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More Teens Vaping as Smoking Declines; Pot Use Holds Steady December 14, 2017

Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections November 30, 2017

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids November 28, 2017

Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence November 20, 2017

Doctors Prescribing Too Many Opioids After Nose Jobs November 09, 2017

Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes November 09, 2017

Abusing Pot, Booze Lowers Teens' Chances for Success in Life November 07, 2017

Lethal Dangers Lurk Even After Opioid OD Rescue October 30, 2017

Fentanyl Driving Surge in Fatal U.S. Opioid Overdoses October 27, 2017

Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency October 26, 2017

Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse October 25, 2017

That could lead to an undercount of the extent of the problem, researchers say

Decline in U.S. Teen Drug Abuse Means Less Crime, Violence October 25, 2017

New stats show fighting, theft, gun use all down

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising October 11, 2017

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren't going away

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States September 26, 2017

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved September 14, 2017

But app is not recommended for opioid dependence

What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic September 13, 2017

A surgeon's group offers a blueprint for safer pain management

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

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

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S. August 03, 2017

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

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

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems July 24, 2017

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem July 21, 2017

New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD June 23, 2017

Report finds reckless acts a symptom of disorder, and they increase the odds of another traumatic experience

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids June 21, 2017

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

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

Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death June 20, 2017

Actress died in December after cardiac arrest; experts say drug abuse can weaken the heart

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

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market June 09, 2017

Agency says the powerful medication's risk for abuse now outweighs any benefit

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

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

Heroin Vaccine Blocks Drug High in Tests on Monkeys June 08, 2017

Researchers hope it will prove as effective in human tests and become an aid for recovering addicts

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices May 19, 2017

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S. May 02, 2017

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

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

When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency April 21, 2017

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers April 11, 2017

Legal, nitrate-based inhalant appears to harm retinal cells, causing some vision loss, study finds

'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

Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace March 24, 2017

Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs

Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study March 17, 2017

Rate 5 times higher for female vets who abuse alcohol, drugs than for female vets who don't

7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Hit by Opioid Abuse: Survey March 10, 2017

Poll also found most employers unprepared to deal with the issue

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure March 09, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms March 03, 2017

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

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

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

Many Opioid Addicts in Treatment Take Narcotics on the Side February 23, 2017

4 of 10 given buprenorphine to ease withdrawal abuse other opioids, study finds

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say February 20, 2017

Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

Amnesia Affecting Some Opioid Abusers January 26, 2017

Drug abuse may cause an unusual short-term memory syndrome, study suggests

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

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