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People Who Are Gay, Lesbian or Bi Have More Mental Health and Substance Use Problems, Survey Finds

Despite increasing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, at least in some circles, adults who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely than those who identify as straight to have serious thoughts of suicide and mental health conditions including major depressive episodes, and they are more likely to misuse substances like alcohol or drugs, according to a new US government report.

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Young Adults' Use of Hallucinogens Like Mushrooms, PCP Doubled in a Few Years: Study

Young American adults have doubled their use of non-LSD hallucinogens in just a few years, a new report warns.

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The Chemistry of Drug Abuse

The harsh reality of drug usage among high school students is staggering.

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Vaping Could Up Teens' Odds for Marijuana Use, Binge Drinking

Teens who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely than non-vapers to binge-drink and use cannabis, new research finds.

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Study: One in Four Teens Has Abused Stimulant Medications for ADHD

One in four middle and high school students has reported abusing prescription stimulant medications used to treat ADHD, according to a cross-sectional study recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open1 Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among teens remains more prevalent than misuse of other prescription drugs, including opioids and benzodiazepines, the research found.

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More Drug Overdose Deaths Than Combined Vehicle and Firearm-Related Deaths

Drug overdoses claimed more American lives than did vehicle crashes or firearm-related incidents, combined, in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Report: Teen Marijuana Use at Lowest in Decades; Opposite for Adults

Teen "past month" marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in decades, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Drug Overdose Deaths Top 103,000, Slightly Down From 2021

Drug overdose deaths totaled 103,550 in the 12-month period ending November 2022, according to provisional data released by the CDC.

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15 Things the Cannabis Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

As an emergency and addiction physician practicing on the front lines of the emergency department, I am seeing firsthand the devastating damage marijuana causes.

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These Are The Signs That Someone Has Been Roofied

Experts discuss the ways to tell if a person has been drugged and what to do if you suspect it's happened.