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Drug Overdose Deaths Surge 7 Percent in US

(NBC News, Dec. 10) Much of the rise is due to surges in heroin and prescription painkilller overdoses.

Heroin Use By College Age Adults On The Rise

(Athens Banner-Herald, Dec. 6) Heroin use among teens and college students has risen dramatically over the past five years.

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Heroin Users Shooting Up While Driving, Police Say

(Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 7) Cops are responding to traffic accidents in which a driver is passed out in a moving vehicle or are being pulled over with needles in their arms.

6 Hospitalized After Apparent 'Spice' Overdose

(KGTV, Dec. 4) More overdoses from synthetic marijuana occurred in San Diego for a third week in a row.

More Than 75% Of High School Heroin Users Started With Prescription Opioids

(Forbes, Dec. 7) A new study shows that more than 75 percent of high school students who use heroin began with prescription meds.

Presidential Proclamation—National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2015

(The White House, Dec. 1) President Obama urges people to take appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving.

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Sarasota Sheriff Releases Video Of Drunk Driver As Warning Against Impaired Driving

(Bradenton Herald, Dec. 1) A video of a drunk driver was released to remind others about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Rise in Use of Hallucinogenic Drugs Spurs Authorities, UCSB to Warn of Risks and Ready Response

(Noozhawk, Nov. 29) After two incidents of UC-Santa Barbara students injuring themselves while high on hallucinogenic drugs in one month, campus authorities are taking action.

The ADHD Drug Abuse Crisis on College Campuses

(Mad in America, Nov. 25) A new review shows that the abuse of ADHD drugs in colleges is becoming an epidemic.

San Diego Teens Overdose On Spice, 'Synthetic Marijuana'; 3 In Serious Condition

(Medical Daily, Nov. 30) For a second weekend in a row, several teens have overdosed on synthetic marijuana in San Diego.