2014

Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

Pot Use Might Be Linked to Abnormal Sperm June 05, 2014

Drug could impair male fertility, study suggests

Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says June 04, 2014

Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

Study Links Pot Use With Poor Sleep June 04, 2014

It's possible that insomnia leads some people to turn to marijuana, study authors say

Today's Heroin Abusers Often Middle-Class Suburbanites: Study May 28, 2014

Problem often starts after prescription painkiller use, researchers say

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans May 23, 2014

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

College Guys More Likely to Drive While Stoned Than Drunk, Study Finds May 12, 2014

As states move to ease pot laws, education programs needed, researchers suggest

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain April 15, 2014

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose April 03, 2014

Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care March 11, 2014

Risk rises with multiple ER visits, researchers say

Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down, U.S. Report Finds March 10, 2014

Review covered 2000 to 2010, so doesn't reflect suspected increase in heroin use

Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy February 14, 2014

Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses February 11, 2014

Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin

Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk December 10, 2013

Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

Drug Abuse By Young Anesthesiologists Is Rare But Sometimes Deadly December 03, 2013

Study finds rates approached 1 percent during doctors' training program

Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report December 03, 2013

Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned October 29, 2013

DEA says none of the drug samples tested so far has been confirmed as home-cooked krokodil

Study Probes Why Truckers Use Booze, Illicit Drugs October 22, 2013

Drivers who are younger or paid less more likely to be users, international review found

Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says October 15, 2013

Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study September 17, 2013

But researcher isn't ready to give up on the multi-pronged approach

Young Americans' Prescription Med Abuse Still Down: Report September 04, 2013

2012 national survey also found teens' drinking, tobacco use dropped over decade

Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report August 29, 2013

'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says

Mental and Substance Disorders Major Cause of Nonfatal Illnesses August 28, 2013

Opioid dependence causes greatest health burden of all illicit drugs, study shows

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey August 20, 2013

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests August 11, 2013

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

Bump Seen in Substance Abuse Treatment During Pregnancy August 02, 2013

But number of women entering programs for alcohol use went down over last decade, U.S. report says

Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study July 30, 2013

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study July 30, 2013

A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say

Childhood Abuse May Add to Drug Users' Suicide Risk July 18, 2013

Doctors should ask patients about childhood trauma, researcher says

Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says June 24, 2013

This generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review May 29, 2013

Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

Study Claims Marijuana Tied to Lower Bladder Cancer Risk May 10, 2013

But experts question the study's design and are skeptical of the conclusion

Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls May 03, 2013

Small study suggests better methods needed

Health Tip: After a Stressful Event April 29, 2013

Avoid alcohol and drugs

Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon April 26, 2013

Swedish researchers detected signs of recent cocaine, marijuana, narcotic and other substance use

Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds April 05, 2013

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk March 22, 2013

Second study found similar connection with other drugs

Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study March 20, 2013

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

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