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Jay Williams Opens Up About Drug Addiction Battle in New Memoir

(Daily News, Jan. 24) Former NBA player Jay Williams (left) talks about his OxyContin addiction.

The $50,000-a-Year School That Keeps Teen Addicts Off Drugs

(New York Post, Jan. 17) The Newport Academy in New York City is a beacon of hope for teens struggling with substance abuse.

Teens Who Use Cannabis At Risk of Schizophrenia

(Medical News Today, Jan. 17) New research shows that teen use of marijuana can lead to higher risk of developing schizophrenia.

Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites

(The New York Times, Jan. 16) A analysis of death certificates revealed that drug overdoses has shifted dramatically to young white males between 1990 to 2014.

Marijuana Gains Popularity Among Teens

(, Jan. 10) Marijuana use in teenagers in the area seems to be on the rise.

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

(NPR, Jan. 11) Opioids trigger the release of dopamine, which tickles the pleasure area of the brain including eating, drinking, and sex.

From One Parent to Others: Drug Addiction Threatens Your Family

(, Jan. 10) One mother shares the story of her daughter's addiction and warns how it can happen to you.

Former Addict Starts Online Fitness Movement to Raise Awareness

(WDBJ, Jan. 8) Mark Bowles, a former prescription drugs and heroin addict, decided to turn his focus towards fitness instead.

‘Hollywood’ Heroin Causes Spike in Overdoses

(22News, Jan. 3) A bad batch of heroin called \"Hollywood\" heroin has made its way around Massachusetts and already caused eight deaths in one county.

Kratom, an Addict’s Alternative, Is Found to Be Addictive Itself

(The New York Times, Jan. 3) Kratom is an addictive plant that heroin users often seek out as an alternative way out of addiction.