Experts in the Chicago area say they are seeing more people facing drug addiction who are white, suburban and upper-middle class.
A needle exchange program in Fresno, California, is continuing to run after county supervisors decided not to legalize the operation.
A new study suggests that abuse of prescription opioids may be a first step on the path toward misuse of heroin and other injected drugs.
A new vaccine shows promise in heroin addiction treatment, a study in rats suggests.
Injection drug users have higher rates of abuse and dependence and have a greater need for substance abuse treatment compared with non-injecting drug users, a new study suggests.
Police in Charlotte, NC report a rise in the use of “black tar” heroin, a highly addictive drug that appears to be especially popular among young users in affluent neighborhoods.
Now that OxyContin has been reformulated to make the opioid harder to snort, inject or chew, The New York Times reports that demand for other narcotics has increased.
The abuse of prescription drugs among teens is growing in New Jersey and is leading to heroin addiction, experts testified at a state hearing this week.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that fatal overdoses in the Seattle area, involving prescription-type opiates, declined for the first time in a decade, from 161 in 2009 to 130 in 2010, though they remain the most common drug type involved in overdose deaths.
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