(The NIDA Blog Team) Prescription pain medications (opioids) are powerful drugs. They can be effective if they’re used safely, but if they’re misused, a person can become addicted to them.
(CNN, July 15) U.S. drug overdose deaths increased almost 5% between 2018 and 2019, according to new preliminary numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
Prescription drugs are the most commonly misused substances by teens after marijuana and alcohol.
(Partnership to End Addiction) Rules provide a concrete way to let your child understand what’s expected of him or her and to learn self-control.
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(Science Daily, July 2) Women who use marijuana while pregnant are more likely to have a child that struggles with sleep problems, according to a recent survey published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
(The Washington Post, July 1) The coronavirus pandemic could be behind a recent surge in drug overdoses, according to officials.
(NIDA Blog Team) A lot of things can increase the risk that a teen will have a problem with drugs. These risk factors include difficulties in school, problems making friends, even the person’s biology.
Learn more about the history behind Red Ribbon Week, how young people can celebrate, ways teens are staying drug free, plus much more.
(Partnership for Drug-Free Kids) If your loved one is seeking support for mental health or substance use issues, figuring out how to get them the care they need during this time may be more challenging. This is where telehealth comes in.
(HealthDay News, June 22) About 10% of heart surgery patients who are prescribed opioids are still using their prescriptions after three months, according to new research.
(HealthDay News, June 9) Isotonitazene, also known as “iso,” is a new synthetic opioid is behind an increasing amount of overdose deaths, according to experts.
(Health Day News) More than 90% of legal medical marijuana has more than the recommended amount of THC for pain relief, according to a recent study.
(Health Day News, May 21) Deaths involving prescription opioids quadrupled between 1999 and 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(Telangana Today, June 10) Mothers who are prescribed opioid meds after giving birth are more at risk of overdosing, according to a new study.
(The NIDA Blog Team, June 1) You probably know it’s important to get enough sleep. But you may be surprised to learn exactly how important it is.
(CNN, May 27) People who smoke potent marijuana are more at risk of developing general anxiety disorder and becoming addicted than people who smoke less powerful strains, according to recent research.
(Well Being Trust, May 21) In 2018, 151,964 Americans lost their lives due to alcohol, drugs or suicide, according to a recently released report.
(USA Today, May 18) A ‘designer’ opioid, called isotonitazene, has been found in the bodies of people who died from overdose in Midwestern states.