Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern

According to a recent CDC report, the number of U.S. babies born withdrawing from narcotic painkillers has tripled since 1995.


SAMHSA Releases New Guidelines for Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Currently, there are four medications recognized to be the most appropriate treatment for alcohol dependence.


Prescription Drug Abuse: Teenagers Get Legally High

A 2015 research study suggests that the deadly consequences of prescription drugs are seen in teenagers as they are unaware of the full extent of its dangers.


New Alcohol Detection Technology Paves Way to Safer Roads

Within the following decade, proposed devices are expected to roll out a more advanced device that would either be pre-installed in new cars.


Treating Serious Mental Illness in Prison

About 20 percent of those incarcerated in jails and 15 percent of those in state prisons have what is described as a serious mental illness (SMI).


Increase in Opioid Misuse: The Painful Truth

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of opioid drugs legally prescribed by medical professionals are misused, according to a 2015 study.


The Toll of Drug Use on 200 Million People Worldwide

Widespread complications in the population include heart disease, lung and breathing problems, kidney and liver disorders and mental illness.


Naloxone Can Treat Cocaine and Heroin Addiction

Researchers have discovered one drug, Naloxone, which has shown promise for heroin addicts.


Indiana Enacts Law Changes to Protect Drug Abusers from HIV Surge

A portion of Southern Indiana has been the site of a rapid rise in HIV cases.


Sentencing of Silk Road Website Creator

A regular marketplace for drug sellers and buyers, this website was made popular in June 2011 when an article was published about it in a trade magazine.



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