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Father Who Lost Son to Fentanyl Shares Story as Warning to Other Parents

As students head back to school, advocates for drug awareness are urging parents to be aware of the ongoing fentanyl epidemic.


Washington Schools Try to Catch Up on Warning Students About Fentanyl

When Dillon Hill took a small pill that he thought was Percocet, but was actually Tylenol laced with fentanyl, he felt like he was sitting by a warm fire on a winter night, wrapped in a blanket, sipping hot cocoa.

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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.


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.


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.


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.