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The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care January 09, 2018

Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV in Adulthood January 03, 2018

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

Cops on 'Spice' Raids Getting High by Accident November 30, 2017

Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections November 30, 2017

Is Meth Use Destroying Vets' Hearts? November 14, 2017

FDA Warns of Herb Kratom's Opioid-Like Harms November 14, 2017

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

Using Cocaine? Fingerprints Might Tell October 27, 2017

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

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

New stats show fighting, theft, gun use all down

Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC October 20, 2017

Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment? October 13, 2017

Psychedelic drug shows some promise for hard-to-treat cases in study

Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse October 11, 2017

Key components of getting better

Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near October 02, 2017

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

More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction September 15, 2017

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

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

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

Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens September 08, 2017

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

Fentanyl Drives Rise in Opioid-Linked Deaths in U.S. August 31, 2017

The synthetic drug is more powerful than heroin or morphine

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users August 24, 2017

Most of these strokes involve bleeding into the brain: study

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

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