Drug Abuse News

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10/21/2015
Pot Use Doubles Among Americans in Past Decade: Report

But some experts say some of the increase may just be more people telling the truth

10/13/2015
Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study

Second study finds 80 percent of abusers don't get treatment for their addiction

10/1/2015
'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

Marijuana accounted for third of drugs found in systems of drivers killed in accidents

9/25/2015
8 of 10 People in Addiction Treatment Smoke, Study Finds

Helping smokers quit can improve their chance for successful drug and alcohol treatment, researcher says

9/10/2015
Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Alcohol, Prescription Meds: Survey

Rate of smoking has also dropped dramatically over time, data shows

9/3/2015
Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

9/1/2015
Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use

9/1/2015
More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Marijuana's gain in popularity may be due to widespread notion that it's harmless, researchers say

8/27/2015
Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

8/17/2015
Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

Change seen just a year after new rules were implemented, study found

8/7/2015
Face-to-Face Support Groups Still Best for Staying Sober: Study

Despite growing popularity of online meetings, people more likely to be honest in person

7/29/2015
U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

7/9/2015
Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'

Using multiple drug stores to fill prescriptions tied to raised risk of overdose death, study finds

7/7/2015
Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

6/18/2015
'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

6/16/2015
Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Pot Use by Teens: Study

Research shows no uptick in use among adolescents after states gave the nod to medical pot

6/15/2015
Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

5/29/2015
Inmates Denied Methadone Less Likely to Choose Treatment When Released

But nearly all given the drug-addiction medication stayed on it once freed, study finds

5/18/2015
Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

5/14/2015
Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death

Researcher sees 'important window' of opportunity for intervention

5/14/2015
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

4/27/2015
More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

4/23/2015
Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

4/20/2015
'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

4/16/2015
Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers

Government report detects uptick among hotel, food service employees

4/16/2015
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

4/15/2015
1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

4/14/2015
Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says

Using both substances also boosts risk of relationship and work troubles

4/1/2015
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

3/30/2015
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

3/10/2015
Breath Test for Illegal Drugs Instead of Urine Analysis?

Researchers say new method identifies contaminated aerosol particles

3/6/2015
Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

2/17/2015
Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains

MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

2/11/2015
Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics

Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

1/28/2015
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

1/16/2015
Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens

That increases chances of accidents, injuries and unplanned pregnancies, study says

1/16/2015
New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men

Study warns that revised versions are more like dangerous 'huffing' solvents

1/14/2015
U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says

But some people have switched to heroin

12/29/2014
Stay Sober or Be Pulled Over This Holiday Season

State highway officials renew their warnings about drunk driving

12/19/2014
Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk

These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says

12/8/2014
U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

12/5/2014
12/2/2014
Fatal ODs From Narcotic Painkillers Have Tripled in U.S.

CDC report also finds surge in heroin-related overdose deaths

11/25/2014
Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

11/20/2014
Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

11/18/2014
Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

10/16/2014
ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds

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

10/6/2014
Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says

10/3/2014
Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds

Public sentiment more accepting of mental illness, researchers say

10/2/2014
Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study

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