Authorities in Iowa say heroin is making a comeback in the state. The Associated Press reports people have switched to heroin from OxyContin, which is now difficult to obtain.
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The number of emergency room visits related to energy drinks jumped from 2005 to 2009, according to a new government report.
College administrators say they are concerned about an increase in prescription stimulant abuse among students, The Washington Post reports.
Rappers are increasingly promoting alcoholic drinks in which they have financial stakes, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Attorneys General in 35 states and the San Francisco City Attorney have asked the Federal Trade Commission to limit the amount of alcohol sold in a single-serving can. The move is aimed at reducing the amount of alcohol in Four Loko, the Des Moines Register reports.
Women who became adults when 18 was the legal drinking age in the United States are at higher long-term risk for homicide and suicide, than women who grew up after the legal drinking age became 21, a new study finds.
A judge has extended a ban on a mandatory drug-testing program for students at a technical college in Missouri until at least February.
A new study suggests that teenage girls and young women with a family history of breast cancer should steer clear of alcohol. The study found those who had a drink a day on average were more than twice as likely as those who didn’t drink to develop benign breast disease, a risk factor for breast cancer.
Children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs when they become adults, compared with children who score lower on intelligence tests, a new study indicates.
As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver.