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

December 19, 2012: Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report
Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

December 14, 2012: Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes
Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

December 10, 2012: Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study
Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

November 20, 2012: Pot Psychosis May Be Gene-Related
Scientists identify genetic variant that could explain mental impairment in marijuana users

November 06, 2012: Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

October 17, 2012: Painkiller Abuse by Kids Way Up, Study Finds
Addiction among current generation higher than any group in history

October 15, 2012: Drop in Illicit Drug Use in Cities, Uptick in Prescription Drug Abuse
ER visits from street drugs declined 8 percent in 3-year period, study found

October 08, 2012: Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study
Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

September 24, 2012: Prescription Drug Abuse Drops Among U.S. Young Adults
Marijuana use on the rise, however, survey finds

August 27, 2012: Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later
Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

August 22, 2012: Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey
Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

August 21, 2012: Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study
An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say