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Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens
Traumatic brain injury tied to more use of alcohol, marijuana and other substances in teens
Teens May Abuse Their Prescription Medications
Teens prescribed anti anxiety or sleep medications were more likely to abuse those medications
Most Overdoses Involved Opioids
Prescription opioids involved in most overdoses seen in ERs, followed by heroin overdoses
Alcohol Often Involved in ER Visits for Prescription Abuse
Opioid pain reliever and benzodiazepine abuse emergency room visits and deaths also involved alcohol in many cases
Drug Overdose Deaths a Problem in US
Overdose death rates from opioid pain relievers and heroin have risen in US during recent decades
Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions
Risks of addiction, overdose and death from opioid use may not be worth benefits in treating chronic, noncancer conditions
September 27 Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
DEA prescription medication collection days offer chance to get rid of unused and unwanted medications
E-Cigarettes Could Prime Brain for Other Addictive Substances
Electronic nicotine delivery could mirror physiological effects on the brain caused by regular cigarettes
DEA Puts Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone Combination Pills
Hydrocodone combination medications like Vicodin now classified as Schedule II
Peer Group Could Influence Medication Abuse Patterns
Prescription medicine misuse in young adults was common and influenced by peer networks
Doctor Shopping Was Common After Bone Surgery
More than 1 in 5 orthopedic patients sought narcotics from other providers
Robin Williams Dead at 63
Depression and addiction were lifelong struggles for Robin Williams

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Marijuana (Pot, Weed, Dope)
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Gamma-HydroxyButyric Acid (GHB)
You may know GHB as one of the drugs, like rohypnol, that's used in date rape. Or you may have heard that the GHB drug really stands for grevious bodily harm. Regardless of what you've heard however, we've got the facts on this substance.
Special K (Ketamine Hydrochloride)
Mention ketamine and you may get blank stares. But if you say that you're going to do 'Special-K,' everyone knows what you mean. In this video, we'll check out the drug facts surrounding this recreationally used horse tranquilizer and...
Methamphetamine (Meth)
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Oxycodone Abuse
Whether you know it by its RX name (oxycodone), or its street one (oxycotton), this drug is abused even more than codeine! Here, we'll look at the varieties of the narcotic, from Perocent to Oxycontin, and examine how the prescription drug works.
Hydrocodone Abuse
Hydrocodone, or Vicodin, is a commonly abused and incredibly addicting pain relief medication. Here, we'll examine how this prescription drug works, the consequences of abuse, and how it compares to other drugs, like Tramadol.
Sedative Abuse
Wound up? Then you may seek a sedative to calm down. Whether prescribed by a doctor or purchased on the street, sedatives and barbituates can make you feel intoxicated and sleepy. Here, the real deal on mellow-inducing drugs, from Valium to Xanax.