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(NBC News, Dec. 10) Much of the rise is due to surges in heroin and prescription painkilller overdoses.
(Athens Banner-Herald, Dec. 6) Heroin use among teens and college students has risen dramatically over the past five years.
(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.
(KGTV, Dec. 4) More overdoses from synthetic marijuana occurred in San Diego for a third week in a row.
(Forbes, Dec. 7) A new study shows that more than 75 percent of high school students who use heroin began with prescription meds.
(The White House, Dec. 1) President Obama urges people to take appropriate measures to prevent 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.
(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.
(Mad in America, Nov. 25) A new review shows that the abuse of ADHD drugs in colleges is becoming an epidemic.
(Medical Daily, Nov. 30) For a second weekend in a row, several teens have overdosed on synthetic marijuana in San Diego.