Young people who begin using heroin generally are unaware of the drug’s dangerous effects, according to a new study.
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The increasing number of women addicted to painkillers in Maine has had a particularly unfortunate consequence—a growing number of babies who have been exposed to opioids before birth and experience withdrawal symptoms after being born.
Computer programs and applications for cell phones and other mobile devices are increasingly popular as tools for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
A new study finds African-American women are more likely than men to stay with a type of substance abuse counseling called Motivational Enhancement Therapy. However, the women’s substance abuse issues continued, UPI reports.
Joseph Lee, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Hazelden’s Center for Youth and Families, speaks with Join Together about synthetic drug abuse among teens and what can be done to curb use.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that increase access to sterile syringes. The bills are designed to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among people who use drugs.
A study of people admitted for substance abuse treatment for the first time has found they waited an average of 15.6 years to seek help from the time they initially used the substance.
A group representing pain management physicians is advocating for legislation that would require health care professionals who prescribe opioids to receive specialized training. Several such bills are currently circulating in the House and Senate.
The nasal-inhaled drug naloxone (Narcan) has been used to reverse more than 1,000 opiate overdoses in Massachusetts in the past four years, according to the Boston Globe.
One out of 10 Florida inmates is incarcerated for using drugs, and only a small percentage of these prisoners are receiving help for their addiction, advocates for increased treatment told members of the state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee.