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Experts in the Chicago area say they are seeing more people facing drug addiction who are white, suburban and upper-middle class.

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A needle exchange program in Fresno, California, is continuing to run after county supervisors decided not to legalize the operation.

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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.

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A new vaccine shows promise in heroin addiction treatment, a study in rats suggests.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Two U.S. senators are calling on the federal government to shut down a website that sells illegal drugs using layers of secrecy to avoid detection. The website sells drugs including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines.

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