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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

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

9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/18/2017
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

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

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

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

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

5/8/2017
Bullying and Substance Use

Kids who are bullied in 5th grade are at higher risk of substance use in high school, study finds.

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

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

3/29/2017
Kids Peppered With Pot Ads

Legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states fueling the trend, study suggests

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

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

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

12/27/2016
Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

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

10/31/2016
Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens

Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

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

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/21/2016
Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

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

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

8/17/2016
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds