The Top 15 Most Misused Drugs in America
Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
NIDA Releases New TAPS Screening Tool for Substance Abuse Risk
If patients are found to have a SUD or to be at a higher risk, the medical provider has the option to refer them for more specialized care, including addiction…
Carfentanil Found in Fake OxyContin Pills in Cuyahoga County
Now there’s an added threat: carfentanil illegally manufactured to resemble OxyContin® painkiller tablets.
Pharmacists and Legalized Marijuana: An Uneasy Relationship
Medical marijuana is legal in a majority of states, although the rules vary with the type and amount of cannabis that a person can buy as well as the allowable…
One Year Later, Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose Inspires Change
Prince's Fentanyl death inspire change for those reliant on prescription drugs to manage pain who subsequently fall prey to the drug's addictive qualities.
Although it rivals professional sporting events in size, eSports tournaments have yet to ban Adderall, the "mental steroid."
Tiger Woods’ DUI Raises Awareness on Dangers of Prescription Drugs
Although details on Tiger Woods’ relationship with medications hasn’t been revealed, it’s a struggle that impacts people of all walks of life.
The Unresolved Reality of Puerto Rico’s Drug Crisis
Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island dealt with poverty, crime and addiction. Another major problem for the island is drug addiction.
Former Golfer David Feherty’s Son Dies of Drug Overdose
No parent should ever have to bury their child, but sadly, that’s what former pro golfer David Feherty will be doing next week. Read more here.
Going on vacation while in recovery may mean adjusting some of the ways in which you travel. Having a plan can help you stay sober, even while on vacation.
Residents in This Florida County are Nearly Twice as Likely to Die from a Drug Overdose
The conditions of addiction in this Florida county rival any throughout the state, and many throughout the country.
Controversy Surrounding Erin Moran’s Death Revealing Generalizations Against Drug Users
When a current or former drug user’s dies it's all to common for speculation to create a role for drugs in the death even when no evidence supports it.
Florida’s Top 10 Counties for Drug Overdose Deaths
While Florida saw a year-to-year drop in its prescription drug rate from 2010 to 2016, the state is one that still ranks high for drug and alcohol misuse. This suffering…
World Drug Day aims to raise awareness about the issues involving drug addiction and abuse. Learn ways you can help support this important cause.
The Drug Addiction Pipeline: Who Supplies Drugs to America?
Find out which nations are responsible for producing the illegal drugs within America causing addiction and how America plans to treat these addictions.
Taylor Nicole Dean is a YouTuber known for videos of her exotic pets, but she recently shared her story of heroin addiction.
Drugs, Crime, and Violence: Exploring the Connections
Alcohol and drug abuse can both lead to criminal behavior and can be used as a coping mechanism by those who have a history of crime.
Life-saving drugs cannot be injected into collapsed veins, creating a problem for IV drug users.
Statistics from a new study indicate that people who quit smoking may develop depression or begin using other substances instead of tobacco.
When people begin using drugs, the way the brain functions begins to change and can cause the person to become addicted to the substance.
Robert Downey Jr., (Iron Man), has had a life-long battle with addiction that began as early as 6 years-old. His father was the person who first gave him marijuana to…
What kinds of chemicals are in vape fluid? Do we know if the ingredients are safe to inhale? Learn more about what is found in e-liquids.
Off-Label prescribing practices can provide life-saving drugs to people who need them. Understand the risks and benefits of off-label drug uses.
Xylazine is an animal sedative that has played a role in an increasing number of drug overdose deaths. Learn more about xylazine and its impact.