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6 Hospitalized After Apparent 'Spice' Overdose

(KGTV, Dec. 4) More overdoses from synthetic marijuana occurred in San Diego for a third week in a row.

More Than 75% Of High School Heroin Users Started With Prescription Opioids

(Forbes, Dec. 7) A new study shows that more than 75 percent of high school students who use heroin began with prescription meds.

Presidential Proclamation—National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2015

(The White House, Dec. 1) President Obama urges people to take appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving.

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Sarasota Sheriff Releases Video Of Drunk Driver As Warning Against 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.

Rise in Use of Hallucinogenic Drugs Spurs Authorities, UCSB to Warn of Risks and Ready Response

(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.

The ADHD Drug Abuse Crisis on College Campuses

(Mad in America, Nov. 25) A new review shows that the abuse of ADHD drugs in colleges is becoming an epidemic.

San Diego Teens Overdose On Spice, 'Synthetic Marijuana'; 3 In Serious Condition

(Medical Daily, Nov. 30) For a second weekend in a row, several teens have overdosed on synthetic marijuana in San Diego.

Dad Speaks Out After 'Skittles Party' Leads to Son's Death

(Yahoo!, Nov. 25) \"Skittles\" parties are a dangerous and growing trend that's sending teens to the hospital.

Painkiller Abuse Hits Close To Home For A Majority Of Americans: Poll

(HuffPost, Nov. 24) A new poll finds that 56 percent—more than half—of Americans know someone who has abused prescription drugs or abuses the drugs themselves.

Report: Youth Drug Overdose Deaths Up In 35 States Over A Decade

(USA Today, Nov. 20) Prescription drug overdoses account for more than half of drug overdoses in 2013 among youths.