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Ky considering roadside driver drug tests
State officials are evaluating a roadside drug test that could help police counter the growing number of drivers who are high behind the wheel, a problem that kills more than 200 people each year in Kentucky. more

Children getting drunk on hand sanitizer
You squirt on the hand sanitizer for getting rid of those nasty germs and bacteria. So many people use it to keep themselves healthy, but most parents don't realize how dangerous and even deadly hand sanitizer can be. more

Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade
Findings from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), released today, reveal the percentage of Americans aged 12 or older who used an illicit drug in 2014 was higher than in every year between 2002 and 2013, driven primarily by increases in marijuana use, sustained rates of nonmedical pain reliever use, and increases in heroin use. more

Price Soars For Key Weapon Against Heroin Overdoses

Around the U.S., a worsening heroin epidemic has more and more cities turning to the anti-overdose drug naloxone to reduce deaths from abuse. Also known as Narcan, the medication blocks the effects of opioids and reverses the respiratory depression that occurs during an overdose. more

Five Studies: New Approaches in Treating Addiction as a Disease
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism. more

Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Study Finds
We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone or fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more

Washington D.C. Is Proof That Needle Exchanges Save Lives
Washington, D.C. has a higher AIDS diagnosis rate than any U.S. state, with about 2.4 percent of residents living with HIV/AIDS. Just over 14 percent of those cases are linked to injection drug use. more

Psychedelic drugs as treatment for anxiety, addiction

In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. more

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