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Opioid prescription numbers for injured workers plummet

The number of painkilling opioids handed out to injured workers in the U.S. has seen a major drop — but remains dangerously high in...

Children with mental health disorders found to be at high risk...

New research has shown that people who battle mental health disorders as children are at greater risk of developing addictions as adults. Dutch researchers launched...

Opioid addiction rates up nearly 500 percent in 7 years

The increase of Americans diagnosed with opioid addiction continues to escalate dramatically, but a very low number of them receive drug rehab, a new...

Women at risk as opioid use hospital visit numbers surge

The number of women hospitalized due to opioid use — including painkillers and heroin — has skyrocketed in the last ten years. A new report by the...

Study explores inequalities in public schools’ drug abuse policies

Research from a student at Allegheny College explored the inequalities of public schools’ drug abuse policies to see how they affect both drug usage...

Level 2 trauma centers more likely to identify at-risk drinkers

Alcohol use can become a contributing factor to bodily injury, and patients who visit a trauma center to receive treatment for injuries take part...

Fear of fentanyl: a hidden killer

A new study reveals that over 50 percent of all drug overdose fatalities might be because of fentanyl — a synthetic opioid that can be...

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...

80 percent of kids in Delhi’s Seemapuri are addicted to drugs

About 80 percent of Indian children in the Delhi slum of Seemapuri are addicted to drugs, according to a study conducted by the Society...

Drug use down among young adults who participated in PROSPER program

Middle school children who participated in PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER), a drug use prevention program in Iowa and Pennsylvania, were significantly...
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