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10/25/2017
Decline in U.S. Teen Drug Abuse Means Less Crime, Violence

New stats show fighting, theft, gun use all down

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