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Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens August 16, 2017

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds August 14, 2017

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency August 10, 2017

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers, report says

U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen August 08, 2017

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program August 07, 2017

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths June 28, 2017

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study June 21, 2017

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel June 15, 2017

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

As U.S. Heroin Use Reaches 20-Year High, Cost to Society Soars June 14, 2017

Tab is nearly $51,000 for each heroin user, far more than many chronic illnesses

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness June 12, 2017

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies June 09, 2017

Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone April 27, 2017

Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows

Is Your Child Using Drugs? April 27, 2017

Telltale signs to watch for

Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study April 26, 2017

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples April 06, 2017

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America March 29, 2017

Use of the narcotic grew 5-fold in a decade, helped by scourge of prescription painkiller abuse

Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse March 27, 2017

People who smoke cigarettes more likely to relapse after battling drug addiction

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers February 27, 2017

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC February 24, 2017

Whites, middle-aged adults hardest hit, new report finds

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

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