More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers - and two-thirds are prescribed opioids...Read more
Almost a year after a report to the Syracuse University Senate revealed that ambulances were taking several students per week to the emergency room because of alcohol problems, concrete data...Read more
A study published in the British Medical Journal Open found that teens in Britain with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink...Read more
There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps -- but not the most engaged.
While personality traits like that could...Read more
A bill to make Utah's blood-alcohol limit for driving the lowest in the nation passed the Utah House of Representatives recently.
According to Desert News, the bill would reduce the legal...Read more
Two Wisconsin Democratic state lawmakers have backed away from banning powdered alcohol and instead want to subject it to the same regulations as liquid alcohol.
According to AP, the lawmakers introduced...Read more
A new study warns that drinking alcohol while taking powerful opioid painkillers can trigger a potentially deadly respiratory problem, particularly in seniors.
In the study, report on by HeathDay, the researchers...Read more
A recent federal survey finds almost 4 percent of pregnant women said they had used marijuana in the past month in 2014, up from 2.4 percent in 2002.
Pregnant women who...Read more
A growing number of Californians in their 20s are ending up in the emergency room because of heroin, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
In the first three months of...Read more
According to the The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Garden State residents will now be informed of the addictive qualities of the medicines their children are prescribed thanks to...Read more