Emerging Drug Trends

Last Updated: Friday, December 22, 2017

Stay on top of all the recent trends in drug use and drug overdose.


New Report: Rx Abuse Down, but ‘Vaping’ Popular Among Teens

A recent survey on teen drug use revealed that while painkiller use is down, “vaping” (the use of e-cigarettes) is popular among teens. Read more.



New Opioid Mixture ‘Gray Death’ Causing Overdoses in Several States

The opioid – which looks like a concrete mix – is a highly potent combination of heroin, fentanyl, cafentanil, and U-47700. Read more.


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Among College Students, First Time Marijuana Use is Going Up

Students who never used marijuana in high school are more likely to start if they go to college. Read more.

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Heroin Use Skyrocketed in a Decade

Heroin use in the U.S. more than quadrupled during the last decade according to a study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Read more.

How Opioid (Painkiller) Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Use

In just a five year span, between 2010 and 2015, heroin overdose deaths quadrupled. Read more.


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