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Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens
Substance Abuse

Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens

The number of young children and teens hospitalized for overdosing on opioid painkillers have spiked nearly threefold in recent years, a new study finds.

Tips for Managing Alcohol Intake at Holiday Parties
Substance Abuse

Tips for Managing Alcohol Intake at Holiday Parties

During the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths.

Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives
Substance Abuse

Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives

In the wake of the musician Prince's death from a painkiller overdose, a new study suggests some opioid-related deaths could be prevented by routinely prescribing an antidote for certain patients who take the medications.

Do Women Drink as Much as Men?
Substance Abuse

Do Women Drink as Much as Men?

Women have made major strides towards equality with men, but new research shows there's one way in which they are catching up that could be harmful: drinking.

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
Substance Abuse

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Drug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low.

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women
Substance Abuse

Men More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Women

As more American adults choose to puff at the marijuana pipe, a gender difference is becoming clear.

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials
Substance Abuse

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Preliminary research in monkeys suggests that a new medication might be able to provide pain relief similar to opioid drugs such as OxyContin, but without the same potential for addiction or serious side effects.

Tips for Managing Alcohol Intake at Holiday Parties
Substance Abuse

Tips for Managing Alcohol Intake at Holiday Parties

During the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths.