Category results for "Drugs"

Overdoses from Heroin and Prescription Drugs Reach New Levels at Jersey Shore

Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs more than doubled last year at the Jersey Shore, a locale well known as a vacation destination. Three people in Ocean County, New Jersey have already died in 2014 from drug overdoses, according to NBC News.

Doctors Can Uncover Drug or Alcohol Use With Just One Question: Study

Primary care doctors can discover whether patients are abusing drugs or alcohol by asking a single question, a new study finds.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 3- Thursday, January 9, 2014.

New York Governor Will Make Medical Marijuana Available to Some Patients

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he will allow some patients with serious illnesses to have access to medical marijuana.

Vermont Governor Says State Suffers from “Full-Blown Heroin Crisis”

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday said the state is suffering from a “full-blown heroin crisis,” The New York Times reports. In his State of the State Message, Governor Shumlin said he wants officials to respond to addiction as a chronic disease.

Ohio Governor Urges Parents to Talk to Children About Dangers of Drug Abuse

Ohio is launching a new initiative to encourage parents to speak with their children about the dangers of drug abuse. The increased use of prescription painkillers and heroin has led to a surge in drug overdoses in the state, the Associated Press reports.

Drinking, Drug Use and Smoking Rates Higher in Those With Severe Mental Illness

People with severe mental illness have significantly higher rates of drinking, drug use and smoking, compared with the general population, a new study finds.

Experts Debate Usefulness of Marijuana in Treating PTSD

Brain scientists are debating whether marijuana could be a useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, NPR reports.

Colorado Addiction Treatment Centers Brace for More Teens Referred for Marijuana Use

Addiction treatment centers in Colorado are bracing for an increase in teens referred for marijuana use, ABC News reports. The state began legal sales of recreational marijuana for adults last week.

Legal Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Colorado

Legal sales of recreational marijuana began in Colorado on Wednesday. Hundreds of state residents, as well as tourists from around the country, lined up before dawn to purchase state-regulated marijuana, The New York Times reports.

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