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‘Cries for help’: Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic

(The Washington Post, July 1) The coronavirus pandemic could be behind a recent surge in drug overdoses, according to officials. 

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Avoiding Drug Use Can Be a Family Choice

(NIDA Blog Team) A lot of things can increase the risk that a teen will have a problem with drugs. These risk factors include difficulties in school, problems making friends, even the person’s biology.

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Telehealth to Treat Substance Use and Mental Health Problems: What Families Need to Know

(Partnership for Drug-Free Kids) If your loved one is seeking support for mental health or substance use issues, figuring out how to get them the care they need during this time may be more challenging. This is where telehealth comes in.

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Heart Surgery Leads to Long-Term Opioid Use for Some

(HealthDay News, June 22) About 10% of heart surgery patients who are prescribed opioids are still using their prescriptions after three months, according to new research.

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'Iso,' a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American Streets

(HealthDay News, June 9) Isotonitazene, also known as “iso,” is a new synthetic opioid is behind an increasing amount of overdose deaths, according to experts.

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Legal Pot Products Too Potent for Chronic Pain

(Health Day News) More than 90% of legal medical marijuana has more than the recommended amount of THC for pain relief, according to a recent study. 

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Si le recetan opioides para el dolor, haga muchas preguntas: FDA

(Noticias del Día de la Salud, 21 de mayo) El número de muertes que implicaron opioides de recetas se cuadruplicó de 1999 a 2018, de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades. 

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Opioid prescriptions after childbirth may up overdose risk: Study

(Telangana Today, June 10)  Mothers who are prescribed opioid meds after giving birth are more at risk of overdosing, according to a new study.  

Today's high potency weed raises risk of anxiety and addiction, study says

(CNN, May 27) People who smoke potent marijuana are more at risk of developing general anxiety disorder and becoming addicted than people who smoke less powerful strains, according to recent research.

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Report: Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths Exceeded 150,000

(Well Being Trust, May 21) In 2018, 151,964 Americans lost their lives due to alcohol, drugs or suicide, according to a recently released report.