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Study: One in Four Teens Has Abused Stimulant Medications for ADHD

One in four middle and high school students has reported abusing prescription stimulant medications used to treat ADHD, according to a cross-sectional study recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open1 Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among teens remains more prevalent than misuse of other prescription drugs, including opioids and benzodiazepines, the research found.

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More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Combined Vehicle and Firearm-Related Deaths

Drug overdoses claimed more American lives than did vehicle crashes or firearm-related incidents, combined, in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Report: Teen Marijuana Use at Lowest in Decades; Opposite for Adults

Teen "past month" marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in decades, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Drug Overdose Deaths Top 103,000, Slightly Down From 2021

Drug overdose deaths totaled 103,550 in the 12-month period ending November 2022, according to provisional data released by the CDC.

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15 Things the Cannabis Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

As an emergency and addiction physician practicing on the front lines of the emergency department, I am seeing firsthand the devastating damage marijuana causes.

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These Are The Signs That Someone Has Been Roofied

Experts discuss the ways to tell if a person has been drugged and what to do if you suspect it's happened.

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Effects of Marijuana and How Parents Can Help

(Partnership to End Addiction) Monday began National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) – started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it inspires meaningful conversations around youth substance use. We are honored to partner with NIDA to share facts around topics that are often steeped in misinformation and stigma. 

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DEA Reports Widespread Threat of Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the American public of a sharp increase in the trafficking of fentanyl mixed with xylazine. Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” is a powerful sedative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for veterinary use.


CBD Use Linked to Male Reproductive Harm

Did you know that CBD use is linked to liver injury and male reproductive harm?

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2023 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient Announced

Katie Nuñez Vasquez is the 2023 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient. Katie is a student activist and community leader in Santa Barbara, California.