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Opioid addiction: Saving a son or daughter from a fatal overdose

Parenting becomes more challenging when a son or daughter becomes addicted to drugs, and with opioid addiction reaching epidemic consequences, preventing a fatal overdose...

Parenting tips for helping a child after addiction treatment

Caring for a child after they have gone through addiction treatment can be stressful, but parents can take several precautions to prevent serious problems. A...

Latest federal research: opioid crisis in the US mostly fueled by...

The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides the most recent estimated figures on the opioid crisis, which has been mostly...

Trump acknowledges National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

September 2017 is officially National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, according to a proclamation by President Donald Trump. The proclamation, which was posted on the...

National Recovery Month aims to empower families and communities

September is National Recovery Month, an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to boost awareness and celebrate the...

SAMHSA: Opioid misuse in older adults on the rise

About 9.5 million adults participated in opioid misuse in the past year in 2014, according to a recent government report. The CBHSQ Report — prepared...

Nearly 92 million adults used prescription opioids, new gov’t report

Over one-third of the American adult population were past-year users of prescription opioids at least once in 2015, according to a new government report...

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...
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