Illicit Drugs News

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10/20/2017
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests

10/13/2017
Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?

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

10/11/2017
Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse

Key components of getting better

10/2/2017
9/26/2017
CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

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

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/13/2017
What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

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

9/8/2017
Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

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

8/31/2017
Fentanyl Drives Rise in Opioid-Linked Deaths in U.S.

The synthetic drug is more powerful than heroin or morphine

8/24/2017
Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users

Most of these strokes involve bleeding into the brain: study

8/16/2017
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

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

8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

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

8/10/2017
Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

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

8/8/2017
U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen

Lion's share of deaths attributed to prescription painkillers

8/7/2017
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

7/26/2017
Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

6/28/2017
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

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

6/21/2017
Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

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

6/15/2017
Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel

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

6/14/2017
As U.S. Heroin Use Reaches 20-Year High, Cost to Society Soars

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

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

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

6/9/2017
Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies

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

4/27/2017
Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone

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

4/27/2017
Is Your Child Using Drugs?

Telltale signs to watch for

4/26/2017
Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study

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

4/6/2017
'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples

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

3/29/2017
Heroin Epidemic Expands Its Grip on America

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

3/27/2017
Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

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

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

2/24/2017
Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

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

2/16/2017
When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

People who use the drug are more willing to have casual sex without a condom, study shows

2/10/2017
Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart

Study finds arteries of recreational users look older than their years

1/24/2017
Gene May Help Guide Black Patients' Opioid Addiction Treatment

Finding suggests they may need higher doses of methadone

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/17/2017
Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

1/16/2017
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

1/12/2017
U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

12/30/2016
DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers

But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

12/20/2016
Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.

Prescription painkillers and heroin lead the increase, latest government data shows

12/14/2016
NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug

Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

12/8/2016
Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study

Investigators identify strategies for ensuring the drug's availability

12/6/2016
Baby Boomers Going to Pot

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

12/5/2016
Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women, Study Finds

Researchers suggest 2007 recession may have spurred rise in pot use among men with low incomes

12/1/2016
'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

11/30/2016
Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

10/29/2016
Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

10/6/2016
U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk