Year

6 Dangerous Cocktails

9/15/2016

Despite warning labels on Rx bottles and doctors' warnings, alcohol and drug cocktails take millions of lives every year in the United States.

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Increased Risk of Suicide Attempts in Teens Linked to Abuse of Rx Drugs

9/15/2016

A new study finds an increased risk of suicide attempts in teens is associated with prescription drug abuse, Reuters reports.

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College Students More Likely to Drink Than Their Peers Who Aren't in School

9/15/2016

U.S. college students are more likely to drink and less likely to smoke than their peers who aren't enrolled in school.

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DEA's New Marijuana-Related Actions

8/17/2016

On August 11, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a number of marijuana-related actions.

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The Prevention App

8/17/2016

Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) is a free, science-based app that teaches students how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink.

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How Can You Prevent Your Kids From Becoming Alcoholics or Addicts?

8/17/2016

When addiction runs in the family, parents can set good examples - but their influence only goes so far.

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Children Whose Parents Use Alcohol or Drugs Have Increased Risk of Medical Problems

8/17/2016

Children whose parents use alcohol or drugs are at increased risk of medical and behavioral problems, according to a new report.

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Nearly 10 Million Americans Say They Misused Opioid Medications in 2012-2013

6/27/2016

Almost 10 million Americans say they misused opioid medications in 2012-2013.

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Colleges Use Sober Dorms to Combat Opioid Epidemic

6/27/2016

To forge new ground in the fight against opioid use on campus, colleges are creating sober dorms, a practice that Rutgers University first developed in 1988.

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Five Things to Do When You've Inherited Addiction

6/27/2016

It's an inevitable lament at birthday parties, girls' nights and cook-outs: "None for me, thank you. If I eat just one (insert something delicious here), I won't stop."

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Youth Perception of Marijuana Harm Decreases as "710" Becomes More Potent

6/27/2016

Although marijuana use among youth poses a risk to health, nationally only 1 in 5 adolescents perceived it as such.

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States Fight Heroin Together

6/7/2016

A new program is partnering with police departments and health departments to share information quickly to respond to the heroin crisis.

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More Than One Million College Students Drink Alcohol on an Average Day

6/7/2016

On an average day last year, 1.2 million full-time college students were drinking alcohol and more than 700,000 were smoking pot, according to a new report.

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Death Certificates Offer Clues To Opioid Epidemic

6/7/2016

A death certificate needs to say more than something vague like "opioid intoxication" to help curb the distribution of opioids, epidemiologists say.

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New Regulations for eCigarettes

6/7/2016

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule that will extend its authority to all products that meet the statutory definition of "tobacco product."

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Opioids and Elder Abuse

5/19/2016

The opioid crisis is fueling the problem of elder abuse, as adult children who are addicted to drugs exploit parents and other relatives, experts tell The Boston Globe.

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Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do

5/19/2016

When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

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Hooked on Fentanyl

5/19/2016

This deadly synthetic painkiller, up to 50 times as powerful as heroin, presents a new level of peril in America’s opioid crisis.

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Is Your Child Being Tutored by Amphetamines

5/19/2016

Does your high school student study late into the night so he or she can get stellar grades?

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