Latest News

marijuana joint

Weed May Mess With Your Medicines, Causing Harm

(Health Day News) According to new study, the chemicals in marijuana — THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinol (CBN) — can have a negative impact on other medications a person is taking.  

teens standing in front of school

Survey: Adolescent Drug Use Dropped Significantly in 2021

The percentage of adolescents who report using drugs dropped in 2021, according to the latest Monitoring the Future survey. 

sisters

Drugs Have Been a Problem in Family for 32% of Americans 

(Gallup) Issues surrounding drug use hits close to home for many people across the nation. 

Breakthrough COVID-19 Risk Up for Patients With Substance Use Disorders 

(HealthDay News) Vaccinated people with substance misuse disorders are more at risk for getting COVID-19, according to a recent study

pregnant woman

Pot Use in Pregnancy May Harm the Fetus

(HealthDay News, November 16) Expectant mothers who use marijuana during their pregnancies may be more likely to have children who deal with stress and anxiety, according to a new study. 

Overdosechalkboard

Report: Drug Overdose Deaths Surpass 100,000

(Associated Press, November 18) For the first time ever, drug overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 100,000 during a 12-month period.

person holding his stomach

Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study finds 

(CNN, September 17) Cases of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, an illness where regular marijuana users experience stomach pains and retching, have reportedly increased in recent years.

ADHD written on color blocks

Half of Young Adults With ADHD Report Lifetime Substance Use Disorder

(Psych Congress Network, September 1) According to a new study, about 50% of young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) say they had a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. 

Severe Opioid Overdoses Rose by Nearly a Third During Pandemic 

(HealthDay News, July 30) Opioid-related visits to the emergency room rose 28.5% last year compared to 2018 and 2019, according to a recent study. 

President Announces Overdose Awareness Week

The president recently issued a proclamation recognizing August 29, 2021 – September 4, 2021 as Overdose Awareness Week.