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Helping a parent addicted to painkillers

New data reveals that of the more than 33,000 fatal overdoses linked to opioid painkillers in 2015, over 6,200 were Americans over 55 years...

Over 2 million were addicted to alcohol and drugs in 2014,...

New government data reveals that 2.3 million American adults suffered from both a past-year illicit drug addiction and an alcohol addiction in 2014. The CBHSQ...

Huge drop in underage binge drinking across America

The number of youngsters binge drinking across the U.S. has dropped dramatically, according to new research. Figures from a national survey on drug use by...

Meth addiction rehab can reverse heart damage, new research

Rehab for meth addiction can potentially undo the heart damage caused by the drug and improve heart performance when paired with related medical treatment,...

Gov’t agencies, orgs discuss opioid epidemic at national Rx conference

Key figures in the battle against the opioid epidemic gathered at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia last week...

New data shows risks of opioid misuse among pregnant women

A recent government report revealed that approximately 21,000 pregnant women, ages 15 to 44, engaged in opioid misuse within the past month. The findings —...

NIDA introduces the Drugs and the Brain Wallet Card for relapse...

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) revealed a new relapse prevention tool intended for at-risk offenders departing correctional facilities: The Drugs and the...

1.5 million Americans with mental illness misused opioids last year

Approximately 11.7 million adults in the U.S. (4.8 percent) have misused opioids within the past year, and roughly 9.8 million adults (4.0 percent) struggled...

Implant from Turkey could treat addiction worldwide

After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a version of buprenorphine called Probuphine to be used as an implant to treat opioid abuse...

GOP bill would cut Medicaid for substance abuse treatment

It’s been 10 days since House Republicans introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that looks to repeal and replace the Affordable...
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